Robin Williams on Carson 1982

  • Published on Mar 13, 2016
  • As wacky and hilarious as any human could ever be, Robin does impressions and standup for Johnny Carson and his audience.
  • ComedyComedy

Comments • 107

  • Mary Rose Kent
    Mary Rose Kent 6 days ago

    So young!

  • drServitis
    drServitis 7 days ago +3

    This was 1982. Strange to see that on a talk show.

  • D
    D 9 days ago

    Writers like Joyce and Flaubert find out that when they write in stream of consciousness, readers were more empathetic to their characters. This is why so many loved Robin Williams. He was off the cuff, ad libbing in a stream of consciousness, tapping into the collective unconscious/conscious/akashic records. A true is open, vulnerable and pulls from everything. Nothing preplanned or linear is going to be very connectable, alive or empathizable.

  • Donna Cabot
    Donna Cabot 13 days ago

    Hes da bestest fekkin ever.

  • Mary Phillips
    Mary Phillips 17 days ago +2

    He was priceless. We miss you, Robin. We all love you.

  • 3870822
    3870822 18 days ago

    The good old days..when entertainers were entertainers, not political henchmen.

  • Pamela Lamon
    Pamela Lamon 19 days ago

    He was one in a million.

  • Jimmys Mom
    Jimmys Mom 19 days ago

    "Selling vibrators door to door" line had me in stitches!

  • arcemedies macdonald
    arcemedies macdonald 26 days ago +2

    the best comedian of our generatin

  • Carmen Dawn Allan
    Carmen Dawn Allan 27 days ago

    What a Great,Video to find upon Waking up. 😂
    Omg Priceless,and Epic both Robin and Johnny .
    World According,to Garp. Is my favorite Robin, Williams movie 😂.
    I Grew up,in the 80's.
    Best of Times with alot,of good things.
    Like Movies,Music and these two Legends. ❤ Had to Edit,My reply as I'm lmao.

  • MetroPunk Foto
    MetroPunk Foto Month ago +3

    I think when Robin was on Johnny just said to heck with the other guests and let Robin go. You could see how much Johnny liked him.

  • E Mendez
    E Mendez Month ago

    Genuine good comedy with 3 amazing people... Man, I miss those days! 🤔👏🏻👏🏻

  • Bruce David
    Bruce David Month ago

    Wow, it is just like watching a 6 year old try to figure out where they fit in the world. Not the least bit funny, but a huge annoyance!

  • Moviefan2k4
    Moviefan2k4 Month ago

    I just read the summary for "The World According to Garp", and it sounds like a very twisted movie. I'm glad I never saw it, and I have no intention to.

    • Paul Lewis
      Paul Lewis Month ago +1

      It's one of his best. Tho I admit only once. He won an award for it.

  • Jason Jackson
    Jason Jackson Month ago +4

    One thing some people miss is how quick Johnny Carson is - he’s quite funny himself.

  • Paul Sharp
    Paul Sharp Month ago

    I I really miss these kind of shows.

  • Karen Brandenberger

    I'm thinking he was a.d.d. I think a.d. d. can be a good thing. Just depends. Lets let people be people, but care.

  • Olivia Nicozisis
    Olivia Nicozisis Month ago +19

    Robin Williams was born to make us laugh. Always in our hearts, and still here when we need a smile.

  • Joseph DiGennaro
    Joseph DiGennaro Month ago

    La wrence XX

  • Frank Gonzalez
    Frank Gonzalez Month ago

    if there is a forgiving god. Robbin is there. Bless you sir. 🙌

  • DinoHF79
    DinoHF79 2 months ago

    "I guess I'll go back to selling vibrators door to door."

  • Joseph Pompa
    Joseph Pompa 2 months ago +5


  • Joseph Pompa
    Joseph Pompa 2 months ago +5

    There will never be another Robin Williams HE was and still the best comedian that ever was

  • David HOLBROOK
    David HOLBROOK 2 months ago

    Ann Margret

  • John-boy
    John-boy 2 months ago

    This was the most normal thing I've seen him wear, ever

  • Leboman
    Leboman 2 months ago +20

    This is my childhood. Nothing even close to this now.

