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2014-08-12 12:16:21 AM  
Keep driving those pineapples to Hawaii, you'll get there.
 
2014-08-12 12:21:14 AM  
I can't watch this. I might legitimately break down.
 
2014-08-12 02:26:07 AM  
The invention of golf, as told by a Scotsman.

/looking for the one from the same special where he talked about how the French hate us unless Germany breaks down the Maginot Line
 
2014-08-12 02:43:49 AM  
I was going to bed, but instead watched the whole thing. Thanks subby, I hadn't seen it in a long time.
 
2014-08-12 02:56:40 AM  
 
2014-08-12 04:09:28 AM  
Best one: Live at the Roxy:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsIh5z7oYyY

/they never rereleased it.
 
2014-08-12 04:34:20 AM  
For more viewing pleasure, Fonzi vs Mork and Mork meets The Fonz and Laverne
 
2014-08-12 04:50:30 AM  
It's not farking fair. Justin Bieber doesn't have a fraction of that and he's still around.
 
2014-08-12 05:13:08 AM  
Damn, he was so good.
 
2014-08-12 05:18:43 AM  
Thanks subby. I'll grove this in the morning.
 
2014-08-12 05:19:41 AM  
GROOVE!!

I'll groove, yeah.

*flop*
 
2014-08-12 05:51:15 AM  
Weapons of Self-Destruction is also pretty great. Not to mention his episode on Whose Line is it Anyway? I think that may have topped the Richard Simmons episode.

/I really wished I had a chance to see him live.
 
2014-08-12 05:55:19 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I can't watch this. I might legitimately break down.


I've been listening to his first album "Reality ... What A Concept" (out of print for decades, found it on Limewire about ten years ago).  And crying.

/tonight, the part of Robin Williams will be played by Don Ho!
 
2014-08-12 07:02:02 AM  

Marisyana: cameroncrazy1984: I can't watch this. I might legitimately break down.

I've been listening to his first album "Reality ... What A Concept" (out of print for decades, found it on Limewire about ten years ago).  And crying.

/tonight, the part of Robin Williams will be played by Don Ho!


we had that record.  The New York echo even made my parents laugh.
 
2014-08-12 07:16:07 AM  

T-Boy: Marisyana: cameroncrazy1984: I can't watch this. I might legitimately break down.

I've been listening to his first album "Reality ... What A Concept" (out of print for decades, found it on Limewire about ten years ago).  And crying.

/tonight, the part of Robin Williams will be played by Don Ho!

we had that record.  The New York echo even made my parents laugh.


HELLOOOOO!

SHUT THE FARK UP!
 
2014-08-12 08:18:15 AM  
I am way more sad about his passing than I have been about just any celebrity death. I refused to believe it at first, thinking it another hoax like how they kill off Morgan Freeman every couple months.

One of my favorite stories with him was an interview where he talked about how hard it was being Robin Williams and raising kids, like having to be calm and straight during a patent teacher conference when everyone is expecting stage-Robin.

"Hello Mrs Walker, I'm Robin. Please forget every thing you've seen me in since 1978 for the next twenty minutes and we should be fine."
 
2014-08-12 08:20:05 AM  

Marisyana: cameroncrazy1984: I can't watch this. I might legitimately break down.

I've been listening to his first album "Reality ... What A Concept" (out of print for decades, found it on Limewire about ten years ago).  And crying.

/tonight, the part of Robin Williams will be played by Don Ho!


That album introduced me to Lord Buckley, for which I will always be greatful.
 
2014-08-12 08:29:00 AM  
Depression is a hell of a thing to master. Sad day that such a talented person passed away in such a fashion.
 
2014-08-12 08:29:35 AM  
Dug out my old CD copy of his "Love at the Met" show. It's dated (lots of Reagan jokes) but still funny as hell.
 
2014-08-12 08:39:31 AM  

bluorangefyre: The invention of golf, as told by a Scotsman.

/looking for the one from the same special where he talked about how the French hate us unless Germany breaks down the Maginot Line


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc78yPv_ztM
 
2014-08-12 08:41:25 AM  
My personal favorite...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NqEKvk9F4I

You dont get that kind of talent on one stage anymore.
You cant.
 
2014-08-12 08:56:21 AM  
It is sad.
I was never a big fan of his stand up comedy. He was too spazy for me. I found it annoying. He did have some great movies though.
 
2014-08-12 09:31:42 AM  

FirstTimeLongTime: My personal favorite...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NqEKvk9F4I

You dont get that kind of talent on one stage anymore.
You cant.


Everyone in this clip is dead now.
 
2014-08-12 09:34:29 AM  

bluorangefyre: Live on Broadway is also pretty hilarious.

/link has Greek subtitles


I have this on DVD.. I'll probably watch it tonight after work for a good laugh. His best was when he was doing standup or improv.
 
2014-08-12 09:42:49 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-12 09:47:06 AM  
A World Without Robin Williams: Day One.

Dude, millions of people who would have liked to have been there for you. But, sometimes it just isn't enough.

If you feel depressed, reach out. Keep reaching out. The act, in itself, is part of your therapy. Cutting off, shutting down, and accepting defeat is what will ultimately kill you.
 
2014-08-12 09:56:23 AM  
I was a fan of Robin Williams but wasn't he also considered a hack and someone who stole many of his jokes from other comedians? I thought he was well known for doing this over the years?
 
2014-08-12 10:05:43 AM  
@theghostoffarkpast

I don't give a fark..
 
2014-08-12 10:05:47 AM  

LrdPhoenix: Everyone in this clip is dead now.


There's one in every thread.
 
2014-08-12 10:07:06 AM  

LrdPhoenix: FirstTimeLongTime: My personal favorite...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NqEKvk9F4I

You dont get that kind of talent on one stage anymore.
You cant.

Everyone in this clip is dead now.


They've posted all the original What's My Line on YT.

Same reaction. Almost everyone, panel and guest, are dead now.
 
2014-08-12 10:09:00 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: I was a fan of Robin Williams but wasn't he also considered a hack and someone who stole many of his jokes from other comedians? I thought he was well known for doing this over the years?


It's plausible. In his early days as a cocaine-fueled, mile-a-minute spaz, he probably re-told jokes he had heard somewhere else before.

I doubt anyone gave a shiat until he got famous, though.
 
2014-08-12 10:12:29 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: I was a fan of Robin Williams but wasn't he also considered a hack and someone who stole many of his jokes from other comedians? I thought he was well known for doing this over the years?


This seems to be the story for every comic in existence now. Joke thief. Everyone is a joke thief except bill hicks.

Williams was so manic he probably told every joke that's ever been conceived.
 
2014-08-12 10:18:08 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: I was a fan of Robin Williams but wasn't he also considered a hack and someone who stole many of his jokes from other comedians? I thought he was well known for doing this over the years?


I've never heard this.

Google....

Robin Williams was accused of stealing material from another comic. David Brenner claims that he confronted Williams personally and threatened him with bodily harm if he heard Williams utter another one of his jokes

In the 70's....during his coke binge days.

Meh, I'll give him a pass.
 
2014-08-12 10:41:28 AM  

JusticeandIndependence: Robin Williams was accused of stealing material from another comic. David Brenner claims that he confronted Williams personally and threatened him with bodily harm if he heard Williams utter another one of his jokes.


Died: March 15, 2014, Manhattan, New York City, NY

...and no one noticed.

There's your answer.
 
2014-08-12 10:43:32 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: I can't watch this. I might legitimately break down.


Yeah...I netflix'd 2 movies last night, torrented 1 more...I got 10 minutes into my childhood faves (Popeye and Hook), and said fark it, called it a night.

I did download Marc Maron's reissue of his RW interview. If you can make it through Marc's shakey voice without losing it, the interview is really heartbreaking to listen to now.

I don't care about celebrities. I have no pity. I have no remorse.   And yet, RW caused me to lose it in some quiet reflection last night. Thankfully my wife was already asleep.

/real men don't cry, real men don't cry...
//unless someone special leaves; way too early.
 
2014-08-12 10:52:02 AM  

Shadowknight: I am way more sad about his passing than I have been about just any celebrity death. I refused to believe it at first, thinking it another hoax like how they kill off Morgan Freeman every couple months.

One of my favorite stories with him was an interview where he talked about how hard it was being Robin Williams and raising kids, like having to be calm and straight during a patent teacher conference when everyone is expecting stage-Robin.

"Hello Mrs Walker, I'm Robin. Please forget every thing you've seen me in since 1978 for the next twenty minutes and we should be fine."


I think this is the first news story I first saw on social media that wasn't a hoax.
 
2014-08-12 11:06:44 AM  

lohphat: LrdPhoenix: FirstTimeLongTime: My personal favorite...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NqEKvk9F4I

You dont get that kind of talent on one stage anymore.
You cant.

Everyone in this clip is dead now.

They've posted all the original What's My Line on YT.

Same reaction. Almost everyone, panel and guest, are dead now.


For the original What's My Line, you probably have to throw in a good deal of the audience too.
 
2014-08-12 11:29:55 AM  

Marisyana: T-Boy: Marisyana: cameroncrazy1984: I can't watch this. I might legitimately break down.

I've been listening to his first album "Reality ... What A Concept" (out of print for decades, found it on Limewire about ten years ago).  And crying.

