Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

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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)
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 Frederick McConnell (69 episodes, 1978-1982)
Ralph James ...
 Orson (57 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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During casting, when asked to take a seat, Robin Willams sat in the chair upside down. Producer Gary Marshal selected him because "He was the only alien to audition." See more »

Quotes

Customer: [Mork has taken a job working in a health food shop] My doctor says I need to get more iron in my diet, now what do you suggest?
Mork: Eat your car keys.
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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 »

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Referenced in Chuck: Chuck Versus the Tic Tac (2010) See more »

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Don't Tamper With A Hit!
10 May 2007 | by (arizona) – See all my reviews

MORK AND MINDY was hilarious during its first season, but the producers and the network got so full of themselves over it, they decided "let's improve on perfection!", and naturally, they destroyed the show doing so.

Season 2 was no longer the least bit funny, and season 3 with Jonathan Winters was so absurd (and actually tasteless if you think about it) that the series sank like a stone. None of the "new" supporting characters had any charisma, and the producers' "feel good" decision to start sermonizing to the viewers was as poor a decision as has ever been made in television.

Bottom line: Buy the first season on DVD and enjoy it. Pretend the rest of it didn't happen.


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