Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lynne Margulies & Bob Zmuda in LA on Dec 3rd, 2009

part 1

Bob and Lynne reminisce about Kaufman's legacy, and the casting of the bio-pic "Man On The Moon", at a screening of rare Kaufman videos.

part2 & part3



 Bob and Lynne reminisce about Kaufman's professional wrestling legacy, at a screening of rare Kaufman videos.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Taxi: What's New In Your Life, Latka?



Taxi
Season 1, Episode 14: Louie Sees The Light

Happy Holidays!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Andy Memorabilia

There were lots of Andy's memorabilia at Carolines on Broadway (in New York) during the 5th Andy Kaufman Award (on Nov 3, 2009).. including Elvis jacket, foreignman jacket, conga drum, and lots of other things...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Latka Quotes #2

"In my country, we believe that the only things that separate us from
 the animals are pointless rituals and mindless superstitions."
- Latka Gravas
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Episode Honor thy father:
Latka: You know, in my country we have a saying: "Your father, he may beat you. Your father, he may curse you. Your father, he may take your last piece of meat..."
Alex: Go on.
Latka: That's all.
Bobby: You mean that's the whole saying?
Latka: Yeah, it's a small country.
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Episode Simka returns:
Vic: I am completely taken by you and I want to love you.
Simka: Well, in my country there is only one thing a girl can say to that, which is one of the reasons I left.
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Latka: That's the one thing I like about you. You eat like a swine.
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Episode Memories of Cab 804 (2)
Latka (After checking out the damaged 804): I quit
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Episode Latka's Cookies:
Latka: You know, I do not want to be rich for the same reasons that other men want to be rich.
Alex: Oh, you mean not for the houses, the cars or the women?
Latka: Oh, maybe it was the same reason

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Latka (discovering the cookies were made with coca leaves): This would explain why my grandmother's cookies were so popular with musicians in my country

Sunday, November 15, 2009

celebrating the release of Lynne Margulies's book Dec 3rd, 2009

celebrating the release of Lynne Margulies's book Dec 3rd, 2009 in Los Angeles.
>>http://flavorpill.com/losangeles/events/2009/12/3/dear-andy-kaufman-i-hate-your-guts

"Process Media presents an Andy Kaufman tribute: DEAR ANDY KAUFMAN, I HATE YOUR GUTS!

The great provocateur Andy Kaufman died 25 years ago, and tonight we honor his legacy with the release of the new Process book Dear Andy Kauman, I Hate Your Guts! and an evening of rare and never-before-seen solid Kaufman gold pulled from the video archives of Lynne Margulies (Kaufman's girlfriend, director of the Kaufman doc I'm from Hollywood, and author of the book).

Margulies will present a treasure trove of rarities including recently unearthed footage from Kaufman's brief but illustrious career as "Intergender Wrestling Champion of the World," his legendary, never-before-seen performance at LA Improv's "Midnight Snacks" in 1975, and a video, allegedly made by a German film crew, of someone driving to the Kaufman family plot in New Jersey and exhuming Andy's corpse.

And, as a grand finale for the evening, none other than TONY CLIFTON has threatened to appear in his only West Coast performance for more than half a decade. Don't miss it!" 

Latka Quotes

Elaine: Thanks so much latka for sharing this with us.
Latka: You known in my country everyone shares with everyone.
Elaine: Oh thats beautiful.
Latka: Otherwise they shoot you.
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Louie: Whats this?
Latka: Its a kebble.
Louie: Whats a kebble?
Latka: 110 kebble make a lithnitch.
Louie: Whats a lithnich?
Latka: 270 lithnich make a matta.
Louie: Whats a matta?
Latka: I dont know, whats the matter with you?
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Latka: [after his paper marriage, his "wife" runs off] No
honeymoon?
Alex: No, latka.
Latka: Americas a tough town.
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>> More Latka Quotes... 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Andy Talks Tony Clifton with Merv Griffin 1979


Andy Talks Tony Clifton with Merv Griffin on Dec 13, 1979


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Tony Clifton on the Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (1982)

Tony Clifton on the Fantastic Miss Piggy Show (1982)


Andy's last appearance as Tony in 1982.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

The 5th Annual Andy Kaufman Award Show

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TheAndy Kaufman Award Talent Competition

The Semi Finals Monday, November 2nd, 2009 @ 6:00 PM EST
The Final Tuesday November 3rd, 2009  @ 7:00 PM EST
@ Carolines (Broadway, New York) 
More info: http://theandykaufmanaward.com/  
Get your ticket: https://www.carolines.com/event/181/the-andy-kaufman-award-talent-competition  

 Tony Clifton will appear at this event. He'll be hosting the show and also he will perform a short set with him and a piano. http://www.myspace.com/tonycliftonlives 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mighty Mouse (1975)

October 11, 1975 - On the inaugural broadcast of Saturday Night Live, Andy lip-synch's "The Theme from Mighty Mouse."


