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I don't think I ever really appreciated just how much of an influence Winters must have had on the comedy of Robin Williams. Williams' humor is a little less "innocent" (see Angela's post regarding Winters' death), but it seems to have the same zany, off the wall, almost manic, sort of flavor.

The Williams media machine has always maintained that he was a huge fan of Winters. And the statement Williams released yesterday said Winters was at first an idol, then a mentor, then a friend.

I've heard a lot of people say they only remember Winters from Mork and Mindy, while I had erased that role from my mind completely. LOL!

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I’d forgotten about the Mork and Mindy connection, as well.  I remember Winters from when I was a kid on some of the variety shows, and as one of the squares in Hollywood Squares.  I never paid enough attention to Robin Williams (other than seeing him occasionally on something or other) to make the connection between their comedy—but now that I think about it, it makes a lot of sense. 

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