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Celebrate Robin Williams on TV this weekend

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Those wanting to celebrate the life and work of Robin Williams who died on Monday have an opportunity to do so today and through the weekend on TV.

Disney’s “Aladdin,” where Williams delights at fast-talking Genie, the wish giver who wants to be free, will be telecast at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday on The Disney Channel; at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday on Disney XD and 6 p.m. Sunday and 11 am. Monday on Disney Junior.

Tonight on HUB you can see the episode of “Happy Days” which brought Mork from Ork into our lives. It airs at 9 p.m.

At 11:30 tonight, CMT is airing “Good Morning Vietnam,” the film that brought Williams his first Oscar nomination. In it he plays an Armed Forces Radio DJ who is, well, irreverent. Sound familiar?

On Saturday and you’re lucky enough to have Cloo on your cable box, they is an all-day marathon of “Mork & Mindy,” starting with the pilot, at 9 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.

Prepare to stand on your desk, recliner or coffee table when “Dead Poets Society” screens on FLIX at 3 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

And you can “Fosse, Fosse, Fosse” when “The Birdcage” airs at 10:15 p.m. on EPIX. It has encore showings all weekend.

The pay movie channels also are showing Williams’ films including “One Hour Photo” (4:35 a.m. Sunday on INDIE); “Good Will Hunting” (12:50 p.m. Sunday on STRZ); “What Dreams May Come” (2:20 p.m. Sunday on Cinemax); “The Final Cut” (7 p.m. Sunday on Sundance).

And there are screenings of “RV,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “Cadillac Man” and “Popeye” depending on your cable selections.

Check your listings and enjoy the comedic genius.

And mark you calendars for a two-day Lauren Bacall marathon on Turner Classic Movies on Sept. 15-16. The charismatic actress who died Tuesday at age 89, will featured in movies and specials including “To Have and Have Not,” “The Big Sleep,” “How To Marry a Millionaire,” “Key Largo,” “Sex and the Single Girl” and more.

When we get close to those screenings we’ll put our lips together and blow to remind you.

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