The insanity. The epically hairy arms. The alien ways. As a child of the 80s, it's hard not to love Robin Williams. Popeye, Mork, Garp, The Frog Prince ... his ADD comedy left an indelible impact on so many of us.

Unfortunately, it's been a good long while since I, for one, have been eager and anxious for a Williams film. In fact, I remember my last fan twinges clearly -- it was 1996 with The Birdcage. Soon after, Williams busied himself with drama and thrills, and they never held the same appeal. Sure, he headed back for the laughs a handful of years ago, but mainly with incomparable family films and side gigs. Now, however ... now it looks like we might get a Robin Williams comedic renaissance.

World's Greatest Dad is in limited release with great reviews, and The Hollywood Reporter posts that he will also play Dad in Touchstone's Wedding Banned. Picked up last year, the comedy focuses on a couple whose daughter is getting hitched. But they're long-divorced and don't want her to make the same mistakes they did, so they kidnap her on her wedding day and end up re-falling for each other "as they elude cops and the angry groom." It sounds crazy, but it could be bloody brilliant with the right wife -- imagine Lily Tomlin in the role. She might be 12 years his senior, but oh, the fun they could have.

Luckily, no matter how things turn out, there's always the past. And for me, my favorite Robin Williams film varies with my mood. At times, I want nothing more than for him to say good morning to Vietnam. Other times, the day calls for a strength-enhancing spinach and Popeye. Or a dinner party, or even a little poetry. How about you? What is your favorite Robin Williams movie?
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