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Andy Kaufman's Mighty Mouse (Here I Come to Save the Day) performance.  There are no words....  : )

Andy Kaufman's Mighty Mouse (Here I Come to Save the Day) performance. There are no words.... : )

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.

"Here I come to save the day!" Andy Kaufman performs Mighty Mouse.

"Here I come to save the day!" Andy Kaufman performs Mighty Mouse.

"Here I come to save the day!" Before Andy Kaufman lip-synched Mighty Mouse's theme on Saturday Night Live, Mighty Mouse had been through many incarnations. Part mouse, part superhero, Mighty Mouse kept Mouseville safe from a variety of cat villains. Mighty Mouse was originally named Super Mouse, when he made his debut in the Mouse of Tomorrow in 1942.

"Here I come to save the day!" Before Andy Kaufman lip-synched Mighty Mouse's theme on Saturday Night Live, Mighty Mouse had been through many incarnations. Part mouse, part superhero, Mighty Mouse kept Mouseville safe from a variety of cat villains. Mighty Mouse was originally named Super Mouse, when he made his debut in the Mouse of Tomorrow in 1942.

Jim Carrey As Andy Kaufman As Mighty Mouse

Jim Carrey As Andy Kaufman As Mighty Mouse

Andy Kaufman lip synching the Mighty Mouse song. I remember watching this when it was originally one!

Andy Kaufman lip synching the Mighty Mouse song. I remember watching this when it was originally one!

The Real Andy Kaufman. By Andy Kaufman. This 85 minute documentary contains rare, live footage from a performance in the Catskills, New York 1979. Running time: 56 minutes. Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Color. Release date: 2001-11-06. Witness Andy in all of his classic bits including Elvis, the Foreign Man, Mighty Mouse, wrestling women, ?My Way, Oklahoma,? and bongos, bongos, bo.

The Real Andy Kaufman. By Andy Kaufman. This 85 minute documentary contains rare, live footage from a performance in the Catskills, New York 1979. Running time: 56 minutes. Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Color. Release date: 2001-11-06. Witness Andy in all of his classic bits including Elvis, the Foreign Man, Mighty Mouse, wrestling women, ?My Way, Oklahoma,? and bongos, bongos, bo.

Andy Kaufman performs Mighty Mouse

Andy Kaufman performs Mighty Mouse

Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical film about the American entertainer Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey. The film was directed by Miloš Forman and also features Courtney Love, Paul Giamatti and Danny DeVito. DeVito worked with Kaufman on the Taxi television series, and other members of that show's cast, including Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch, Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Conaway, make cameo appearances in the film, playing themselves.

Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical film about the American entertainer Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey. The film was directed by Miloš Forman and also features Courtney Love, Paul Giamatti and Danny DeVito. DeVito worked with Kaufman on the Taxi television series, and other members of that show's cast, including Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch, Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Conaway, make cameo appearances in the film, playing themselves.