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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Mork vom Ork  »

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Did You Know?


Robin Williams has said he started using cocaine on the set because he didn't know what to say between takes to all the set people and all the celebrities hanging around watching the production. It snowballed into the cocaine addiction that would plague him for much of his life. See more »


[Season 4 ABC promo]
Orson: Oh, Mork.
Mork: Oh sir, yes!
Orson: I was looking at this report. It says this fall you're going to marry Mindy.
Mork: I am?
Orson: And it says you're gonna honeymoon on Ork.
Mork: Oh, you're crazy! Get outta here!
Orson: And *you* are gonna get pregnant.
Mork: Pregnant? Me? I mean, why me? I mean, this kinda stuff doesn't happen to Barney Miller!
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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 »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manhunt in Space (1992) See more »

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it is close encounter of the funny kind
27 February 2005 | by 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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