This is what bumped into my e-mail today:
Just so you’ll know:
The guy who does the audio on the "Fuck, The Word" (aka "The Word Fuck") track is NOT George Carlin, nor is it Monty Python, as is often credited.
It is the late Jack Wagner, the former ‘voice of Disneyland’.
I know, since I gave him the ORIGINAL copy on tape (before the internet) in 1989 during a time when we worked together. I have NO IDEA who did that version, but it was much shorter & the quality of the tape was quite poor. (Musicians, voiceover artists, engineers and other recording guys often traded tapes of rare & funny stuff. Unfortunately, quality was lost in generation after generations of copies.) Jack decided to re-do it, correcting some grammar and adding a few more examples of his own, then
backed the whole thing up with the Vivaldi music.
I know this – I had the original copy and heard it first. Later, I heard from other techies at the park that he was so proud of it that he’d share it with everyone. I had always worried it would get him into trouble, but if ANYONE at Disneyland had ‘job security’, it would be him!
Years later when I heard it on the internet (the world’s bulletin board or bathroom wall), I just had to snicker. But we need to give credit where credit is due. His family may wish to forget it – the ‘park’ certainly does!
– but he seemed to have been proud of it, so give him the creds.
(please refer to me only as that to protect my anonymity and hire ability).
P.S. Of all those comedy quotes from famous people that are listed, only ONE of them is thought of to be a true quote:
* General George A. Custer: "Did you ever see so many fucking Indians?"
Don’t know what he’s talking about? Check History of the word Fuck!
I’ve credited it to Monty Python, ’cause that’s what I’ve heard, but who knows? Maybe there’s really something in this? Maybe I actually should care? This is a dead man’s testament! His message to the world! Thanks for sharing this information. Now I can be even more proud when I stand up against you, clear my lungs and utter a majestical FUCK YOU! Thanks!