Robin Williams

  • Aired:  09/26/13
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"The Crazy Ones" star Robin Williams shares his love of bike riding and discusses life after substance abuse. (8:07)

>> OH, WELCOME BACK, MYGUEST TONIGHT ONE OF THE

BEST COMEDIANS, ACTORS ISCOMING BACK TO THE

TELEVISION WITH A NEW SITCOMFOR CBS CALLED THE CRAZY

ONES, PLEASE WELCOME BACK TOTHE PROGRAM, ROBIN WILLIAMS.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> GOOD NIGHT.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> GOOD NIGHT.

THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE.

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU?

>> I'M GOOD, BROTHER.

>> Jon: LET ME SAY THIS, ANDYOU KNOW I SEE THIS WITH THE

UTMOST, NOT TO SUGGEST ATANY OTHER POINT IN YOUR LIFE

YOU DID NOT LOOK GREAT.

BUT YOU LOOK LIKE YOU ARE INTHE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE,

MY FRIEND.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> I HAVE JUST BEEN RIDING

MY BIKE, IT'S BEEN PRETTYSWEET.

RIDING MY BIKE IN NEW YORKIS AMAZING BECAUSE I RIDE ON

THE WEST SIDE BIKE PATH.

I PASS THIS GUY AND HE SAIDWAY TO GO, FAT ASS.

YEAH, I'M ON DRUGS, IT'S FORMY PROSTATE.

>> Jon: YOU REALLY RIDE YOURBIKE AROUND THE CITY?

>> IT'S WONDERFUL.

>> Jon: YOU'RE A MAD MAN.

>> IT'S WONDERFUL, THEGREATEST WAY TO GET AROUND.

PEOPLE GO NO, THAT COULDN'TBE MORK NO.

>> Jon: HAVE YOU SEEN THENEW, THEY HAVE THE NEW

BIKES.

>> THAT YOU CAN RENT.

>> Jon: THAT YOU CAN RENTBUT IT'S PEOPLE LIKE FROM

BELGIUM THAT DON'T KNOW THECITY AND DON'T HAVE HELMETS.

>> THEY'RE LIKE OKAY, WE'REGOING TO GO NOW, HERE WE GO.

AND NEW YORKERS ARE GOINGGET THE [BLEEP] OFF THAT

BIKE.

>> Jon: BUT I'M AMAZED THATNO ONE HAS BEEN HURT.

>> THEY'RE DOINGWONDERFULLY.

THERE REALLY IS THIS THINGIT WORKS ITSELF OUT.

YOU SEE THEM, EVEN ANGELSARE FLYING BY AND I'M LIKE

PLEASE TAKE CARE.

IT IS BASICALLY EUROPEANSGOING HOW DO I GET DOWNTOWN?

FOLLOW THE NUMBERS.

THE NUMBERS GET LOWER, OKAYWHERE ARE YOU, BROOKLYN,

WELCOME SO YOU ARE RIGHT NOHELMETS.

THERE SHOULD BE SOME SORT OFSAFETY DEVICE.

>> BUBBLE WRAP.

>> A SMALL LIKE A LITTLEMAYBE A CONDOM, SOMETHING

FUN.

>> Jon: DON'T YOU THINK NEWYORKERS THEY'RE JUST LIKE

IT'S SO HARD EVERY DAY NOTTO JUST GO-- YOU KNOW WHAT I

MEAN, LIKE UH.

>> I RIDE MY BIKE IN L.A.

THAT IS WHERE IT GETS CRAZY.

I WILL BE RIDING, THE WEIRDTHING I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN

L.A. NOW BECAUSE OF THESHOW.

I DON'T DO VERY WELL, I GOTSTOPPED BY A COP ONCE IN

L.A. AND HE GAVE ME A SCRIPTINSTEAD OF A TICKET.

HE WAS LIKE HERE,MR. WILLIAMS, HOW ARE YOU.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE THISPLEASE GIVE IT TO EDDIE

MURPHY, THANK YOU.

