The clip from Sesame Street featuring the Mrs. Doubtfire actor resurfaced on Reddit's Unexpected forum.
Robin Williams was truly a comedic genius, why else would people mourn the loss of the talented artist every time they come across his work? Even though he is no longer with us physically, his spirit and legacy continue to live on throughout his illustrious career.
Recently a clip from Sesame Street featuring the Mrs. Doubtfire actor resurfaced on Reddit's Unexpected forum and guess what it's gone viral. The video was a blooper from a 1991 episode in which the late Williams explains how one can use their imagination while playing with a stick while conversing with Elmo, who made his first appearance on the show back in 1984.
After finishing his presentation on the many ways someone can play with a stick, Williams hands it over to his red, furry friend so he could give it a go. While thanking the artist, Elmo is overcome with emotions and goes on to call the actor by the wrong name.
"Thanks, Mr. Robins," says Elmo in the 31-second clip to which Williams replies, "'Mr. Robins?'" making sure what he heard was indeed right. "I'm taking the stick back, Elmo!" he explains before hilariously taking away the stick. Having realized the blunder, a crushed Elmo starts sinking down slowly into the box he had been sitting upon.
He then peeps up, filled with embarrassment at the egregious error he's just made, and says, "I only had three lines!" as everyone in the audience, and crew members, including Williams, burst into laughter. In an interview with Newsweek, the Redditor, who posted the clip, said that the video reminded him of a man who made them smile. "He went through so much but was always making everyone around him laugh," they shared.
In the comment, section Redditors celebrated Williams' mastery of ad-libbing and the healing power of her infectious laughter. "Aw man hearing Robin Williams genuinely laughing heartily is so refreshing," shared one user.
"I found this way funnier than I should've. I miss Robin Williams. He was great," expressed another. "Never knew I wanted more messed up takes from Sesame Street," wrote a third. One of them even suggested, "Robin Williams and Elmo should have had their own show together."
"An unbelievable wit that man had. I have yet to discover a comedian that could make me laugh like he could," lamented one Reddit user. One comment that really resonated with most read, "May Robin Williams Rest In Peace, for all the joy he spread across this cruel world, to the children, to the adults, he made sure no matter who you are, he would give you a smile, a legacy only some can dream of."
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