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August 12, 2014 5:40 PM EDT

Robin Williams, who died Monday at 63, knew the secret to being a good television-show guest: adapting to the program without losing yourself. Not everyone can do that, says Real Time host Bill Maher, but Williams could do it as well as, if not better than, anybody on his show.

Here, Maher remembers Williams’ shape-shifting comedy:

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