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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: [about taking "motherfucker" off the list of seven dirty words] And by now, cocksucker is the dominant word on the list. Previously with motherfucker on the list, cocksucker was somewhat balanced out. They were the only multisyllabic words on the list, but now cocksucker stands alone. Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, tits. And who knows? Maybe it doesn't belong, either. After all, motherfucker turned out to be a ringer. Let's take a look at cocksucker.
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George Carlin: See if this one belongs; we'll...
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Followed by George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head (1986) See more »

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Arranged by the Rhine Winkler Orchestra
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Still fresh today....and hysterical
29 May 2001 | by (Brocktroit, Massatucky) – See all my reviews

Very funny comedy from the guy who does it best. Done in 1978, but the only thing dated about it are his pants. Famous 7 words you can't say on television bit (although some of them you can now....thanks to NYPD Blue) went on to become an underground hit for Blink 182. Also great pieces about the measures of time....and flatulence. Yes George, we did "live to see it"....thank goodness.

Here's to the "One cheek sneak."


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