Andy Kaufman returns!

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  1. Greg_S_H

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    Well it could be one of three things:

    1. His death was a hoax, and a damn good one at that.
    2. This is a hoax being perpetrated by those close to him at his request, perhaps Bob Zmuda.
    3. Someone not connected to him at all decided to do this just for fun.

    If it is number 1, it'll be the ultimate hoax of all time. 20 years of hiding out like that is pretty hard to do. My guess is it's number 2. After all that stuff he and Bob Zmuda did wtih Tony Clifton I could see them having conspired together to do this.
     
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    It looks real fake!
     
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    He'd probably have a more dramatic return if it was real. [​IMG]
     
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    That would be SO cool.... I hope it really is him and not just some crazy doofus. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know what to think... The first "official" pictures of his return feature "him" as Tony Cliffton. It's a little too easy. Maybe it IS Zmuda pulling a prank, but just maybe...

    If so, his family and friends owe him 20 years worth of beatings for pulling this shit.
     
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    They had some kind of 'return of Andy Kaufman' night at the House of Blues here on the Sunset Strip. The tickets were really expensive too. Or maybe it's coming up, I can't remember. I heard about it on a local rock station. Anyway I think this is all a gag. The guy is dead.
     
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    Click the Senator:

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    I thought I had heard that Andy's mother (Janice Kaufman) had died.

    -Mike
     
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    It's great to see Andy's humor style is still alive. This type of prank seems all Kaufman. Kind of like in the movie, he said he was dying and they all thought it was a joke. He really was a genius, though hard to get.
     
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    I don't know much about this gentleman, but faking your death is dizzyingly self absorbed and extremely cruel to your loved ones.

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  14. Sam Posten

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    Welcome to the party Hola =)

    Either way, this just rules. Yahoo at least bit into it or is playing along!

    Sam
     
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    It would be funny if it was induced by Mr. Kaufman himself. Kind of loses a bit, when it's someone else, and you've passed on. Sucks the wit right out of it.
     
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    Andy Kaufman is dead. This is not a practical joke, its a cruel, not to mention stupid, hoax to trick a lot of friends and family who now have to bring back and deal with all of those feeling they laid to rest years ago.

    Regardless, I really doubt Cedars Sinai Medical Center is going to give out a fake death certificate to devastate his mother for a good laugh.
     
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    I don't know if it's true or not. It's probably a fake, but then again, as Snopes points out, if anyone could do it, Andy Kaufman could.

    The real question is, does this mean we'll get an SE of Man on the Moon (possibly with commentary by "Andy Kaufman".
     
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    When I see Andy on the Today Show I'll believe it.
     
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    If he appeared on Lettermen, then I'd buy in.
     
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    Even if this was real, I don't think Letterman would have him on his show. Think if one of your good friends died of cancer at 35 and all the grief you would go through during certain moments of your life and then for him to show up 20 years later saying it was a prank? I don't think I would want anything to do with that asshole. I'm sure Lettermen likes ratings, but not that bad.
     

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