Robin Q and A

This week’s theme should be obvious as you make it through the contents of the post.  And, if you haven’t seen these movies we may not be able to be friends any longer!

In other news, if you have a movie you’d like me include in these Q and A sessions, or a theme, or a specific actor, let me know in the comments and I’ll see what I can put together for you.

(All previous Q and A iterations are here.)

As a reminder:  The Q’s are life situations you may find yourself in, and the A’s are the corresponding quotes from movies that you could considering using in those situations if you were mad like me.  But, I am a professional Jester, so take that into consideration before trying them on your own.

You get extra ones this week because I couldn’t pick only ten.  Also…  I’ve used every single one of these, and some of them I use weekly.  Perhaps not in the context I present them  here, but I use them all the same.

Q: What should you say to someone who is struggling with something from their past?
A: “It’s not your fault.”
– Sean Maguire – Good Will Hunting

Q: What should you say when you are super excited?
A: “I feel like a fox in a chicken coop!”
– Adrian Cronauer- Good Morning, Vietnam

Q: What should you say when you are challenging yourself to stand up and be heard?
A: “I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.”
– John Keating – Dead Poets Society

Q: What should you say when you’ve just done something that you aren’t all that proud of, but that needed to be done all the same?
A: “It was a run-by fruiting”
– Daniel Hillard as Mrs. Doubtfire – Mrs. Doubtfire

Q: What should you say when someone asks if you are ready to begin?
A: “There is no ‘ready’.”
– Alan Parrish – Jumanji

Q: What should you say when someone asks what it is like to be you?
A: “It’s like riding a psychotic horse toward a burning stable.”
– Armand – The Birdcage

Q: What should you say when you hear about a long time couple dying shortly after one another?
A: “Is that a kind of occupational hazard of soul mates? One’s not much without the other?”
– Chris Nielsen – What Dreams May Come

Q: What should you say when someone asks what you are most afraid of?
A: “Death. To die. To expire. To pass on. To perish. To peg out. To push up daisies. To push up posies. To become extinct. Curtains, deceased, Demised, departed And defunct. Dead as a doornail. Dead as a herring. Dead as a mutton. Dead as nits. The last breath. Paying a debt to nature. The big sleep. God’s way of saying, “Slow down.””
– Hunter ‘Patch’ Adams – Patch Adams

Q: What should you say when people ask why you behave the way you do?
A: “I try to make sense of things. Which is why, I guess, I believe in destiny. There must be a reason that I am as I am. There must be.”
– Andrew Martin – Bicentennial Man

Q: What should you tell someone who is struggling with life?
A: “You’re a good man. I know that. Even if you’ve forgotten it.”
– Finch – Insomnia

Q: What should you say before you embark on any adventure, good or bad?
A: “In that spirit, we set forth.”
– Bob Munro – RV

Q: What should you say when asked what you want?
A: “Some men are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them.”
– Teddy Roosevelt – Night at the Museum

Q: What should you say when someone asks if you like music?
A: “You got to love music more than you love food. More than life. More than yourself.”
– Wizard – August Rush


Robin Williams is mind blowingly funny, right?  Yes, well he is also one of my favorite actors.  He know hos to deliver a line.  He has taken his comedic genius and used it to transform script after script.  What is your favorite role of his?  Here there be teachers, and birdcages, and serial killers, and peter pan, and cross dressing nannies and psychologists and everything in between, including the required monster.  Thanks for playing along.

35 thoughts on “Robin Q and A

  1. Aww Gawd, now I’m remembering a first date from hell. Me – starving so that my black jeans looked just right, and he asking me “What’s that noise?” as my stomach grumbled all the way through Dead Poets Society!!! First and last date mind 😉 Happy weekend to ya Matt.

    • Happy weekend to you as well.
      Dead Poets as a first date?! Oh my. He didn’t plan that very well…
      And what were you doing starving yourself to fit into a pair of jeans for some silly boy!?

      • Coz I was a silly girl, that’s why! I outgrew that habit though, now I am so grown up and mature (te he he, I almost made it through that sentence without laughing!)

  2. I’ve seen all of them…+ mork and mindy. The first time I saw him in a serious role was The Fisher King. My friend almost walked out of the theater. Have you ever seen it?

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