How Robin Williams and Ben Stiller got their teenage costar a prom date

Months after Robin Williams’s death, we’re still learning just how much the legendary comedian helped his friends. Here’s the latest: the inside story of how Williams and Ben Stiller helped his teenage Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb costar land a date to prom.

While filming Secret of the Tomb, actor Skyler Gisondo—who plays Ben Stiller’s son in the film—wasn’t able to ask a girl to prom in-person, like his other friends at his high school, because he was away filming. With two famed comedians at hand, he asked Williams and Stiller to help him ask his friend Hillary to prom.

Gisondo told the Hollywood Reporter that Williams, a “bottomless reservoir of kindness and hilarity,” was incredibly enthusiastic about the promposal and kept pitching ideas to him. The result of all that brainstorming is some comedy gold while the two actors try to sell Gisondo to Hillary with a persona assist from Crystal, the monkey featured in the films.

She said yes.

“I realized that was the most awesome three minutes of my life and I’ve accepted it will go downhill from there,” Gisondo said.

H/T Daily Mail | Screengrab via jgoal10/YouTube

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.