"I had the wonderful experience of being on the set when he did his first work for us in the first episode, and we had written something very funny for him, I thought, and he did it brilliantly," says Space Force co-creator Greg Daniels. "And then he's a legendary improviser so at the end of it, we said, ‘Why don’t you just do whatever you want?' And he went into this five-minute, incredibly funny story about crawling under the house, which you know we used completely as is in the show....When he was done, the crew gave him a standing ovation, which I've never seen that happen before, but everybody knew how special the work was that he was doing. And he was 86 years old, so people were just so impressed. So if there's any consolation, I guess it was that his work was the highlight of the show and it was really good."