*uncensored* Andy Kaufman and Jerry Lawler on Letterman Full (1982)

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Robin mowbray : One of the mist well executed hoaxes in entertainment ever.

Jesse James L : Lawler:when Andy was born his father wanted a boy and his mother wanted a girl and they were both satisfied...classic..😆😆

Brian Gilmore : That was a great piece.Andy Kaufman was a very misunderstood comedian.His jokes were awesome.And you never knew what he was gonna do..As for Lawler A great pro wrestler .nuff said

Tony : After 36 years, last week I found out that this was acting, I like it even more, thank you Jerry Lawler for going along with this. Amazing acting .

Barry Lab : How is Pete Rose in the WWE HOF and not Kaufman? This was the most talked about wrestling event of its time....before Hulkamania

Johnny TheGiant1 : "He appears to be twice your weight. And he's better looking." LOL

EXPLISIT HIPHOP : Love how Kaufman plays bad guy in wrestling yet plays good guy innocent man on Letterman like he was the victim.. haha

Samuel Spade : Both of them never drop character

Jermaine Martinez-Perez : Andy cuts better promos then roman

J D : 10:33 That's called protecting kayfabe.

Robert bishop : The Kaufman /Lawler feud, angle was classic wrestling. Andy got it all the way. He would have made an incredible heel manager because like Piper he knew how to absolutely anger a crowd. Other than when David Schultz slapped the reporter this,was the 2nd loudest slap heard around the world. Andy told Lawler to slap him to continue the feud.

TheHoffy59 : and Kaufman isn't in the WWE Hall of Fame? He was one of the first.

Jeffrey Lasky : The greatest wrestling ‘work’ of all time! Awesome!

Private Equity Manager : one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated.

Glenn Martin : I saw this when it happened! It looked so real! Andy was amazing. RIP Buddy!.

Bruce Thomson : I liked Letterman more on NBC-Simpler times

EXPLISIT HIPHOP : Lawler won some of that crowd .

john ayres : It's time to put Andy Kaufman in the WWE Hall of Fame.

kevin baker : "I ..uhhhh….. I think you can say SOME of those words on tv. What you can't do is throw coffee. I have said it over and over again...." CLASSIC !!! Back when Letterman was funny and did not fall into the liberal trap of being a political mouthpiece of the left like all late night hosts of today. RIP a classic piece of TV Americana.

James Lane : Wow it that was FAKE that's damn good acting

Marc E : This was pure genius

Hey Yo : So here’s the question what was the better work? This or the Montreal screw job???

Sherry Kelley : That smack was very stiff

EXPLISIT HIPHOP : This.. the Andre stuff.. proves Letterman was better then LENO.. What does Leno have against this ? What can he say is better then this segment? Find me the best LENO segment and lets compare it to this classic ...

Michael Mckagan : Why can't today's wrestling be like this? Lol

Scott Manning : I think jim cary nailed him in that movie

Phenom Enol : back in 82, I was a die hard wrestling fan & full aware of the "kayfabe" aspect, well educated for a young-un, and man when this aired live on Letterman I thought it was 100% real! Laughter, by far the best wrestling hoax of all time, even beating out the Montreal screw job.

culwin : Thanks for the upload, Ben Affleck! You were the only good part of Batman v. Superman, by the way.

Jim Ehrlich : This was wrestling gold back then. They both sold it so well and perfect..

MIchael Lamb : I love the part where Andy got slapped by the King.😆

I am Bread : I hope wwe plays this at kayfabe class cuz this is how its done

Joe Masters : I don't care if this was staged - still funny as hell. Andy Kaufman made ppl laugh & pissed off so many others at the same time XD

ktat01 : No wonder the whole demographic of people over 50 think we actually went to the moon... if people believed this was real... holy shit.

Danny Snitzky : The absolute best troll of all time. Longmont Potion Castle is number 2.

Dovah21 : One of the greatest comedy bits of all time. Only years later did we really get the full scope because thankfully Jerry has gone full-disclosure in couple of interviews. Andy was a huge fan of Jerry's and asked him personally (privately of course) if he would be a part of this bit with him. Jerry and Andy being the expert showmen that they are did a fantastic job with it.

ChucksterOLove : One of the best trolljobs in the history of ever! Totally realistic and I actually thought this was real when I first saw it... 😆😆😆

WRQ Nine : I'll say one thing for Kaufman, If this was real he certainly didn't hide behind a huge presence of corporate monkeys. I don't think when Lawler got into this, he realized the necessity of the fan's complicity. I think on one level it was real, Kaufman was sort of forcing the hand of pro wrestling using Lawler's career as leverage. They probably met when Kaufman was wrestling women. Lawler's not a fool, but he got fooled into being on the wrong side in public. A lot of the stuff Letterman did had a bit of a sadistic edge to it, especially in the early years. Blame it on the times if you want, it's all soup to me and I don't miss it. The animus was real, the violence was real (if half hearted), and the fear was real. This is what is meant by world view, it's just a modern name for bigotry. I would apply that term to both sides here, to a degree.

Edgehead10075 : Letterman used to have hair.

Smith Love : still waiting no lady luck

Beachy Keen : Get taken back into Memphis in 1982 and go step by step with Bob as he goes through Andy Kaufman's mindset and motives as he jumped head first into the world of Memphis Wrestling and what went into the infamous promos that ignited one of the most legendary feuds in wrestling history. Of course we also cover the unforgettable appearence by Kaufman and Jerry the King Lawler on the David Letterman show where the "slap" that was heard around the world took place and brought wrestling straight into the world of pop culture. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/tmptow/episodes/2015-05-20T21_00_00-07_00

TheLocutus70 : Don't hold back Andy, tell him what you really think about him.😝

Kerry Standifur : I always wondered if Dave was in on it or not.

Kd6sbr Tom : When I and many others seen this we ALL thought it was real, it was also in the NYDN, and other Newspapers back in the day!! ANDY HAD EVERYONE FOOLED, HE WAS A GENIUS WAY AHEAD OF HIS TIME.

Edgehead10075 : Fans are too smart today and would never fall for this.

Bruce Nunes : Hilarious

EXPLISIT HIPHOP : This was live.. 1 take... easy to diss wrestling.. try and do something like this in 1 take and make it convincing...

Jay Burgess : Back when Letterman was cool. Once he left NBC he went down hill IMO.

herugrim666 : Man, nobody could work a crowd like Lawler, except maybe Piper. The man is a legend.

Lance Rattie : Andy won their fight..Andy is better

William Schutz : He could cut a great promo!