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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Complete series cast summary:
 Mork / ... (94 episodes, 1978-1982)
 Mindy McConnell / ... (94 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ralph James ...
 Orson (83 episodes, 1978-1982)
 Fred McConnell (70 episodes, 1978-1982)
 Franklin Delano Bickley / ... (54 episodes, 1979-1981)
 Remo DaVinci (46 episodes, 1979-1981)
 Jean DaVinci (45 episodes, 1979-1981)
 Nelson Flavor (42 episodes, 1979-1981)


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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Release Date:

14 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Mork vom Ork  »

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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 »


[alarm for Mork's wristwatch which he wears round his ankle goes off]
Mindy McConnell: Ah, your foot's ringing. I'll get it.
[bends down and pushes button on watch, pulls out small piece of paper under watch strap]
Mindy McConnell: What's this piece of paper?
Mork: Must be a footnote.
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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 »


Featured in Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown (1994) 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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