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George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988)

George Carlin changes his act by bringing politics into the act, but also talks about the People he can do without, Keeping People Alert, and Cars and Driving part 2.
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George Carlin ... Self
Robert N. Altman Robert N. Altman ... Taxi Driver
Lloyd Lindsay Young Lloyd Lindsay Young ... Self
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George Carlin changes his act by bringing politics into the act, but also talks about the People he can do without, Keeping People Alert, and Cars and Driving part 2.

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The comment George made about the government thinking of banning toy guns (and keeping the real ones) was because at the time of the special, the federal government was debating such a move based on incidents where children were killed by police when they mistook certain toy guns, like the Entertech water guns (which were promoted as looking, feeling, and sounding like their real counterparts) and the Laser Tag blasters, as real guns, and also in the case of the Entertech guns, being used when actual crimes were committed. While a ban never happened, all toy guns in America started to be manufactured with different colors that were supposed to easily differentiate them from real firearms. See more »

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George Carlin: Here's another little practical joke for the driver. When you're going through the tollbooth.
[pause]
George Carlin: Well, not actually *through* the booth itself. That would be a BIG practical joke!
[laughter]
George Carlin: I mean when you're going through the little space in between the booths; when you get up the window and the man sticks out his hand, bargain with him!
[laughter]
George Carlin: Try to get yourself a better deal. Tell him you heard it was "Free Chevrolet Day".
[laughter]
George Carlin: Tell him it's a used road and you're looking for a ...
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Followed by George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005) See more »

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Politics comes in
9 June 2000 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

George Carlin starts to show signs of political humor here in this special shot in New Jersey's Union theater. I liked it because of that and his bits. Here, he brings politics into view with Ronald Reagan and his criminal gang, things to keep people alert with, people I can do without, and Cars and driving pt. 2 (continued from Carlin on Campus). I really enjoyed his bit on Cars and driving being a New Jerseyan and that here, he starts to show signs of anger brewing from his past (usually, Carlin just does bits on things we don't notice and stuff). Funny stuff, but not quite fully dandy. A+


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English

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12 June 1988 (USA) See more »

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George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? See more »

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Union City, New Jersey, USA

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