Adventures in American Filmmaking #25:
The April Fools' Edition


Today's Adventure: Art imitates life imitates a stand-up comedy routine. (1966)

Waitasecond...he said his rabbi got the vodka ad! Yet here's Woody plugging Smirnoff. He lied to us through comedy! I hate when people do that.

3 comments:

mwl said...

I LOVE when people do that. Andy Kaufman did it really well.

swac said...

Tell me about it...I've been watching a fair bit of rare Kaufman footage lately...and I've got some doozies for potential "When Legends Gather"...although they'll probably be lousy screencaps, I might go for it anyway. His Mike Douglas appearances were surreal masterpieces, with the added bonus of baffled showbiz guests to boost the weirdness quotient.

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen wrote:

Tell me about it...I've been watching a fair bit of rare Kaufman footage lately...and I've got some doozies for potential "When Legends Gather"...although they'll probably be lousy screencaps, I might go for it anyway.

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As your friend and co-blogger, I say go for it. If they're really lousy, you can send them to me and I'll do my best to clean 'em up; make 'em look less lousy, then send them back to you for posting as you see fit.

His Mike Douglas appearances were surreal masterpieces, with the added bonus of baffled showbiz guests to boost the weirdness quotient.

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Did Kaufman ever do a talk show appearance that wasn't surreal, masterpiece or no?

You realize, don't you, that if he'd come on the scene today, he'd never get out of the clubs, let alone on talk shows. All that originality would put people off. Too weird.