“I’m a hip old granny who can hip-hop, be-bop, dance till ya drop, and yo-yo make a wicked cup of cocoa.”
Yep, Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire had it all.
From the cake face mask incident to that restaurant scene (and not forgetting the run-by fruiting), Mrs. Doubtfire is one of my favourite films, and most definitely one of Robin Williams’ best.
When I first heard of his tragic passing, my inner-child felt robbed. Aladdin, Jumanji, Mrs. Doubtfire, Hook – these were the films that shaped my childhood. Then my adult-self caught up and remembered Good Will Hunting, One Hour Photo, Nine Months, Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society – need I go on?
I also thought about the use of music in his films and discovered that Williams has an impressive 5 Grammys to his name, and has also had 3 charting albums on the Billboard 200.
Whilst I don’t have the right words to do justice to such an incredible talent, I wanted to present a little musical tribute to this astonishing man. Here’s to you Robin.
Robin William’s 10 Best Music Moments:
1) Batty Rap (Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest, 1992)
2) Friend Like Me (Aladdin, 1992)
3) Dinosaurs (Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993)
4) Prince Ali (Aladdin, 1992)
5) Pudgy & Grunge – Figaro (Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993)
6) My Way (Happy Feet, 2006)
7) Matchmaker (Mrs. Doubtfire, 1993)
8) I Yam What I Yam (Popeye, 1980)
9) Come Together (Beatles cover) – Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin (from the 1998 album In My Life, compiled and produced by Sir George Martin)
10) Blame Canada – performed at the 2000 Academy Awards (from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut)