The Andy Kaufman Thread

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The Andy Kaufman Thread

Postby Masato » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:55 pm

Hey all

In my opinion Andy Kaufman was a total genius.

Maybe not very entertaining, but I don't think that was his goal. I think he was spoofing the entertainment industry... having more fun faking things and fucking with his audience and not caring whether or not they ever get it, lol - that 'Man on the Moon' flick was very good I thought of portraying this.

His wrestling stuff was epic, epic trolling at its best

Perhaps the greatest troll... I have even begun to discover that talk of him still being alive exists and look forward to seeing if there is any substance to it.

Anyways if you are fan post your favorite Andy Kaufman stories or clips.

Creative Genius UNLEASHED, lolol


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Postby Masato » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:57 pm



"...rumors he was seen panhandling at an Alberquerque Walmart - something he was known to do as a gag"

LOL

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Postby Megaterio Llamas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:26 am

I'll never forget the day he met his idle, Slim Whitman.

Yes. Genius.



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Postby Megaterio Llamas » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:29 am

A little more Slim Whitman...




Now listen to Andy's version.

Genius ;)



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Postby Masato » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:48 pm

LOL:

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Maybe my favorite Kaufman troll was where he went into pro-wrestling TO FIGHT ONLY WOMEN:







The greatest heel!!!!

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Postby Masato » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:04 pm

LOL here he is trolling the Dating Game as his character Latka:

This was BEFORE his role on TAXI, no one knew this character yet, I don't even think he was very famous here


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Postby The Anti-Archon » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:15 pm

Bill Hicks admired Kaufman so much he became Alex Jones.

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Postby penxv » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:45 pm

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mvpz ... ny-clifton

"In public, Zmuda and Kaufman played an elaborate, years-long Tony Clifton shell game that lasted until Kaufman's death in 1984. In the 1999 Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon, Jim Carrey played Kaufman doing Clifton, and Paul Giametti imitated Zmuda imitating Clifton. Andy's brother Michael Kaufman has also publicly donned the Clifton leisure suit, as has Criss Angel, though both Johnson and Clifton say Angel sucked at it.

"I work for the original Tony Clifton, though," Johnson says, "the guy Kaufman discovered in a Vegas nightclub.""



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