At the 2013 Emmys, Robin Williams paid tribute to his recently departed friend and mentor Jonathan Winters, lauding Winters for his "comedy at the speed of thought."
At this year's ceremony, Williams was tragically on the other end of such an homage, as Billy Crystal offered a poignant ode to the late comic and actor in what became a kind of sad passing of the torch.
"The brilliance was astounding; the relentless energy was thrilling," Crystal said. "I used to think if I could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds I'd be all right."
He added, "It's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so...