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>
During casting, when asked to take a seat, Robin Willams sat in the chair upside down. Producer Garry Marshall selected him because "He was the only alien to audition." See more »
[Mork and Mindy are trapped in a giant birdcage facing certain death]
Mork, I have something to confess to you. When you were out one day, I... I... I put on your spacesuit.
The helmet, too?
Boots and all!
[after Mork has had a chance to absorb this revelation]
Well, Mindy, I have something to confess to you.
[Mindy grows more and more shocked as she connects the dots]
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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 »
I remember the late summer of 1978, working to save enough money to go back to school. Many days were long and difficult. My friends and I left behind by those that had their finances lined up for classes, were always looking for something to do to take our minds off of what we thought were big issues at the time.
Along came this wacky television show with a guy on it that was absolutely nuts. A bunch of us would get together every Thursday night to see what he would do next. We would laugh our heads off at this crazy show and we wouldn't think of missing one. Mork and Mindy was a bright spot in our day in day out lives.
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