/tonight, the part of Robin Williams will be played by Don Ho!

we had that record.  The New York echo even made my parents laugh.

HELLOOOOO!

SHUT THE FARK UP!


"And for those of you watching at home I want you to grab the back of the set and FEEL the power of comedy!"
 
2014-08-12 12:11:07 PM  

lohphat: JusticeandIndependence: Robin Williams was accused of stealing material from another comic. David Brenner claims that he confronted Williams personally and threatened him with bodily harm if he heard Williams utter another one of his jokes.

Died: March 15, 2014, Manhattan, New York City, NY

...and no one noticed.

There's your answer.


So without David Brenner, Robin Williams just couldn't go on living?
 
2014-08-12 12:26:04 PM  

lohphat: JusticeandIndependence: Robin Williams was accused of stealing material from another comic. David Brenner claims that he confronted Williams personally and threatened him with bodily harm if he heard Williams utter another one of his jokes.

Died: March 15, 2014, Manhattan, New York City, NY

...and no one noticed.

There's your answer.



This.
 
2014-08-12 12:30:43 PM  

praxcelis: Marisyana: T-Boy: Marisyana: cameroncrazy1984: I can't watch this. I might legitimately break down.

I've been listening to his first album "Reality ... What A Concept" (out of print for decades, found it on Limewire about ten years ago).  And crying.

/tonight, the part of Robin Williams will be played by Don Ho!

we had that record.  The New York echo even made my parents laugh.

HELLOOOOO!

SHUT THE FARK UP!

"And for those of you watching at home I want you to grab the back of the set and FEEL the power of comedy!"


And don't forget Kindergarten For The Stars.

"Sometimes I short-circuit my mother's vibrator and watch her get real crazy.  Other times I feed her medication to the fish and watch them swim sideways."
 
2014-08-12 01:37:44 PM  

Marisyana: praxcelis: Marisyana: T-Boy: Marisyana: cameroncrazy1984: I can't watch this. I might legitimately break down.

I've been listening to his first album "Reality ... What A Concept" (out of print for decades, found it on Limewire about ten years ago).  And crying.

/tonight, the part of Robin Williams will be played by Don Ho!

we had that record.  The New York echo even made my parents laugh.

HELLOOOOO!

SHUT THE FARK UP!

"And for those of you watching at home I want you to grab the back of the set and FEEL the power of comedy!"

And don't forget Kindergarten For The Stars.

"Sometimes I short-circuit my mother's vibrator and watch her get real crazy.  Other times I feed her medication to the fish and watch them swim sideways."


"This is brought to you by HBO, which is a subsidiary of Time Warner, also owned by America Online. You've got mail! I hope you don't have stocks. "
 
2014-08-12 01:46:06 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: I was a fan of Robin Williams but wasn't he also considered a hack and someone who stole many of his jokes from other comedians? I thought he was well known for doing this over the years?


He touched on this in Marc Maron's WTF Podcast. Maron's theory with Williams (which I agree with) is that Robin would hear a joke, remember it, and retell it without realizing he was copying someone else's joke. His mind worked so fast (as comedians with a heavy improve background like Robin had) that he said it right on the spot without realizing he was copying someone else's material.

The cocaine probably didn't help.
 
2014-08-12 09:49:35 PM  

KaisertheCoyote: TheGhostofFarkPast: I was a fan of Robin Williams but wasn't he also considered a hack and someone who stole many of his jokes from other comedians? I thought he was well known for doing this over the years?

He touched on this in Marc Maron's WTF Podcast. Maron's theory with Williams (which I agree with) is that Robin would hear a joke, remember it, and retell it without realizing he was copying someone else's joke. His mind worked so fast (as comedians with a heavy improve background like Robin had) that he said it right on the spot without realizing he was copying someone else's material.

The cocaine probably didn't help.


That makes sense.  I'm sure to a certain degree they all do it a little no different than musicians stealing from each other.
 
2014-08-13 03:49:36 AM  
"The last time we had an outpouring like this was when that pretty blond young actor died ... oh, you know .. what's-his-name ..."

"Heath Ledger"?

"Yeah, that guy!"
 
2014-08-13 10:41:51 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: "The last time we had an outpouring like this was when that pretty blond young actor died ... oh, you know .. what's-his-name ..."

"Heath Ledger"?

"Yeah, that guy!"


RW's passing has brought Phil Hartman's passing back up for me.  Mostly because of the sudden craziness behind it.  Although Robin's is harder to understand since it was his idea.
 
2014-08-13 03:06:59 PM  
Lucky enough to have lived through Robin Willliams and the late great Richard Pryor's careers. Big empty hole in the comedy world today,
 
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