Attention all earthlings!
When word first got out that Robin Williams would be returning to the small screen, we knew we were in for a wild and crazy ride of comedy. (Seriously, the word “crazy” is even in the title.) But now the actor is gearing up for a performance that’s simply going to be out of this world…in more ways than one.
After 32 years apart, Williams will find himself reunited on-screen once again with his former ‘Mork & Mindy’ co-star Pam Dawber in this week’s episode of ‘The Crazy Ones,’ where the two will share a budding romance. Na-Nu-Na-Nu, indeed!
During a recent conference call with TVRage, the dynamic duo were able to reminisce about their ‘Mork & Mindy’ days and shared how it felt to work alongside each other after all this time.
“It was like an old shoe," Dawber describes. “There’s a sympatico there between the two of us and we kind of picked right up again.”
Williams echoed with a very similar sentiment. "It was immediate. It wasn’t like 'oh wait, how do we get back into this?' It was just like, we’re back doing this again.”
So just how close will this pair get on the CBS freshman sitcom? Well, there's at least going to be one very significant lip-lock. “The first reveal of Pam and I is that we’re making out in an elevator," Williams teases about their characters, Simon and Lily.
"If people want to see Mork and Mindy back together, they’re going to see Mork and Mindy back together," Dawber adds. "They’ll be very satisfied.”
Speaking of kissing, Dawber reveals a video she recently found on YouTube that compiled all of their intimate scenes from their 'Mork & Mindy' days.
“It was really sweet. I click on this and am like ‘Oh my god! I don’t even remember all of this!’” To which Williams jokingly responds, “That’s how special they were."
For her part, Dawber can't believe how much hype their reunion has been getting among fans. "I’ve been blown away over the fact that people even care," she admits. "This was just a personal quest for me and suddenly there’s excitement about the two of us. I guess I just thought that ‘Mork & Mindy’ was so over and such a long time ago that it’s just long gone."
But she's filled with nothing but appreciation. "I’m actually just warmed and thrilled that people are excited and hopefully they’ll love this moment in time when we come back together.”
And while Dawber herself has no plans to throw herself back into show business, Williams is having the time of his life being back on the small screen, noting that the cast and crew make it all worthwhile.
“It’s a really good group of people. That’s what makes it great to come to work — that combined with the writers and the different directors really make it an interesting experience and, to be honest, a lot of fun. Hard work, but still fun."
And if the series gets picked up for a second season (*fingers crossed*), Williams already has a few ideas regarding new clients for Lewis, Roberts & Roberts. “I’m thinking more of the new technology because we did an episode based on a product like Google Glass, so the idea of dealing with that type of stuff is really exciting. To see how you can play on it; what can you talk about? And to see if he really finds new ideas to discussing new technology.”
As for if fans can expect Dawber to make another appearance on 'The Crazy Ones' in the future, both actors are completely on board with the idea. “Hopefully there will be a little more," says Dawber. "Hopefully it’ll get big ratings and Lily can come back every now and then.”
"We'll bring her back again," Williams assures.
Be sure to catch the epic reunion on ‘The Crazy Ones’ this Thursday, April 10 at 9:30/8:30c on CBS.