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George Carlin as Mr. Conductor

George Carlin (May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008) is a five-time Grammy-winning American comedian and social commentator who played Mr. Conductor and his evil twin in Shining Time Station.

On June the 22nd, 2008, Carlin died of heart failure at a hospital in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 71. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered, without any religious ceremonies, as he wished.

Filmography

Film

  • "With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
  • "Car Wash (1976)
  • "Americathon (1979)
  • "Outrageous Fortune (1987)
  • "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
  • "Working Trash (1990)
  • "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
  • "The Prince of Tides (1991)
  • "Dogma (1999)
  • "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" (2001)
  • "Scary Movie 3" (2003)
  • "Jersey Girl" (2004)
  • "Tarzan II" (2005)
  • "The Aristocrats" (2005)
  • "Cars" (2006)
  • "Happily N'Ever After" (2007)

Television

  • "The Kraft Summer Music Hall" (1966)
  • "That Girl" (1966)
  • "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (1968)
  • "The Flip Wilson Show" - also writer and performer (1971-1973)
  • "The Mike Douglas Show" (1972)
  • "Saturday Night Live" (1975 and 1984)
  • "Justin Case" (1988)
  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (1991-1995)
  • Shining Time Station (1991-1993)
  • Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales (1996-1997)
  • "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures" (1991-1993)
  • "The George Carlin Show" (1994)
  • "Streets of Laredo" (1995)
  • "The Simpsons" (1998)
  • "Caillou" (1998-2008)
  • "The Daily Show" (1999, twice, and 2004)
  • "MADtv" (2000)
  • "Inside the Actors Studio" (2004)

HBO specials

  • "George Carlin at USC" (1977)
  • "George Carlin: Again!" (1978)
  • "Carlin at Carnegie" (1982)
  • "Carlin on Campus" (1984)
  • "Playin' with Your Head" (1986)
  • "What am I Doing in New Jersey?" (1988)
  • "Doin' it Again" (1990)
  • "Jammin' in New York" (1992)
  • "Back in Town" (1996)
  • "George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy" (1997)
  • "You are All Diseased" (1999)
  • "Complaints and Grievances" (2001)
  • "Life is Worth Losing" (2005)
  • "It's Bad for Ya" (2008)

Discography

  • "Burns and Carlin at the Playboy Club Tonight" (1963)
  • "Take-Offs and Put-Ons" (1967)
  • "FM and AM" (1972)
  • "Class Clown" (1972)
  • "Occupation: Foole" (1973)
  • "Toledo Window Box" (1974)
  • "An Evening with Wally Londo Featuring Bill Slaszo" (1975)
  • "On the Road" (1977)
  • "Indecent Exposure: Some of the Best of George Carlin" (1978)
  • "Killer Carlin" (1981)
  • "A Place for My Stuff" (1981)
  • "Carlin on Campus" (1984)
  • "Playin' with Your Head" (1986)
  • "What am I Doing in New Jersey?" (1988)
  • "Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics" (1990)
  • "Jammin' in New York" (1992)
  • "Classic Gold" 1992)
  • "Back in Town" (1996)
  • "You are All Diseased" (1999)
  • "The Little David Years (1971-1977)" (1999)
  • "Complaints and Grievances" (2001)
  • "George Carlin on Comedy" (2002)
  • "Life is Worth Losing" (2006)
  • "More Napalm and Silly Putty" (2007)
  • "It's Bad for Ya" (2008)

Books

  • "Sometimes a Little Brain Damage can Help" (1984)
  • "Brain Droppings" (1997)
  • "Napalm and Silly Putty" (2001)
  • "When will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" (2004)
  • "Three Times Carlin: An Orgy of George" (2006)
  • "Watch my Language" (2009)

Major awards and nominations

  • WON: Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording, 1972, for "FM and AM"
  • WON: Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album, 1993, for "Jammin' in New York"
  • WON: Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album, 2001, for "Brain Droppings"
  • WON: Grammy Award for Best Spoken Comedy Album, 2002, for "Napalm and Silly Putty"
  • WON: Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording, 2008, for "It's Bad For Ya"

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