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What will your verse be?

I’d wanted the tweets and Facebook status updates to be uninformed┬áresponses to the latest Internet hoax, but unfortunately, they were true: Robin Williams died today. I remember watching reruns of Mork & Mindy and feeling a 10-year-old’s despair when the final episode aired. “There’s no more?” I thought, but then the next day, the series started over from the beginning. Even 30 years later, I sometimes wish life worked like syndication.

Mr. Williams, I’m sorry the Red Knight finally caught you, but thanks for everything you shared with us.

 

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Pop Life

 

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The Crazy Ones…

I was only able to get through about 30 seconds of this at a time.

I loved Mork & Mindy when I was a kid (and still do through the lens of nostalgia) but aside from that, I don’t find Robin Williams very funny. Maybe it was always Pam Dawber that made the show work. I think Williams is a great actor. He’s amazing in the rarely seen Seize the Day. I even think his performance in Robert Altman’s Popeye has a lot of uncredited depth.

Oh, and of course:

Yet, as a comedian, Williams reminds me of someone’s uncle after too much wine at Thanksgiving. Give me Madeline Kahn any day.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2013 in Pop Life

 

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