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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Andy Kaufman's brother: "I think I've been misquoted, OK?"   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 30
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2013-11-14 08:47:35 PM  
thought experiment:
how long did it take for people to recognize and verify the identity of this woman?
how long would it take for people to recognize and verify the identity of any other woman in the same situation?
if Andy's daughter were actually, say, Stephanie Byrd (as in 'free as a'...) of San Diego, CA, would she or Andy really want the intrusion into their lives that the media would already be bringing?
if they did, for kicks or for financial reasons, wouldn't they want to string out the game by doing random things like dropping hints that no one would take seriously on social websites, rather than come out to the world all at once?

i think it makes way more sense, given his lifestyle over the last 30 years, for Andy to hire an actress, perhaps through an intermediary like his brother, to pull this stunt, rather than send his actual daughter.
 
2013-11-14 09:17:19 PM  

the801: thought experiment:
how long did it take for people to recognize and verify the identity of this woman?
how long would it take for people to recognize and verify the identity of any other woman in the same situation?
if Andy's daughter were actually, say, Stephanie Byrd (as in 'free as a'...) of San Diego, CA, would she or Andy really want the intrusion into their lives that the media would already be bringing?
if they did, for kicks or for financial reasons, wouldn't they want to string out the game by doing random things like dropping hints that no one would take seriously on social websites, rather than come out to the world all at once?

i think it makes way more sense, given his lifestyle over the last 30 years, for Andy to hire an actress, perhaps through an intermediary like his brother, to pull this stunt, rather than send his actual daughter.


Ha and this is why we'll never know if he's really dead. If something seems fake, it's pretty easy to imagine he would have just planned it that way anyway.
 
2013-11-15 12:04:24 AM  
I seem to recall Andy Kaufman's brother's brother saying something quite similar
 
2013-11-15 12:10:19 AM  
The fact that this is news is a tribute to Andy's genius.
 
2013-11-15 01:57:20 AM  
I wasn't fooled for a second like the rest of you sheeple.

I knew that was Tony Clifton's daughter all along.
 
2013-11-15 02:14:55 AM  

supichoo: The fact that this is news is a tribute to Andy's genius.


Thankyouverymuch.
 
2013-11-15 02:27:11 AM  
that's not andy's brother, that's andy!
 
2013-11-15 02:28:02 AM  

supichoo: The fact that this is news is a tribute to Andy's genius.


Not really. Just another example of a slow news day.

Oh well, at least we were spared from hearing about Khloe Kardasian taking a sh*t again.
 
2013-11-15 02:32:10 AM  

supichoo: The fact that this is news is a tribute to Andy's genius.


No, no it's not. It's simply an attempt by his brother to grab the spotlight for a period of time.
 
2013-11-15 02:50:31 AM  

ReapTheChaos: supichoo: The fact that this is news is a tribute to Andy's genius.

No, no it's not. It's simply an attempt by his brother to grab the spotlight for a period of time.


Because of Andy's genius he can, and did.
 
2013-11-15 04:30:51 AM  
Face it, Mike. Andy got all the talent.
 
2013-11-15 05:10:22 AM  

supichoo: ReapTheChaos: supichoo: The fact that this is news is a tribute to Andy's genius.

No, no it's not. It's simply an attempt by his brother to grab the spotlight for a period of time.

Because of Andy's genius he can, and did.


Yeah, I'm going to back this. Trouncing on a dead relatives corpse to generate some buzz or money is hardly comic genius.

It's sad.

The real thing for me is... well, it's not funny. Kaufman was, and I know like any comedian he had fans and detractors, generally funny. His comic timing was excellent and a lot of his long running cons were - intrinsically - humorous. Feuding with a pro wrestler? Come on. That's a situation that fake OR real is equally absurd. This whole "he's not dead, and was tired of being famous and totally didn't die tragically so don't spare a thought to say- his memory, cancer research, or supporting the arts - because he's such a yuckster" is... whatever the opposite of funny is. Tragic? Dumb?

I dunno.
 
2013-11-15 05:12:23 AM  
He's skeptical? How could his family not know? Wasn't there a funeral?
 
2013-11-15 05:20:38 AM  
But we can all agree that Elvis is still alive, right?
 
2013-11-15 06:18:15 AM  
This is the sort of think Andy Kaufman would do. I'm more convinced than ever now.
 
2013-11-15 07:56:26 AM  

the801: thought experiment:
how long did it take for people to recognize and verify the identity of this woman?
how long would it take for people to recognize and verify the identity of any other woman in the same situation?
if Andy's daughter were actually, say, Stephanie Byrd (as in 'free as a'...) of San Diego, CA, would she or Andy really want the intrusion into their lives that the media would already be bringing?
if they did, for kicks or for financial reasons, wouldn't they want to string out the game by doing random things like dropping hints that no one would take seriously on social websites, rather than come out to the world all at once?

i think it makes way more sense, given his lifestyle over the last 30 years, for Andy to hire an actress, perhaps through an intermediary like his brother, to pull this stunt, rather than send his actual daughter.


