Emmys 2013: Robin Williams' Jonathan Winters tribute: 'Comedy at the speed of thought'

For the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, the In Memoriam segment is being done with five special tributes to those we lost in the past year. Robin Williams was on hand to speak about Jonathan Winters, the legendary comedian whom Williams worked with on "Mork and Mindy" in the early 1980s. Williams says of Winters:Jonathan Winters was my mentor. I once told him that and he said, 'Please. I prefer 'Idol.'' But I knew it was true. I knew the moment I saw him on 'The Tonight Show' when Jack Parr handed him a stick. What happened next was a genius at play. John and that stick transformed into a dozen different characters, complete with sound effects -- a fly-fisherman, a matador, Bing Crosby playing a round of golf ... he was comedy at the speed of thought and I was hooked.20 years later I got to play Jonathan's dad on 'Mork and Mindy.' His riffs...



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