OCMC: Robin Williams, what a concept. . .

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I think in order to best encapsulate this week, and the range of emotions that have also been dealt with over the past couple, I will include this excellent montage of photos of Robin throughout his career that has been put together by a personal friend of Steve Oedekerk (the man responsible for one of my all-time favorite spoof-comedies, Kung Pow! Enter the Fist), and this clip I found via some snooping around on Facebook. (Yes, I am cool enough to be on Steve’s friend list. . .and his friend’s list isn’t even that big, you guys!!!!)

It may be a 7 minute clip but don’t let the time stamp fool you. Once you start it, this video flies by. Arguably too quickly. It also seems to be able to say more about the man than a bunch of pretty words that I could write. Some of you may have already seen this, but for those who haven’t I really hope you enjoy it and maybe even agree that this is one of the most beautiful and certainly one of the more comprehensive retrospectives of the life and career of a gifted man, entertainer, supporter, activist, son, cousin, brother, husband, father.

Oh captain my captain, we thank you. For you have made all of our lives extraordinary just for being.

Here’s the films/performances I have covered over the last week for anyone who has missed them:

  1. Lance Clayton in World’s Greatest Dad
  2. Chris Nielsen in What Dreams May Come
  3. Seymour “Sy” Parrish in One Hour Photo
  4. TBT: Dead Poet’s Society
  5. Alan Parrish in Jumanji
  6. Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire

13 thoughts on “OCMC: Robin Williams, what a concept. . .

  1. I’m working my way backwards, but I’m so glad you decided to do this, Tom. Still doesn’t seem like he should be gone. 😦 I was just watching a video with him last night–Matt Damon took over Jimmy Kimmel’s show and he had Robin Williams do the opening monologue. Hilarious guy.

    • Hahah man I wish I saw that! The tributes and outpouring of affection for him has really been beautiful. It may not bring the guy back but it proves that so many people are going through quite a time right now with his absence.

      But it’s been getting really crazy lately. Him, then Lauren Bacall, then Attenborough. . .now Joan Rivers. I mean, 2014. . .come on.

      • OMG right?? Seriously, it’s been nonstop lately. Add in Philip Seymour Hoffman and Paul Walker and it’s just like wtf is going on?! Such a shame. 😦

    • Thanks so much, yeah this was a painful thing to put together just realizing who I was doing it for, but in the end. . .these tributes and the video this one guy put together have helped really bring out his personality to the fore. What a wonderful personality, and he’ll surely be missed by many for a long long time to come.

  2. Great article dude. From your references to his movies to your bragging about being on a friend’s list, it put a smile on my face. Which is good! Because I am sure that is the way Williams would have preferred articles written about his death being. Cheesy…but true!

    I’ve seen the video already and damn…what a year of losses in general. Even yesterday brought an unfortunate death of a man who starred in one of my favorite movies of all-time…

    …but eh, that is a story for another day.

    • Thank you so much Louie. It was tough getting this one kicked-off, as many probably know b/c I simply couldn’t hush up about it. The loss is painful to me, I have idolized this guy for so so long. I am no comedian but I like to think he’s influenced my sense of humor and all that. To see him go was something I’m still not prepared to do.

      So i created this tribute week. It was a nice little cocoon to be in for awhile. Cheesy but true is always the way to go. That’s the way I operate! 😀

      I’m glad you’ve seen the video already, that one was most excellent. And if I’m correct in assuming you are referring to Richard Attenborough, I understand man. Woof. This year has been tough as far as celebrity losses are concerned. :\

  3. Brilliant mini-series Tom. The circumstances are so sad, but I reckon you’ve done Mr. Williams justice.

    I also love the Interstellar countdown. I’ll genuinely be disappointed if it isn’t the greatest film of all time. Sort of.

    Adam.

    • Hey man thank you so much. This week’s been, well. . .er. . . not so much fun, as an important one for me. So strange to be moving on without him!

      Hahah I’m glad you’ve taken notice of that thing there. I wish it would count down the damn days instead of the months, though! I canNOT wait! I have my hopes set similarly high for it, if its not the best thing ever. . . it fails. 😉

  4. Robin Williams ❤ It's weird because I haven't watched any of his recent movies or that TV show he did on CBS but his death hit me like a ton of bricks. Now I have a greater love and bigger appreciation for him than I ever did before and I'm going to carry that with me every time I watch a Robin Williams movie.

    • Hey there Hera, I’m right there with you. Watching any of the films featuring him in them will carry an extra weight from here on out. I’m still personally in disbelief he’s gone. It’s just way too early, and an incredibly horrible way for such a humorous man to go. He was so full of life. Thank you for coming by and sharing your thoughts on this tough time.

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