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That pic made my day. Thank you.
Glad to hear it, your royal hardness!It was either that or Kaufman with Robert Goulet and Carol Channing...but I just can't say no to the great CNR.
I had a bad TV flashback the other night: I remember watching Stan Kann with his wacky inventions. Whatever happened to him?
I didn't know it was possible to have a bad TV flashback without Joe Franklin being involved.
How do you rate Jim Carrey's portrayal?
Hey Mark! I thought Carrey did a fine job, certainly as good a job as could have been done portraying Kaufman. I suppose there's a certain level of difficulty in that it can be hard determining who the real Kaufman was, especially after watching a couple of hours' worth of vintage appearances on one of the 5minutestolive.com Kaufman compilations (highly recommended). Going from the childlike performer singing The Cow Goes Moo on Mike Douglas to the foulmouthed vulgarian challenging Jerry Lawler on Letterman, you wonder if there's any middle ground...
Joe Franklin is my hero. His show was always a staple during those nights my friends and I sat around getting high. We even listened to his radio show, and called in pretending to be relatives of famous movie stars, and making song requests. I once told Joe I was Otto Preminger's nephew. We spoke for about 10 minutes. Do you remember when he sued Uncle Floyd for Floyd's "Joe Frankfurter" bit? Those were the days.
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