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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     In September 1996, iReporter Mark Webb was working with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal on the movie “Father’s Day.” Webb’s son, Tyler, was on the set playing with his 4-foot tall Genie puppet from the movie “Aladdin,” when something magical happened: “Robin walked out of his trailer and saw the puppet and, like nothing I had ever seen, picked it up put it on his arm and did an impromptu puppet show for not only my son but 300 people who gathered in the parking lot to watch,” Webb said. “It was one of the most spontaneous and magical things I had never seen a true superstar do.”

    Webb, a transportation coordinator in the motion picture and television industry, remembers driving around Reno, Nevada, for various shots with Williams and Crystal in the back of a Town Car. “Robin would have me pull over to people on the street and he would ask them for directions in some ridiculous voice. The reaction of people in the rearview mirror was amazing,” he said.
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    In 1996 I had the pleasure of working on a film with Robin and Billy Crystal called Father's Day. While we were in Reno Nevada my son was on the set with his 4 foot tall Genie puppet from the movie Aladdin. Robin walked out of his trailer and saw the puppet and like nothing I had ever seen picked it up put it on his arm and did an impromptu puppet show for not only my son but 300 people who gathered in the parking lot to watch. It was one of the most spontaneous and magical things I had never seen a true superstar do. The young man in the photo is my note 20-year-old son Tyler Webb Sent from my iPhone

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