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 • 167

  • My Opinion
    My Opinion Day ago

    Hard to believe he is gone. A energy that we will never see again. Thank you Robin for making us laugh so much! You are SO missed.

  • Carlos Javier Vera
    Carlos Javier Vera 3 days ago +2

    “San Francisco where God Save the Queen has a different meaning...”, LMAO, and he probably made it up in a split second, the man was a comedy genius!!!!

    • My Opinion
      My Opinion Day ago

      Carlos Javier Vera He was beyond brilliant!

  • Flapper F
    Flapper F 3 days ago


  • hns seb
    hns seb 3 days ago

    Who dislikes this video

  • Web Interceptor
    Web Interceptor 4 days ago

    "You call those breasts..i've seen better lumps on oatmeal."...I've never heard this one before..lmao

  • Lorrie
    Lorrie 4 days ago

    Johnny lights a cigarette! God I miss smoking! But I am glad it's gone.

  • Lorrie
    Lorrie 4 days ago +1

    World According to Garp is one of my favorite books and favorite movies. John Irving is strange.
    Why did Robin have to get so sad? ☹️

  • john hart
    john hart 5 days ago

    Mr. Carson was also the the best,thank you

  • john moore
    john moore 9 days ago

    Johnny was an incredible host... with Robin he naturally said just the few words and let Robin GO ! …. at times what Johnny did say were just the words to set Robin off on one of his many endless rants... Johnny also sincerely enjoyed Robins madness and it showed... letting things run loose and free... Robin of course in the history of modern comedy is the only one of his kind... maybe other than Jonathon Winters but Robins mind was so so much faster... One of the few wishes for the rest of my life is to someday see anyone... not someone.. but Anyone with his kind of fast paced delivery but upon thought... deep humor... God Bless you Robin, Love for you. Hope to see you on the other side someday.

  • drakeistheeggman
    drakeistheeggman 10 days ago

    wow he looks great. 1982, so crazy

  • Edna L'Herault
    Edna L'Herault 11 days ago

    We are missing you, ROBIN. You had a delightful gift of finding comedy in every subject. Love you, R. W. MAY GOD BLESS

  • Edna L'Herault
    Edna L'Herault 11 days ago +1

    Yes thank GOD for these videos. Robin has carried us through Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam, etc. Then all of his standup comedy routines.

  • label1877
    label1877 11 days ago

    It was sad to see Robin join the Hollywood liberal chorus line near the end of his life. Why would an actor disrespect half his fans? Of course our family stopped watching his movies.

  • Leanne Watts
    Leanne Watts 13 days ago

    A true star! It's such a shame he burned out so soon...

  • Shogunbloodx420
    Shogunbloodx420 13 days ago

    man i tell ya... thats one hell of a test

  • Paul Nisenbaum
    Paul Nisenbaum 14 days ago

    I saw Robin Williams at the Universal Amphitheater the week of this showing.

  • Rice Burnerbiker
    Rice Burnerbiker 15 days ago

    I started watching before bed at 11pm.... almost 4 am still watching, with laughing tears streaming down my face.
    Thankfully we have a lot of these videos...this man could cure what ails you!!
    You will have a sore tummy the next day, not remembering what’s ailing you for at least a while.
    He will be sorely missed.
    I love how the really racist Christians can’t stop laughing at how stupid they are because of religion and a fake ghostly nothing,that makes them mentally ILL!!
    He makes them laugh at there stupidity.

  • chim
    chim 15 days ago

    love love loved this.

  • HughieDixon
    HughieDixon 16 days ago

    It’s hard to believe that he had any downtime but his downtime was the extreme opposite of his up time. He truly was a light that burned twice as bright.

  • Daniel Ramirez
    Daniel Ramirez 17 days ago

    "The World According to Garp" is,
    in my irrelevant opinion, one of the best movies EVER made.. Robin Williams was one of the best dramatic (underrated)actors ever..
    RIP brother Robin..

  • kbrock 9146
    kbrock 9146 18 days ago +2

    "San Francisco, where 'God save the queen' has a different meaning." 🤣🤣🤣

  • Jennifer Carrillo
    Jennifer Carrillo 19 days ago +1

    I just gave myself whiplash - a full body laugh! Love always. I wonder what it was like to be on his contact list.

  • gilly68g
    gilly68g 21 day ago +2

    Best improv person ever in the lengthy history of the universe

  • Dr Tim O'Shea
    Dr Tim O'Shea 21 day ago +3

    How can other comedians continue to pretend they're in the same profession as this guy? Lightning neural reflexes - virtually unlimited internal data base..... We'll never see his like ...

  • Justin Sane
    Justin Sane 22 days ago +1

    Holy shit, the lighting of the cigarette, completely forgot about that, what a flashback of time.

  • The Gamer's Pitstop
    The Gamer's Pitstop 25 days ago

    What's up with 15:17 ??

