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4/12/2023 6:34 pm  #1

Artie Fufkin

Name: Artie Fufkin

Real Name: Arthur "Artie" Fufkin

Aliases: None

Occupation: Record promoter

Identity: Public

Legal status: Citizen of the United States

Place of origin: United States

Marital status: Single

Known relatives: None

Group affiliation: None

Base of operations: United States

First appearance: "This is Spinal Tap" (mockumentary film, 1984)

History: Artie Fufkin is a hapless and bumbling record promoter who becomes involved with Spinal Tap in their fictional comeback tour. He is portrayed as an eager but clumsy professional who is tasked with promoting the band's concerts and album releases. Artie is known for his naivety, awkwardness, and constant missteps in his attempts to promote Spinal Tap.

Artie's efforts to promote Spinal Tap's tour and album are often met with obstacles, including the band's declining popularity, their own self-destructive tendencies, and his own lack of expertise in the music industry. Despite his best intentions, Artie's promotional efforts often backfire, leading to comical and disastrous results. He serves as a source of comedic relief in the film, providing humorous interactions with the band and other characters.

Powers and abilities: Artie Fufkin does not possess any superhuman powers. He is portrayed as a well-meaning but bumbling record promoter with limited knowledge and skills in the music industry.

Equipment: Artie typically uses standard office equipment, such as phones, computers, and promotional materials, in his attempts to promote Spinal Tap's tour and album releases. He may also have access to industry contacts and resources through his role as a record promoter.

Weaknesses: Artie's weaknesses include his lack of expertise and experience in the music industry, which often results in his well-intentioned efforts going awry. He may also struggle with the band's unpredictable behavior and their tendency to create PR disasters, making his job even more challenging. Artie's awkward and clumsy nature may also hinder his ability to effectively promote Spinal Tap and manage their public image.

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