This is a clip from a 2001 episode of Inside the Actors Studio featuring Robin Williams discussing the possibility of an afterlife. It's been resurfaced with a new poignancy since news of his death broke yesterday. In it, host James Lipton asks one of his trademark parlor questions, "If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?"

"There's seating near the front!" Robin Williams cracks. "The concert begins at 5, it will be Mozart, Elvis and anyone of your choosing." Even when he got serious, he never took himself too seriously.

Robin Williams, Inside the Actors Studio

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Robin Williams, Inside the Actors Studio

Bravo

You can turn this into a discussion on religion and morality, or whatever hot button debate you want, or you can watch this and hope that a special man found what he was looking for in the end.

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