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Andy Kaufman - Thought, Counterthought

Andy Kaufman - Thought, Counterthought
at Fridays in 1981

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Foreign Man on SNL in November 1975

Andy as Foreign Man on Saturday Night Live in November 8th, 1975. It was his 3rd appearance at SNL.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7ms0f
(available only in the North America)

"...I don't know if you are laughing at me or with me..."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sir Geoffrey Hypen-Hill

The Englishman Sir Geoffrey Hypen-Hill, One of Latka's personalities appeared only once on Taxi in the 4th season, episode called: Of Mice And Tony









Taxi - the 4th season published on DVD Get your copy at Amazon.com

Andy at the Mike Douglas show in 1977

earlier appearance of Andy on the Mike Douglas Show


Interview - part 1



Mighty Mouse - part2


ClassicTelevisionBlog - Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kaufman (1983)

ClassicTelevisionBlog - Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kaufman (1983)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Taxi- The Final season out in December 2009

Taxi- The Final season (the 5th season) will be out on DVD
December 22, 2009


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Andy sings "Rosemarie" on Letterman

Andy Kaufman sings "Rosemarie" on Letterman on November 17, 1982

Monday, September 28, 2009

updates

I have finally done some updates on this site. The look has changed and I have add some new things...
Feel free to leave comments on Guestbook or Email me privately to andygkfan[AT]email.com

I also made some banners so feel free to link The Pieces Of Andy Kaufman's Life:

 

This site also has a new URL and it is www.andygkaufmanworld.blogspot.com
the old one still works...

Andy Kaufman Restored!

This link is found from the website of Wally Wingert, who is one of the Andy impersonators.Check this page out: http://www.wallyontheweb.com/andy/andy_restored.htm 
 
Here are some other Andy related pages found on his website:
http://www.wallyontheweb.com/ak/andywwme.html
http://www.wallyontheweb.com/ak/andykaufman2.html
http://www.wallyontheweb.com/ak/andy_hob.html 

http://www.wallyontheweb.com

Andy As Elvis pics



Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

the Last TV Appearance in January 1984 (the Top)

Clips of Andy Kaufman's last television appearance on the ill-fated pilot for a show called "The Top."
Taped January 22, 1984. Aired January 27.





Monday, August 31, 2009

Andy Kaufman's Early Years

some pics from his early years





Monday, August 24, 2009

Andy Kaufman 1978

playing bongos and singing

Thursday, August 13, 2009

clipping from 1979


>>>click picture to get it bigger and readable

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Penguin Story and Elvis @ Saturday Night Live (1977)

Andy at Saturday Night Live on January 15, 1977

There was two penguins on de piece of ice. And they love each other very much. So, eh, one - one day de ice is broken. And so the two penguins cry -- they are crying -- because they never to see each other again. So they go away, you know, away from each other. And one day, they-- to see each other. So they get closer and closer. And one of them say: "Big Boy for dinner." You know? Because they never see each other again! Thenk you veddy much.



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Sunday, August 9, 2009

articles about the Wrestling Match between Jerry Lawler and Andy (1982)

You can find some articles about the Wrestling Match:
http://www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com/andy.html

and here are some more articles I found on that site (they are actually about Jerry, but Andy is mentioned also):
http://www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com/sc/king8.jpg (1982)
http://www.memphiswrestlinghistory.com/sc/king7.jpg (1983)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

clip from "I Can't Take It No More" (1983)

Rapping Rodney Dangerfield and guest Andy Kaufman, from his special "I Can't Take It No More"

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

photos from Bananaz in 1978

Andy Kaufman at Bananaz in 1978











































Saturday, July 11, 2009

Andy does Elvis



At the Andy Kaufman Show in 1983
(singing "Blue Moon Of Kentucky)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Close Up with Tom Cottle

Andy is a guest on the show called "Close Up with Tom Cottle" on May 26, 1983.

part1



part2

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TV Guide (August 1999): Latka's Last Laugh

article from TV Guide in August 1999.

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> >page 2
> >page 3
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(scans by me)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Andy as Tony Clifton

the early Tony Clifton
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at the Dinah show in 1979.


Andy's last appearance as Tony Clifton at the Muppets Show in 1982

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Andy eating Ice Cream 1982

Andy eating Ice Cream (an Evening at the Improv)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Andy and his mother Janice

Andy and his mother Janice Kaufman


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Friday, June 19, 2009

Andy's other job: a busboy

this is from the Midnight Special (1981)




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Thursday, June 18, 2009

the Mike Douglas Show (1978)

April 11, 1978

part 1 (singing "Confidence" and "the Cow goes Moo")


part 2 (interview)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

quote

"I am not a comic, I have never told a joke...The comedian's promise is that he will go out there and make you laugh with him...My only promise is that I will try to entertain you as best I can. I can manipulate people's reactions. There are different kinds of laughter. Gut laughter is where you don't have a choice, you've got to laugh. Gut laughter doesn't come from the intellect. And it's much harder for me to evoke now, because I'm known. They say, 'Oh wow, Andy Kaufman, he's a really funny guy.' But I'm not trying to be funny. I just want to play with their heads."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

February 20, 1981

Andy Kaufman in Hollywood, February 20, 1981.

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Taxi Article (Jan 1979)

Here is one article about Taxi (January 1979) ...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

article about Taxi and some quotes

the article about Taxi which was published in January 1979..

