Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

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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)
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 Frederick McConnell (69 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ralph James ...
 Orson (57 episodes, 1978-1982)
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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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Garry Marshall is said to have gotten the idea for the series after his eight year old son had seen Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and was inspired to suggest a TV show about an Alien. The Mork character was actually a creation of Happy Days (1974) Director Jerry Paris, who got the idea from an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961). See more »

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Mork: Shazbot!
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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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The series that started it all...
22 April 1999 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

The comic phenomenon that is Robin Williams was first fully unleashed on the world with this hilarious syndicated TV series.

Created as a spin off from an, admittedly, quite silly episode of Happy Days, this series charts the course of an alien, Ork, (Williams) as he investigates the planet Earth for his superiors back home.

What could have been an absolutely laughable disaster is transformed by Williams into an absolutely laughable success, from drinking with his finger and talking to plants, to his wild dances with Mindy, the woman who unwittingly welcomes him into her home, and reporting back upside down with his fingers in his ears, Williams keeps us laughing from start to finish off every episode.

This series blows away most of the comedic films Williams has done in his career, with the exception of Good Morning Vietnam, and should always be remembered as the ultimate comic performance from Williams.


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