Friday, July 4, 2008

A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle with guest George Carlin (1978)

When George Carlin's career was faltering in the late seventies, he reverted back temporarily to the type of path he had been following throughout the sixties until his LSD induced breakthrough. He returned to the world of hokey variety shows and sitcoms, doing sanitized versions of the good Carlin. Although this had a bit to do with the changing tides of showbiz and the new onslaught of comedy styles brought on by the burgeoning club comic scene, a lot of it can also be chalked up to Carlin's increasing dependency on cocaine and the adverse affects it had on his process.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Milton Berle

Thanks for the memories, Mr. TV!