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Another Zelda Game, Another Robin Williams Commerical

The last time we saw some Robin Williams-themed Zelda goodness, I seem to have given the dreadful impression that I was being disrespectful - something for which I feel compelled to make amends. While I'm not enormously fond of his standup, and his films have been hit-or-miss affair for me, there's something undeniably sweet about Mr.Williams. Thus, I decry in the strongest terms those who would roll their eyes and say "Yeah Robin, we know you love the Zelda games." The 30 second video feature the his trademark, grandfatherly delivery that is nothing if not pleasing to the ear, interspersed with cutscenes and gameplay from Skyward Sword. While short and sweet, it does have a troubling lack of "beard."

Mine was a generation that grew up on films like "Hook" and "Aladdin;" thus I've found these commercials to be a sort of double dose of nostalgia. Truth be told, the only bone I have to pick with Robin Williams is over the film, "Mrs. Doubtfire." It could have been a beautiful tale, using this cross-dressing schtick to convey a message about tolerance - teaching children an adults alike that one's identity lies not in adherence to the gender binary, but what lies in one's heart - and to the writers' credit, they tried. Still, the physical representation of this "Mrs. Doubtfire" proved so terrifying as to send me headlong into a series of night terrors, which would be alleviated only by years of therapy, coping mechanisms, and enough Valium to kill twelve men and a horse. For that, Robin Williams, I will never forgive you.

5 Comments

Mikey said:

You sure have a funny way of trying to make amends...

This is an odd article, sorry. I'd file this under "TMI". There's like a sentence and a half about the commercial and Zelda, and 2 paragraphs of you not liking Robin, and how much you disliked Mrs. Doubtfire.

By the way, you totally missed the message of that movie. Like, on a monumental level...lol.

Dehnus said:

Hmm.. is he trying to bag a Santa Claus Role? That beard would be perfect for it ;).

And I never saw Doubtfire as scary... not funny.. but not scary either.

But then I am used to big women bight slightly fat and having a stubble. My grandmother had that and looked alot like that :).

Very sweet woman btw :). Always accepted that I was gay :), but then she was a hardenned socialist and has been through a class strugle that we had in the region (she was only a child back then).

Mittens said:

Mrs. Doubtfire, w/e. I prefer David Cross as Miss Fingerbottom.

Super Swede said:

Yeah, the article did get a bit stream-of-consciousness, though in fairness, there's not a whole that could be said about the video (which was adorable enough to warrant posting) other than "30 seconds of Robin Williams," and there's been an utter torrent of Zelda-themed news lately.

As for Mrs. Fingerbottom, as pleasant as Robin Williams is (and i do think he is extroardinarily pleasant), i would have paid some cash money to see that.

Lastly, Dehnus, just out of curiousity, in what region did said clss struggle take place?

Titan said:

It will be pretty cool once Zelda goes HD and has voice work, Robin William get to voice some of the character. A Genie-like (from Aladdin) character or the owl would be pretty obvious, but it can be an interesting twist if he voices someone like Ganondorf.

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