  • ghostrider
    ghostrider 25 days ago +4

    The one and only comic genius

  • Ramon Aguilera
    Ramon Aguilera 26 days ago +1


  • rich42012
    rich42012 28 days ago +1

    It is sad to see such a great talent and Johnny is only concerned with trying to hide his addiction to cigarettes. Watch Johnny in the background especially on the first part of Robin's performance. Johnny could have been so much more if he would have given his time to his guests instead of those damn cancer sticks!

  • Samuel Anderson
    Samuel Anderson 28 days ago +1

    Johnny sneaking in a drag. Love it!

  • Lionheart Roar
    Lionheart Roar 29 days ago +4

    I miss his genius and talent

  • David Godfrey
    David Godfrey Month ago +4

    I feel exhausted just watching him. So funny.

  • Geoffrey Kruse
    Geoffrey Kruse Month ago +2

    I do miss him. Such greatness.

  • Victor Makris
    Victor Makris Month ago +2

    i HATE it when johnny tries to immitate the same bit as the guest..seems like he's trying to include himself on the same level as them...DOUCHEBAG move.

  • HHS Narnia
    HHS Narnia Month ago +1

    what's with the censor effect at 15:18?

  • prodbyskrillah
    prodbyskrillah Month ago

    He Coked the fuck out holy shit he on a roll non stop joke after joke

  • Rodney Crouse
    Rodney Crouse Month ago +2

    I was just a kid when he made this performance but I highly doubt there will never be another Robin Williams or anyone like him in my lifetime.

  • leonardusdesign leonardusdesign

    Johnny smoking and laughing , priceless

  • filoIII
    filoIII Month ago +1

    He was a MUCH better actor than comedian.

  • beeperlove
    beeperlove Month ago +1

    Why does Johnny put his hand on robins head when he walks in? He does that on other visits too.

  • Mary Rose Kent
    Mary Rose Kent 2 months ago +1

    So young!

  • drServitis
    drServitis 2 months ago +5

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

  • D
    D 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago +2

    Hes da bestest fekkin ever.

  • Mary Phillips
    Mary Phillips 2 months ago +3

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

  • 3870822
    3870822 2 months ago +1

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

  • Pamela Lamon
    Pamela Lamon 2 months ago +6

    He was one in a million.

  • Jimmys Mom
    Jimmys Mom 2 months ago +2

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

  • arcemedies macdonald
    arcemedies macdonald 2 months ago +3

    the best comedian of our generatin

  • Carmen Dawn Allan
    Carmen Dawn Allan 2 months ago +2

    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.

  • King Arthur
    King Arthur 2 months ago +6

    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.

    • Shannongejhsg Docktor
      Shannongejhsg Docktor 12 days ago

      It was impossible to script him...Johnny knew comedy and he wasn’t gonna twin in someone like Robin Williams. Guy was a comedy genius

  • E Mendez
    E Mendez 3 months ago +3

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

  • Bruce David
    Bruce David 3 months 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!

    • Viqar Kagzi
      Viqar Kagzi 16 days ago +1

      Then why was a live audience laughing so much, every where he went. He was and is the our best comedian of our generation.

      Robin Williams earned it and truly amazing to watch.

    • King Arthur
      King Arthur 2 months ago +3

      God I'd hate to be you. Humorless.

  • Moviefan2k4
    Moviefan2k4 3 months ago +1

    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 3 months ago +2

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

  • Jason Jackson
    Jason Jackson 3 months ago +5

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

  • Paul Sharp
    Paul Sharp 3 months ago +1

    I I really miss these kind of shows.

  • Karen Brandenberger
    Karen Brandenberger 3 months ago +2

    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 3 months ago +46

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

    • Terry Altman
      Terry Altman Month ago

      Amen to that he certainly was a funny guy miss him a lot

  • Joseph DiGennaro
    Joseph DiGennaro 3 months ago

    La wrence XX

  • Frank Gonzalez
    Frank Gonzalez 3 months ago +1

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

  • DinoHF79
    DinoHF79 3 months ago +3

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

  • Joseph Pompa
    Joseph Pompa 3 months ago +17


  • Joseph Pompa
    Joseph Pompa 3 months ago +9

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

  • David HOLBROOK
    David HOLBROOK 3 months ago +1

    Ann Margret

  • John-boy
    John-boy 4 months ago +1

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

  • Leboman
    Leboman 4 months ago +27

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

  • Aslan T Vorlon
    Aslan T Vorlon 4 months ago +18

    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 2 months 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 2 months ago

      Aslan T Vorlon

    • bogieboog
      bogieboog 2 months ago

      Or the are you my daaaaaad!

    • bogieboog
      bogieboog 2 months ago +1

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

    • James Cagle
      James Cagle 3 months ago

      Aslan T Vorlon h

  • StarWars 1323
    StarWars 1323 4 months ago +2

    i was 5 years old OMG

  • aferraioli1
    aferraioli1 4 months ago +1

    One of the best!!

  • Bruce Davidson
    Bruce Davidson 4 months ago +13

    Robin Williams was a comedian genius .

