George Carlin: It's Bad For Ya
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For this unprecedented 14th HBO special, Carlin once again comes up with an hour of brand new material that not only makes you laugh, but makes you think.
George Carlin will always remain part of the popular lexicon for his "Seven Dirty Words" routine, and as a comedian who was never afraid to challenge his audience.
Too Hip for the Room* Carlin on December 17, 2007
Carlin on The Jackie Gleason Show - January 25, 1969
*Selections from the Archive of American Television s 3-hour interview with George Carlin
Emmy Award Nominee for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
Winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
14th special from legendary stand-up comedian George Carlin!
Available for the first time on DVD uncut, uncensored, and unforgettable.
- Tip Hip for the Room - An Archive of American Television Interview with George Carlin Taped on December 7, 2007
- George Carlin appearance on "The Jackie Gleason Show" from January 25th, 1969
Top Customer Reviews
Like George's last DVD (HBO Special) Life is Worth Losing, It's Bad For Ya will scare and offend many. For those wanting the hippy dippy weatherman or A Place for my Stuff or Baseball/football type of humour light, this will feel like a sledgehammer. For those of us who have grown over the years with George and appreciated his loud wake up calls ...from his dissing George Bush 1 and the gulf war on....this is more vintage Lion in Winter George. Lambasting the child worship culture,the fraudulant SELF ESTEEM movement, pointing out that unlike his father , Governor bush, hasn't truly been elected president in the traditional way, and our dead relatives aren't hoovering above us guiding us through our daily duties. There is much more to the set..and while I slightly prefer the previous Life is Worth Losing due to its in your face wake up approach..there is much to enjoy here and take note of ....George claims that we are soft and easily placated with cellphones that make us pancake and rub our balls! ...and he's right. Oh...and he suggestes if you really believe you have RIGHTS? Google Japanese Americans 1942 and find out about your precious RIGHTS!
RIP George Carlin...he never took the easy way...he never flinched from the truth and he always kept growing...14 of these specials over the years ....what a treasure!!!
UPDATE: I just got an early copy of the DVD...the bonus 7 minute performance (in color) from the Jackie Gleason show in 1969 is a riot!!! very cool to see George in a suit/tie short hair...doing a normal non-confrontational stand up...
and..the 32 minute bonus "Too Hip For The Room"...Read more ›
We'll never see the likes of Georgie boy again...
Love and Peace,
Most Recent Customer Reviews
George Carlin is *especially* hilarious in this show. I am going to miss him.Published 6 months ago by GER
George was in fine form. I absolutely loved his performance. A true comic genius has left us and will be missed. Read morePublished 9 months ago by david schloss