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An obituary / tribute for Robin Williams in the form of his best scenes

An obituary for Robin Williams in the form of his best scenes â Quartz

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His publicist said Williams “had been battling severe depression.” Sad.

Stunningly sad.

Depression is one of those diseases that is really hard to understand.

The Pagliacci story is from Watchmen:

robin williams pagliacci joke meme watchmen Imgur

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Such mass mourning.

Yeah. This made me smile:

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that is a beautiful animation.  i just wish popeye were in there too!

Yeah, amazing they forgot Popeye!

Robin Williams Siri impression on The Ellen Show:

Wow, he had a wide body of work.

Death to Smoochy (2002)

Bicentennial Man (1999)

What Dreams May Come (1998)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Jack (1996)

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Aladdin (1992)

Awakenings (1990)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

HBO: An Evening With Robin Williams (1982)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1981)

Mork & Mindy (1978-1982)

i love the tonight show clip!  he was so adorably nervous.

Inside the Actors Studio - Genius of Improv

Wow, this is genius! Thank you for posting, Geege.

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The Feels!

"You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to." (Sean Maguire: "Good Will Hunting")

Robin Williams good will hunting quote gif Imgur Youll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to. Sean Maguire

robin williams hugs matt damon gif Imgur good will hunting its not your fault


They do look very cuddly together. 

It's strange too that Williams adulated Jonathan Winters, and both comedians shared an uncanny knack and incredible talent for improv and spontaneously humorous characterizations.  Sheer brilliance at full flow in an instant.  As Williams posted at Winters death: 

"First he was my idol, then he was my mentor and amazing friend. I'll miss him huge. He was my Comedy Buddha. Long live the Buddha."

And as that same brilliance sprang forth from each of them it wasn't always clear if it was their polished 10,000 hours of talent or simply a radiant flow under pressure issuing from their cracked vessels... cause both similarly experienced life long challenges with mental depression and bi-polar tendencies.

I believe we all have radiant flow and brilliance within us, even though so few of us shine it on demand as well as the likes of Williams and Winters.  And I'm not so sure about the 10,000 hour motif... unless in those 10,000 hours we break through or even crack ourselves in half...?  So maybe it's only those of us with cracked vessels who then become capable of issuing forth brilliance throughout life because, like Williams and Winters, it's only when we can do nothing to contain our brilliance, and in fact are compelled to let it out, that it flows unceasingly.  Or not...

Williams and Winters' good fortune was to find a stage to flow upon where the rest of us could watch.  And enjoy.

Robin will be missed.

Winters was on Williams' show Mork and Mindy, right? I guess Williams learned a lot from Winters.

Yes.. he played their... child.... comic genius!!! He did. They were quite close. In a documentary on Jonathan Winters (the focus was on his work as a fine artists) Robin has an interview within the documentary. 

Winters played Williams' child because on Ork, children are born old and grow young.

Like Benjamin Button.

It made for some pretty funny scenarios.

That's right! You are taking me back.... 

I believe they named him MEARTH as a combination of MIRTH and EARTH.

robin williams jonathan winters

I can't believe I forgot "The Birdcage"!  

Thanks for scooping up the best Reddit threads for everyone, where we can find them forever.

Famous dance scene here:

One of my favorite Robin Williams quotes from The Birdcage, which I use often, "It's like riding a psychotic horse towards a burning stable."


From 1988: Robin Williams STS-26 "Good Morning Discovery" wake-up call"

These are both pretty brilliant. As is this:

Live on Broadway:

Thank you badmonkey0001 for this gif:

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Thank you Jerology for this gif:

Robin Williams surprised happy smile gif Imgur what dreams may come

Thank you The_Love_Child for this gif:

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what a nice page this is.  a great tribute.  nice job geege, adam, et al!

Thank you Emily! Still adding to this page as I find more. 

And here's my Robin Williams stash:

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. 

Heart-wrenchingly beautiful.

I got hit with The Feels all over again!

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