What is George Carlin's comedic legacy?


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George Carlin, the dean of counterculture comedians whose biting insights on life and language were immortalized in his Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV routine, died of heart failure Sunday at the age of 71. Carlin's jokes constantly pushed accepted boundaries of comedy and language, particularly with his routine on the Seven Words — all of which are more or less taboo on broadcast TV and radio to this day.
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Socrates the Greek
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George Carlin, the dean of counterculture comedians whose biting insights on life and language were immortalized in his Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV routine, died of heart failure Sunday at the age of 71. Carlin's jokes constantly pushed accepted boundaries of comedy and language, particularly with his routine on the Seven Words — all of which are more or less taboo on broadcast TV and radio to this day.
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God bless his soul, his legacy will be the 7 words you can never say on TV, his three deferent time of court marshal during his years with the marines in Viet Num, and his blunt humor. He was definitely the comedian who was able to make anyone feel good.
Last edited by Socrates the Greek; Jun 23rd, 2008 at 05:22 PM..
 
Risus
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Yes that 7 word segment of his is priceless...
 

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