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Remembering Robin

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:

1977: The Richard Pryor Show

Here, a young Williams is a bit player in the classic “Egypt Scene”

Williams in the hilarious To Kill a Mockingbird send-up

1978: America 2-Night

On the cusp of becoming a primetime alien mega-star, Williams played Jason Shine, male escort

1978: Happy Days

Mork meets Fonzie for the first time. Hijinx ensue and audiences go nuts.

1978: Mork and Mindy

Mork gives his first report to the mighty Orson.

1982: Faeire Tale Theatre: The Frog Prince

With Teri Garr as the bratty princess

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”

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