February 8th, 2009
06:09 PM ET
Grammys: What would Carlin say?
Happy Grammy Day, folks! I'll be blogging from L.A.'s Staples Center and passing along any funny and colorful quotes from the winners as they come backstage.
The Grammys are unique in the awards show world because of the staggering number of categories involved. This year, there are, count 'em, a whopping 108 - far too many to include in the prime-time broadcast. So, as they do every year, they have a 2 1/2-hour pre-telecast ceremony where they hand out everything from best polka album to best surround sound album.
There are a few less obscure trophies handed out though, including comedy album. The late George Carlin won for "It's Bad for Ya." His daughter Kelly Carlin accepted for him.
So what would he say upon winning, Kelly was asked. In a deadpan that would have done dad proud, she replies, "F- you!"
Kidding aside, she said it was a great honor, but very bittersweet. "The world really misses him," she notes sadly, and his blend of goofy and intelligent humor.
- Douglas Hyde, CNN Entertainment Producer
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