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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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YouTube Wednesday: ‘Robin’ by Joseph Arthur…a memoral to the iconic comedian/actor Robin Williams

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we are going to discuss a recent tribute video that is currently gaining a lot of attention on YouTube. The video was uploaded by a musician named Joseph Arthur, and honors some of the work of iconic comedian/actor Robin Williams. I felt that this video was a beautiful tribute to a man who made us cry, laugh, and is a part of all of our individual stories. I’ve always found it really remarkable that you can go just about anywhere in the world, and you will find someone who has seen his work. This ability to touch the lives of so many is a gift, and undoubtedly proved just how special Robin Williams truly was. So please read on to learn a little bit about the video, the artist behind this powerful song, and of course please spread the video so we can give a little back to a man who gave us all so much.

 

The artist behind the emotionally gripping song ‘Robin’ is singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur, whose songs have been included on numerous high profiled Film and TV soundtracks such as: Shrek 2, The Bourne Identity, The OC, House, and many more. He is also an accomplished artist, whose co-collaboration on the artwork of his own 1999 EP ‘Vacancy’ was nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Recording Package’. Joseph has worked as an entertainer for many years, and throughout this time, his work has been highly praised by various other artists and industry experts. I really found ‘Robin’ to be a moving and emotional song, which leaves you feeling sad that we no longer have the great Robin Williams around to make us laugh, but also thankful for the legacy he left. In the song and video, Joseph takes us through a trip down Robin William’s film reel, and we see clips from TV shows and Films such as: Mork & Mindy, Happy Days, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Night at the Museum, and many more. The whole video will definitely make you cry, but will also leave you amazed at the wide range of work that Robin Williams did throughout his career. The video also shows clips of Robin William’s stand-up acts, and Late Night Show TV appearances. I think that the lyrics perfectly tell the story of a man who was brilliantly gifted, but unfortunately never free of his personal demons. Although the video has already gained quite a bit of attention on YouTube, I definitely feel that it deserves more, due to the great impact that Robin Williams had the lives of so many of the entertainers we have today, and on all of his fans. So please view and share the video (Joseph Arthur – Robin (A Tribute to Robin Williams 1951-2014) – YouTube ) so we can properly honor this great entertainer.

 

Ok, that video seriously makes me cry every time I see it. I feel that it is definitely able to put into words what Robin Williams meant to all of his fans. A lot has been said about how this great artist died, but I think that we should remember him for all the good he did while he was alive. Personally some of my favorite memories involve watching various Robin Williams films, and marveling at his seemingly effortless comedic genius. I feel that his art will certainly travel through time, and although he is gone, that inner light and sparkle that he gave the world will never diminish. So, in the words of Aladdin, “Genie, you’re free”. Thank You Mr. Williams, we will always miss you.

 

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