Andy Kaufman Interviewed by Orson Welles, 1982

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1980s

#1

Here’s Andy wearing his neck brace from the Lawler feud, and Welles was in full-on Old Grumpy Obese Genius mode at this point. I wish TV was still this crazy.


#2

I love that about half-way through he forgets to stop playing up the neck brace.

The infamous Lawler slap on Letterman is here. Still one of my favourite bits of television.


#3

Was hoping somebody would post the Letterman bit, I bet if I dig I can find that whole “I’m From Hollywood” collection of his promos against the memphis fans. Just tremendous ass-showing unrepentant scorched-earth heeling.