More than most comedians can dream about.
- "Coast to Coast Emergency" from Life is Worth Losing. Hell, the whole special is a masterpiece of Black Comedy.
- Coming up with - and intelligently defending - the Seven Words You Can't Say On TV list. Our world is fucking better for it.
- In fact, the routine was so controversial, it ended up establishing indecency regulation in American radio and television - more accurately, the "watershed," the period between late evening and early morning when indecent (not obscene) material could be broadcast. Years later, in his book, George expressed some amusement - and satisfaction - in being a footnote in American history.
- For playing Mr. Conductor (replacing Ringo Starr who originally played him) and narrating some Thomas stories and making it work. Most viewers who remember seeing the show (whether in first-run or in reruns) would rather have George back as the Narrator because his voice fits so well.
- Neatly deconstructing The Ten Commandments on Complaints & Grievances. By the end, he's minimized it down to two. Choice quote:
"Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Goods. This one is just plain fuckin' stupid. Coveting your neighbors' goods is what keeps the economy going!"
- From the same bit: his insistence that they add a third commandment.
"Thous Shalt Keep Thy Religion to Thyself!"
- One particularly awesome quote from It's Bad For Ya:
- From You Are All Diseased:
"And speaking of tough guys, I'm getting a little tired of hearing that after six policemen got arrested for shoving a floor lamp up some black guy's ass and ripping his intestines out, the police department announces they're gonna have "sensitivity training". I say, hey, if you need special training to be told not to jam a large cumbersome object up someone's asshole, maybe you're too fucked up to be on the police force in the first place. You know what they ought to do? They ought to have two new requirements for being on the police: Intelligence and decency. You never can tell; it might just work; it certainly hasn't been tried yet."
- From Back In Town, his entire rant on the pro-life movement, which, eerily enough, is still somewhat relevant almost two decades later.
"They're not pro-life. Know what they are? They're anti-woman, simple as it gets. Anti-woman. They don't like women. They believe a woman's primary role is to function as a brood mare for the state!"