In 1989, the late Robin Williams appeared on Late Night with David Letterman to talk about his new movie Dead Poets Society. Dave, who knew exactly what to expect when having Robin on the show, started out the interview by saying, “Ahh, I want to do something right away, and then you can do whatever the hell you want to do.” Smart move by Letterman! Johnny Carson used to say that when Robin Williams came on as a guest, he didn’t have anything planned. He just sat back and let him go wherever he wanted to go. Letterman pretty much did the same during the numerous appearances Williams made on the show.
However, Dave had a plan for the beginning of this interview, but it didn’t exactly go as planned. Enjoy this look back at when Robin Williams appeared on Late Night with David Letterman to talk about his new movie Dead Poets Society in 1989!