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and some quotes

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Andy and puppets

No sound in this clip


Monday, June 1, 2009

Andy as Elvis

the Midnight Special 1981
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the Andy Kaufman Show 1983
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Now It Can Be Told (1999)

article from December 1999: http://weeklywire.com/ww/12-13-99/memphis_mfea.html

Andy Kaufman co-conspirator Bob Zmuda talks about truth, death, and Tony Clifton.
By Jim Hanas


DECEMBER 13, 1999: "On his death bed, Andy asked me to do three things," says Bob Zmuda, who for a dozen years served as friend, writer, and co-conspirator to the late Andy Kaufman. "Write a book about him, produce a movie about him, and keep the legacy of Tony Clifton alive."

The movie, Man on the Moon (on which Zmuda served as co-executive producer) starring Jim Carrey, is slated for a hotly anticipated pre-Christmas release. The book, Zmuda's tell-all Andy Kaufman Revealed!, is already on shelves. As for Tony Clifton, Kaufman's brash, lounge-lizard alter-ego is hitting the stage at the Hi-Tone Cafe in Memphis.

"So I've accomplished those three things," Zmuda says from a Portland hotel room as he takes a breather from his booksigning tour.

The Kaufman legend is undergoing a transformation, one that may well end it as legendary per se, changing the late comedian's legacy, instead, into biography. Man on the Moon, created by the same writing and directing team that made The People vs. Larry Flynt, reportedly lets loose all manner of behind-the-scenes details about the comic's infamous antics. Meanwhile, Zmuda's book lets slip even more, from the specifics of his friend's, shall we say, active sex life to the truth behind the hoaxes, that, while always presumably just that, have lived on in an ambiguous twilight between fact and fiction since Kaufman's death 15 years ago. Michael Richards knew what was up when Kaufman sabotaged a skit in front of a live audience on Fridays after all, and Jerry Lawler was indeed in on the wrestling scam from the get-go (despite his admirable insistences to the contrary). We already knew this, of course, but without really knowing for sure. Now there is no room for doubt.

"To me, working for Kaufman was like working for Harry Houdini," Zmuda explains. "You have to give away what went on behind the scenes. There's a greater appreciation of Andy if one knows the method behind the madness."

Zmuda worked for the Houdini of chutzpa for over a decade, helping him develop live shows and television specials and a seemingly endless series of carefully choreographed media pranks. He also helped develop Tony Clifton, Kaufman's booze-guzzling, trash-talking has-been -- "The act that couldn't fail," as Zmuda says, "the act that was so bad it had to be stopped by the audience."

When Kaufman signed up as a cast-member on the sitcom Taxi, he managed to negotiate a separate contract for Clifton, whom he always referred to -- as Zmuda does today -- in the third-person. Famously, Zmuda himself inhabited Clifton on several occasions, leaving the likes of Merv Griffin and David Letterman none the wiser.

Clifton was last seen Saturday, when he disrupted a press-conference for Man on the Moon by berating, and eventually getting into a scuffle with, Jim Carrey. Both Carrey and Universal Studios denied any foreknowledge of the fracas, and the leading man even seemed to suggest that Zmuda has gone around the bend.

"He needs to move on," Carrey told reporters, surely with unquestionable sincerity. Andy lives indeed.

"Andy handed the character off to me, and then I loaned the character -- for about 85 days -- to Jim Carrey to play him in the movie," Zmuda says. "As far as who will be at the Hi-Tone Thursday night it could be any three of the above. Tony Clifton is Andy Kaufman's living legacy, the only thing that Andy really has left on this planet Earth."

Presuming he himself is gone, and there are some -- even in Hollywood -- who still do not believe. Kaufman apparently talked a lot about faking his own death, even determining that he would have to stay in hiding for at least a decade before people would truly believe he was gone. In a particularly intriguing twist, Zmuda relates how a 1976 screenplay for The Tony Clifton Story -- penned by him and Kaufman -- climaxed with Clifton dying of lung cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Eight years later, Kaufman passed away -- same location, same cause of death.

Zmuda does not counsel such speculation, however. "Andy Kaufman is dead," he says pointedly, confirming what may be the ultimate irony of Kaufman's short life. For as his friend and collaborator observes:

"Had Andy Kaufman lived, he would have faked his death."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Andy Kaufman performs 'Confidence'



When everyone thought the world was flat
Columbus said "It's round"
He went down in history
And America was found
'Cause
He had confidence
A little thing called confidence
There's no job too immense when you've got
Confidence

With a "C" and an "O" and an "N" and an "F"
And an "I" and a "D" and an "ENCE"
Put 'em all together and what have you got
Confidence

You'll be surprised what you can do
If you will only try
How do you know that you can't ride a rainbow in the sky
You'll be surprised what you can do
If you will only try
All you need is confidence
A little thing called confidence
There's no job too immense when you've got
Confidence

With a "C" and an "O" and an "N" and an "F"
And an "I" and a "D" and an "ENCE"
Put 'em all together and what have you got
Confidence

Andy as Elvis on SNL (1982)

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