  • Aslan T Vorlon
    Aslan T Vorlon 2 months ago +15

    The Fucklan islands and door to door dildo salesman.......... Robin was so quick even the censors couldn't keep up!

    • Aslan T Vorlon
      Aslan T Vorlon 6 days ago

      +Mary Rose Kent I heard robin say fucklan... give it a week or two, you might get the joke

    • Mary Rose Kent
      Mary Rose Kent 6 days ago

      Aslan T Vorlon

    • bogieboog
      bogieboog 20 days ago

      Or the are you my daaaaaad!

    • bogieboog
      bogieboog 20 days ago

      Oh my gosh that was hilarious. Johnny couldn't stop laughing cause Robins jokes were coming at machine gun rate.

    • James Cagle
      James Cagle Month ago

      Aslan T Vorlon h

  • StarWars 1323
    StarWars 1323 2 months ago +2

    i was 5 years old OMG

  • aferraioli1
    aferraioli1 2 months ago

    One of the best!!

  • Bruce Davidson
    Bruce Davidson 2 months ago +8

    Robin Williams was a comedian genius .

  • Mario Avila
    Mario Avila 2 months ago +9

    thats what I like clean comedy.

  • extinct
    extinct 2 months ago +5

    I wonder if everywhere smelled like smoke back then - makes me cough just thinking about it. That’s a good thing future has brought us!!

  • James Soto
    James Soto 3 months ago +14

    Being that today's Late Night TV shows are ALL Political, I go back to the Golden Days of The Johnny Carson Show. I've watched numerous episodes of The Johnny Carson Show and his show was ALWAYS about Comedy, NEVER Politics like the Late Night TV Hacks today. This One episode of The Johnny Carson Show had Robin Williams as the main guest. As a Local 608 Union Carpenter in NYC back in the day, I met Robin Williams while we were building a Doctor's Office in the basement of his building on the SW Corner of 2nd Avenue and 70th Street. Every day for the first week we had deliveries of Construction Materials at 8AM. Robin Williams always left his Condo at 8 AM and greeted with us workers. One day he came out and actually came up to us and talked to us all personally. That was the kind of Man Robin Williams was. Unlike all of today's Hollywood Actors who spent their time looking down on the Middle Class. R.I.P. Robin Williams.

    • jtb1990419
      jtb1990419 Day ago

      +A Song For Dee Vee even then he was more about being funny than being preachy, and he never made the entire show about politics. The late night hosts nowadays want to preach their political views to the audience and comedy takes a back seat. People want to escape politics, if only for a moment, and turning late night comedy into political opinion programs is not a good idea.

    • Texas Viewpoint
      Texas Viewpoint Month ago +2

      James Soto Has

    • A Song For Dee Vee
      A Song For Dee Vee Month ago +4

      Johnny Carson constantly made Reagan jokes in his nightly monologue. So, basically, you're an idiot with selective memory.

    • Adam Morris
      Adam Morris 2 months ago +3

      He seemed like a really decent and humble person, as well as an incredible talent.

  • Turkey Man
    Turkey Man 3 months ago +3

    I so miss him. Rip robin.

  • Tim Davis
    Tim Davis 3 months ago +7

    Robin Williams is nuts,and I Love him,so much energy,and he can play dramatic roles like nobody's buisness.This guy can make you laugh and cry, amazing.😂😢
    And think.😏❔🔃

  • Anthony Mattei
    Anthony Mattei 3 months ago +6

    carson was smoking on set?? trying to sneak

    • Overthemoon
      Overthemoon Month ago +2

      Anthony Mattei ..u must be quite young ..u could smoke anywhere in 70 & 80’s, very common. Then we realized how it was killing us slowly & it changed, thank God. But sure shortened Carson’s life..he was heavy smoker.