Free as a Stephanie? I've never heard that expression.
 
2013-11-15 08:07:22 AM  

Shadowtag: Face it, Mike. Andy got all the talent.


bransonticket.com
"Never let an absolute lack of talent stop you!" -- JB
 
2013-11-15 08:34:45 AM  

Shadowtag: Face it, Mike. Andy got all the talent.


Unless Mike is Andy, and it was really Mike that died.
 
2013-11-15 09:29:26 AM  
Andy Kaufman was the "Emperor's New Clothes" of comedy.
Even his schtick on "Taxi" got old after a couple of episodes.
 
2013-11-15 10:19:04 AM  

give me doughnuts: Andy Kaufman was the "Emperor's New Clothes" of comedy.
Even his schtick on "Taxi" got old after a couple of episodes.


Oh come on.  His lip syncing to the Mighty Mouse theme bit was pretty funny, as was the bit where he went
from doing the Latka character into a spot-on Elvis impression (folklore says that Elvis himself thought
Kaufman was the best Elvis impersonator of all).

But, yeah:  he was much more of a performance artist than he was a comedian.  Unfortunately the concept
of 'performance art' hadn't been codified when he came up so the only venues he had for his stuff were
comedy clubs and such.
 
2013-11-15 10:53:08 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Free as a Stephanie? I've never heard that expression.


; )
 
2013-11-15 11:10:17 AM  
If this is a joke, the whole thing. Only Andy would find it funny. Most of his performances were done to please him, we caught on years later and it became funny. If he died all those years ago for real I am sure he laid out a plan to be carried out by his friends and family to spark the rumor every few years. Think of it he would be laughing from beyond the grave.
 
2013-11-15 11:53:11 AM  

TV's Vinnie: supichoo: The fact that this is news is a tribute to Andy's genius.

Not really. Just another example of a slow news day.

Oh well, at least we were spared from hearing about Khloe Kardasian taking a sh*t again.


I know it can get annoying, but when an ass that bigs sits down to unleash the beast, people need to be warned. It's like dropping a cherry bomb in bathroom stall, you gotta think of safety.
 
2013-11-15 12:10:44 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: give me doughnuts: Andy Kaufman was the "Emperor's New Clothes" of comedy.
Even his schtick on "Taxi" got old after a couple of episodes.

Oh come on.  His lip syncing to the Mighty Mouse theme bit was pretty funny, as was the bit where he went
from doing the Latka character into a spot-on Elvis impression (folklore says that Elvis himself thought
Kaufman was the best Elvis impersonator of all).

But, yeah:  he was much more of a performance artist than he was a comedian.  Unfortunately the concept
of 'performance art' hadn't been codified when he came up so the only venues he had for his stuff were
comedy clubs and such.



I found him sad and pathetic.
He did stuff that he found funny, with no thought for making the audience laugh.
 
2013-11-15 12:32:58 PM  

give me doughnuts: He did stuff that he found funny, with no thought for making the audience laugh.


So, were he alive today, he'd have a show on Comedy Central for at least a year.
 
2013-11-15 12:39:57 PM  

EyeballKid: give me doughnuts: He did stuff that he found funny, with no thought for making the audience laugh.

So, were he alive today, he'd have a show on Comedy Central for at least a year.


Or he'd be on a corner with a sign saying "Will do Latka for money!"
 
2013-11-15 03:17:26 PM  
thankyouverymuch
 
2013-11-15 04:27:05 PM  

give me doughnuts: DjangoStonereaver: give me doughnuts: Andy Kaufman was the "Emperor's New Clothes" of comedy.
Even his schtick on "Taxi" got old after a couple of episodes.

Oh come on.  His lip syncing to the Mighty Mouse theme bit was pretty funny, as was the bit where he went
from doing the Latka character into a spot-on Elvis impression (folklore says that Elvis himself thought
Kaufman was the best Elvis impersonator of all).

But, yeah:  he was much more of a performance artist than he was a comedian.  Unfortunately the concept
of 'performance art' hadn't been codified when he came up so the only venues he had for his stuff were
comedy clubs and such.


I found him sad and pathetic.
He did stuff that he found funny, with no thought for making the audience laugh.


Antagonizing female wrestlers was a mesmerizing schhtick. Because you knew most of them could tear him in half and were a little afraid it'd actually happen.
 
2013-11-15 10:07:24 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: the801: thought experiment:
...if Andy's daughter were actually, say, Stephanie Byrd (as in 'free as a'...) of San Diego, CA, would she or Andy really want the intrusion into their lives that the media would already be bringing?...

Free as a Stephanie? I've never heard that expression.


That's because we're actually quite expensive.
 
2013-11-15 10:28:41 PM  
These same people probably believe we put a man on the moon

/man on the moon yeah yeah-uh

//yeah yeah yeah yeah
 
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