Totally off topic but we feel it had to be said
- The opening scene of Aladdin was almost completely ad-libbed. Directors blindfolded Williams in front of a table of different items and asked him to describe them in the character of the street merchant.
- When auditioning for the role of Mork on Happy Days, Williams reportedly sat on his head in the interview when asked to sit down. The producers subsequently hired him because “he was the only alien who auditioned”. Nanu Nanu, Shazzbutt (Hope I got the spelling right!!!)
- After Superman actor Christopher Reeve was paralysed in a horse-riding accident, Williams visited him in hospital - dressed up head-to-toe in doctor’s scrubs while gesticulating in a Russian accent. - When he eventually pulled off his mask, Reeve said it was the first time he had laughed since the accident.
Captain, My Captain, you were a damaged comedy genius and will be sadly missed.