A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same.
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 Mork / ... (94 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Mindy McConnell / ... (94 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ralph James ...
 Orson (83 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Fred McConnell (70 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Franklin Delano Bickley / ... (54 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Remo DaVinci (46 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Jean DaVinci (45 episodes, 1979-1981)
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 Nelson Flavor (42 episodes, 1979-1981)
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Storyline

Bizarre television comedy with Robin Williams as Mork from Ork, who is an alien sent to Earth in an egg, to investigate Earth and report back to his superiors. As an outsider, Mork is unfamiliar with human customs and often questions some of the strange traditions that we take for granted. Much of the humor relies on Williams' unique comic voices and mannerisms. The show was perhaps most famous for Mork's greeting, 'Nanu Nanu.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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14 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Mork vom Ork  »

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(95 episodes)

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4:3
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Trivia

Mork's Nanu Nanu hand gesture greetings was inspired by Spock's Live Long And Prosper hand salute from Star Trek. Plus, Mork's Orkan space suit had earlier been a costume from Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (1969) episode, and Robin Williams was a big fan of Star Trek. See more »

Quotes

Mork: [referring to the Exidor Boutique, in which Mork invested all of their savings] Come on, Mind, Exidor *knows* what he's doing.
Exidor: [storming out of the dressing room, talking to his imaginary friend] What do you mean the mannequins want a coffee break? They just had one ten minutes ago and all they did was dribble.
Exidor: [to Mork] Partner. Glad to see you brought the little woman.
Mindy McConnell: We want our money back now, and don't call me the little woman.
Mork: What she's trying to say is, Exidor, we've had a change of heart...
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits of season 2, 3 and 4, the "o" in the word "Mork" is the shape of an egg, a reference to the eggs in which Orkans travel through space. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/Van Morrison (1978) See more »

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it is close encounter of the funny kind
27 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This sitcom was out-of this world, Robin Williams was incredibly funny as Mork, an alien was sent to earth to examine earth's culture. When he finally gets to earth, he meets Mindy. She takes Mork in, and tries to help him adapt to human custom, but Mork keeps making alien mistakes in funny ways. This sitcom was fall-out-of your seat laughter. Robin Williams and Pam Dawber had a funny chemistry together. This show was right up there with Bewitch and I dream of Jeannie. Next to E.T Mork was my favorite alien. It is a an outer-space classic. It was nice to see that funny man Robin Williams got his start here. If this is interesting to you I would go out and buy it.


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