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"On Location" Carlin at Carnegie (1983)

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Taped before a sold-out house at New York City?s Carnegie Hall, the performance represents a creative resurgence for Carlin... See more » | Add synopsis »
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George Carlin ... Himself

Episode Crew
Directed by
Steven J. Santos 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Carlin 

Produced by
Brenda Carlin .... producer
Jerry Hamza .... executive producer (as Jerold Hamza)
George Carlin .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Steve Zink 
Makeup Department
Frances A. Kolar .... makeup artist (as Fran Kolar)
Art Department
Bill Groom .... scenic designer
Doug Kraner .... assistant scenic designer
Sound Department
Mel Becker .... sound assistant
Jerry Clemans .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Cohen .... sound assistant
Eric Levinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as Eric Lee Levinson)
Craig Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Mike Shoskes .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Juan Barrera .... camera operator
Alan Buchner .... video tape operator
Bob Cardone .... video tape operator
John Feher .... camera operator
E. Chip Foody .... gaffer (as Chip Foody)
Les Leibowitz .... camera operator
Michael Lieberman .... camera operator (as Mike Liberman)
Jimmie Scurti .... camera operator (as Jim Scurti)
Carl Vitelli .... lighting director (as Carl Vitelli Jr.)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sally Smith-McCardle .... wardrobe (as Sally Smith)
Editorial Department
Bill Breshears Jr. .... assistant videotape editor
Pam Marshall .... editor: video tape
Other crew
Kerry Carlin .... production staff
Ros Davis .... production staff
Scott Davis .... technical supervisor
Caren Krasnoff .... production associate
Andrea Naier .... stage manager
Eileen O'Brien .... production assistant
Frank O'Connell .... video
Billy Steinberg .... video (as Bill Steinberg)
Paul Stiegelbauer .... technical director
Andrew Sutton .... production staff
Jeff Tamborino .... production assistant
Maureen Thorp .... associate director
George Carlin .... executive album producer (uncredited)
George McDonald .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

Series Cast
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Robin Williams ... Himself

David Brenner ... Himself

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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George Carlin:As a child I was what is known as a "fussy eater." 'He's fussy! He's a fussy eater!' "Fussy eater" is a euphemism for "Big pain in the ass."See more »
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Classic Carlin, 5 June 2014
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Taped before a sold-out house at New York City's Carnegie Hall, the performance represents a creative resurgence for Carlin, following a heart attack earlier that year. He ignites the stage with unique perceptions and his outrageous physical comedy, employing along the way his well-honed powers of mimicry.

The routines include: Rice Krispies, Newscast #3, Have a Nice Day, Ice-Box Man, Fussy Eater, Dogs & Cats #2 and Over 200 Filthy Words and Phrases. Carlin's genius is at best his use of language and breaking down words into their silliest interpretations. He has some observations, plenty of one-liners, but his strength is in words and language.

Even such a simple routine as "have a nice day" makes us realize that "nice" is an empty word. We use it all the time, but never think about it. And, of course, he has become famous for his intelligent approach to cuss words. Why are certain words forbidden when others are not, despite meaning the same thing?

Carlin remained funny up through the time of his death, but it seems like his comedy got more tuned towards one-liners later on. His post-1990 books, such as "Brain Droppings" and When "Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" are best when making quick, ironic observations and puns. Earlier work was much more energetic.

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