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On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix (1978)

Performing at the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix on July 23, 1978, Carlin mesmerizes his audience in the second of his 12 HBO specials. The show was originally planned as part of a ... See full summary »

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Performing at the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix on July 23, 1978, Carlin mesmerizes his audience in the second of his 12 HBO specials. The show was originally planned as part of a concert/sketch movie, The Illustrated George Carlin, that never came to fruition.The routines include: Death, Kids & Parents, Newscast #2, Time and Al Sleet, the Hippy-Dippy Weatherman. Written by Anonymous

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This special was originally a proposed concert film titled "The Illustrated George Carlin". It was to feature animated segments interspersed with Carlin's stand-up. But Carlin ran over budget and the segments were discarded. Carlin eventually used this idea in George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (1984). See more »

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George Carlin: I wonder which came first: skilled workers or unskilled? No one decided. I figure, originally, all we had was workers. And then they decided, "This is hard!" And they call themselves skilled! Then someone else came along that couldn't do it. Poor unskilled son of a bitch. They moved right past his ass. He was just a landing area.
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gone but not forgotten
30 June 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

George Carlin's recent death made me decide to watch some of his old stuff. "On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix" is a real classic. Talking about death, time and of course the Seven Dirty Words, George gives it his all; to top it off, he even shows some pictures of himself as a boy (while giving joke commentary) and has his wife come out onto the stage.

All in all, George Carlin may have left this life, but his memory and humor are here to stay. I sure hope that they stay. I guess that as long as things are really screwed up in our society, there will always be plenty of room for the likes of Carlin.

In conclusion, a comedy classic.


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