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My Breakfast with Blassie (1983)

Comedian Andy Kaufman & professional wrestler Classy Freddie Blassie eat breakfast & discuss life.
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Andy Kaufman's ridiculous parody of "My Dinner With Andre" sets Andy Kaufman, playing himself, at an early-morning breakfast with former wrestling champion Fred Blassie. Andy and Fred discuss wrestling (Andy's success with wrestling women is discussed at length), then change the topic to techniques for keeping your hands clean, why not to eat pancakes or waffles, giving autographs to fans, and other topics not nearly as intellectual as the ones discussed in My Dinner With Andre. As with much of Andy Kaufman's work, My Breakfast with Blassie is extremely self-deprecating, showing Kaufman as being timid yet egotistical, using his role as Latka on Taxi as a way of trying to impress people. The video explores the egotism that develops with stardom, as well as the desire to lead a private life: the double-edged sword of being a recognizable celebrity. Written by David Eschatfische <esch@fische.com>

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It's Comedy Meets Wrestling With A Side Order Of Bacon!

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The Thai waitress was the actual waitress who worked at the Sambo's restaurant. See more »

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Andy Kaufman: The life of a part-time wrestler is no laughing matter. It's not just fun and games like some people think. You work out, train constantly, push your body to the limit of endurance - and nobody seems to care. I have wrestled and defeated over 400 women, and what do I get? The men call me a wimp, the women say I'm a sexist pig. But then again, I guess you have to expect that sort of thing when you're a famous TV star like I am.
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Hysterically Funny
30 October 2003 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

It's sad that both Andy Kaufman and Freddie Blassie are not with us to make a sequel to this hysterically funny film about them having breakfast at a local Sambo's restaurant in LA. In the movie the two are seen discussing the news and about what's been happening to themselves, mostly Andy's and Freddie's wrestling careers, in the world of entertainment.

Seems to be mostly add-libbed with some of the weird and funny customers joining in, I still can't get over that nosy fan, making the movie even funnier then it would have been with just Andy and Freddie.

One of the most ridiculous, but true, event discussed by the pair is Andy Kaufman's reign as the "Woman's Champion" in wrestling until he got in a bout with a man wrestler who almost broke Andy's neck.

One of the best comedies in years that didn't need any stick's or actions like flying through the air being blown up or getting hit in the face with a pie and all that toilet humor that seems to be a must in most comedies these days. All that was needed to make up laugh was just two very real and funny guys sitting at a table having breakfast and talking about what's been going on in the world and with their lives and of course the occasional weirdo at the Sambo's joining in to make thing even more outrageous.


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