Skip to comments.Robin Williams Had The Perfect Response When Troops In Kuwait Interrupted His Comedy Show In 2007
Posted on 08/12/2014 5:47:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Robin Williams, the famed comedian and actor, died on Monday at age 63.
He had a remarkable career, and was one of the funniest people of all time. But beyond his career of making people laugh one of my favorites being his role as Vietnam-era radio personality Adrian Cronauer his response in 2007 to troops in Kuwait who basically turned their back on him is one worth remembering.
Williams was there for a USO tour for the soldiers, most of whom were either headed to Iraq or supporting combat troops already there. In the middle of a bit, Williams and the thousands of troops in front him hear a trumpet sound.
It was "Retreat" a signal to those soldiers that the American flag was being taken down at the end of the day. At its sound, the custom is to face the music, stand at attention, and salute. In this case, Williams is left on stage, watching thousands of soldiers turn away from him, and he has no idea why.
But in the video that was later released, we see the comedian, brilliant for his improvisational skills, realize that this moment is a special one.
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What a concept.
De mortuis nil nisi bonum.
wow. THanks much for posting this
Robin Williams just stands, arms crossed, facing the music like the others. Incredibly humbled.
At one point, he bows his head. Then later, he looks at the crowd with a half-grin, eyes wide. He appears to be in awe of what he’s seeing.
That was good!
No doubt publicly Robin Williams echoed the typical Hollywood Groupthink garbage that every other celebrity these days spewed out.
But I have a feeling, privately, his views didn’t match.
They played this clip on Fox and Friends first thing this morning.
It was great what he did for the troops, but let's not get carried away. One of the funniest people of all time?
Thank you! Never watch videos at work, but I just had to sneak this one in.
“His support of the Democratic Party goes into six-figure territory, with his political donations to the party and left-leaning special interest groups totaling over $150,000.9
His liberalism extends into criticisms of Republicans and conservatives with the full weight of his comedic and critical genius going to former U.S. president George W. Bush. For example, when Obama was elected he said:
Its the end of the reign of George the 2nd. The reign of error is over. America is officially out of rehab Hes a gift to comedy, though, hes a comedy pinata. Im going to miss him.”
Yes, he was.
Go figure since W was every bit a liberal as Bill Clinton.
For Pete’s sake...can’t you sanctimonious Freepers let the man rest in peace? Does EVERYTHING have to revolve around politics all day long?
With all due respect for his entertaining of the troops, he’d be near the bottom of any funniest people of all time list of mine. And the list would need to have 100 people or more on it.
IMO, not funny; humorous in character maybe, but not funny.
“For Petes sake...cant you sanctimonious Freepers let the man rest in peace? Does EVERYTHING have to revolve around politics all day long?”
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“Everything is politics.”
Did you even bother to read the previous posts before painting all Freepers with the same brush? Me thinks the pot is calling the kettle black. Rest in peace Mr. Williams.
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