Robin Williams remembered by Morton students 


Jesus Martinez thinks about watching “Jumanji or Mrs. Doubtfire” starring Robin Williams

Jesus Martinez, Reporter

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”- Robin Williams

Some remember Robin Williams standup comedian to his successful acting career. Many grew up mostly watching his performances in movies, such memorable classics such as “Mrs. Doubtfire”, “Dead Poets Society”, “Jumanji”, “Aladdin”, “Hook”, “Good Morning Vietnam”, “Flubber”, and of course the movie that gave Robin Williams an Oscar for his role in “Good Will Hunting”. But he also did receive five Grammys, four Golden Globes, and two Emmys. Interesting fact theirs a blooper of himself with Elmo talking about the fun with sticks. As funny and kind he was sadly on August 11, 2014, he committed suicide he was battling depression he was 63 years old. In a random survey, “Have you heard or seen a Robin William’s movie?” Morton East Students/ cicero residents out of 50 responses, 89% said they have seen and heard about Robin Williams.

In respects, I have interviewed students, teachers, and residents asking them questions these questions.


1) Which Robin William’s movie have you seen?

“Mrs. Doubtfire”, “Dead Poets Society”, “Hook”, “Night at the Museum”, “Aladdin”, and “Flubber,” Math teacher Michelle Perryman said.

“Flubber”, “Jumanji”, Mrs. Doubtfire,” Cicero resident Melissa Martinez said.

“I have seen a lot of his movies, mostly the popular ones like “Jumanji”, “Aladdin”, and movies from the “Night at the Museum” series. I have also seen clips of him when he was on the comedy skit show “Saturday Night Live,” Journalism teacher Noelle Lowther said.

“Aladdin”, “Jumanji”, and I remember hearing his voice in the happy feet movies,” student Isaac Hernandez said.

Yes, memorable classics of movies though good selections.


2) Which one was your favorite?

“Mrs. Doubtfire,” Math teacher Michelle Perryman said.

“So far as I remember Mrs. Doubtfire was my favorite,” Cicero Resident Melissa Martinez said.

“I would have to say my favorite Robin Williams’ movie is “Dead Poets Society”. I watched the movie in a high school English class and loved it. My brother also watched it when he had the same class and teacher and we bond over the movie. It is also about an English teacher so of course, it is my favorite! It is sad at some parts, but I think I watched it at an important part of my life,” English teacher Noelle Lowther said.

“Happy feet”, “Aladdin,” student Isaac Hernandez said.

Great picks for a beginner or for a movie date.


3) What do you describe him?

“Funny, Charismatic, Charming, Creative,” Math teacher Michelle Perryman said.

“I see Robin as very funny never shy to express his funny side,” Cicero resident Melissa Martinez said.

“Much like a lot of us, I didn’t know Robin Williams personally. I truly believe that like other actors and actresses that leave us, their films are a gift to the world and we can see who they were through those characters and roles. I don’t think I can give one word to describe Robin Williams, but I would have to say: one of a kind,” Journalism teacher Noelle Lowther said.

“I see him as funny and kind to others,” student Isaac Hernandez said.


Robin Williams is in fact funny kind brings laughter and joy to millions who’ve seen his movies or watch his standup. He’ll be Hollywood’s favorite icon, the funniest man alive. This Is Jesus Martinez from the Morton Pony Express.