  • Mario Avila
    Mario Avila 4 months ago +9

    thats what I like clean comedy.

  • extinct
    extinct 4 months ago +6

    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 4 months ago +20

    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 Month ago +1

      +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 3 months ago +2

      James Soto Has

    • A Song For Dee Vee
      A Song For Dee Vee 3 months 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 3 months ago +4

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

  • Turkey Man
    Turkey Man 5 months ago +4

    I so miss him. Rip robin.

  • Tim Davis
    Tim Davis 5 months ago +12

    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 5 months ago +7

    carson was smoking on set?? trying to sneak

    • Sam Pantiliano
      Sam Pantiliano 18 days ago

      I remember my grandfather smoking in his hospital room.

    • Overthemoon
      Overthemoon 3 months 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 5 months ago +22

    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 5 months ago +4

    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 5 months ago +28

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

  • gerald willcox
    gerald willcox 6 months ago +4

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

  • Melissa Smejkal
    Melissa Smejkal 6 months ago +14

    I miss him

    ŞAHİN SARIEROĞLU 6 months ago +3

    08:15 cheers from heaven

  • T. O.
    T. O. 7 months ago +21

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

  • Sharamay Ritter
    Sharamay Ritter 8 months ago +14

    Always makes me laugh even on hard times

  • Mr. Spock
    Mr. Spock 8 months ago +13

    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.

    • Joe Marshall
      Joe Marshall Month ago +1

      Gaff is great….so clean and true….clever man….
      +Jimmys Mom

    • Jimmys Mom
      Jimmys Mom Month ago +1

      +Joe Marshall let's not forget Mitch Hedberg (just found out he died in 2005)... :( also Gaffigan "losing arguments with your wife after her brain surgery" is hilarious! He's got a funny last name. We know what gaf in idgaf stands for. So, to me, gaffigan sounds like " I used to not gaf, now I gaf again." Gaf again, gaffigan. :) in case you're wondering what the 2nd f stands for, it's "flying." Gaff = give a flying fuck. I just thought of this and edited my comment

    • Joe Marshall
      Joe Marshall Month ago

      Woody Allen Bill Burr Dan Ackroyd Louie Anderson Seinfeld

    • Jimmys Mom
      Jimmys Mom 2 months ago

      Andrew Dice Clay is also one of a kind

    • Rev Head
      Rev Head 2 months ago

      Dave Allen :-)

  • Rick Charles
    Rick Charles 9 months ago +65

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

    • Bill Meacham
      Bill Meacham 15 hours ago

      Johnny was gasping for air because he had emphysema.

    • Edna L'Herault
      Edna L'Herault 11 days ago

      Let's not forget GEORGE CARLIN either, please. GOD BLESS

    • Edna L'Herault
      Edna L'Herault 11 days ago

      +T Arnold R W was awesome

    • Jatt Jeona Maurh
      Jatt Jeona Maurh 19 days ago +2

      Well, Rickles, Winters, Dangerfield, and him.

    • Common Sense
      Common Sense 28 days ago +1

      Rodney Dangerfield left Johnny in tears as well

    WDA FREEFALL 9 months ago +31

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

  • Sapphyre !!!!
    Sapphyre !!!! 10 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 6 months ago +1


    • Mr. Spock
      Mr. Spock 7 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 7 months ago +2

      Mr. Spock WTF :D chill dude.

    • Rebecca
      Rebecca 8 months ago +7

      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 8 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 11 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 8 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 11 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 11 months ago +10

    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!!

    • Viqar Kagzi
      Viqar Kagzi 16 days ago

      That was much later in time.

    • r385671
      r385671 2 months ago +1

      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 3 months 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 5 months ago

      Jacob Jorgenson We’re all sick..

    • Jacob Jorgenson
      Jacob Jorgenson 5 months ago +1

      He was sick

  • g4p5l6
    g4p5l6 Year ago +33

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

    ARTHUR D DUDA Year ago +38

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

    • pete smyth
      pete smyth 3 months ago

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

  • get along
    get along Year ago +2


  • lili M
    lili M 2 years ago +29

    Wow, he was smoking inside studio ?

    • Jimmys Mom
      Jimmys Mom 2 months ago

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

    • bogieboog
      bogieboog 2 months ago +1

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

    • Rev Head
      Rev Head 2 months ago +1

      Mr Spoke well said ....

    • Overthemoon
      Overthemoon 3 months ago +1

      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 4 months ago +5

      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 +8

    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 +165

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

    • My Opinion
      My Opinion Day ago


    • Eian Jacob
      Eian Jacob 10 days ago

      Brilliant! stayed up all night watching theseThe man is so versatile

    • 2 Bits
      2 Bits Month ago

      Sad to see him hitting the cigarettes.

    • Carmen Dawn Allan
      Carmen Dawn Allan 2 months ago

      Great Reply. 👌 😰 Na no- Na no. Have a Fantastic,Wknd. RIP Robin.

      CHOCLODITE LENSMAN 3 months ago +1

      I think he was on “medicine” at this time.