  • T Arnold
    T Arnold 3 months ago +13

    How many of us are doing this 😄 and this 😢 at the same time. A once in a lifetime talent. Still miss him. Both of them. Carson was truly the King of Late Night.

  • Big Tom
    Big Tom 3 months ago +3

    this just aired last week on antenna tv, 35 percent was bleeped out, thank you he was the best comedian, such a tragedy him taking his life,

  • Tom McReynolds
    Tom McReynolds 4 months ago +16

    Absolutely the funniest 20 minutes in Television history. No one better. Carson hurt himself laughing.

  • gerald willcox
    gerald willcox 4 months ago +4

    ...mmm Yes the best I,ve seen...Old Guy in Oregon..10/18

  • Melissa Smejkal
    Melissa Smejkal 4 months ago +10

    I miss him

    ŞAHİN SARIEROĞLU 4 months ago +2

    08:15 cheers from heaven

  • T. O.
    T. O. 5 months ago +17

    An exceptional man. Look at the speed and accuracy. Ultimately, his mind took over. Not enough space inside. Suffering.

  • Sharamay Ritter
    Sharamay Ritter 6 months ago +13

    Always makes me laugh even on hard times

  • Mr. Spock
    Mr. Spock 6 months ago +11

    Just incredible ... this comedic genius is the funniest man I have ever seen in my entire 60 years on this planet ... not that I believe in any of that mystical bullshit but Robin is probably making God laughing his ass off right now. There have been a lot of good ones but like Gretzky in hockey, he's the GREAT ONE ... he will never be topped.
    One simple word defines Robin Williams ... LEGEND.
    After that, in no particular order (my list):
    - George Carlin
    - Jonathan Winters
    - Richard Pryor
    - Don Rickles
    - and I'm sure I'm forgetting a ton of other great ones ... let me know who I forgot.

    • Jimmys Mom
      Jimmys Mom 19 days ago

      Andrew Dice Clay is also one of a kind

    • Rev Head
      Rev Head Month ago

      Dave Allen :-)

    • Overthemoon
      Overthemoon Month ago

      Mr. Spock ..johnathan Winters only real comedian I see on ur list. Carlin was crude rude & not funny, Pryor was funny briefly but after he almost set himself on fire, well ruined rest of his life and health! Couldn’t stand Rickels he thought he was comedy gold..he wasn’t.

  • Rick Charles
    Rick Charles 7 months ago +47

    The only comedian that could leave Johnny gasping for air over and over.

    • T Arnold
      T Arnold 3 months ago +2

      +Jebac 96 Absolutely!

    • Jebac 96
      Jebac 96 3 months ago +5

      Don rickles

    • T Arnold
      T Arnold 3 months ago +4

      Rodney Dangerfield was another one.

    WDA FREEFALL 7 months ago +26

    I love watching Johnny crack up. It's great!

  • Sapphyre !!!!
    Sapphyre !!!! 8 months ago +5

    He was too manic for me, and I didn't laugh much at his comedy, although I did like Mrs Doubtfire when it first came out.

    • Bob Baker
      Bob Baker 4 months ago +1


    • Mr. Spock
      Mr. Spock 5 months ago +4

      Yeah, that was a bit harsh ... I must have been in a bad mood when I wrote this.

    • Davis Schulz
      Davis Schulz 5 months ago +2

      Mr. Spock WTF :D chill dude.

    • Rebecca
      Rebecca 6 months ago +6

      Mr. Spock Are you this charming in real life or just in YT comment sections? You should consult a doctor about a laxative.

    • Mr. Spock
      Mr. Spock 6 months ago +3

      Must be hard to be born with an amputated sense of humor ... I pity your poor humorless soul, hope you don't cut open your wrists one day.

