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 & Mindy was a hilarious series that unleashed the comic talents of Robin Williams. This series began as a hilarious episode of Happy Days and ended with Mork getting his new assignment to go to the seventies. Mork even went back in another episode of Happy Days (a clip show but still funny). The series had a pretty good cast behind it, but it could have failed without Williams and his unique humor. It remains as one of Williams' best works.
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