Man on the Moon - What Does it Mean ? : LUSENET : R.E.M. : One Thread

What is this song about ? Why are there references to board games, scientists, comedians and space exploration ?

-- Jules Hardwick (, August 11, 2000


This song is a tribute to the comedian Andy Kaufman. The song title was taken for the movie "Man On The Moon," which is about the SNL comedian. The other references have been discussed in other questions on this page, look below. :)

-- Eddie Yo (, August 11, 2000.

Check out the question titled "Man On The Moon - Lyrics," the board games & other stuff is discussed.

-- Eddie Yo (, August 11, 2000.

By the way, have you seen the movie? Spectacular.

-- Kent Stevens (, August 13, 2000.

Yea, great movie, but sooooo depressing. I never knew anything about Andy before seeing the movie, since I'm too young to really have been an SNL fan when he was on the show. But I enjoyed the film despite this; it was very well-done. REM's music was perfectly suited to this touching tribute to a very funny & strange man, Andy Kaufman

-- Eddie Yo (, August 14, 2000.

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