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Posted: 06 Oct 06, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I watched Man on the Moon - twice. Looked up Andy Kaufman on Wikipedia, watched some of his stuff on YouTube, and loved it. Funny guy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjYDSi1ZUcY

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Posted: 07 Oct 06, 05:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

:p


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Posted: 07 Oct 06, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People either loved Andy Kaufman or hated him.

Some claim that Andy Kaufman had a misunderstood humor style years ahead of it's time. Perhaps that's why he's more appreciated now than back when he was alive.


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Posted: 07 Oct 06, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like his Tony Clifton act? Haha


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Posted: 07 Oct 06, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

good man good man


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Posted: 07 Oct 06, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Andy Kaufman was an alright guy. A little arrogant at times, but he did get piledriven by Jerry "The King" Lawler.

He was hilarious on Taxi, and Man On The Moon really captured his trials and tribulations, down to the core.

I sorta miss the guy...


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Posted: 08 Oct 06, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Funny as hell.


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 01:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He wasnt my kinda funny, but I liked him on Taxi


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like Andy Kaufman.

Andy Kaufman likes me.

Scary.


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Posted: 09 Oct 06, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Andy (and Tony) on the Midnight Special was probably the funniest show they ever put out.

And the guy could simply nail Elvis.

I didn't get the wrestling bit, though.

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Posted: 10 Oct 06, 02:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was great.


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Posted: 11 Oct 06, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I didn't get the wrestling bit, though.


...i feel a history lesson coming on...

Well, the wrestling bit came around about the time he left Taxi. He went across the country claiming himself to be the "World Intergender Wrestling Champion", and he challenged women to wrestling matches, offering $1,000 to anyone who could beat him. Needless to say, he humiliated them every time.

At least until Jerry "The King" Lawler, an accomplished wrestler himself (at the time), came into the picture. He managed a female wrestler named Foxy, who went against Andy Kaufman in a match. Kaufman won, but that wasn't even the REAL fight.

After Kaufman won, he humiliated Foxy by pushing her face into the mat. Lawler came in to break it up, he and Kaufman started arguing, and before you knew it, "The King" challenged Andy to an actual match. Kaufman thought he was joking, and expected it to be all a hoax. But he was wrong.

Jerry Lawler took on Andy Kaufman, and piledrove him not once, but twice (Despite rumors, this was NOT the cause of his death; Kaufman really did succumb to lung cancer in 1984.)

And that wasn't all. A week or so later, they both appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, where they argued again. Kaufman would end up tossing Letterman's coffee at Lawler's face. Naturally, a fight ensued.

Now for the kicker...brace yourselves:

According to the 1995 documentary "A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman", the whole wrestling thing with Jerry Lawler was actually scripted. It was a secret kept for nearly 10 years after Kaufman's death. Jerry "The King" Lawler and Kaufman were actually friends, although Lawler was unaware of the infamous Letterman stunt; he claims it was Kaufman's idea.


Either way, Andy Kaufman is still missed by many people...in fact, many still believe he faked his own death and that he is still alive today.

The only people that probably don't miss him are those from the state of Tennessee (where Jerry "The King" Lawler" is from.
A lot of people there ) still hate Andy Kaufman with a passion, even though all of his actions were just for publicity.

Oh, and the best thing about Andy Kaufman?
...he never quit his day job :p


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