During his appearance on The Tonight Show last night, Billy Crystal emotionally told Fallon about eulogizing his friend Robin Williams at the Emmys. That prompted a sad—but, naturally, hilarious—remembrance of Williams from both Crystal and Fallon.
“Because of you I have one of my favorite Robin stories,” Fallon said. He recalled an all-star bus ride to Crystal’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony, wherein a bomb-sniffing dog prompted a Williams’ riff about his movie failures. Crystal meanwhile described his late night phone calls with Williams, saying, “When we finished, we were like two jazz musicians who just got new horns.” The veteran also remembered a 1988 Comic Relief in Boston, at which Williams made a prescient comment about Michael Dukakis after the politician tried to stifle a string of Williams’ Uranus jokes.