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Andy Kaufman on Letterman
January 21, 2009, 6:00 am
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I really enjoyed Jim Carrey’s Man on the Moon when I saw it, but I had no real Andy Kaufman in my head at the time to compare Carrey’s version to.  Holly can tell you that this past Saturday, I spent some time on YouTube learning.  This video…I’m not sure if it’s representative at all, but I love it when Letterman hates his guests (he’s kind of like my Grandpa both in the way he shows people contempt and in his hatred for Bill O’Reilly), and it’s absolutely bizarre how actually musical the musical performance is, almost completely transcending the fact that Kaufman looks totally ridiculous, if you just let yourself listen.  It makes me wonder how long it will take for all of his work to seem aged, but as for now, I’ll at least stop talking.