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)
Ralph James ...
 Orson (81 episodes, 1978-1982)
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 Fred McConnell / ... (69 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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14 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Mork vom Ork  »

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Trivia

Producer Garry Marshall said he came up with the basic concept of the show during a phone call with an ABC executive. He said he set the show in the college town of Boulder because he had a friend with a child attending Colorado University. See more »

Quotes

Mork: [Mork's emotions are out of control. His solution is to introduce them to Mindy's emotions] OK guys, come on over here
[mimes football huddle]
Mork: Right!
[leaps back over to Mindy]
Mindy McConnell: Well?
Mork: I've got mixed emotions.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Kingdom: Episode #3.2 (2009) See more »

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Too Bad They Had to Mess Around With It
24 June 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The first season of this show made it the breakout hit of 1978. However, the producers came up with the bright idea of firing much of the original supporting cast (Corad Janis who played Mindy's father Fred and Elizabeth Kerr who played Mindy's grandma Cora) and replacing them with Jean and Remo DaVinci (played by Gina Hecht and Jay Thomas repectively). Another mistake that was made was by removing the broad slapstick that made the show a success and replacing it with more socially relevant stories. Things got so bad that they decided to put a twist on the old bring the cute kid trick and have Mork marry Mindy and have Mork "give birth" to a middle age baby. At least Jonathan Winters was funny in that role. Too bad it couldn't save what could have been one of the all time great sitcoms.


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