The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28358   Message #351835
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
05-Dec-00 - 01:44 PM
Thread Name: Andy Kaufman
Subject: RE: Andy Kaufman
Ahh, the elections baving been beaten to death, we find yet another thing to fight about in this "Friendly, Friendly World"--The thing about Andy's humor is was intended to get the response that it does from the people who didn't get it, and didn't like it--He would have loved Clinton Hammond's response to his work--

The film didn't really do Andy justice, simply because Andy was really funny all the time,--there are a few documentaries with Andy stuff around, his famous NBC comedy special, and a wonderful piece on his professional wresting career, which includes all of the wrestling stuff that was in the film, and the real TV fight with Jerry Lawler which Rick talks about above--you will be amazed to see how much funnier the routines that were featured in the film were when Andy did them. in the US, this stuff has been shown a lot on cable, including A&E, the Comedy Channel, and VH-1--maybe they have been broadcast on your side--unfortunately, because video tape formats are not the same, it is nearly impossible to share his stuff with you that way--

Just a question here, for Rick--did you watch wrestling as a child?