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Top 15 best (intentional) uses of profanity on TV - VIDEO

by Julia Ward, posted May 21st 2007 10:16AM
deadwood al swearingGeorge Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" routine famously landed him in jail. He was charged for obscenity in 1972 after performing the bit at Milwaukee's Summerfest. When it was broadcast the following year on a New York City radio station, the FCC got in on the act. The radio station challenged the fine, and the case went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Now, I intend on using every one of Carlin's "dirty words" after the jump so consider yourself warned. Be prepared to wash your computer's mouth out with soap. It may look like a saint, but it swears like sailor.

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Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Dirty Jokes

by Adam Finley, posted May 1st 2007 10:21AM

everybody hates chris(S02E20) Up to this point, we've seen how his upbringing, home life, and troubles at school helped to shape Chris' worldview, but this is the first episode where we caught a glimpse of what made Chris want to be a comedian.

Since this series is a somewhat fictional take on Chris' life as a kid, we don't know if the real Chris Rock sneaked downstairs to eavesdrop on his parents listening to Redd Foxx albums, but one assumes young Chris was probably exposed to the legendary comedian at some point, not to mention the likes of Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and George Carlin.

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What's on tonight: Stargate, Smackdown, Fashion Rocks

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 8th 2006 4:58PM
  • Pussycat DollsAt 8, PBS has a new NOW, followed by a new Washington Week.
  • Hey, Nanny 911 is back with new episodes at 8 on FOX! Just kidding with my enthusiasm there.
  • NBC has a new Dateline at 8.
  • UPN has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • At 9, ABC has Fashion Rocks, with Bon Jovi, Beyonce, Christina Aguilara, The Pussycat Dolls, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and others.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Stargate SG-1 at 9, followed by a new Stargate Atlantis.
  • IFC has Being John Malkovich at 9.
  • At 10, HBO has George Carlin: Back in Town.

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Carlin-Coulter showdown was a whole bunch of nothing

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 15th 2006 2:35PM
George Carlin and Ann Coulter on The Tonight ShowWell, that wasn't worth it. Anyone who tuned in to The Tonight Show last night to see a throwdown between conservative loudmouth Ann Coulter and liberal funnyman George Carlin was sorely disappointed (My colleague Mike was more than disappointed; see his thoughts here). Carlin largely kept quiet during Coulter's appearance, only cracking a joke that she's the only person that's made him "move to the right" (on the couch, that is) right after she came out. In fact, his reception of her was quite warm; I have my theories on that, like Carlin appreciated her "performance" (and, really folks, that's what it is, despite how pissed you may get at her inflammatory remarks).

In fact, Jay Leno was the one to try to call out Coulter on her caustic remarks on the "Jersey girls", the WTC widows who forced the creation of the 9/11 commission. He asked her why she had to use such extreme language when her point -- that Democrats trot out victims to keep people from arguing or objecting to their views -- would have been more effective if spoken rationally. Coulter just gave her canned remarks about liberals and Leno backed down. But at least I give him credit for asking. Too bad Carlin just decided to sit there. He must be getting soft in his old age.

[You can see some video of Coulter's entrance here, at least for today.]

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The Tonight Show: No fireworks between George Carlin and Ann Coulter

by Michael Sciannamea, posted Jun 15th 2006 12:47PM

Jay LenoI haven't watched The Tonight Show in a while. I much prefer David Letterman to Jay Leno anyway, but I find it a greater struggle to stay up past 11:35 PM to watch late night television. However, I wanted to watch The Tonight Show last night because both George Carlin, one of my favorite comedians, and Ann Coulter, who has been gathering much attention lately for her caustic commentary on the 9/11 widows, were going to be on the show. I thought there would be some major fireworks between Carlin and Coulter and would make for terrific television. I thought wrong.

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Carlin and Coulter to mix it up on Wednesday's Tonight Show

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 13th 2006 2:33PM
George Carlin and Ann CoulterEither the talent bookers at The Tonight Show are really stupid or they're geniuses. Either of those extremes are the only ways to explain Wednesday's roster of guests: George Carlin, a comic legend who has been doing caustic observational and issues-oreinted comedy, most of it left-leaning, for over forty years, and Ann Coulter, a conservative pundit with a flair for the inflammatory statement. Carlin will be promoting his work in the new Pixar flick Cars; Coulter will be promoting her new book.

Recall that just a few days ago Coulter stated that the World Trade Center widows that pushed for the creation of the 9/11 commission were reveling in their fame, and they're enjoying their husbands' deaths. And Carlin has been spending the last ten years or so telling his comedy audiences that the government is corrupt, religions are idiotic, and that the human race is going to kill itself off (yeah, this hasn't exactly been his funniest period, though I still think he is one of the best stand-up comics ever). So let's just say that the two don't see eye-to-eye on anything. At all.

And the paneling format of The Tonight Show is a perfect environment for some explosive arguments between the two. It's too bad that Jay Leno is the host; he'll probably put a stop to things at the first airing of the word "bitch".

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Carlin on Campus tomorrow night

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 27th 2006 11:59AM
george carlinArguably a living legend, George Carlin will turn the big 70 this year. The man has been around for so long and transcended generations with his comedy that he has an almost eternal quality to him. That's foolish, of course, since the man is only human, but there's something about watching this icon grow old that's rather unsettling, and almost unfair. If you happen to be near a television late tomorrow night, Comedy Central will be showing Carlin's 1984 special Carlin on Campus as part of their Secret Stash. The show will be completely uncut and unedited. If you haven't seen it, it's worth checking out. Then catch some recent footage of the venerable comedian and see just how quick-witted and prolific he still is.

 

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