R.I.P. George Carlin

Written by on June 23, 2008

One of the great comedians of all-time, George Carlin, died yesterday at the age of 71.

From the official George Carlin Webste

Carlin will be remembered as one of the more controversial comedians of his time as he entertained audiences from the 60s through the years leading up to today. Perhaps his most famous bit is the “Seven Dirty Words You Can’t Say on Television,” which, when broadcast live on New York’s WBAI-FM, sparked a landmark Supreme Court case. He was the first host of Saturday Night Live in 1975.


In the 80s, Carlin lambasted everything from the political situations of the day to sports. Some favorites from the 80s include his differences between baseball and football, ways to make baseball more interesting, and “People We Could Do Without.”

Carlin’s observations will always be heavily engraved in America’s culture, whether he was talking about how anything aside from football, baseball or basketball was not a sport to why it’s best to avoid the idiots and maniacs on the road.

Below is a classic George Carlin routine (WARNING: LANGUAGE EXPLICIT)

Carlin appeared in several movies, with a co-starring role as “Rufus” in “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and the subsequent sequel. His 1994 television show, “The George Carlin Show” was a quality comedy, but probably too smart for most Americans to handle. That led to its very short run on the FOX Television Network. He was still doing great standup heading into the new millennium as he continues to poke at airlines, Washington and political correctness with his razor-like sharp wit.

Carlin will be missed by several generations of comedy lovers.

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