26 October 2006

Now Andy, Did You Hear About This One?

Saw the original broadcast. Laughed hard then. Laughing hard now.

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At 10/27/2006 12:06:00 AM, Blogger mellowlee said...

Oh wow, thanks for posting this. LMAO It's great. I never saw this, only Jim Carey doing this in the movie :) Awesome!

 
At 10/27/2006 12:08:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Isn't it great? Jim Carrey did an okay job in the film ... but he couldn't pull off the innocence that Andy seems to have in the bit.

 
At 10/27/2006 12:16:00 AM, Blogger Old Lady said...

I saw the original on SNL way back and was an instant fan.

 
At 10/27/2006 12:21:00 AM, Blogger mellowlee said...

Yes, Andy was totally "all little boy" about it. He did it perfectly. I almost wish I hadn't seen the movie first!!

 
At 10/27/2006 12:29:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

OLD LADY: I saw it live that night, too. And didn't you love his appearances on Letterman?

MELLOWLEE: Thank God for YouTube, so that we can educate you young'uns. The Haahnster is running Sam Kinison's first network appearance, and it's worth seeing, too.

 
At 10/27/2006 04:27:00 AM, Blogger Ben Heller said...

What a wonderful, complex, character he was. Taxi was one of the first sit coms I loved as a kid, and Andy was the icing on the cake that made it great.

 
At 10/27/2006 06:35:00 AM, Blogger barista brat said...

what the hell was the thing at the end?!?

 
At 10/27/2006 06:37:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

BEN: I hope you enjoyed the SNL bit.

BRAT: I have no idea ... but I think Andy would have approved.

 
At 10/27/2006 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

I remember arguing about whether Andy was being serious of playing around or what. He was the first comic that did something that no one had ever done and you either "got it" or didn't.

I think I got it - but I'm still not sure!

 
At 10/27/2006 11:28:00 AM, Blogger haahnster said...

I remember watching Andy on Letterman, especially when he got knocked over backwards by that pro wrestler (Jerry Lawler???). Wild stuff.

Andy combined comedy and performance art in a way that was usually hilarious and always unique!

 
At 10/27/2006 01:40:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

KEITH: I got it and loved it. I've always loved weird and different.

HAAHNSTER: Letterman's always said that Andy Kaufman was his favorite guest because you never knew who or what you were going to get.

 
At 10/27/2006 04:55:00 PM, Blogger Ben Heller said...

I thought it was great and so typically Andy. Only he could pull that skit off.

 
At 10/27/2006 05:49:00 PM, Blogger Bubs said...

Thank you!

Watch it again, and just stare at what Andy does with his hands. I love it.

 
At 10/27/2006 06:23:00 PM, Blogger mellowlee said...

I watched Taxi as a kid too! It was really crazy seeing the cast of Taxi in the movie hey?

 
At 10/28/2006 07:04:00 AM, Blogger Marni said...

I loved Andy! Fell in love with him on Taxi and watched him when I could on SNL.

Thanks for sharing.

BTW: There is this guy at work that I have been trying to figure out who he looks like... I know now... I just watched his video.

 
At 10/28/2006 08:27:00 AM, Blogger Tenacious S said...

It's his eyes. He is able to make himself look completely innocent because of his eyes.

 
At 10/28/2006 12:27:00 PM, Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

These are the type of things that I hope never get removed from You Tube. If anything, the corporations should view this as free advertising, rather than their desire to nickel and dime for royalties.

 

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