Sam Simon passed away recently, so, understandably, all the tributes talk about his role in co-creating "The Simpsons". Simon was responsible for Mr. Burns and Chief Wiggum, the eternal "Homer at the Bat" episode, and perhaps, the best dream sequence in the history of television (yes, all of television!), "The Land of Chocolate".
Now, let's talk about "The George Carlin Show".
You remember "The George Carlin Show", don't you? Of course, you don't. For two years in the 90s, the curmudgeonry comedian had his own sitcom on FOX. Carlin played a cab driver who spent his day inside a bar. Apparently, there was a dog involved. We barely remember watching it, and we LOVE Carlin (RIP, George!).
In any case, Simon was the show's creator. Here's what Carlin had to say about it:
The biggest problem was that Sam Simon was a fucking horrible person to be around. Very, very funny, extremely bright and brilliant, but an unhappy person who treated other people poorly.
Perhaps we should have stuck talking about "The Simpsons"...