The death of Robin Williams Monday (Aug. 11) is still reverberating through the lives of his family, friends and many, many fans. Here’s a roundup of where to watch some of his best and most beloved performances.
Hulu has 39 episodes of the ABC sitcom that launched Williams to fame on its free site. The site also his films “The Survivors” and “The Best of Times,” while Hulu Plus subscribers can stream “Hook” and “Moscow on the Hudson” as well. YouTube also has a number of full episodes.
Williams’ most recent HBO special, “Weapons of Self-Destruction,” is streaming on Amazon. The real gold mine, though, is on YouTube, which has full-length videos of “Weapons,” along with his first HBO special from 1978 (watch it below, and check the moment about 47 minutes in when he pulls John Ritter on stage for some improv), 1982’s “An Evening With Robin Williams” and “Robin Williams: Live on Broadway” from 2002. His 1986 special “An Evening at the Met” is there as well, in several parts.
Movies and other TV shows
The Netflix cupboard is not especially well-stocked at the moment: You can watch “Hook,” “Jumanji,” “The Birdcage” and his first starring role in “Popeye” along with a handful of others. Amazon has more titles, including “Dead Poet’s Society,” “One-Hour Photo,” “Good Morning, Vietnam” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” available for rental. His guest appearance on Season 3 of “Louie” is also on Amazon Prime.
Epix will air “The Birdcage” and “Popeye” starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday (Aug. 12). The Hub is paying tribute by airing the “Happy Days” episode “My Favorite Orkan” two times on Friday, Aug. 15 at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT. This episode introduced Mork before he spun off onto “Mork & Mindy.”
On Sunday, Aug. 17, Encore will air five of Williams’ movies — “One Hour Photo,” “Cadillac Man,” “RV,” “Good Will Hunting” and “Awakenings” — starting at 3 p.m. ET/PT.
If and when more TV tributes are scheduled we’ll add to this post.