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televisionacad:

Billy Crystal’s beautiful tribute to his good friend Robin Williams. Rest in peace <3

He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him, on television, movies, nightclubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters, for our troops overseas, and even in a dying girl’s living room for her last wish. He made us laugh, big time. I spent many happy hours with Robin onstage. I mean, the brilliance was astounding, the relentless energy was kind of thrilling. I used to think that if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds, I was going to do okay. 

Robin, Whoopi, and I were once in Shea Stadium, in the broadcast booth with the great Tim McCarver. It was comic-relief day for the New York Mets. Robin knew nothing about baseball. I asked him, “What’s your favorite team?” And he said, ‘The San Franciscoes.’ So he was a little lost in the conversation, so I got an idea and I said, “You know, Tim, we have a great Russian baseball player with us.” I looked over, his eyes got all bright, his ears perked up like he was a little dog that was inside all day and the master came and said, “Hey, you want to go for a walk?” So I said, “What’s baseball like in Russia?” Without missing a beat, he said, “Well, we’ve only got one team: the Reds.” Well, the next pitch, the batter fouled one off and it came screaming back at us, we ducked down, it slammed against the wall. Robin turned around and bounced it into his hands, and then he stood up and screamed, “I love America. I’m going to defect.” He could be funny anywhere. 

We were such close friends. He would come to all of our great family functions: weddings, bar mitzvahs, that kind of thing. He would sit with my older immigrant relatives like he was one of the guys. And he would tell them about his journey from his little shtetl in Poland to America. One uncle of mine said, “I came to America after World War II and I hitchhiked.” And Robin said, “I waited until there was a 747 and a kosher meal.”
Well, as genius as he was onstage, he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine: supportive, protective, loving. It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives. For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy. But while some of the brightest of our celestial bodies are actually extinct now, their energy long since cooled, but miraculously, because they float in the heavens so far away from us now, their beautiful light will continue to shine on us forever. And the glow will be so bright, it’ll warm your heart, it’ll make your eyes glisten, and it’ll make you think to yourselves: Robin Williams, what a concept.

Years and years ago when I won my first big award for Misery, a Golden Globe. They didn’t have cellphones in those days so I was waiting at the payphone to call my mom. I realised I didn’t have a quarter and so I turned around and said, “Does anybody got a quarter?”. And Robin [Williams] stepped up and said “Here’s a quarter, call your mother.” That sort of just… I never forgot that kindness.

Seth Meyers’opening monologue at the Emmys ‘14.(x)

larygo:

Congratulations to Benedict and Martin on their Emmy wins

larygo:

Congratulations to Benedict and Martin on their Emmy wins
fishfingersandcustardandafez:

alicexz:

I hope you guys all enjoyed the new episode! Here’s the full painting I did to celebrate the season premiere, officially commissioned by the Doctor Who: Earth Conquest documentary!
I had the amazing opportunity to present this artwork to Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, and Steven Moffat themselves, so this piece really means a lot to me. (Full story on that meeting here!)

She’s just the best :) her art work is astounding!!!

fishfingersandcustardandafez:

alicexz:

I hope you guys all enjoyed the new episode! Here’s the full painting I did to celebrate the season premiere, officially commissioned by the Doctor Who: Earth Conquest documentary!

I had the amazing opportunity to present this artwork to Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, and Steven Moffat themselves, so this piece really means a lot to me. (Full story on that meeting here!)

She’s just the best :) her art work is astounding!!!

oswinsleaf:

Doctor Who: Episode per Series
Series Openers

"All of time and space. Everything that ever happened or ever will. Where do you want to start?”

barbaraoliver:

"Rob: Just stop with love triangles, writers. You know what, come here. We’re gonna have a moment. Unless you really know how to do a love triangle right, just don’t do it it’s okay! You can have two people in love.

Doug: Love, I don’t think writers understand, is actually an interesting thing just between two people. It’s okay! You can write that! And you can make it interesting ‘cause it’s pretty interesting in real life too.

Rob: Just, enough with love triangles.”

Credits: ++, +.