Saturday, May 29, 2010

Comic Impersonations - George Carlin

Remember my comic impersonations? You know, back when I took a shot at impersonating Stephen Wright and nailed it on my second attempt. You can see the first try here and the second one here.

This time I’m gunning for the upper echelon. Let’s go for George Carlin. I know; it’s a daunting challenge so I’ll keep it short this time. Here goes…

It’s no wonder men and women have such a hard time relating to each other. Let’s look at the Mr. America and a Miss America contest. You think they’d be about the same but man do they make it hard to find any similarities between the sexes.

In the Miss America contest they wear the swimsuit only once in order to get 15% of their judging score and the entire world criticizes them over it. In the Mr. America contest they strut around in their bikini swim briefs for the entire contest and nobody thinks twice about it.

In Mr. America they sometimes use dumbbells to help compete. In Miss America sometimes they have dumbbells competing.

In Mr. America a posedown is held to determine talent. In Miss America, a talent could involve a hoedown.

In Mr. America size matters most. In Miss America, most are mad about their sizes.

Contestants in Mr. America pump up before judging to gain an edge. Contestants in Miss America tape up before judging to gain an edge.


Update: In my defense of the lack of profanity...watch Carlin's famous "Baseball Football"

23 comments:

CatLadyLarew said...

Ha! Well done. But what happened to all the swearing, VE? How can you do George Carlin without swearing?

Somehow, I don't think I'll be entering either of those contests.

Roy said...

Ditto what CatLady said; it's funny, but it's awful mild for ol' George.

Mrsupole said...

Well you nailed it as to what happens between the two contests.

And yes it was a little too mild for George Carlin.

Great job anyway.

God bless.

sharonheg said...

Well done. But yeah, without some f-bombs here and there, it just ain't George.

Elizabeth said...

Very funny. I've always thought it is interesting that the Miss America pagent is waaaay more popular than the Mr. America pagent!

Monkey Man said...

To #$@% with the *^&$#ing swearing. Carlin wasn't always blue. Good impersonation.

VE said...

Catladylarew – Well there are the seven words you can’t say on my blog: ads, fees, overtime, salesman, housework, yardwork and homework…

Roy – Actually, I added a link to one of his most famous pieces…which happens to be free from profanity…

Mrsupole – I’ll wait for subby to weigh in…he’s a Carlin fanatic…

Sharonheg – In my defense, watch one of his top five routines, Baseball and Football and notice the lack of profanity…

Monkey man – Thanks, man. I get pummeled every time I do these impersonations…perhaps that’s why I waited so long to try another…

Jingle said...

sharp observations!

lime said...

works for me. and carlin wasn't ALWAYS profane.

ReformingGeek said...

**throws fruit***

Kidding. Kidding. I would never heckle you....er....George.

The Incredible Woody said...

Here! But only for a flash!

Janna said...

He looks so young in that picture.
How funny... love the expression. :)

I'm watching the baseball/football video right now.
It takes awhile on dial-up.
I should be done sometime before 2014.

Here's hoping the world doesn't end in 2012.

Cheryl said...

Um, I think you misspelled hoedown. Did you really mean 'hodown?

Roy Scribner said...

Remember, there is no "I" in "Mr. America".

Subby said...

DAMN! Why did this not show up in my reader? Stoopid blogger glitches!

G.C.'s whole "baseball vs. football" is even better~HA!

Hale McKay said...

Swearing or not, George Carlin was a comic genius.

Hale McKay said...

Cheryl,

"hoedown" is the correct spelling. The term originated from the days when rural farmers celebrated their harvests by putting the hoe down to party, usually a night of drinking and dancing.

Mrsupole said...

Now why did you go and change it from hodown to hoedown? I had it all figured out that you meant a "ho" down and it was a lot funnier, now you took the fun out of the ho down and you know that Carlin would have made it a ho down not a hoedown. Geez, you have to stop giving in to the bad spelling errors thing when the bad spelling makes for a funnier story.

God bless.

VE said...

Jingle – Thanks…hopefully not sharp as in…painful

Lime – My point exactly…and I just happened to choose to do one without

Reforminggeek – I wouldn’t have heckled George, that’s for sure. I’m not sure if I have the temperament to creatively and comedically take out a heckler…

Incredible woody – I’ve been seeing you keeping up! Sneaky, very sneaky…

Janna – It’s a classic…and much better than my pale impersonation. But he got the first try at that…

Cheryl – Funny…I hadn’t even thought of it until you noticed it…

Roy – You mean it’s Mr. Amerca?

Subby – Of course it is…it’s a classic Carlin. I really thought that I could get more out of the whole Mr. America Miss America concept but it isn’t easy doing those Carlin like comparisons.

Hale – Yes he was!

Mrsupole – I didn’t change it. The only thing I did to the post was to add my little caveat at the end because many readers simply assume that Carlin swore in all his comedy bits…

Jaime said...

carlin was definitely a tough one to take on. the impersonation loses a little something if you don't curse though.

i went to see him one year in vegas. my grandfather got so offended, he walked out. i was teasing him afterwards - what did he think he was going to see? carlin isn't exactly the opera...

Subby said...

LOL@Jaime's comment...opera~HA!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I decided to quit blogging......

VE said...

jaime - He's got some good points though even when I don't agree with his bit...

subby - Yeah, you don't watch Carlin if you're expecting a comedic Mr. Rogers...

perpetual chocoholic - Oh sure...piece your story on multiple posts...