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Thread #28358   Message #351838
Posted By: catspaw49
05-Dec-00 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: Andy Kaufman
Subject: RE: Andy Kaufman
I loved Lenny Bruce.....still do. And Richard Pryor. Men who could make you laugh, cry, and squirm, at the same time. And I loved Ernie Kovacs, Sid Caesar, Steve Allan..........all brilliant and perceptive in understanding comedy and the many ways that TV could be used. And I loved Keaton and Harold Lloyd who took finely crafted characters into situations both frightening and funny with their genius. And I loved the wordplay of Groucho and the writings of George Kaufman.

Personal opinion? I saw a lot of Andy Kaufman outside of "Taxi." From his Mighty Mouse to Foreign Man to Elvis to Pro Wrestler. He isn't/wasn't worthy to clean the dog crap off the shoes of the others and in fact may be the dog crap.

Opinions are like assholes. I have one, I may be one, but Andy Kaufman was the King of all assholes.

But.....I do like Jim Carrey in the roles like this though. Thought he was excellent in "Liar, Liar."

Spaw