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George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head (1986)

Legendary comedian George Carlin tackles some of his favorite subjects along with his brand of comedy and humor.

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Rocco Urbisci

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George Carlin (concert material), George Carlin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Carlin ... Himself / Mike Holder
Rick Ducommun ... The Bad Guys
Anthony James ... The Bad Guys
Vic Tayback ... The Bad Guys
Adam Rich ... Billy
Lyle Talbot ... Pops
Vic Kaplan Vic Kaplan ... Menage a Trois
Sandy Bell Sandy Bell ... Menage a Trois
Lisa Onodera Lisa Onodera ... Menage a Trois
Lisa Long ... Chorus Girl
Tamara Barkley Tamara Barkley ... Chorus Girl
Margaret Lenzey ... Chorus Girl
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Legendary comedian George Carlin tackles some of his favorite subjects along with his brand of comedy and humor.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

George Carlin: Playin' with Your Head See more »

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Trivia

George mentions that in darts the object is to reach zero. In most versions of the game, this is true, as the score starts at 301 or 501 for single player games, or 701 or 1001 for doubles, and the winner has to reach exactly zero with the score putting it to zero being a double score. However, going past zero, reaching zero with a single score, or reaching a positive score that puts reaching zero with a double impossible (like 1, 3, or 5) busts out the player, and their score resets to what it was at the end of their previous turn. See more »

Goofs

In his skit on how to change certain sports, he suggests if the pitcher hit the batter with the ball, the batter would be out, then suggests the game would be over if two pitchers hit 27 batters in a row. He conveniently forgets that in his famous "baseball and football" skit that he mentions the fact that baseball has no time limit, therefore, the game would not end after hitting the 27th batter. It would just keep going on and on and on. See more »

Quotes

George Carlin: I've always wanted to work in a delicatessen, just so that one day, a woman would come in and ask me to give her some tongue. And I'd say "well, I don't get off 'till four o'clock." And she'd say "well, I don't get off at all; that's why I'm looking for some tongue!"
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Connections

Featured in George Carlin: George's Best Stuff (1996) See more »

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Casting Lyle Talbot
25 October 2008 | by sami-9See all my reviews

I was working with Rocco Urbisci on several projects including Richard Pryor's "JoJo Dancer," when we did the Carlin Special. One day we were discussing casting people for the Carlin show and the producers said they needed someone to play "Pops, the Doorman." Who would be right for it? A few days before I was in the local supermarket and saw Lyle Talbot who was then quite old, but he looked great. I talked with him and was very impressed with meeting someone from the early days of film. When we needed someone to play "Pops," I suggested Mr. Talbot. The shocked response from everyone in the room was, "Is he still alive?" I said yes, and that I had met and talked with him. They called him and he got the role. A few years later I met him again, in the drug store, and told him that it was because I saw him in Gelson's that he was called to play Pops. He said he was moving up to San Francisco to be with his family. I never saw him after that, but I'm happy to know that I got him one of his last jobs in show business! MS


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