O’Brien and co-host Andy Richter remembers the late Robin Williams by chatting about his various acts of kindness and generosity. They mention one moment where Williams gives O’Brien an outrageous bicycle to cheer him up during the Tonight Show debacle. They also proceed to show a montage of the guestings Williams did in O’Brien’s various late night shows.
I knew Robin just in show business, and we did a few projects, benefits and things together. And he had been a guest on the show. For my money, best talk show guest ever, brilliantly funny. That’s obvious to everyone what a brilliant talent he was. Just as a quick example of what he was like, a bunch of years ago, five years ago, I went through publicly kind of a bump in the road and I was feeling a little low. Out of the blue Robin Williams buys me a bicycle. And it sounds like a silly thing, you know? He was the first person to buy me a bicycle since my parents bought me a bicycle when I was 35.