Leave it to the ladies of Broad City to pay tribute to the 1993 classic in the best way ever. On this week’s episode of the Comedy Central comedy, Abbi (Jacobson) and Ilana (Glazer) basically recreated the iconic restaurant scene. You know, the one where what’s his name chokes? The scene was even complete with a cameo by Wilson, who played Robin Williams‘ adorable 6-year-old daughter in the movie. So how did they get the retired actress to play the part?
She told Brokelythat it was her idea. “I followed Abbi on Twitter, and she sent me a message saying, ‘That’s really weird that you followed me today, because we are working on an episode right now that’s an homage to Mrs. Doubtfire,'” Wilson told the website. “I felt emboldened a few days later, I think it was after a glass of wine, and I said, ‘You know, if you want me to make a cameo or something on this, I totally would. I don’t act much, I don’t really like film or TV acting, but this would be really fun and I have a lot of respect for you two.'”
It was very special to get to homage the genius that is Robin Williams + Mrs. Doubtfire.Thank you @MaraWritesStuff for making it even better
— Abbi Jacobson (@abbijacobson) April 7, 2016
On the topic of Mrs. Doubtfire, the actress also opened up about Williams’ death. “I think that Robin dying was another thing that made me realize that I’d been pushing myself away from my past and not embracing it,” she explained. “I still get shy about it when people ask me, but I think that it’s something I realize I do have such fond memories of.”
Watch Broad City‘s tribute above — it’ll definitely have you feeling nostalgic.