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Andy's Funhouse (1979)

Taped in 1977 but didn't air until August 28, 1979. A world that is purely Andy's. It serves as a bit of a greatest hits, compiling many of his classic pieces into one arena, but also veers off into its own unique animal.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Kaufman ... Himself / Latka Gravas / Tony Clifton (as Tony Clifton)
Bob Zmuda ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wendy Polland Wendy Polland ... Herself (as Little Wendy)
Chubby Rosalie Chubby Rosalie ... Herself
George Shapiro ... Diner
Mel Sherer Mel Sherer ... Diner
Gail Slobodkin Gail Slobodkin ... Herself
Bob Smith ... Howdy Doody (voice)
Cindy Williams ... Herself
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Taped in 1977 but didn't air until August 28, 1979. A world that is purely Andy's. It serves as a bit of a greatest hits, compiling many of his classic pieces into one arena, but also veers off into its own unique animal.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1979 (USA) See more »

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The Andy Kaufman Special See more »

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KSW Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Originally taped on 15 July 1977 but not aired on American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] before 1979. See more »

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Referenced in Man on the Moon (1999) See more »

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This special was very near the high point of his career
4 May 2000 | by live4tenSee all my reviews

Andy's pet-project that was confirmed in his Taxi contract couldn't have come off much better than it did. ABC, unfortunately, refused to air it until two years after it's completion. All of Andy's best bits and characters are here along with a few things we haven't seen before. We see Andy playing the role of a big shot tv star during presumed commercial breaks and taking guest Cindy Williams (Shirley from TV's Laverne and Shirley, whom Andy was friends with before this special and friends after) around in circles during her interview. Also featured in the program is the celebrity has been corner, breaks for chocolate milk, foreign man; elvis, and all of Andy's usual tricks. This special was very near the high point of his career, and he's on top of his game here.


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