Robin Williams Knew How To Get To Sesame Street

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Robin Williams on Sesame Street Robin Williams appeared on Sesame Street nearly a dozen times (Sesame Street)

Robin Williams wore a lot of hats (and one time, for a few hours, a clown nose). He could be manically funny (on Carson or in Good Morning Vietnam), a total creeper (InsomniaOne Hour Photo), and a sage mentor (Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting). One Robin you may not have known was the gentle educator. It was a side of him his kids probably saw a lot of, but the rest of us only glimpsed during his many visits to Sesame Street

Beginning in 1990, Robin would drop by, hang out with Elmo, and teach us a thing or two. It's fun to watch him try to figure out whether his shoe is alive or tell the Two-Headed Monster about the nature of conflict. But it's also really heart-warming to see him cater to kids while just being himself (albeit a slightly more family friendly version). No Doubtfire prosthetics, no Jumangi visual effects, no Hook flying, just Robin and a few of our favorite friends. It's another reminder that we didn't lose one of our best actors or comedians this week; we lost a national treasure. 

1. What's Alive? (1990)

2. What Can You Do With A Stick? (1991) 

3. On Being Inclusive With Our National Pastime (1991)


4. Monster In The Mirror (1991)

5. On Being Similar And Different (1993)

6. Demonstrating The Use Of Knees (1998)


7. Conflict (2012)


Thanks, Ariel.


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Comments [2]

KEC from Warwick, NY

Thank you for sharing these. Such a brilliant talent lost, but thankfully we have his work on screen to enjoy. Rest in Peace Mr. Williams, thank you for sharing your gifts with us.

Aug. 17 2014 03:53 PM
frank connelly from pittsburgh/eriepa

my heart is broken,i am so deeply sad over the death of,he had such a kindness and yet,he let himself live in a prison that was not really needed,there is going to be never again somebody like him,the real joy and laughter is truly gone

Aug. 15 2014 11:28 AM

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