Sad news today, as it’s been reported that actor/comedian Robin Williams has passed away. In another sad twist, it seems that he may have taken his own life. Robin Williams’ struggles with depression and bipolar disorder have been pretty well documented. It’s incredibly sad that these struggles overcome an incredible talent. Robin Williams brought joy and laughter to many, many people. We here at MOARGeek all have very fond memories of Mr. Williams and his work. We’ve all unfortunately seen the sad news. We wanted to instead focus and reflect on some of our favorite Robin Williams moments.
I remember seeing Robin Williams first in Mork & Mindy – one of the few shows we saw when we were younger. A great comedian, some of my favourite performances of his were his comedy-drama roles in Good Morning Vietnam – I’ll always remember that “Gooooooooooood morning, Vietnam!” sign on, Dead Poets Society, and Good Will Hunting.
I remember him from Good Morning Vietnam….his passion for comedy and his ability for drama was well showcased in that movie. And of course my first encounter was Mork and Mindy. More recently the movie RV was a hit with my 16 year old, just shows Robin’s ability to transcend age demographics.
As with many of us, my first real exposure to Robin Williams was with re-runs of Mork and Mindy on Nick at Nite. I remember seeing other films, including Popeye, and Hook, but the movies I could watch over and over were always Aladdin and Mrs. Doubtfire. I didn’t see What Dreams May Come until well after it’s release, but it was a moving story that really showed Robin Williams’ exceptional range as an actor.
First memory is definitely Mork and Mindy, I got to stay up late and watch it with my parents. Not my favorite movie of his, but his most memorable scene to me was in Patch Adams when he filled that swimming pool full of noodles and let the old lady swim in it as one of her bucket list items. Bringing so much joy into someone’s life had never felt so important and powerful until I saw that.
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If you are struggling with depression, or are even thinking about suicide, please get help. Life is precious. Please remember that.