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Title: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2014, 04:51:28 pm
Actor Robin Williams Is Dead at 63  (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/actor-robin-williams-dead-63/story?id=24937522)


I was very shocked to hear just now about the passing of Robin Williams, but I'm even more in shocked that they are calling it a suicide. I'm not a fan of anyone taking their own lives. It just p*sses me off to no end. I don't want this to be his legacy. I don't know what was going on that would drive him to do something so drastic. There hasn't been an official ruling and may not in fact be what they are saying at the moment. Whatever the case may be, today is a sad day. I'm a fan of his. Love Mork & Mindy. Loved a lot of his movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Goodwill Hunting. Love his stand up comedy. I'm glad that I took a chance on watching The Crazy Ones when it was airing. I thought it was great. It was classic Robin Williams humor. RIP.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 11, 2014, 04:53:13 pm
Actor Robin Williams has died at 63

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_FSwXgdEwY

A retrospect of his career.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 11, 2014, 06:58:46 pm
Very shocking. This is so sad.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on August 11, 2014, 09:55:35 pm
Watching his episode of SVU.  Never knew about it.  Like an undiscovered little gem.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 12, 2014, 02:43:43 pm
Police: Robin Williams hanged himself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkVuYpH_Y1w

Now that it's officially ruled a suicide by hanging.....I'm p*ssed.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 12, 2014, 09:39:05 pm
Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Secret Pact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cUqjHKE7LI&index=45&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk

I like hearing Christopher Reeve telling the story. I miss him as well. The BEST Superman ever!
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on August 12, 2014, 10:26:25 pm
It's a touching story, but they don't tell the whole thing, because you can't have a touching tribute that includes a joke about a colonoscopy.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 13, 2014, 05:35:08 am
Such a sweet/sour thing. Sour is not the right word.

To hear a story a make me smile, while sadness hangs over both of their deaths.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 13, 2014, 05:52:04 am
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Grateful for Robin Williams’ Kindness During Sharon’s Cancer Scare

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne were among the first celebrities to publicly share their grief over Robin Williams‘ death, and for good reason: Williams earned the Osbournes’ eternal adoration with a gesture of kindness after Sharon’s cancer diagnosis in 2002.

“I’m forever in debt to Robin Williams,” Ozzy explained to VH1 Radio Network’s Dave Basner. “When Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer, I’d seen the film ‘Patch Adams’ and it was a very — I don’t know if you ever saw that film he made. It’s about a guy who was a male nurse or something in a hospital and he was working with terminal people, and I thought, ‘What a great thing to do, and he’s a very funny man, Robin Williams.’ I got my agent to contact him and ask if he’d be so kind as to come around and talk to my wife, which he did. It was very nice of him.”

In a 2002 talk with National Enquirer, Sharon set the scene. “I was in bed when he came by, half asleep and a little woozy from some of the medication the doctors had given me to take Suddenly, there’s a knock on my bedroom door and I say, ‘Come in.’ And there’s Robin Williams standing in front of me,” she said. “Well, I thought I must be dreaming. In fact, I thought I was hallucinating from the drugs I’d been given! I couldn’t think of what to say, so I said, ‘Does Ozzy know you’re here?’ Then, Robin got in bed with me and said, ‘Shhh! No, he doesn’t and don’t tell him!’ Well, that just **** me up. I was in bed with Robin Williams. I started laughing hysterically. For the next two hours, he just cuddled me.”

It continues to be a precious memory for Sharon, who tweeted that “The entire Osbourne Family is grieving the loss of a kind, funny, generous and talented man.” As she told the Enquirer, “He was just the nicest, most giving guy in the world — he did so much for me.” Added Ozzy, “Forever and a day, I will love that man.”
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2014, 05:55:31 am
Such a sweet/sour thing. Sour is not the right word.

To hear a story a make me smile, while sadness hangs over both of their deaths.

I've been trying to disassociate myself from the sad turn of events and just focus on all the good stuff from his career. Really no need to dwell on the negatives at this point. Will try to find some time to watch his full stand up shows.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2014, 05:57:42 am
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Grateful for Robin Williams’ Kindness During Sharon’s Cancer Scare

I've never heard that story. It made me grin from ear to ear. Thanks for that post.  :)
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 13, 2014, 06:49:44 am
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I've been trying to disassociate myself from the sad turn of events and just focus on all the good stuff from his career. Really no need to dwell on the negatives at this point. Will try to find some time to watch his full stand up shows.

