The Crazy Ones (2013–2014)
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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.


Jason Winer


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




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


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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Release Date:

26 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Sarah Michelle Gellar (Sydney) was sued by McDonalds in the early 80s after she appeared in a Burger King commercial that mentioned McDonalds by name. The case was settled out of court. See more »


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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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »


You Deserve a Break Today
Performed by Kelly Clarkson and Sarah Michelle Gellar (uncredited)
Produced by Tommy Faragher
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Very promising episode
26 September 2013 | by gsumner-2See all my reviews

Honestly, I was a little leery about the potential for this show; I've never been a big fan of the previous shows starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams often has a tendency to take his schtick too far and well beyond the point at which the topic was humorous. However, the first 5 minutes of this show made me forget those reservations and drew me in, almost forcing me to become interested in the main characters and how things would evolve.

The supporting cast members each seemed to fit well together, especially James Wolk who definitely had chemistry with the humor of Robin Williams. Another surprising, but welcome, performance was that of Kelly Clarkson. Her role in this episode blends nicely with the script. Kudos to her acting as well as her singing parts, both of which were a genuine contribution to the success of the pilot.

There is no question this is a classic David E. Kelley style production. If the character depth and story lines continue to be as interesting as the pilot episode, this is sure to be another of Mr Kelley's many impressive successes.

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