Watch the first clip of Robin Williams in 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas'
A Merry Friggin' Christmas
Robin Williams plays the estranged father to Joel McHale’s family man in the holiday comedy A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, one of the late actor’s final roles and the last movie he filmed.
The story centers on McHale’s character’s young family, including his wife (Lauren Graham) and son, who go to visit the boy’s eccentric grandparents for the holiday. When McHale’s character realizes he’s left his son’s presents at home, he embarks on an 8-hour road trip with his father (Williams) in the middle of a blizzard to retrieve them before Christmas morning.
Entertainment Tonight premiered a clip from the film, Wednesday, in the wake of the 63-year-old actor’s death. Watch it below.
Though probably intended to be a heartwarming and humorous interaction between grandfather and grandson, as Mashable pointed out, the centrality of alcohol in the clip could strike some as a bit disconcerting.
A Merry Friggin’ Christmas will open in theaters on Nov. 7.
UPDATE: Buzzfeed also debuted a dinner table scene from the film on Tuesday.