Billy Crystal has Fallon rolling with hilarious Robin Williams story about Dukakis and Uranus

Veteran comedian Billy Crystal opened up to Jimmy Fallon Thursday night about how much he misses his best friend Robin Williams.

On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the two exchanged heartfelt and hilarious stories about their fearless colleague.

Fallon was particularly amused by Crystal’s account of the moment Williams realized former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis wasn’t going to make it to the Oval Office.

Watch the clip via NBC:

Read the transcript via Newsbusters:

BILLY CRYSTAL: And he was fearless and, you know, that was what I loved about him so much and his commitment to the comedy was astounding. And we were in Boston, it was 1988, it was like the second Comic Relief. And we’re at the state building with Michael Dukakis, who was the Democratic nominee to run against George Bush Sr. Right? And Mr. Dukakis was a very genteel, not a large man, very quiet, professor – professorial type guy.


CRYSTAL: And very conservative. And, and we made our speeches and we were funny. Whoopi, Robin and I were, you know, pretty funny. And then Mr. Dukakis said something about Robin being out in the universe. Up there, you know, right near Uranus. Well that’s-

[audience laughter]

FALLON: Oh no! Does he know who he’s playing with?!

CRYSTAL: That’s all, that’s all he had to hear.

FALLON: Ha, ha! Oh my God

CRYSTAL: So, he went off on “Your anus, my anus, our anuses! Oh my God, whose anus is it? Oh my!” And it – and Dukakis looked at him and just went “This isn’t HBO.”


CRYSTAL: So he continued the speech and Robin stands next to me. And as Dukakis is droning on, Robin says “No way this mother [bleep] wins.”

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