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This is possibly George Carlins best and unfortunately last comedy routine from HBO in 2008, it is presented on DVD and it contains some of the most classic antics from one of Americas most beloved "dirty old men"
He fearlessly expresses his opinions on some of the most controversial topics of all ranging from death, religion, parenting and politics and Here you will get what many people are calling "George Carlins finest hour."
This DVD has bonus content featuring "Too Hip for the Room" clip selections taken from the archive of American televisions' three hour interview with George Carlin and a vintage comedy act by Carlin from the Jackie Gleason show that aired on January 25, 1969.
I have been a fan of Mr. Carlins material since I was a little kid; I listened to his records "Class Clown" and "Toledo Window Box" (whenever I could sneak them in) and have watched his HBO specials with great interest for years.
My personal favorites (out of 14) were Doin' it again, Jamming in New York and now, my all time favorite, "It's Bad For Ya!"
A thought provoking comedy routine about America's traditional belief structure particularly Patriotism and ethnic pride.
Why do we say God bless America instead of saying God bless the world?
That is after all what Jesus would do isn't it?
Or why do we say how proud we are of our own ethnicity?
After all that is not something we accomplished on our own so what's to be Proud of?
My personal favorite part of the routine is swearing to God and swearing on the Bible, where Carlin goes on to explain that "nothing happens if you lie unless you get caught and that is a completely different story all together."
A lot of Carlins routine can make a person feel a little uncomfortable if you are watching it with people who do not share these same beliefs.
Even so, I don't know how anyone (who share certain common beliefs) can hear this routine without feeling somewhat silly or superstitious afterwards...
but hey to each their own! I about died laughing from the skit "The phone call" like how during a phone call certain people never get the hint that the conversation is over and will ramble on and on until "you feel like having your ears sewn shut" and because etiquette usualy prevails it will prevent you from just telling them to "shut the f-k up"
"The Pictures" is yet another skit that most of us can identify with... the ones people always show you of their precious kids and who they think are so "cute." Most of the time they're not and Carlin isn't afraid to let you know just how strange and unusual he thinks they honestly look!
I have thought things like this and didn't know why; I have felt like this and didn't know how to say it , and for one whole hour I felt like I may never need to... thankfully George just rightly said it and has explained all of the Bull Sh#T for me.
Thanks George I always wished I could say things like this to my own family!
I watched this movie on thanksgiving with my family and must admit with my young nephews and nieces running around the movie did make me feel a little uncomfortable but Carlin has a way of quickly making it up to you by getting you to laugh uncontrollably. Even when he will say something you think you don't agree with he can make you doubt your belief system and get you to think about just what it is that you thought you knew as the truth.
There are allot of political putdowns as well as peoples over protection of kids and some humiliating statements that most of us would not say to another person even though we might be thinking this to our selves at the time!
This DVD is a must see for anyone looking to break free from "The routine" and pee themselves from laughing so hard.
I promise you it has the ability to make you question your beliefs and gives you a different perspective that can come from no other than the legendary George Carlin and although he and his unique material will certainly be missed this DVD will make sure that they will never be forgotten!!!
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Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Good for Groups
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age