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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/23/2008

Goodbye to the Hippy Dippy Weatherman

By Dan Stillman

George Carlin passed away last night at the age of 71. One of his more well-known bits was a skit featuring a fictional weather forecaster named "Al Sleet," who issued insightful predictions such as, "Weather forecast for tonight: Dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning." Watch the video below (Warning: includes offensive language) for Al Sleet's full forecast.

See our full forecast for the latest on the potential for storms later today, and the outlook through the weekend.

By Dan Stillman  | June 23, 2008; 12:00 PM ET
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I'm sad that he passed away. It seems like only yesterday that I first heard his weatherman skit.

Posted by: Guillemot | June 23, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Rest in peace, Mr. Carlin. Rest in peace.

Posted by: Mr. Q. | June 23, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

You know they are laughing hard in heaven right now.

thanks for sharing that.

Posted by: dinergirl | June 23, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

My all-time favorite comedian! . . . "folks I wouldn't sweat the thunderstorms since the radar has also picked up a squadron of Russian ICBM's" . . . so long Al Sleet :-(

Posted by: Uncle Dak | June 23, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Where's the offensive language?

Posted by: mcleaNed | June 23, 2008 5:30 PM | Report abuse

George was sitting by the phone when the heart attack came. He reached toward, hesitated, cocked his head to one side, and said," Ah-h, F___ it, and just leaned back.

Posted by: Bill | June 23, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Just one word, at 2:05 into the video.

Posted by: Capital Weather Gang | June 23, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Aw, man! I was SO proud last week when I heard that the Mark Twain award would be (finally) given to Carlin. Well, Mark and George must be enjoying the get-together out there somewhere.
Supreme sadness for all of us that we'll no longer have a current voice of observant wit and protest to speak for us as only Carlin could.
Goodbye, Al - and it's all right now.

Posted by: talitha | June 24, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

So sad, someone you were't expecting to hear die, like he was always going to around. He was one of the all time best !

Posted by: JERRY ARMSTRONG | June 25, 2008 2:10 AM | Report abuse

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