Personal Favorites (1996)

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  • HBO special (compilation)

  • About 87 minutes long

  • Compiled in 1996, released on DVD February 23, 1997

Tracks (DVD)

  1. Hats On [2:41], a new introduction where Carlin tries on various crazy hats and gives various one-liners

  2. Hitler [0:29], from Carlin at Carnegie (1983)

  3. Hello Goodbye [6:36], from Playin’ With Your Head (1986)

  4. Al Sleet [1:56], from George Carlin: Again! (1978)

  5. Stuff [5:09]. Although Carlin has performed this for HBO in Carlin on Campus (1984), this particular performance was taken from HBO’s first edition of Comic Relief (1986).

  6. Baseball & Football [4:48]. Although Carlin has performed this routine for HBO in Carlin on Campus (1984), this particular recording appears to have been cut from Doin’ It Again / Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics (1990).

  7. Dirty Words [2:59], from Carlin at Carnegie (1983)

  8. Earrings [5:26], from Playin’ With Your Head (1986)

  9. Have A Nice Day [3:50], from Carlin at Carnegie (1983)

  10. Dog Incident [2:17], from On Location: George Carlin at USC (1977)

  11. Fussy Eater [2:57], from Carlin at Carnegie (1983)

  12. Kids [6:13], from On Location: George Carlin at USC (1977)

  13. Odds & Ends [0:28], from Carlin at Carnegie (1983)

  14. We Like War [2:57], from What Am I Doing In New Jersey? (1988)

  15. It’s Not A Sport [10:03], Playin’ With Your Head (1986)

  16. Program Credits [0:48]

About

This was a 1996 HBO special comprising of personal favorite clips from Carlin’s past HBO specials, chosen by himself. It was eventually released on DVD. It showed up in some of the DVD box sets that got released over the years. Note that not every HBO special of his up until this point is represented in the compilation.

Three unique parts of this compilation worth mentioning are:

  • A new introductory routine called “Hats On”

  • A rendition of Carlin’s classic routine “Baseball & Football” which looks like it was filmed on the same exact stage and night as Doin’ It Again / Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics (1990), but never actually appeared it. Presumably it was just cut from that performance and made available here.

  • Yet another version of the classic “Stuff” routine, this time recorded for “Comic Relief”, which was an annual charity special that HBO did back in the 1980s.