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YouTube Wednesday: The Robin William’s tribute video that reminds us that we ain’t never had a friend like him

robin williams picHello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we are going to talk about a YouTube video that you just gotta see! On April 13th, 2015, actor/Vine star Jamie Costa uploaded a tribute video to legendary actor/comedian Robin Williams (who passed away in 2014). In the video, Jamie portrays many of Robin Williams’ most beloved characters, and even uses uses costumes to really get into these characters. In the description of the video, Jamie states that he wanted to make this video (which is titled “Never Had a Friend Like Him,”), as “my tribute to the man whose spark ignited my passion,”. I definitely think that Jamie did such an amazing job in portraying these characters, so let’s talk about a couple of these impressions below. Ready? Ok, let’s go!

 

Even though there are so many AMAZING impressions to talk about let’s go ahead and start with a film that I know everyone has seen more times than they can count, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’. This is definitely one of Robin Williams’ really fun films, because of his character Daniel Hillard, who has to pretend to be an elderly woman in order to get a job as a nanny so he can see his kids (he and his ex wife are going through a custody hearing and he doesn’t feel he gets to see his kids enough). This movie is full of so many hilarious moments, but I really liked the one that Jamie decided to take on, which was the scene where Mrs. Doubtfire uses a pie as a disguise (check out this moment at 1:40 in the video). Of course we have to end this post with the character of the Genie from Aladdin because, well he’s so awesome! This is one of those roles that I think is really special because in the movie the Genie is funny, wacky, witty, and honestly a friend we all wish we had. At 1:33 we get a small snippet of one of the scene were we first meet the Genie, and of course the classic line “You ain’t never had a friend like me”. These moments definitely remind us of how much we’re going to miss Robin Williams on the big screen. Check out the full video below!

 

 

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