Robb Edward Morris & Facebook
Originally posted: August 19, 2011
In June 2010, I started Nickelodeon Month. The
first induction I did that month was Robb Edward Morris. I chastised him
for being stiff, acting and feeling bored about the entire proceedings.
I guess some personal bias shown through because I truly enjoyed the
show when Lew Schindler was hosting and the contestants were somewhat
brighter than what they were in Robb's season. It was a good induction,
but little did I know the chain of events that would occur.
A few months after that, I was involved with a fellow trader and I had
gotten an episode of Make The Grade with Robb hosting. I didn't know
because the person didn't label it as one of his shows. What I saw on
that episode was way different from what I saw on the episodes I saw in
my collection and on Youtube. He seemed very lively, enjoyed being
there, and even cracked a few good jokes. I was wondering where was this
Robb in the episodes that I have seen prior. I then thought that this
must have been one of his last shows, since he probably had gotten
comfortable with his surroundings. Unfortunately for him, the show would
be cancelled in 1991 to make way for other shows such as Get The
Picture, Nick Arcade, and the Nicktoons in Doug, Rugrats and Ren &
Then a few weeks ago, on my way to check out a room to rent for college,
I look at my phone and see that I had a friend request on Facebook. The
persons name was Robb Morris. I thought about it a bit and after
checking out his page when I got home...It turns out that it was the
same Robb Edward Morris that I had inducted a year ago. So, I decided to
do the noble thing and accept it. Then almost immediately afterwards, I
posted on his wall. The entire conversation is below.
I'm also happy to report that Robb has made an
excellent career afterwards. He was in the great movie, China Beach and
is now currently in Germany performing in various theatrical shows all
over, is engaged to a lovely woman, has a daughter, and is working on a
CD with singer J-DA and overall is living a happy and healthy life. It
pleases me to see someone who was panned in one thing succeed in what he
truly loved to do, which is acting and performing for crowds all over.
It's also here that I should say that he got the Make The Grade gig
fresh out of college. So, he was really nervous when he got it, and he
said it was "the hardest job I ever did." Well, seeing how he was 22 at
the time, I would assume with all the cameras, working with tons of kids
every day especially doing 5 shows a day, and having to read at least 30
or so questions per show, I would say that it would be an extremely hard
gig. I must admit that I have a newfound respect for Robb. He wasn't
discouraged by the mixed reviews that he got, and he pressed on and he's
now living a happy and healthy life.
I would also suggest looking into his music that he does under either
his real name or his pseudonym, Romorri. You can check that out at
it's actually quite good. He writes the songs he doesn't perform and
he's actually a pretty good singer himself. So do that.