RIDING A BIKE IN L.A. ISDANGEROUS BECAUSE YOU WILL

BE, ALL OF A SUDDEN, THEYREALLY DO, BECAUSE EVERYBODY,

THEY'RE ALL TALKING ANDTEXTING AND YOU JUST HAVE TO

BE LIKE-- .

>> Jon: BUT YOU'RE FOR REAL.

YOU TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY.

YOU HAVE DONE BIKE TREKS,LIKE YOU'VE DONE LIKE TWO

WEEKS GOING ACROSSCONTINENTS.

>> NO, NO, I'M NOT THATSERIOUS.

>> Jon: REALLY?

DIDN'T YOU TRAIN WITH THEGUY WHO WON THE TOUR DE

FRANCE GREG LAMOND ORSOMETHING LIKE THAT, AND

ROAD WITH HIM.

>> I RODE WITH HIM ONE TIMEAND I USED TO RIDE WITH

LANCE IN THE OLD DAYS.

>> Jon: OH, REALLY.

>> USED TO RIDE BEHIND THEUNIBALLER.

>> Jon: DID YOU REALLY, YOURODE WITH LANCE ARMSTRONG.

>> I RODE WITH HIM ONCE BUTHE WOULD BE ON THE PHONE, HE

WOULD BE DOING OTHER STUFF.

HE'S HAND FREE.

I'M LIKE YOU BASTARD.

>> Jon: BUT HE TEARS IT UP.

WHAT IS THIS, YOU ARE BACKDOING A SERIES.

>> YES.

>> Jon: IN L.A..

>> WHY?

>> IT'S A JOB, BROTHER.

IT'S A JOB BUT ALSO DAVID EKELLY.

I HAD A MEETING WITH HIM.

HE'S UNBELIEVABLE.

A WONDERFUL GUY TO WORK WITHAND HE'S A TOUGH LAUGH

THOUGH.

HE DOESN'T LAUGH AS MUCH.

YOU WILL DO SOMETHING REALLYFUNNY AND THIS IS ALL YOU

GET, HA.

>> Jon: NOTHING.

>> LIKE YOU KNOW, HA, HA,THAT'S LIKE A STANDING

OVATION BUT HE'S A GREATWRITER AND I THOUGHT OKAY I

WILL TAKE A SHOT WITH YOUAND GIVE IT A GO.

>> Jon: IS IT HARD, WITH AGUY LIKE THAT I THINK THAT'S

PROBABLY HARD.

>> WHEN I DID MORK ANDMINDY YEARS AGO, YOU GO BACK

32 YEARS AGO WHEN I DIDMORK AND MINDY.

>> Jon: 32 -->>THERE WAS TAPE

BACK THEN THERE ARE ONLYTHREE NETWORKS AND THE ONLY

THING THAT WAS WIRED WAS ME.

I WAS ON EVERYTHING BUTSKATES BUT IT WAS CRAZY.

>> Jon: I KNOW, I KNOW.

I KNOW.

I'VE READ THE STORY.

>> YES, I WENT TO REHAB INWINE COUNTRY TO KEEP MY

OPTIONS OPEN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Jon: HOW DID YOU FEEL NOW,

DO YOU FEEL LIKE THIS IS THESOBRIETY AND THE LEARNING

THAT YOU'VE DONE IS IT A NEWLEASE ON LIFE, DOES THE

BRAIN, WERE YOU WORRIED, IREMEMBER WHEN I QUIT DOING

DRUGS AND SMOKING.

>> YOU REMEMBER THAT NOW.

>> Jon: YES, I DO.

BUT I REMEMBER BEING VERYFEARFUL THAT I WOULD LOSE MY

ABILITY TO WORK, TO BE FUNNYOR TO WRITE, THAT I THOUGHT

THAT THEY WERESOMEHOW-- CONNECTED.

>> I THINK THERE IS LIKE AHIGHER PART, ALSO A LOWER

POWER.

