History Creator / GeorgeCarlin

9th Jan '18 2:32:52 PM DustSnitch
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* [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior Fuck Politeness, I'm an Old Fuck!]]: To paraphrase from ''It's Bad For Ya'': advantages of getting old include being able to chalk up any mental slip to old age, ability to get out of social obligations by claiming to be tired, never having to carry one's bags again.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: As Mr. Conductor, even:
--> "The farmer was telling Mavis just what she could do with her train."

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* %%* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: As Mr. Conductor, even:
--> %%--> "The farmer was telling Mavis just what she could do with her train."



* [[GrowingTheBeard Growing The Ponytail]]: [[invoked]] Carlin himself considered his two specials, '90's "Doin' It Again" and '92's "Jammin' In New York" to be this, as he felt these were the first special where his material really clicked and he truly connected with the audience. Leading up to this his skits were relying less on character-based comedy and more on jokes about society and the misuse of language. Afterwards his material became much more cynical and dark compared to before.

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* [[GrowingTheBeard Growing The Ponytail]]: GrowingTheBeard: [[invoked]] Carlin himself considered his two specials, '90's "Doin' It Again" and '92's "Jammin' In New York" to be this, as he felt these were the first special where his material really clicked and he truly connected with the audience. Leading up to this his skits were relying less on character-based comedy and more on jokes about society and the misuse of language. Afterwards his material became much more cynical and dark compared to before.



* HeavenAbove: Carlin has described God as both "the man who lives in the clouds" and "and invisible man, living in the sky" in different routines, mocking Christians under the assumption they believe in a vertically-inclined PhysicalGod.



* HurricaneOfPuns: Used sparingly and to great effect, skirting past IncrediblyLamePun territory with ease.

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* %%* HurricaneOfPuns: Used sparingly and to great effect, skirting past IncrediblyLamePun territory with ease.



* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: Subverted. Unlike most people of his age, George was a big advocate of computers as a more efficient way of storing information, including composing his own material on them and using the internet for research. His later television specials even namecheck popular sites.
** On the other hand, one of his "short takes" from his book ''Brain Droppings'' says that when people ask him if he has an e-mail address, he tells them eatshit@fuckyou.com/upyourass, and this seems never to fail to get the point across to them.

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* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: Subverted. Unlike most people of his age, George was a big advocate of computers as a more efficient way of storing information, including composing his own material on them and using the internet for research. His later television specials even namecheck popular sites.
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sites. On the other hand, one of his "short takes" from his book ''Brain Droppings'' says that when people ask him if he has an e-mail address, he tells them eatshit@fuckyou.com/upyourass, and this seems never to fail to get the point across to them.



** First, there was this gem.
-->"Another women's issue I don't get, prostitution, I don't understand why prostitution is illegal. Selling is legal, fucking is legal. ''Why isn't '''selling fucking''' legal?'' Why is it illegal to sell something that's perfectly legal to give away?"
** And later, there was this.
-->"Catholics and other Christians are against abortions and they're against homosexuals. ''Well who has less abortions that homosexuals??'' [...] Here is an entire group of people guaranteed ''never'' to have an abortion! And the Catholics and Christians are just pushing them aside! You think they'd make obvious allies."

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** %%** First, there was this gem.
-->"Another %%-->"Another women's issue I don't get, prostitution, I don't understand why prostitution is illegal. Selling is legal, fucking is legal. ''Why isn't '''selling fucking''' legal?'' Why is it illegal to sell something that's perfectly legal to give away?"
** %%** And later, there was this.
-->"Catholics %%-->"Catholics and other Christians are against abortions and they're against homosexuals. ''Well who has less abortions that homosexuals??'' [...] Here is an entire group of people guaranteed ''never'' to have an abortion! And the Catholics and Christians are just pushing them aside! You think they'd make obvious allies."



* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Fuck]]: He often came across as the only person intelligent enough not just to notice the serious problems with the world, but be able to articulate them in humorous ways.
* OurGodsAreDifferent: "My god has a bigger dick than your god!"
* OverlyLongGag: "Coast-to-Coast Emergency" from ''Life is Worth Losing''.
** But [[EarnYourHappyEnding TOTALLY]] worth it.
*** Especially for Uncle Dave. All of them.

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* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Fuck]]: OnlySaneMan: He often came across as the only person intelligent enough not just to notice the serious problems with the world, but be able to articulate them in humorous ways.
* %%* OurGodsAreDifferent: "My god has a bigger dick than your god!"
* %%* OverlyLongGag: "Coast-to-Coast Emergency" from ''Life is Worth Losing''.
** %%** But [[EarnYourHappyEnding TOTALLY]] worth it.
*** %%*** Especially for Uncle Dave. All of them.



* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: To paraphrase from ''It's Bad For Ya'': advantages of getting old include being able to chalk up any mental slip to old age, ability to get out of social obligations by claiming to be tired, never having to carry one's bags again.



* SocietyMarchesOn: Carlin's first two HBO specials had an HBO representative warning viewers that Carlin was going to use ''naughty language''. This, despite HBO being a premium cable service.
** In 1990's ''Doin' It Again,'' George is greeted by dog pound calls, which was popularized by the brief late night show hosted by Arsenio Hall.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Carlin's first two HBO specials had an HBO representative warning viewers that Carlin was going to use ''naughty language''. This, despite HBO being a premium cable service.
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service. In 1990's ''Doin' It Again,'' George is greeted by dog pound calls, which was popularized by the brief late night show hosted by Arsenio Hall.
6th Jan '18 10:44:31 AM nombretomado
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* TheIrishDiaspora: Averted. Carlin is Irish (formerly Irish Catholic, but he gave up being Catholic at age 3), and revels in it.
** [[IrishPriest Irish priest]]s are included when he's talking about his school days, notably on the album ''Class Clown''.

