The startled demeanor up of Baji cracks up the audience along with host Jim Lange.
The woman seems incredibly confused by the weak game of Baji, who is confused when she asks him what he would do if she was on his lap. ” By three minutes in, Baji is starting to get upset about the questioning, and gives off a slight serial killer vibe.
Within the first thirty seconds you know this is going to be a classic. By the end of the strange hilarious face routine, Kaufman is falling asleep as Letterman continues to jabber on about breakfast.
By , Kaufman has said his first sentence, and the appearance is already a classic.
In 1980, Andy Kaufman appeared on “The Dating Game” as a real contestant named Baji Kimran. One minute in Baji addresses the female in his “Foreign Man” voice with, “Hello Patrice”, and looks at the camera with an awkward smile, aggressive hair and amazing sideburns.
Andy Kaufman was on the dating game in the 70’s and did this great bit based on a rhetorical question.
The potential date asks him if she were Santa and he sat on her lap what would he ask for.
Andy Kaufman was a comedic genius who unfortunately left us too soon like so many of the greats.His style was innovative, dangerous and incredibly bizarre, which made his appearances on late night television so unique.You never knew what he would do, or who was in on the joke.In fact, there is probably an older group of people in the world who still don’t understand that the joke was on them. That’s the brilliance of Kaufman – one never knew if his jokes were planned, improvised or Kaufman being Kaufman.Regardless, the comedic timing of Kaufman was crafted over many years, and his wide variety of talents made him the ultimate entertainer.Hit or miss – Kaufman gave it a shot, and one can only learn from mistakes. By , Kaufman has still only uttered one word, and gives Letterman a look pure confusion.