|By Erin Maxwell|
The loss of Robin Williams is great. A man of immeasurable genius whose rapid-fire comedic stylings defined new generations of comedians. Regarded as a gentle soul by peers and all those who had the honor to work with him, he was a giant in the industry who will be greatly missed.
Before box-office hits, Academy accolades and cross-dressing nannies, Williams was a regular of the small screen. He was a staple of late ‘70s and early ‘80s comedies, be it sketch comedy shows, sitcoms or Saturday morning schedules. Before he landed the plum role of Mork, Williams has a known comedic talent who spread his skills amongst primetime shows.
Here is a brief look at the early TV years of Robin Williams:
1978: America 2-Night
1978: Happy Days
1978: Mork and Mindy
1982: Faeire Tale Theatre: The Frog Prince
1982: Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour
Because in the early ‘80s, every hit show had a cartoon counterpart on Saturday mornings.
1982: SCTV – “The Church of Unlimited Credit”