Robin Williams Compared President Biden To A Drunk Uncle Who ‘Hasn’t Got The Dosage Right’

By: Alec Donaldson | Last updated: Nov 15, 2023

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.

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Biden's Slip-Up

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.”

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He Apologized

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.”

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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.”

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'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.'”

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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!'”

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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A Genius

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.”

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Biden's Decline

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.”

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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.

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His Stutter

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.

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Not Malicious

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.

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Williams possessed the unique talent of bringing joy to others, and that remains priceless!

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