Daily Mail


As he stepped out on stage last year to hawk his big TV comeback in front of advertisers, comedy great Robin Williams joked it was ‘nice to have a job where the checks will clear.’ After making his name as the eccentric and beloved alien on 1970s TV hit Mork and Mindy, Robin transferred his attentions to Hollywood with a stream of box office hits. But after acclaim and an Oscar, the movie career started to dry up and the actor signed up for CBS show The Crazy Ones, a small-screen comedy about a ‘renowned and slightly unhinged’ advertising genius/madman. While undoubtedly a coup for the network - CBS President Nina Tassler called him ‘the biggest get of the season, actually many seasons’ and ‘one of the defining comedy voices of our time’ - Robin was quick to admit he took the gig for cash.