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Robin Williams last appearance on Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 5/21/92

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Robin Williams appears on the last regular Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. This was the penultimate final Tonight Show with Carson, and the final show with guests. Robin Williams and Bette Midler were the only guests that night.

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R.I.P to Johnny Carson and Robin Williams they were both Legends and are still missed to this day

Author — the Shan man 1988

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He was the only comedian who could make me laugh and cry. Rest In Peace Robin.

Author — Back Lonely

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How brilliant was he - unbelievably fast and funny. His references leave me reeling - still. His brain worked at warp speed for sure.

Author — neurofire

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THE WORLD IS NOT FUNNY ANYMORE. BUT BRFORE BEDTIME I ALWAYS WATCH SOME RERUNS OF JONNY CARSON AND GO TO BED SMILING. MAKES ME TURN BACK THE. CLOCK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS GOD BLESS AMERICA 😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

Author — Lotte Illmer

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I'm not surprised that Johnny Carson loved Robin Williams and had him as his last guest. Johnny Carson was a tortured soul too and I think they understood each other on some level. 

Author — SwellGalMary

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You've got to hand it to Robin Williams. All you had to do is wind him up and let him go. He could be funny just reading the phone book!

Author — Baar Bear

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Johnny never laughed so hard as he did when Robin was on. Glad we can still see them here.

Author — baler johnson

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God, ... I wish Johnny had never left.
Nothing now, late night, but trash.

Author — Bullzeye 1000yds

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We will never see a comedian of his brilliance again. He was one of a kind.

Author — Marge Shilling

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"I was going to bring you a VCR but the stores had none" XD.

This had to be aired during the riot.

Author — Metal Boss

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This is not merely Pure Entertainment Gold, this is a time capsule:
1992 was a Presidential Election Year, and if there is any name mentioned here that you don't recognize, Kids, Google it ("Quayle, " "Perot")... and understand the roots of how we got to where we are today.
Carson's Penultimate "Tonight" show...
Williams was 14 years past his ascendance to national prominence with "Mork and Mindy;" he was 22 years away from his own, self-imposed demise.
Carson shows, yet again, what set him apart (and still does) from every other contender in the late-night arena:
His ability to get out of the way (brilliant though he is, in his own right), and let his guest shine...
Occasionally, the guest needs help, and Carson gives it: 
Williams, from his first appearance (October, 1981) to his last (this one, May, 1992) never needed Carson's help, and Carson recognized it (to his credit) and simply gave himself over to Williams, which is why he is laughing, here, harder than anyone in the audience.
Put aside the baggage of the "next-to-last-show:"
If you didn't know this, as you watched it, you would simply see what geniuses these two are.
With the possible exception of appearances in the past by Jonathan Winters, Carson has never laughed harder than he does here; more tellingly, Carson does something at two different moments which absolutely slays Williams.
This is like watching two mutually-admiring (comedy) Samurai compare moves before the elder of the two lays down his sword for the last time.
God Bless them both (and Ed McMahon).

Author — tuxguys

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Laughter really is the best medicine. I miss these comedians so much.

Author — Jenefer Schech

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Robin Williams was a legend. there's nobody like him.

Author — Masht Ali

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We didn't realize how tortured he was or the burdens he carried but we all knew Robin Williams was a great comedian, a great actor (Patch Adams, Mrs. Doubtfire) and a great humanitarian that gave us all the precious gift of laughter. RIP!

Author — Fred Higgenbottom

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Busted a gut laughing - the most pleasurable pain ever. Such a wonderful man and the humanity behind the humor - we needed him so badly, and we lost him.

Author — Tiki Torch

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What a beautiful talent.  I needed a laugh tonight, seeing them both laugh...  Laughter is beautiful.

Author — Mark Kline

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When you can get Johnny Carson damn near crying you're doing something right.

Author — CapTashman1

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Williams was just nonstop energy. He was on another level entirely. He did a great George Bush.

Author — alan30189

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I cried as well.  Robin Williams was absolutely brilliant.  Thank you for posting this clip.

Author — Linda

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We will never replace this wonderful man R, I, P Robin, sadly missed, ❤️❤️

Author — June Bermingham