Andy Kaufman Doppelganger

James Archer (from his friend Ralph Carney) hipped me to this on Facebook. Don’t read the description until you watch the video! Elements of Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band here as well, although I’m sure these Czech guys never heard of them.

Wikipedia again:

Jožin z bažin (originally 1978) is a song by Czech musician and comedian Ivan Mládek, and is one of his best known songs. He even called it the “National Anthem” of his Countryshows. In January 2008, the song became popular in Poland and Hungary, winning several radio hitlists. It is also popular in Austria and Russia, sporting a cult following in blogs and several versions of translations. The song is a surreal tale of a mysterious man-eating (especially those coming from Prague) monster (Jožin z bažin, Joe from the swamps) living in the swamps. He could be defeated only with the use of a cropduster. A Polish cabaret called Kabaret pod Wyrwigroszem (‘Cabaret under a torn out grosz’) created a parody of “Jožin z bažin,” entitled “Donald marzy” (‘Donald dreams’), about the Polish prime minister, Donald Tusk. The Ivan Mládek Banjo Band has created Polish version of “Jožin z bažin.”

My favorite comment from youtube: “When I was a kid I wondered what life was like on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Now I know.”

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3 responses to “Andy Kaufman Doppelganger

  1. James Archer

    Ah, the good ol’ pre-iron curtain days, bring ‘em back!
    BTW, does anyone know the weird instrument the guy seems to be clinching in his teeth?

  2. spacebrother

    The best info I could find was that it is something called a “bass kazoo,” although it doesn’t look like the guy plays it like one.

  3. James Archer

    … oops, what I meant was pre- collapse of the wall …yes, put the wall back up, surely more good art will come from it.
    That instrument, it seems more like a what a bass jew’s harp would look like.

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