Robin Williams Compared President Biden To A Drunk Uncle Who ‘Hasn’t Got The Dosage Right’
The HBO clip featuring the late comedian and actor Robin Williams discussing then-Vice President Joe Biden has resurfaced.
Mocking Biden's Interview
In the video, the universally acclaimed comedian humorously poked fun at the then-Vice President and his well-known verbal slip-ups, drawing a comparison between POTUS and Williams’ portrayal of a tipsy uncle.
Just days before Williams’ HBO stand-up performance, the former vice president had made a statement in an interview, saying, “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes.”
In response, the President tweeted, “In no way did I mean to suggest the African American community is a monolith—not by identity, not on issues, not at all.”
And Kept Apologizing
Biden continued, “Throughout my career, I’ve witnessed the diversity of thought, background, and sentiment within the African-American community.” He concluded, “This diversity makes our workplaces, communities, and country a better place.”
'Ramblin' Joe Biden'
In the 30-second clip, Williams, a lifelong Democrat, quipped, “There’s always ramblin’ Joe Biden,” adding, “Joe says things that even people with [Tourette syndrome] go, ‘No.'”
Williams Kept It Going
“Joe is like your uncle who’s on a new drug and hasn’t got the dosage right,” Williams joked. “I’m proud to work with Barack America—’He’s not a superhero, you idiot—come here!'”
The Viral Clip
Before the elections, the clip gained traction on Twitter, and now younger generations are sharing it as a comedy classic on TikTok.
President Obama Was A Big Fan
Robin Williams passed away in 2014, leaving millions of fans in mourning. Among those grieving was Barack Obama, who tweeted, “Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny … and everything in between. But he was one of a kind.”
He Is Missed By Many
In response to one of many TikTok videos featuring the clip, a user commented, “This aged well.” Another wrote, “If he were still alive, he would have had a Field Day with Joe now. I miss Robin so much.”
A third person expressed, “Robin Williams was such a legend. There was never a movie of his that didn’t make me laugh!” Another shared, “The Man was a genius.”
One TikTok user suggested, “Williams was noticing the cognitive decline way before me.” Another commented, “Hmmm, maybe Joe is the reason this legend that’s not with us anymore.”
Many attribute the president’s verbal slip-ups to his advanced age. However, it’s worth noting that Biden has long grappled with speech issues and has openly discussed his struggle with a speech disorder since childhood, which he has not entirely outgrown. Stress exacerbates the condition.
Joe Biden’s stutter is no secret – and he has spoken about it numerous times to his younger admirers. He has also shared instances of being bullied by some classmates and a nun who was his teacher.
While Biden, as a public figure, is accustomed to criticism, Robin Williams’ humorous take on the matter was not malicious, and it wasn’t solely because he supported the Democrats.
Williams possessed the unique talent of bringing joy to others, and that remains priceless!