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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 being bothered by time] You've had people come up to you and say, "What time is it? What time is it?" As if you personally were responsible for keeping time? You know, I feel honored, first of all, that they thought I was the man in charge. Well, I do have to explain, "You don't see official timekeeper on here, do you?" I don't have the time, of course not. Do you have the time? That's another way they say it: "Do you have the time?" I say, "No. I don't believe I do. I certainly didn't ...
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Followed by George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head (1986) See more »

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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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