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* TheIrishDiaspora: Averted. Carlin is Irish (formerly Irish Catholic, but he gave up being Catholic at age 3), and revels in it.
** [[IrishPriest Irish priest]]s are included
IrishPriest: Included when he's talking about his school days, notably on the album ''Class Clown''.
24th Dec '17 10:21:46 AM DrakeClawfang
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Invoked and discussed. It was his personal philosophy that it was the duty of the comedian to find out where the line was drawn and cross it deliberately, then bring the audience along and make them happy that he did.[[note]]That last part is often lost on modern users of this trope.[[/note]]
** His bit about BlackComedyRape starts off like this and gleefully plays double-dutch at every preceding opportunity.
--->'''George Carlin:''' Want to piss off a feminist? Call her a cum-catcher, that'll get her attention!
--->''(Audience groans)''
--->'''George Carlin:''' Oh, don't act disgusted! Don't act disgusted! Half of you are gonna go home and go down on each other tonight, remember? If you're willing to swallow cum, let's not make believe that something I said was disgusting!
** During his "Capital Punishment" routine:
--->Instead of an axe, you do the beheadings with a ''handsaw''! ''(Audience groans)'' Hey, don't bail out on me now, goddammit! The blood is already on our hands; all we're talking about is a matter of degree!
19th Dec '17 8:30:23 PM RedBootsDLC
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* Bathos: In Coast-To-Coast Emergency - "And now the entire North American continent is on fire, producing a huge thermal updraft and creating an incendiary cyclonic macro system that forms a hemispheric mega storm breaking down the molecular structure of the atmosphere and actually changing the laws of nature. Fire and water combine, burning clouds of flaming rain fall upward, gamma rays and solar winds ignite the ionosphere, creating huge clouds of ionized plasma, bolts of lightning 20 million miles long begin shooting out of the North Pole, and... the sky fills up with green shit."
28th Nov '17 11:07:46 PM NWolfman
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* LogicalFallacies: Based a lot of his humour on this, usually using a PrecisionFStrike or two (rather than his more common {{Cluster F Bomb}}s), as in this gem:

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* LogicalFallacies: Based a lot of his humour on this, usually using a PrecisionFStrike or two (rather than his more common {{Cluster F Bomb}}s), as in Bomb}}s).
** First, there was
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** And later, there was this.
-->"Catholics and other Christians are against abortions and they're against homosexuals. ''Well who has less abortions that homosexuals??'' [...] Here is an entire group of people guaranteed ''never'' to have an abortion! And the Catholics and Christians are just pushing them aside! You think they'd make obvious allies."
17th Nov '17 11:39:45 AM Usagi1992
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* RefugeInAudacity: Always.

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* RefugeInAudacity: Always.''Always''.



* ToiletHumor: Not above it. In one show, he said he gave his dog some Cracker Jacks. Later, when he took him outside, "Tippy took a Cracker Jack." (He was anxious to see what the prize was, hoping it wasn't something like a blow whistle.)

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* ToiletHumor: Not above it. In one show, he said he gave his dog some Cracker Jacks. Later, when he took him her outside, "Tippy took a Cracker Jack." (He was anxious to see what the prize was, hoping it wasn't something like a blow whistle.)
16th Nov '17 11:28:36 AM KingLyger
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* ExactWords: A routine of his involving airports and flying used a lot of playing with the phrasing of traditional airline phrases.
-->"About this time, they're telling me to get on the plane. 'Get on the plane, get on the plane!' I say 'fuck you, I'm getting ''in'' the plane! Let Evil Knievel get [[OutsideRide on the plane]]!"

-->"Now we're taxiing in, and the stewardess says 'Welcome to O'Hare International Airport.' How can someone who's just arriving herself possibly welcome me to a place she isn't even at yet?! Doesn't this violate some fundamental law of physics? We're only on the ground four seconds, and she's coming on like the fucking mayor's wife!"
8th Oct '17 3:24:08 PM nombretomado
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* BrickJoke: An uncommon but funny occurrence. In an early skit, two sisters were to be reunited on a ''TruthOrConsequences''-type skit, but "you blew the question so we sent your sister back to Maine!" Then later that sister appeared on a ''Series/QueenForADay''-like show and referenced the first skit.

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* BrickJoke: An uncommon but funny occurrence. In an early skit, two sisters were to be reunited on a ''TruthOrConsequences''-type ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''-type skit, but "you blew the question so we sent your sister back to Maine!" Then later that sister appeared on a ''Series/QueenForADay''-like show and referenced the first skit.
13th Sep '17 9:02:06 AM dlchen145
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George Carlin (May 12, 1937 -- June 22, 2008) was an American comedian who made a permanent name for himself in the annals of comedy, mostly for making funny all the things that usually make people go DudeNotFunny

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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 -- June 22, 2008) was an American comedian who made a permanent name for himself in the annals of comedy, mostly for making funny all the things that usually make people go DudeNotFunny
15th Aug '17 9:33:05 AM bkitu
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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Swearing on a Bible -- he questions whether the condition of the Bible might invalidate an oath:
--> "Suppose the Bible they hand you to swear on is upside-down. Or backward. Or both. And you swear to tell the truth on an upside-down backward Bible. Would that count? Suppose the Bible they hand you is an old Bible and half the pages are missing. Suppose all they have is a Chinese Bible in an American court. Or a Braille Bible and you're not blind. Suppose they hand you an upside-down, backward, Chinese Braille Bible with half the pages missing!"
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