Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Andy Kaufman meets Elvis

I remember seeing this as a dumbfounded 14 year-old, back when it first aired. I had no idea who Andy Kaufman was, and much like the rest of the audience, felt terribly embarrassed for him as he began his impressions. Then the Elvis transformation occurred, and everyone was stunned, as well as a bit relieved. This aired five months before Elvis died, so I guess we could argue that, as with so much of the rest of his work, Andy Kaufman was ahead of the curve, presaging the wave of tribute artists who followed in the wake of The King's passing.

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