I’m sure you’ve realized by now I like to distribute Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit “Don’t worry, be happy” very frequently (1).  I think it’s often the appropriate response to news I’ve just conveyed, like the latest on Omicron (2).

One of my dear friends and faithful readers Sandy asked about the characters in the video.  Was that Robin Williams?  In fact, yes is the answer. Bobby did the video with 2 other characters, Detroit’s own and our beloved and much missed Robin Williams along with dancer extraordinaire Bill Irwin, also considered “clown” (3).  Watching the video again with that knowledge makes it even more fun.  I recommend doing it frequently.


1.         Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry be happy.  YouTube February 24, 2009.

2.         Ike B.  It’s over.  WordPress. December 26, 2021.

3.         Bill Irwin, from Wikepedia

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

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