Fans have been pouring over resurfaced footage showing hilarious outtakes from the late Robin Williams’ appearance on Sesame Street.
The comic tragically took his own life in 2014 at the age of 63, leaving behind a legacy as one of Hollywood’s most beloved entertainers.
As well as his stand-up gigs, Williams brought the laughs in family favourites such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin while showing off his acting chops in dramas such as Good Will Hunting and One Hour Photo.
Years after his passing his loss is still felt around the world, yet fans continue to remember stories of his generosity and kindness, not to mention some of his hilarious on-screen moments.
And one of those arrived this week thanks to Redditor u/usuallyrelevant, who shared footage of the outtakes of Williams’ appearance on Sesame Street alongside the infamous Elmo.
In the clip, captured all the way back in 1991, the comedian demonstrates to the red Muppet different things you can do with a stick.
At first he pretends to play hockey with it before using it like a conducting baton. As he waves the stick around, he says: “There you are conducting a full orchestra, thank you Madonna for that lovely lingerie melody.”
Realising the improv is definitely not family friendly, he continues, “I’d better go back, we’ll never be able to do that,” as the audience bursts out laughing.
The next segment sees Williams handing the stick to Elmo, who then says, “Thank you Mr Robins.”
The comedian asks, “Mr Robins?... I’m taking the stick back Elmo,” as he yanks it out of the Muppet’s hands.
Elmo then sinks into the crate he’s sitting on while exclaiming, “I only had three lines,” causing Williams to giggle uncontrollably.
Dozens of fans have shared their praise for the throwback clip, with one saying it ‘made their morning’.
Another commented, “That's some really amazing improv and puppeteering. I got a really good laugh out of that. Thanks.”
“Robin laughing uncontrollably at the Elmo gaffe is phenomenal,” wrote a third, with a fourth adding, “I don't think I've heard Robin's distinct laughter in such an extended way... very glad to hear it.”
Yep, it’s safe to say the comedy star is greatly missed, not least because of his kind-hearted nature both on and off screen.
Back in December last year, it was revealed that Williams managed to discreetly raise around $50,000 for a food bank in Seattle, including donating the proceeds from a number of his shows – and he didn’t seek any recognition for it.
Fran Yeatts, executive director of the West Seattle Food Bank, earlier told Today, “I was just astounded. Robin Williams is the type of person who really understands there are a lot of people who are really, really struggling.”
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