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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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Autograph Hound (as Linda Burdick)
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Legs (as Lynne Elaine)
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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 title is a reference to Louis Malle's 1981 My Dinner with Andre. See more »

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Freddie Blassie: What the hell ever happened to the human race?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Heartbeeps (2013) See more »

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Good film to watch if you want to see what was Andy Kaufman like
6 January 2009 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

I think nowadays most of the people know who Andy Kaufman was because of the movie Man on the Moon, if you are one of them and want to see some of his works, this movie would be a perfect choice. Andy Kaufman had a sense of humor which was not for everyone to understand. Sometimes it needs to be patient to understand him. This movie is so typical to him. I've seen a lot of his performances but this, yet is the funniest one. I like when he's talking rude, especially when he talks about woman, but that is not meant to be taken serious(some people did), I think that woman with a great sense of humor would understand it. So if you wanna see the real Andy Kaufman, then this movie would be a great choice.


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