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Never Stop Laughing: A Tribute To Robin Williams

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Robin Williams, at the 2008 BBC World Debate.

By now you’ve probably heard the sad news.

Comedy genius and “force of nature,” Robin Williams, died yesterday at the age of 63. In a statement, Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, said she was “utterly heartbroken”:

“On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

So today, I thought it would be appropriate to share some of Robin Williams’ most outrageously hilarious moments!

I hope you enjoy them. Robin was best known of course for his zany portrayal of an alien in the 70s show, “Mork and Mindy”. I’ve picked out for you two videos and posted them below. The first titled, “Mork’s Mixed Emotions Part 1” is simply hilarious, and the clip is just 10 minutes if you’re short of time:

Mork & Mindy – Mork’s Mixed Emotions Part 1 (10 minutes)

The second video I’ve chosen for you is the Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot. This episode takes a little more time to watch at 50 minutes, which is why I’m declaring today “Intergalactic Jerking Off Day,” so that everyone can feel free to watch. (I’m sure Robin approves). In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

* The opening scene when Mindy meets Mork for the first time. Mork is disguised as a priest wearing his suit backwards.

* Mork takes dating advice from “The Fonz,” but his first date with a New York girl does not go so well!

* Mork’s hilarious encounter with a cop and his subsequent hearing to determine his sanity.  Robin’s Perry Maison impersonation cracks me up, but so does every second.  Blink and you might miss something.

Mork and Mindy Season 1 Episode 1 Pilot (50 minutes)

Enjoy, and I would love to hear YOUR favorite Robin Williams moments in the Comments below.

Shazbat!

– Matt

P.S. If you enjoyed the tribute, click here for my latest post: Robin Williams: A Grander Purpose To His Passing

13 replies on “Never Stop Laughing: A Tribute To Robin Williams”

Janet, you said it beautifully. I hope these clips provide a sense of hope for those who suffer depression– to recognize that their differences are part of what enable them to experience one or both of the extreme ranges of emotion–to be grateful for that capacity, develop strategies for managing it and surrounding themselves with people who love unconditionally.

Ahhhhhhh 1978, I was beginning my career as a RN. I remember watching this episode and laughing until my sides hurt. Today, watching it, I was sad. But a strange sadness. Of course the loss of Robin Williams is here, his zany comedic offerings into how his mind perceived the world. I have always liked and admired him. But another sadness too…..I didn’t laugh like I did back then. While I found his comedy amusing, it seemed almost frenic to me. When did I lose the ability to lose myself? Or is that even the case? I will ponder this a bit. Thank you for the opportunity.

I remember when Robin Williams a Night at the Met came out. It is one of the funniest standup shows I had ever seen. We would play it at every party my friends and I had. We could pretty much recite it. Then I saw Dead Poets Society. I was amazed that the man who could make me laugh so hard could make me also cry. It is a shame that someone who brought so much happiness to so many people with his comedy, tv, and movies was enveloped in the darkness of depression. Hopefully this will highlight the problem and that maybe someone who needs help seeks it. That would be one more wonderful thing he could give us.

Thank you for a trip back in time. I enjoyed the two episodes! I forgot that he sat down on his head! His talks with the eggs were funny. A nice way to spend some time this afternoon, Matt. Robin will be missed. There was so much more he could have done.

When my oldest son was 2, the house we lived in had a dining room facing the living room. Every night at supper, he would turn around to watch “Nanu”. I had to change supper hour. Chuck loved Mork

Robin will always be remembered for his humor and his kindness! I wish I had the opportunity to meet him! The movie ¨What Dreams May Come¨ that he starred in inspired me to write a poem of the same name! I am a published, award winning poet! I have the movie and it will be even more cherished now!

I just want to send my love & prayers to Robin’s family. Iknow you all are hurting and i really will keep this in prayer for your healing. May he rest in peace now.
As a singer and spiritual teacher I know how it feels when you give so much , and in life we go through voids that are painful and especially when there is no one there to make you laugh.
People have to stop being so forgetful of out icon’s , there has to be some way they can be remembered and loved before they pass on. Tina Turner stayed in Europe because her music never gets old here, once they love you they love you. I pray Americans would adopt that type of attitude instead of jumping on the next star. I live in Germany and I know I will return to U.S. and prayerfully to assist in the change. May God continue to Heal us all and teach us how to LOVE. Love VAnda Guzman

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