Friday, April 11, 2008

My Middle Son Doesnt Know Who Mork From Ork Is!




I am a bad bad bad bad mommy.. My family was watching the American Idol " Idol Gives Back" show Wednesday when Robin Williams came out and did his whole montage as the "Russian Idol"..It was classic Robin Williams! He is like a kid with ADHD on crack! FOR REAL! He cracks me up! While we were watching the act, my son Tyler was watching it and seemed to enjoy it but really didnt have a clue as to who he was..

What? Who doesnt remember one of the very first episodes when Mork was in Mindy's kitchen and he saw the eggs that resembled his "pod" and he took the eggs and released them in the air to allow them to "escape" saying "FLY BE FREE!" in the crazy Mork from Ork voice? Or what about the episode where Mindy gets Mork "pregnant" after they are married and "Mearth" is born! Watching Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams together was reason enough to watch that!Thats when I realized that MY KIDS were the ones who wouldnt really remember Mork and Mindy because the show hasnt been on Nick at Nite in a LOOONG time, like say, 6 or 7 years? My how time flies!

I tried to jog his memory by saying: "Tyler, thats Mork from "Mork and Mindy".. He looked at me like I had just hatched an egg! "Who's THAT?" I tried to convince him that he knew who he was.. I then had to resort to " Tyler, thats the genie from Aladdin" He still looked at me like I was an alien because Aladdin was out BEFORE he was BORN.. I finally broke through when I said "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Jumanji".. Sadly, Robin Williams was NOT at his peak in those days.. So I looked up some footage on YouTube from Mork and Mindy.. Not much there!


I had to use a current reference to explain Robin Williams.. I told him that he was the Jim Carrey of the 70s and early 80s.."Ahhhh" he says.. Boy, do *I* feel OLD! And to be honest, Jim Carrey really hasnt been "on" his game in years..Tyler was probably 4 or 5 when Jim Carrey was in his heyday..So I then said " Ok.. Hes kinda like DANE COOK" THAT actually meant something to him.. lol Now, I love me some Dane Cook.. He is EXTREMELY reminiscent of Robin Williams in many aspects..He DEFINATLY has the whole "ADHD kid on crack" thing going, as he exhausts my hubby to watch him.. I, being a person WITH ADD, totally gets him..
He is truly hilarious..

Anyway, I felt very disconnected at that moment with my son.. I had to reconnect and we did with Dane Cook... HAHA Could you imagine Dane Cook and Robin Williams in a movie together? Ok.. I think THAT might exhaust me watching it.. haha

8 comments:

Leigh said...

That is funny. Yep, kids these days (Oh ,dear..I sound slike an old person)LOL!
And to sound even older- I dont kow who Dane Cook is....shutter..

MissBossyPants said...

kids today also don't know about The Twilight Zone. Make the little theme song noises and they stare at you with the slack-jaw-gamer look.

Michelle said...

Leigh-Go to YouTube and find some of his stand up stuff.. He tends to use a little harsh language BUT he does it so appropriately that it fits..He is the new comic genius, IMO.. He does this whole bit on growing up Catholic..It is THE FUNNIEST thing I have ever seen! BTW, I missed you tonight but I totally understand that the world doesnt revolve around Michelle.. haha I made it to the next week, so please come see me next week, if you can!

Missbossy!!! It was so great seeing you tonight! As for the twighlight zone music- For Real- kids look at you like "um.. what are you singing?" lol

Leigh said...

Michelle,

I misssed you too. I will be there next week. Big Daddy has been pulling some really late hours, everynight for the past 2 weeks. We haven't even seen him (kids have not) so we stayed in last night and had a family night. I promise I will be back next week.
What'd ya sing last night? Sorry I missed? Is there video of you this time? I hope so....cheering on my girl!

Michelle said...

Leigh!!! I sang "Whatever You Say" by Martina McBride.. I was in the bottom 5.. I was having a flashbacks to Chris Daughtry! I was very scared! You could hear all the gasps when my name was called.. I knew I was in the bottom 5 by the way the judges ripped me a new one last week.. But I was ok.. I really like Big Mountain Coffee..It has such a great atmosphere!

HEWY said...

I'm still trying to get them to understand why Fonzie is soo cool.

Michelle said...

Hewy- Isnt that the truth..My kids still dont get the Fonzie thing.. haha..They remember him as the head football coach in THE WATERBOY.. Cant get more UNCOOL than that role.. Funny tho.. haha

Leigh said...

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