The George Carlin Show


The George Carlin Show Information

The George Carlin Show is an American sitcom that aired on the Fox network from January 1994 to July 1995. It was created jointly by veteran TV producer Sam Simon and the show's namesake, comedian George Carlin.

Synopsis

The series centers on George O'Grady (George Carlin), a taxi cab driver living in New York City. The show, for the most part, took place in The Moylan Bar, run by bartender Jack Donahue (Anthony Starke). The setting's real-life basis was the now-defunct Moylan Tavern, a younger Carlin's neighborhood bar on Broadway between La Salle Street and Tiemann Place in the Morningside Heights neighborhood, and owned by the grandparents of film critic and author Maitland McDonagh. As Carlin recalled in 1994, "The Moylan Tavern. It was where I saw Oswald shot. It was where I headed during the [1965] blackout. The Moylan is where I came of age." The name of the show's bartender character, Jack Donahue, was taken from that of real-life owner Jimmy Donahue, who bought the bar from the original owners. The set itself, however, resembled another upper-Broadway bar, Carlin said: "Cannon's "? where my father used to drink."

Criticism

As Carlin noted on his website:

He later elaborated in his posthumously published autobiography Last Words:

He went on to speak of not enjoying the committee-style writer's room, which he felt alienated anyone who was not a professional television writer.

Cast

  • George Carlin as George O'Grady
  • Alex Rocco as Harry Rossetti
  • Paige French as Sydney
  • Anthony Starke as Jack Donahue
  • Christopher Rich as Dr. Neil Beck
  • Mike Hagerty as Frank MacNamara (Season 2)

Episode list

Season 1

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ShortSummary = A newcomer to George O'Grady's local bar, the upper-class Dr. Neil Beck, loses a bet to George. Unable to come up with the cash on-the-spot, he gives George his dog, who he takes an immediate dislike to. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

ShortSummary = Driving Dr. Beck to his house in Connecticut, George sees what looks like a U.F.O. in the sky. He tries to convince the customers of his local bar that he saw it, only to have his sanity questioned. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

ShortSummary = George decides to ask out pet-shop owner Kathleen Rachowski out on a date, despite the fact that he's never been in a relationship in over 8 years. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

ShortSummary = Continuing on from the events from the previous episode, George's date with the pet store owner Kathleen is interrupted when he discovers his dog, Miles, has run away. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

ShortSummary = The bar gets a new pool table and Sydney gets an opportunity to audition for a modeling agency. The day before her audition, George accidentally hits her in the nose with a billiard ball. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

ShortSummary = George gets a chance to appear on a talk show, to respond to the stereotypes of cab drivers he feels is hurting all cabbies' careers. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

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ShortSummary = George can't find his thermos, and to their dismay accuses his friends at the bar of stealing it from him. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

ShortSummary = George helps out a musician named Tommy Rawlins to get back on his feet. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

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ShortSummary = A criminal hijacks George's taxi as he and Dr. Beck are driving to the Moylan bar. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

ShortSummary = After beating his girlfriend Kathleen at multiple games of pinball, George begins insisting to her that women are inferior to men. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

ShortSummary = Harry steals a truck which has a statue of Jesus in the cargo bed. George tries to help him return it to the church. LineColor = FFCC33 }}

Season 2

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