Robin Williams' Gift to Child Actress Melissa Francis

Season 4 Episode 414
Aired on 11/23/2014 | CC tv-14
On one episode of Mork & Mindy, the sitcom that starred Robin Williams and Pam Dawber, child actress Melissa Francis played young Mindy in a flashback. Melissa says that while filming the sequence, she carried a one-eyed teddy bear around the set. After the episode wrapped, she asked to keep the toy. "I desperately wanted to keep the bear," she says. "I was 7 or 8 and had gotten really attached to it."

The prop manager said no, but then someone spoke up on her behalf. "Robin Williams begged and begged, and, you know, decades and decades later—I don't want to say how many—I still have him," she says. "It's my favorite childhood item."

Watch as Melissa shares more about her bear, Mr. One-Eye.

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