THERE IS THE LOWER POWERTHAT GOES TEXT THAT GIRL,

WOULD YOU, AND SHOW HERPICTURES OF YOUR JUNK, IT'S

OKAY.

YEAH.

SHE'S NOT GOING TO SHARETHAT WITH ANYBODY.

AND THE SAME YOU KNOW, YOUNEED THIS, COME ON NOW, I

RELAPSEDUP IN ALASKA AND I HAD

BEEN SOBER FOR 20 YEARS ANDALL OF A SUDDEN I WALKED IN

A STORE AND SAW A LITTLEBOTTLE OF JACK DANIELS, I

WANT THAT WILL BE FINE, THATWILL BE OKAY.

THE MOMENT HI THE FIRST SIPIT WAS LIKE-- WELCOME BACK,

[BLEEP].

A WEEK LATER I WAS WALKINGDOWN THE STREET WITH TEN

LITTLE BOTTLES OF JACKDANIELS.

I SOUNDED LIKE A [BLEEP]WIND CHIME.

IT WAS LIKE, AND I GOTREALLY, I GOT DOWN SO QUICK,

SO-- I WENT RIGHT TOBLACKOUTS, A MISNOMER, THEY

CALL IT BLACKOUTS, IT'SNOT.

IT'S LIKE SLEEP WALKING WITHACTIVITIES.

YOUR BRAIN IS GOING WE'REGOING TO DO STUFF YOU'RE NOT

GOING TO KNOW.

YOU WAKE UP IN A SMALL FIELDGOING WHERE AM I.

FEED ME.

IT'S CRAZY BUT I THINKTHAT'S THE ILLUSION.

YOU COME THROUGH IT AND BELIKE YES, YOU CAN CREATE

BETTER, YOU CAN GET BACKINTO IT, THE MAIN OPERATIVE

WORD IS FEAR.

LIKE YOU SAID, THE FEAR ISTHERE AND YOU'RE TRYING TO

OVERCOME IT WITH THAT BUT IFYOU CAN DEAL WITH THE FEAR

AND REALIZE-- SOME OF IT ISREAL, SOME OF IT ISN'T AND

THEN COME THROUGH THAT, YOUGET DEEP, DEEP-- .

>> Jon: AND THE LIFESTYLEIS SO CONDUCIVE TO THAT

BECAUSE WE ARE GENERALLYBORED INDIVIDUALS AND WE'RE

WORKING 40 MINUTES A NIGHTIN WINNIPEG FOR TWO STRAIGHT

WEEKS.

NO.

THAT IS -->> DON'T MAKE THEM ANGRY,

THEY'RE CANADIAN.

CANADA YOU'RE THE NICESTCOUNTRY IN THE WORLD, YOU'RE

LIKE A SWEET APARTMENT OVERA METH LAB.

IT'S LIKE-- BUT IT IS-- .

>> Jon: SO DURING THE DAYYOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO

DO WITH YOURSELF AND YOUTHINK LIKE I BET I COULD

MAKE A CRACK PIPE, YOU KNOWWHAT I MEAN.

IT'S LIKE HEY, WHY DON'T WEHAVE A PROJECT.

>> WHEN DID YOUR VOICE HAVEACTIVITIES.

I'M MAKING A CRACK PIPE.

>> Jon: YOU SEND TO CAMP ANDSEE WHAT HAPPENS.

I'M SO DELIGHTED FOR YOU.

AND I'M SO EXCITED TO SEEIT.

>> YOU TOO, CAN I TELL THEMWHAT YOU SHOWED ME.

>> Jon: WELL, YEAH, WE WERELOOKING.

>> I JUST SAW A MOVIE THATMY BROTHERMAN DIRECTED.

>> Jon: WE WERE LOOKING ATIT IN THE BACK.

>> YEAH, BOSS.

>> Jon: IT'S GETTING THERE.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU, MAN.

THE CRAZY ONCE, THURSDAY AT9:00 ON CBS.

THE GREAT ROBIN WILLIAMS,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

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