I'm getting over the sadness of suicide, it's more just knowing one less person who brings so much joy to world is gone. Leaves more room for asshats.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on August 13, 2014, 07:10:55 am
I'm sure I have his episode of Inside The Actor's Studio somewhere.  All I remember from it is him talking about going to school in San Francisco in the 60s, having a history teacher on acid, standing in front of the class, "everyone, look!  I'm LINCOLN!" and a student at the back yells "I'm Booth!"  That shut him up.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on August 13, 2014, 08:19:16 am
Okay, HERE'S a clip I'd never seen before: Robin Williams on Graham Norton.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRSdjZcXKow

And here's one I've seen before, but not in a while: the story of Zelda's name, and a fantastic joke about drugs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOIBBE3ObRY
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 13, 2014, 08:40:18 am
That was great.

Good chemistry between Norton and Williams.

thanks for that.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2014, 09:58:10 am
Excellent find! Never seen those before.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2014, 10:03:12 am
The Crazy Ones - Crazy Outtakes (Hugging The Now)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiW-n3nSSYk


Did you guys ever check out his last series The Crazy Ones? I thought it was a good show for Robin to showcase his classic brand of humor. Even better were the outtakes that closed out each episode during the end credits. I can't recall any other show doing that. But then again, those shows didn't have Robin and the gems that made up the bloopers either. I was hoping to find a much larger montage of all the bloopers from each episode. Can't find one at the moment. This will have to suffice for the time being. Great cast by the way.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on August 13, 2014, 10:24:45 am
Can't wait to see The Crazy Ones now.

In the meantime, more s*it I've never seen: Russian Idol!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDMF4XVoDA8
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 13, 2014, 10:32:29 am
Ivan Jackanov

Too much  ;D
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2014, 12:33:54 pm
Hook Actor Dante Basco Remembers Robin Williams With Touching Video and Letter (http://www.eonline.com/news/568589/hook-actor-dante-basco-remembers-robin-williams-with-touching-video-and-letter?cmpid=sn-111021-facebook-na-eonline)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSABRMUNmMo#t=20
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 13, 2014, 12:37:14 pm
Robin Williams' Daughter Pens Heartbreaking Goodbye to Her Father (http://gawker.com/robin-williams-daughter-pens-heartbreaking-goodbye-to-h-1620566070?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)

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My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that's gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will forever be grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While Ill never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, theres minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn't help the pain, but at least its a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after youve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls Ive ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. Well just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.

The part about pigeons did in fact make me laugh.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 13, 2014, 01:09:44 pm
I cannot imagine what she is going through.

How do you reconcile it all?
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 14, 2014, 06:39:26 pm
Norm MacDonald May Have Just Written the Best Tribute To Robin Williams Yet (http://thedailybanter.com/2014/08/norm-macdonald-may-just-written-best-tribute-robin-williams-yet/)

I'm gonna have to agree on that statement. It had me grinning from ear to ear.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 16, 2014, 11:40:59 am
Disney Aladdin Voices

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtLR47nQ8-s#t=466

I need to revisit Aladdin. Haven't seen the movie in years. It's great to see Robin at work, doing the actual recordings in the studio.

Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 17, 2014, 09:50:24 am
That was cool.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Neumatic on August 17, 2014, 12:12:07 pm
I quote liked this: impressionist Jim Meskimen pays tribute to Robin, and ponders whether he'll do Robin Williams' voice again (I'm sure, given enough time, he probably will)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwR3Fm2q_i0
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Mac on August 17, 2014, 01:22:25 pm
Very nice and appropriate.

I'm sure he'll come back to do that.
Title: Re: Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 23, 2014, 12:37:08 pm
Mila Kunis Called Robin Williams a Person Who Left a Lasting Impact on Her Life (http://www.eonline.com/news/572109/mila-kunis-called-robin-williams-a-person-who-left-a-lasting-impact-on-her-life-remember-this-time-he-once-told-her?cmpid=sn-111021-facebook-na-eonline)