Monday, April 27, 2009

Andy Kaufman - Thought/Counterthought

Another interesting facet of Andy Kaufman's act, was that he was not afraid to go on national television and completely BOMB if he thought it might be amusing to do do.

In this sketch from Fridays - the infamous episode that ended in a fistfight - Andy tanks a parody of Point/Counterpoint just to further establish the undercurrent that he is an unprofessional screw-up. (This of course culminates in the "fight" at the end of the show).

That's Melanie Chartoff reading the news. She had a good run for years as America's foremost Nancy Reagan impersonator.