Over the past few years, there have been many celebrities who have been “canceled,” and even more talk about whether this is a good thing or not. After all, the reason so many stars end up in hot water is because celebrities often make big mistakes that change the way the public sees them forever. As a result, it has now become so commonplace that the stars are shaken by controversy that people assume the worst when the star’s name appears on Twitter lately.
Even though famous people make mistakes so often, there are still a few stars that people would be devastated to if they knew they did something really bad. For example, most people like stars like Tom Hanks, Anna Kendrick, Keanu Reeves, Betty White, John Krasinski and Kristen Bell so much that they would take it personally if they had a dark side revealed. Likewise, Robin Williams was one of the world’s most beloved stars during his lifetime, so no one wants him to have a reason to think less of him. Unfortunately, however, this does not make it any less true that Willimes’ behavior on the set of Mork and Mindy was seriously wrong and will not fly today.
Robin Williams and Pam Douber were longtime co-stars and lifelong friends
By the time Robin Williams met his untimely demise in 2014, he had long cemented his status as one of the greatest movie stars of his generation and of all time. For this reason, many people have forgotten that Williams really started his acting career when he played an alien named Mork on the hit show Happy Days. After filming two episodes of Happy Days, Williams played the same character in the spin-off Mork and Mindy.
From 1978 to 1982, 92 episodes of Mork and Mindy aired, in which Robin Williams and Pam Douber played the two main characters. Based on everything she has said about Williams in the years since Mork and Mindy came to an end, Dauber stayed very close with Williams and had a hard time going through his departure. For this reason, some of the revelations about Williams in the 2018 biography of Dowber caught readers by surprise.
Robin William’s behavior on Mork and Mindy’s set
During a conversation with her biographer, Pam Dauber talked a lot about her personal life with her husband Mark Harmon and their children. Despite this, what Dauber talked about is Robin Williams’ behavior on the set of Mork and Mindy that’s what really stood out in her biography. “He did the crudest things to me, and I never got offended. I mean I was spotted, pushed, pushed, grabbed. I think he probably did it with a lot of people … but it was so much fun. “
Of course, it’s important to note that Pam Douber made it very clear that she was comfortable with the way Robin Williams acted on the set of Mork and Mindy. However, this does not mean that Williams had the right to do all this to her, unless she told him that it was okay. Of course, it is possible and even likely that Dauber made it very clear to Williams that she liked his behavior.
Putting aside Pam Dauber’s views on Robin Williams’ behavior on the set of Mork and Mindy, she stated that she believed he treated other people who worked on the show the same way. In fact, Dawber even told her biographer that Williams once “screwed up” an elderly actor playing Mindy’s grandmother by sticking a cane between her buttocks.
Of course, no one asked the actor who played Mindy’s grandmother, Cora Hudson, how she felt about what Robin Williams did to her. As a result, there is a very small chance that Hudson was happy with what happened, but even if that was the case, Williams was almost certainly not aware of it. Moreover, even if Williams asked everyone on the set of Mork and Mindy what they were comfortable with, he was the star of the show. A huge proportion of people in this situation would tell the star of the show that they agree with his behavior, even if they did not. As a result, it’s almost undeniable that Williams made some of the people who worked on Mork & Mindy generally feel uncomfortable.
In all fairness, it’s important for Robin Williams to point out that Mork and Mindy was filmed at a very different time. As a result, when he behaved this way, no one was talking about power dynamics. Given that, and the fact that almost everyone who worked with Williams praised him, it seems extremely safe to assume that he never hurt anyone.
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