George Carlin Dies At Age 71
Disrespectful, Immature, and Irreverent
(I Even Thought He Was Funny Until I Grew Up... )
George Carlin, who died of heart failure Sunday at 71, leaves behind not only memorable routines, but a legal legacy: His most celebrated monologue, a frantic, informed riff on those infamous seven words, led to a Supreme Court decision on broadcasting offensive language.
Carlin breached the accepted boundaries of comedy and language, particularly with his routine on the "Seven Words" -- all of which are taboo on broadcast TV to this day.