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Jun. 23rd, 2008

I was going to share something different (and fabulous!) with you all today, but instead, I'm sharing this: because yesterday, George Carlin died. So I want to pause, and remember a guy who was the kind of comedian who could make tears run down my face, I was laughing so hard; and who got certain phrases and entire routines lodged in my brain so that 25 years later, they still pop up with astounding frequency.

Here are some Tonight Show appearances by George from 1972, when his album "AM & FM" had just come out. (Still my favorite album of his; my first favorite, and the one I still listen to; the one with the "Hair" poem on it; the one that raqs and I can still quote large parts of, in unison.)

First up: with Flip Wilson (!!!), doing a bit of the "Ed Sullivan Show" routine:



Next, also with Flip, "Best of the News":



And finally, of course, the Hair Poem:




RIP, George.

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jenlev
Jun. 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh yes he was fine. And so frelling funny.

I saw that clip about "Jumbo Shrimp and Military Intelligence" on the news tonight, so very hilarious.
eregyrn
Jun. 27th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! I can *SEE* that bit in my head, if I close my eyes!
jenlev
Jun. 27th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Which is a fine thing. *hugs*
raqs
Jun. 27th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
Now he'll never know how he brought us together.

Yet, I believe he would have approved.
eregyrn
Jun. 27th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
It's true.
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