Man on the Moon

Factual error: In one scene supposedly set in the late '70s (Andy was about to get/just got "Taxi"), Andy is playing Ms. Pac Man. I may be wrong here, but didn't Ms. Pac-Man come out in 1982 or 1983?

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Factual error: In George Shapiro's office, the picture of Bob Newhart also includes Mary Frann, who didn't co-star with Bob until the mid 80's.

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Factual error: Lorne Michaels didn't orchestrate the phone-in poll that banned Andy from SNL, as he wasn't SNL producer from 1980-85. Short-term SNL producer Dick Ebersol was behind it.

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Factual error: When Andy is in the club with his future manager in the audience, he tells the crowd (in his Foreign Man persona) that he is going to imitate President Carter. After hooking up with his manager, he gets a gig on the first episode of Saturday Night Live, which debuted in 1975. Jimmy Carter wasn't President until 1976.

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Factual error: When Andy first appears on SNL, the announcer says "Welcome back to Saturday Night Live." It wasn't called Saturday Night Live when it first started.

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Factual error: Although tall glasses of milk look better, the milk that was given to the audience members of the Carnegie Hall performance came in 1/2-pint paper cartons.

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Factual error: In the film, Andy plans the Carnegie Hall gig after learning he has cancer. The actual concert took place in 1979, when Kaufman's popularity was at its highest, not near the end of his life and career (1983-84). (Regardless of the writers' intent when writing the script for this film, it is still a factual error.)

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Factual error: In the movie when Andy reads the paper saying he got voted off Saturday Night Live, he remarks "This is bad, I only got 28%." In reality the poll was much closer, with about 46% voting to keep him vs. 54% to dump.

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Factual error: David Letterman didn't wear glasses on TV in the early '80s.

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Factual error: Pyro effects weren't used in pro wrestling until the late 80's. The Lawler/Kaufman match took place around 1983.

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Factual error: In the scene that depicts the infamous Andy Kaufman vs. Jerry Lawler match, the movie has Jim Ross as the play-by-play man for the match. In the actual match it was the ring announcer in the movie, Lance Russell, who was the original play-by-play man, not Jim Ross.

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New this month Suggested correction: Jim Ross (credited as James Ross) is simply an actor playing the role of wrestling commentator. It is never said he is playing himself and he is never referred to as Jim Ross. The credits even list hi as the role of wrestling commentator.

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Factual error: On the set of Taxi when Tony Clifton is fired, which took place around 1978, one of the chopped vehicles shown on the set is a mid-1990s Chevy Caprice.

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Factual error: Andy didn't meet his girlfriend Lynn when he was wrestling women on the Merv Griffin show. They actually met in 1981-82, when his "wrestling career" was dying down (incidentally, if you rent the movie "My Breakfast With Blassie", you actually see Andy meeting, and hitting on, Lynn for the first time. They had never met prior to the filming of their improvised scene. It's pretty funny-rent it!)

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Factual error: At Andy's funeral Jerry Lawler's real life wife Stacey "The Kat" Carter can be seen sitting next to him, but the only problem is Andy supposedly died in 1984, and Jerry Lawler's wife would've only been 14 at the time. I don't even think that they met till a couple of years later, yet she's still there and looks to be about 29 or 30 - her current age.

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New this month Suggested correction: Stacey Carter is not playing herself. She wasn't even credited in the movie. She is simply a funeral goer.

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