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>
Mork & Mindy: Mork Meets Robin Williams (1981) was suggested to Garry Marshall, after Robin Williams specifically requested it, which allowed Robin Williams to be himself and so viewers could get to know the real Robin Williams and Mork learning about the nature of fame on Earth. Two months prior to the broadcast, John Lennon was assassinated by a deranged fan and is mentioned by Mork as one of the celebrities whose lives had been destroyed by the pressures of fame, when Mork makes his weekly report to Orson, as each episode is nearing its conclusion, just before Closing Credits begin. See more »
[Mork places his hand on Holly's forehead]
Why are you doing that?
Well, Eugene said you were hot stuff, you're actually only 98.4.
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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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