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On Location: George Carlin at Phoenix (1978)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Comedy  -  23 July 1978 (USA)
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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 ... 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: [from the 'News Headlines' bit] A man who was-A man who was schedul-This is one where you're gonna moan but I'm gonna do it anyway.
[three or four audience members moan]
George Carlin: Okay. A little pre-moaning. That's nice.
[someone throws a bottle of Visine at George's feet]
George Carlin: Visine. Do they look *that* red? Would you hold that for me?
[a joint falls onto the stage]
George Carlin: Hey, *now* I need it!
[George squirts several drops on the joint]
George Carlin: It's like starting a fire for the charcoal burner, you know? God. Well that's ...
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20 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is George's second comedy special and he has new comedy and old comedy. A lot of it revolves around his "micro-world", which are the little things like objects on your body, little observations, pets, etc. He switches it up with a lot of new and old comedy which is refreshing, and it's shot on film in some part which is a change of pace. I enjoyed watching stuff I hadn't seen Carling do yet (I just heard the bits on the albums). Here, he does the Seven words you can never say on television, Al Sleet (the "Hippy Dippy weatherman") and many others. Random thoughts from a man could never be better unless they came from George Carlin. And this proves it. A+


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