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

Jonathan Winters' first appearance on the show was as Dave McConnell (one of Mindy's relatives) in "Mork and the Family Reunion". Winters went on to join the cast full-time as Mearth in the following season. See more »

Quotes

Mork: [excited] Wait a minute, I've got to show you something. I've already picked out my bumper sticker.
[runs into bedroom and returns with a whole car bumper]
Todd Norman Taylor aka TNT: [reading the sticker] "Aliens make better lovers".
Mork: And look at this one here. "Horn if you're a honky".
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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 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Final Justice (1999) 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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