Andy Kaufman faked his own death....

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    And he's going to come back to "life" this year, says his friend. Take it for what it's with. :snicker: Read this, this morning.



    http://nypost.com/2014/09/28/why-andy-kaufman-might-still-be-alive/

    "Zmuda presents transcripts of several of his conversations with Kaufman on this topic.

    Sometime in 1982, Kaufman called Zmuda at 4 in the morning, telling him he had decided to fake his death and insisting he meet him right away.

    A half-hour later, as Kaufman devoured a bowl of chocolate ice cream at Canters Deli in Los Angeles, Zmuda told him what he was planning was illegal and refused to have any part in it.

    Another time, they argued after Kaufman admitted telling a woman he was going to “fake my death by making people believe I had terminal cancer.” (The woman’s response, according to Kaufman? “She thought it was disgusting, and if I ever brought it up again, she’d never talk to me.” Zmuda had to tell him that “people really get wigged out when you start f- -king with death.”



    “Maybe I’ll just stick with cancer,” Kaufman said, after which Zmuda asked how long he planned to stay dead. He said, “If I was going to be a little boy about it, I’d go into hiding for one or two years. But if I was going to be a man about it, it’d be 20 or 30 years.”

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    Kaufman, Zmuda believes, found a “body double,” someone with his general physical appearance, who was genuinely dying of cancer. Then he began changing his own physicality to match that of the dying man, including losing weight and shaving his head, and released photos of himself in this state."
     
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    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    The guy didn't have a bad voice. He was a huge Elvis fan ever since he was a kid.


     
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    That would be awesome. Im not real familiar with Kaufman, but what i have seen always cracked me up. Would be cool as shit if he came back. Jim morrison too! :up:
     
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    He what I've read and have seen, he was that crazy to do something like this. Who knows in this world. :haha:
     
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    I certainly believe Kaufman would have faked his own death, but the Reaper decided he did not want to be mocked and took him for real.
     
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    I expect to see Andy Kaufman alive on the same day I see Beefoe pass up a red carpet.
     
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    He was a corn-hole cowboy. The AIDS got him.
    You don't hang out in the Castro district of San Franfreako for the ambiance.
     
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    Funny how the universe works.
     
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    Benjy would be pissed if Kaufman is alive. He picture himself a 21st century Kaufman... without the humor.
     
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    Wasn't this an internet rumor last year. And some girl who claimed to be his daughter got up at comedy club and said he was alive
     
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    Boy, would Benjy be mistaken that he's anything close to Kaufman.
     
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    He's gonna walk down the aisle on Raw and bust Lawler upside the head with a stick
     
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    Yup
     
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    No, you're right. They always say this, I agree. But it really was just a two page article in the paper today. :snicker:


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    He wasn't funny then, and hes still dead now.

    I remember watching his SNL shit and I was like WTF are these people laughing at?
     
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    So Zmuda's finally out of money?

    Even if it was true, by revealing the gag, isn't he blowing the entire thing?
     
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    I wish benji would fake his death :crying:
     
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    How is this funny?
     
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    It's not. Or maybe funny because it's a running gag. :dontknow:
     
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