Mighty Mouse - Andy Kaufman. Genius. Someone commented that it wasn't funny "out of context," meaning, without knowing Kaufman's comedy. But he was, at this time, totally unknown. SNL was a new show, and Kaufman was a new face. I remember watching, and laughing so hard, I loved this bit.

Mighty Mouse - Andy Kaufman. Genius. Someone commented that it wasn't funny "out of context," meaning, without knowing Kaufman's comedy. But he was, at this time, totally unknown. SNL was a new show, and Kaufman was a new face. I remember watching, and laughing so hard, I loved this bit.

Andy Kaufman: My dad and I were already well aware of Andy Kaufman's "Foreign Man" act and his conga playing from his appearances on Dick Van Dyke's variety show. So it was no surprise when in July of 1977, I caught a rerun of Saturday Night Live where Andy transformed his foreign man character into Elvis Presley and brought the house down. He started to lose me with the wrestling stuff, but his Mighty Mouse bit is nothing short of unadulterated genius.

Andy Kaufman: My dad and I were already well aware of Andy Kaufman's "Foreign Man" act and his conga playing from his appearances on Dick Van Dyke's variety show. So it was no surprise when in July of 1977, I caught a rerun of Saturday Night Live where Andy transformed his foreign man character into Elvis Presley and brought the house down. He started to lose me with the wrestling stuff, but his Mighty Mouse bit is nothing short of unadulterated genius.

Disclaimer: I own nothing in this video, this is from the first episode of Saturday Night Live, property of NBC Universal.    Hey kids! Wanna sing along?    Mister Trouble never hangs around   When he hears this Mighty sound:   "Here I come to save the day!"   That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way!  Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right  Mighty Mo...

Disclaimer: I own nothing in this video, this is from the first episode of Saturday Night Live, property of NBC Universal. Hey kids! Wanna sing along? Mister Trouble never hangs around When he hears this Mighty sound: "Here I come to save the day!" That means that Mighty Mouse is on the way! Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right Mighty Mo...

Andy Kaufman performs Mighty Mouse

Andy Kaufman performs Mighty Mouse

Andy Kaufman doing "Mighty Mouse". He originally came up with this idea for children's parties. When Andy was a young boy he often performed at kid's birthday parties due to his eccentricities ❤️

Andy Kaufman doing "Mighty Mouse". He originally came up with this idea for children's parties. When Andy was a young boy he often performed at kid's birthday parties due to his eccentricities ❤️

Jim Carrey As Andy Kaufman As Mighty Mouse

Jim Carrey As Andy Kaufman As Mighty Mouse

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