Jimmy Fallon Tearfully Remembers Robin Williams, Performs 'Dead Poets Society' Tribute
Jimmy Fallon took a moment to remember Robin Williams on The Tonight Show Tuesday night with kind words, a clip of Williams in action and an homage to one of the most memorable movie scenes of his career.
Jimmy Fallon Remebers Robin Williams
Fallon choked back tears as he addressed Williams' tragic death at the age of 63. "We, like all of you, were shaken up a bit last night when we learned that genius comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away,” said the Saturday Night Live alum. “He was one of a kind. He was one in a million. He was unbelievable.”
“If you don’t know his standup, you should YouTube it right now and just watch it. He was just amazing. He was funny and he was fast and he would weave in and out of characters; he would get Shakespearean,” Fallon went on. “You would watch him and you would cry laughing. And you would think, ‘I am never going to see anyone like this human ever.’ His brain was always thinking 10 steps ahead of what he was saying. He was like the Muhammad Ali of comedy.”
Following his touching words, Fallon showed a clip of Williams making his first Tonight Show appearance with then-host Johnny Carson in 1981.
After Fallon showed the clip, he leapt onto his desk in imitation of the students at the fictional Welton Academy from Dead Poets Society and said, "Oh captain, my captain, you will be missed."
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