Sports Anchor Makes 23 Robin Williams’ References in Report

FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing for a photo in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing for a photo in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) –AP

WSB-TV sports anchor Zach Klein paid homage to Robin Williams in his nightly sports roundup Monday night by dropping in 22 movie references and one TV show featuring the late actor.

“For those of you who suffer from Insomnia, Saturday’s Braves game was perfect for you as it ended at 2:29 in the morning,’’ Klein said to begin his sports report just hours after the 63-year-old Williams died.

Klein continued the report and weaved in the names of popular Williams’ movies including: Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, Moscow on the Hudson, Happy Feet, Jumanji, One Hour Photo and Dead Poets Society.

“Honestly, I just wanted to do something to show my appreciating for the greatness that was Robin Williams,’’ Klein told Agence France-Presse via email on Tuesday. “It was a hard day for so many and I thought a subtle tribute to a man many loved and admired was the least I could do.’’

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Klein ended the creative endeavor by saying “Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary,’’ the famous quote from 1989’s “Dead Poets Society.’’

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