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The Crazy Ones: Season 1 (2013-2014)



Critic Consensus: Robin Williams' comic dexterity helps to carry The Crazy Ones, a workplace sitcom that scores a few laughs but sometimes feels too improvised to fully cohere.


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The first and only season of this sitcom follows Simon Roberts (Robin Williams), a creative but eccentric advertising executive who works alongside his levelheaded daughter, Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar), at an ad firm catering to top-tier clients. Fellow employees include easygoing Zach (James Wolk); neurotic Andrew (Hamish Linklater); and unexpectedly smart Lauren (Amanda Setton). At times, Simon wonders if he's no longer at the top of his game, and his ethics sometimes clash with those of his business partner, Gordon (Brad Garrett). Meanwhile, hardworking Sydney often struggles with her love life. One episode features a "Mork & Mindy" reunion with Williams and Pam Dawber.


Robin Williams
as Simon Roberts
Sarah Michelle Gellar
as Sydney Roberts
James Wolk
as Zach Cropper
Hamish Linklater
as Andrew Keaneally, Andrew Kennedy
Amanda Setton
as Lauren Slotsky
Brad Garrett
as Gordon Lewis
Josh Groban
as Danny Chase
Fred Melamed
as Himself
Ari Stidham
as Crowd Member
J.D. Walsh
as Randall
Jamie Denbo
as Katherine
Michael Landes
as Josh Hayes
Ashley Tisdale
as Kelsi Lasker
Rod McLachlan
as Terrance
Ashley Dyke
as Pretty Girl
Tim Trobec
as Drunk Guy
Missi Pyle
as Melora
Jen Lilley
as Claire
Teddy Lane Jr.
as Security Guard
Gail O'Grady
as Hannah Sharples
Alan Rachins
as Bud Lymsky
Edward Asner
as Mr. Finger
Brad Paisley
as Himself
Barry Shabaka Henley
as Pete Panofsky
Andre Ing
as Medic
Adriana Lima
as Herself
J. Kristopher
as Firefighter
Cheryl Hines
as Beth Minker
Kurt Fuller
as Mitchell Payson
Michelle Arenal
as Cute Girl
Joe West
as Noah Minker
Joe West
as Noah Minker
Ivy George
as Little Girl
as Anastasia
Tom Fonss
as Roland
Ludi Delfino
as Model #2
Dan Amos
as Usher
Lily Bigham
as Little Girl
Brenda Koo
as Brooke
Norma Micheals
as Aunt Sadie
Tri Pham
as Little Boy
John Duerler
as Security Guard #1
Gayle King
as Herself
Shane Brady
as Band Mate #1
Jim Holmes
as Martin Lasker
Ken Brown
as Wilson
Eric Zuckerman
as Security Guard #2
Jessica Press
as Pepper #1
Eric Normington
as Male Customer #1
Malea Rose
as Actress
Gabriela Fresquez
as TV Reporter
Lex Medlin
as Harold
Asante Jones
as Bill #1
Jeff Holman
as Announcer
Alexis Brandt
as Pepper #3
Jimmy Sharp
as Torch Holder #1
Jack Gamero
as Cameron
Teala Dunn
as Taylor
P.J. Ochlan
as Maitre D
Richard Cowling
as Band Member #3
Zedric Harris
as Torch Holder #2
Kevin "Special K" Daley
as Harlem Globetrotter #1
David Hutchison
as Torch Holder #3
Anthony "Ant" Atkinson
as Harlem Globetrotter #2
Kris "Hi-Lite" Bruton
as Harlem Globetrotter #3
Jessica Harbeck
as Torch Holder #4
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Critic Reviews for The Crazy Ones: Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (20)

The talented cast and upbeat pilot work in the series' favor, but if the half-hour is to be more than a platform for Williams' improv, the story will have to go deeper. And make us care.

September 6, 2013 | Full Review…

Williams' still-manic energy remains fun to watch; the script has its moments; and the cast is good. If the series doesn't keep it real, it could develop into something more consistently enjoyable.

September 4, 2013 | Full Review…

The madcap Williams has never been better, and Gellar's performance is a magnificently winning mixture of quiet desperation, mounting rage and wistful yearning.

September 27, 2013 | Full Review…

Williams is a treasure, leapfrogging through voices, characters, and puns. He's like a comic scat singer, zipping through his scales.

September 27, 2013 | Full Review…

With a strong supporting cast as the agency staff - James Wolk, Hamish Linklater and Amanda Setton - The Crazy Ones has the tools to make it work. It's the meat and the motion.

September 26, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Crazy dumb, so far

September 26, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Crazy Ones: Season 1

Too goofy and lighthearted for its own good, The Crazy Ones delivers plenty of laughs but doesn't quite know when it's taking its jokes too far. Created by David E. Kelley, the series follows the ad campaigns and office shenanigans of Simon Roberts and his advertising company. Robin Williams leads the cast and delivers his trademark stand-up comedy (which is hit-and-miss). And, the cast as a whole is pretty weak (with the exception of Sarah Michelle Gellar). Yet, there are a lot of fun comedy sketches and some clever advertising satire throughout the episodes. A mediocre workplace sitcom, The Crazy Ones is entertaining but feels disjointed and cartoony at times.


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