The Crazy Ones (2013–2014)
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Pilot 

The agency is about to lose their largest client unless they can come up with a new fresh advertisement. Simon gets Kelly Clarkson to sing the promotional song.

Director:

Jason Winer

Writers:

John R. Montgomery (suggested by the experiences of), David E. Kelley (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Robin Williams ... Simon Roberts
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Sydney Roberts
James Wolk ... Zach Cropper
Hamish Linklater ... Andrew Keanelly
Amanda Setton ... Lauren Slotsky
Kelly Clarkson ... Herself
Gail O'Grady ... Hannah Sharples
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Storyline

Simon Roberts and daughter Sydney's advertising agency risks loosing its only major client, MacDonalds, who likes none of their campaign concepts. Simon promises a modern version of a 1980s hit one, starring a major vocal artist. The only option in the given time is haughty Kelly Clarkson, who is promised she can use the video as a launch path for her career shift into sexy. Simon counts on his irresistible deputy Zach Cropper's womanizer magic to talk her over during the recording session. Written by KGF Vissers

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dinner | dancing | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

The character of Zach Cropper (James Wolk), was described in the script as "George Clooney, only better looking and more charming." See more »

Quotes

Sydney Roberts: Look at me.
Simon Roberts: I love doing that. Isn't she beautiful? You have your mother's eyes, and her adorable, captivating seriousness.
Sydney Roberts: Dad.
Simon Roberts: Do that thing that reminds me of her, please. Just once, it's so cute. It'll send me into the conference room with a spring in my step.
Sydney Roberts: I'm leaving you.
Simon Roberts: That's it! That's her. I feel like I'm back in court. Take half!
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Connections

References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

It Ain't the Meat It's the Motion
Written by Henry Glover (uncredited)
Performed by Kelly Clarkson and James Wolk (uncredited)
Produced by Tommy Faragher
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Wow, just wow
5 April 2015 | by xhidden99See all my reviews

If you take out Robin Williams, Sarah Gellar and James Wolk, cut out the schtick the clichés the hyper kinetic mania the cardboard characters and the sappy sentimental moralizing that is every Robin Williams showcase and it's not half bad. But it's easy to see why it was as one and done. There's only so much weight can pile on Robin's shoulders to carry a whole series and have it not be the Robin Williams show of Robin Williams being Robin Williams. Good Morning Patch Adams-nam. It's unsustainable. When every character is chattering at the speed of Robin Williams it's tiring and tiresome. But mostly it's a sad underline to the fact that Robin Williams career had two gears; manic and depressive.


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