Sunday, November 4, 2007

Talent Scouts with guest George Carlin (1962) - Footage Offline 2/01/08

You need to cue this video clip to the 2:45 mark to watch the footage in question. It's a recently 'gone-solo' George Carlin, fresh from his split with comedy partner Jack Burns, on an episode of Talent Scouts, the television spin-off of the long-running radio program. Arthur Godfrey was actually gone by this point, replaced by a different flash-in-the-pan celebrity guest host each week for this short lived incarnation of Godfrey's concept. In this clip we see Carlin do an impression of the pre-Rickles insult comic Jack E. Leonard followed by the only Mort Sahl impression I have ever seen... and a very good one at that. He finishes with a JFK take and an added comment on the dynastical aspect of his presidency. Some good, but less fascinatng, footage follows.

3 comments:

Meestermole said...

Hey there!
This is Allen, aka Meestermole.
I'm flattered that you have used so much of my George Carlin YouTube content in your blogs.
I noticed your blog and running into my own video posts as I started to do more research to get more Carlin clips. RE: this "Talent Scouts" (1962) would you have happened to have made an offline copy using keepvid or another application? I would love to see that, thanks.

Kliph Nesteroff said...

No, I never did make a copy. For some reason I haven't yet been able to get a piece of software that works for me yet. I tried greasemonkey and it doesn't work. You recommend keyvid for saving youtube vids?

Meestermole said...

The website www.keepvid.com works really well, but if you plan to save a lot, the program Replay Media Catcher is a dream. Of course you'll need a seperate FLV player, or the VLC player handles just about anything :)