Law & Order: SVU
Original airdate: April 29, 2008
Kara – TwoCents Reviewer
This week was the big Robin Williams guest appearance we’ve been hearing so much about and for the most part, it lived up to all the hype. The episode starts out in a fast food chain called HappiBurger, where Dwight Lomax (Scott Adsit from 30 Rock) is holding a young, female employee hostage. He says he got a phone call from detective Milgrim who instructed him to strip search the employee and keep her there until he can get there. There are a few problems with this: she’s underage, he has no right to do that and oh yes, there’s no detective Milgrim. After hearing the entire explanation in interrogation, Stabler just looks at Lomax and says, “You’re an idiot.” It’s such a simple line but it’s amazing. We quickly find out there’s a website warning about the HappiHoaxer, who calls fast food places and tries to get employees to commit various criminal acts, telling them they have police authority to do so. Enter Robin Williams.