History YMMV / GeorgeCarlin

7th Jan '17 9:34:14 AM NWolfman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: A master of this practice. 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 alone and make them happy that he did.[[note]]That last part is often lost on modern users of this trope.[[/note]]

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: A master of this practice. 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 alone along and make them happy that he did.[[note]]That last part is often lost on modern users of this trope.[[/note]]
28th Nov '16 9:53:15 PM NWolfman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: A master of this practice. 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 alone 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!
28th Nov '16 9:49:05 PM NWolfman
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: ''It's Bad For Ya'', his final recorded performance and released posthumously eerily features a lot of routines about death, a fact which was not lost on his surviving family. His daughter Brenda made several allusions to his "Things We Say When People Die" bit at his funeral, knowing George would have wanted them to laugh. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Which they did]].

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: ''It's Bad For Ya'', his posthumous final recorded performance and released posthumously eerily performance, features a lot of routines about death, a fact which was not lost on his surviving family. His daughter Brenda made several allusions to his "Things We Say When People Die" bit at his funeral, knowing George would have wanted them to laugh. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Which they did]].
28th Nov '16 9:48:44 PM NWolfman
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The segment in ''It's Bad For Ya'' covering "Things We Say When People Die". When Carlin died only a few months later, this was not lost on his surviving family, with his daughter making references to it at his own funeral. That said, Carlin wanted them to laugh at his funeral, and laugh they did.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The segment in ''It's Bad For Ya'' covering Ya'', his final recorded performance and released posthumously eerily features a lot of routines about death, a fact which was not lost on his surviving family. His daughter Brenda made several allusions to his "Things We Say When People Die". When Carlin died only a few months later, this was not lost on his surviving family, with his daughter making references to it at his own funeral. That said, Carlin wanted them to laugh Die" bit at his funeral, and laugh knowing George would have wanted them to laugh. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Which they did.did]].
2nd Sep '16 12:58:31 PM NWolfman
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** His ''Fuck Lance Armstrong'' became this, or HilariousInHindsight when he was revealed to dabble with steroids. He also dismissed Tiger Woods harshly, and this was before Woods' infidelity and career crashed.
* ThePeteBest: He originally partnered with Jack Burns, and though he had a great career of his own, it was never as big as it was with Carlin.
** Once boasted that he was actually the ANTI-Pete Best for replacing Ringo Starr on ''Shining Time Station''.
* PlayingAgainstType: His stand-up is mostly about the CrapsackWorld in which we live. In the ''Film/BillAndTed'' movies, he plays a character from a time in which everything is pretty much perfect.
** In Dogma he played a pompous, corrupt Catholic Cardinal.
** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGw7LjB23FE an interview]], he cited this as being the exact reason he accepted the role of Mr. Conductor on ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', a '''''children's program''''' on PBS.

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** His ''Fuck Lance Armstrong'' became this, or HilariousInHindsight when he was revealed to dabble with steroids. He also dismissed Tiger Woods harshly, and this was before Woods' infidelity and career crashed. \n* ThePeteBest: He originally partnered with Jack Burns, and though he had a great career of his own, it was never as big as it was with Carlin.\n** Once boasted that he was actually the ANTI-Pete Best for replacing Ringo Starr on ''Shining Time Station''.\n* PlayingAgainstType: His stand-up is mostly about the CrapsackWorld in which we live. In the ''Film/BillAndTed'' movies, he plays a character from a time in which everything is pretty much perfect.\n** In Dogma he played a pompous, corrupt Catholic Cardinal.\n** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGw7LjB23FE an interview]], he cited this as being the exact reason he accepted the role of Mr. Conductor on ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', a '''''children's program''''' on PBS.
2nd Sep '16 12:57:59 PM NWolfman
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* BeamMeUpScotty: A few "George Carlin Quotes" lists and a "New Rules for Hurricane Katrina" chain e-mail have been making their way around the Internet for some time now. None of them are actually written by George. This got so bad that George had to put up a disclaimer on his website that he wasn't the one who wrote them. Lampshaded in Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Stop Forwarding that Crap to Me" with the line "And by the way, your quotes from George Carlin aren't really George Carlin."
** With the current (as of 2013) popularity of Facebook, many quotes that he might not have said are added to pictures of him and shared throughout the website.
* BigNameFan: The late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez actually made the aforementioned golf rant part of his national policy. It doesn't get much bigger than that.
* FanNickname: "Old Fuck", posthumously, since in ''It's Bad For Ya'', Carlin expressed his desire to be known as that. ("Who's the old fuck?" "That's Georgie, the old fuck.")
16th Aug '16 10:32:04 AM AnotherGuy
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** His ''Fuck Lance Armstrong'' became this, or HilariousInHindsight when he was revealed to dabble with steroids.

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** His ''Fuck Lance Armstrong'' became this, or HilariousInHindsight when he was revealed to dabble with steroids. He also dismissed Tiger Woods harshly, and this was before Woods' infidelity and career crashed.
23rd May '16 4:03:05 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* HarsherInHindsight: His rant on 1999's ''You Are All Diseased'' about how pointless airport security was and how he didn't believe terrorists were out to hijack planes quickly became this only 2 years later when, in fact, terrorists DID hijack planes.

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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His rant on 1999's ''You Are All Diseased'' about how pointless airport security was and how he didn't believe terrorists were out to hijack planes quickly became this only 2 years later when, in fact, terrorists DID hijack planes.planes.
** His ''Fuck Lance Armstrong'' became this, or HilariousInHindsight when he was revealed to dabble with steroids.
19th May '16 5:55:40 AM pgj1997
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** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGw7LjB23FE an interview]], he cited this as being the exact reason he accepted the role of Mr. Conductor on ''ShiningTimeStation'', a '''''children's program''''' on PBS.

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** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGw7LjB23FE an interview]], he cited this as being the exact reason he accepted the role of Mr. Conductor on ''ShiningTimeStation'', ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', a '''''children's program''''' on PBS.
23rd Apr '16 8:37:04 PM BDA1978
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** In ''Film/Dogma'' he played a pompous, corrupt Catholic Cardinal.

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** In ''Film/Dogma'' Dogma he played a pompous, corrupt Catholic Cardinal.
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