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Thread #28358 Message #808057
Posted By: beadie
21-Oct-02 - 04:20 PM
Thread Name: Andy Kaufman
Subject: RE: Andy Kaufman
I always had a "take-him-or-leave-him" sort of attitude about Andy until I saw a movie called "In GOD We Tru$t."
The premise was that a monk (Marty Feldman) was sent by his fiscally challenged monastery into LA to consult with the one man who knew more than anyone about raising money for churches: the Reverend Armageddon T. Thunderbird (Kaufman). Andy Kaufman as a TV preacher was the ultimate humor ("I spoke with G.O.D. last night. He's ill. In fact, He's in Intensive Care. Do you know how much it costs to stay in Intensive Care? Send all your money so we can help G.O.D. pay his Intensive Care bill.") This guy did it even better than Steve Martin in "Leap of Faith."
The word G.O.D. is spelled with periods because it is an acronym for the General Operating Director, a computer voiced by Richard Pryor.
Unfortunately, I have never been able to locate this movie at a video store, although it does appear in their "big book" of films. I did see it for sale on an internet site.