  • John K Lindgren
    John K Lindgren 9 months ago +1

    *At **18:18** Regarding CRICKET Did I hear “CRICKET?” This anachronistic, colonial, goofy game should be phased out! This is how it can be done: ADIDAS, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche will donate 999 million footballs to Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. In 5-10 years one of these countries will qualify for the FIFA World Cup. And that will be the end of Le Cricket. "Sticky wicket”. Who needs it? Think about the children. Johnnie de Bangkok.*

    • Mr. Spock
      Mr. Spock 6 months ago

      Soccer is for girlie boys who like the drama of flopping on a field after being touched by a fly.
      They're just a sorry bunch of effeminate "athletes" who should stick to knitting sweaters for men in other REAL sports.

  • John K Lindgren
    John K Lindgren 9 months ago +1

    *See how Carson is takin quick puffs on that coffin nail while trying to hide it. Did he succumb to lung cancer? Bangkok Johnnie CarSanook Media THAILAND*

  • Timothy McDonald
    Timothy McDonald 9 months ago +9

    Robin was on in every public appearance and I wonder if that was a contributing factor to his choice of leaving this earth. Rest in Peace Mr. Williams. Thank You for your very active comedy! Thank You!!

    • r385671
      r385671 21 day ago

      He had a severe case of Lewy Body Dementia. It got to the point that he was having trouble remembering lines. The autopsy showed the dementia was severe.

    • marty3888
      marty3888 Month ago

      No. Go over the pain he was living with. How could anyone want to live like that? He was in worse shape than Keith Emerson.

    • Richard Norman
      Richard Norman 3 months ago

      Jacob Jorgenson We’re all sick..

    • Jacob Jorgenson
      Jacob Jorgenson 3 months ago

      He was sick

  • g4p5l6
    g4p5l6 10 months ago +25

    Incredible. And Carson just loves it... those were better times.

    ARTHUR D DUDA 11 months ago +29

    Johnny would almost fall out of his chair every time he was on..

    • pete smyth
      pete smyth 2 months ago

      I'm not sure Carson 'got' his jokes..he seemed to laugh too soon at times ..

  • get along
    get along Year ago +1


  • lili M
    lili M Year ago +28

    Wow, he was smoking inside studio ?

    • Jimmys Mom
      Jimmys Mom 19 days ago

      +bogieboog now I'll have to watch this again, thank you for the excuse to do so :)

    • bogieboog
      bogieboog 20 days ago

      That's right he surreptitiously lit one right up while Robin was prancing around!

    • Rev Head
      Rev Head Month ago +1

      Mr Spoke well said ....

    • Overthemoon
      Overthemoon Month ago

      Rob Specht ..don’t forget Johnny died from emphysema from years of heavy smoking..tragic. B4 he died barb Walters mentioned he had difficulty walking upstairs his home. What a loss..those 2 cannot be replaced..

    • Aslan T Vorlon
      Aslan T Vorlon 2 months ago +4

      Not only was it allowed it was encouraged! AND the tobacco companies were major sponsors, to the extent that Johnny would light up and do a paid advertisement to camera before throwing to commercial.
      Also when TV was in it's infancy there were no per-recorded ad breaks, all the stars would just stop for a scene change step over to a table that had cartons stacked up and start puffing while talking into the camera about how their brand was smoother and more flavorful then the other brands.
      It's amazing how quickly history is forgotten I remember seeing someone amazed that there was a time when indoor flushing toilets did not exist and could not fathom the concept of an outhouse. Terry Gilliam used an outhouse as a kid, and I'm one generation removed, my mom used an outhouse as a kid too. I even used the same outhouse when we visited grandpa's ranch, they had indoor plumbing by then, but after the drive she'd go into the house and the boys would line up at the outhouse!

  • Koksal Ceylan
    Koksal Ceylan 2 years ago +7

    The comedian who makes a fool of them selfs to make people lough,At the and it will thake revenge.sadly but way it is fore some of them comedians.
    and I say that whit much pain, Live in peace Robin.

  • Jack Wright
    Jack Wright 2 years ago +113

    Thank goodness we have these videos of him. A few minutes of Robin is better than any medicine imaginable!