Top 5 Robin Williams Performances

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Paying their respect to a legend of the screen and stage, Anderson and Bryan discuss their lists for the TOP 5 ROBIN WILLIAMS PERFORMANCES.

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11 thoughts on “Top 5 Robin Williams Performances

  1. My first thought when Bryan was making his ridiculous proclamation that Robin Williams was the first big star to do a voice in a cartoon Disney movie was, “What about The Rescuers?” Bob Newhart was the voice of the main character and he had arguably the most popular sitcom on television at the time of the movie’s release in 1977, and is widely regarded as one of the best comedians of all time. Not to mention the fact that starring opposite him in The Rescuers was Eva Gabor, a big star in her own right. And then, to top it off, how about the sequel some 13 years later which had those two PLUS John Candy at his height, and George C. Scott? The Rescuers Down Under came out in 1990, two years before Aladdin.

    I get what Bryan is trying to say about the impact that Robin Williams had as the voice of Genie, but it was lost in his eagerness to make it sound as if he came to this conclusion well before anyone had ever thought of it. I’m not saying my above examples had near the impact Robin Williams did, but they were all very big stars who did what he did before he did it. And that was just one example off the top of my head.


    Posted by Zach | August 27, 2014, 10:46 AM
  2. Great music this week!


    Posted by Jeffrey Hunter Post | August 26, 2014, 10:41 PM
  3. I am surprised Death To Smoochy was not mentioned. So many great lines, I think it was his tour de force performance as far as his comedic roles. ( I’m Rainbow Fucking Randolph! )


    Posted by Randy Dwyer | August 26, 2014, 1:31 PM
  4. Good episode. I normally follow Andersons lead but 1 hour photo was a great movie. World according to Garp was also a good movie I still remember parts of it to this day which is usually a good sign, And you’re still mis-pronouncing Domhnall Gleeson’s name


    Posted by liamscott8172 | August 26, 2014, 5:19 AM
  5. Not to pick Bryan’s nits too much, but Robin Williams was actually also a voice actor in FernGully (released before Aladdin, in April 1992). Other stars like Christian Slater and Tim Curry were in FernGully as well, so Bryan’s theory that Williams-as-Genie totally changed the casting landscape of animated films isn’t entirely on point.

    Either way, he was awesome. RIP Robin Williams


    Posted by Eliot Olson (@leftcoastsuit) | August 25, 2014, 5:41 PM
  6. I love Death To Smoochy.


    Posted by Kid D-Brock | August 25, 2014, 3:47 PM
  7. Robin Williams was not Popeye before Mork. Popeye was his first movie in 1980 but Mork debuted on Happy Days in 1978 and Mork and Mindy was also pre-Popeye in 1978.


    Posted by Kevin Murin | August 25, 2014, 10:22 AM
  8. Every listener with a young daughter cringed when Bryan shot from the hip re Kristen Bell’s singing. Bald, she sang every word of her songs in that goddamned movie. I’ve heard the soundtrack seven hundred times…


    Posted by Justin | August 23, 2014, 5:30 PM
  9. Re: the no-villain thing…

    I should have clarified that it’s really rare for a big Hollywood movie like Mrs Doubtfire to not have a main antagonist. Obviously this is more common in smaller, indie-type features (Garden State, Locke, etc).



    Posted by Bryan | August 22, 2014, 8:14 AM

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