Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently ... See full summary »
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Shane Keller ...
 Shane Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
Jimmy Brogan ...
 Random (12 episodes, 1979)
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 Marion Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
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 Stacey Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
Clark Brandon ...
 Chris Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
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 Laura Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
Jason D. Keller ...
 Jason Richards (12 episodes, 1979)
Hannah Dean ...
 Gladys (11 episodes, 1979)
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 The Boss Angel (10 episodes, 1979)
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Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher, and moved in with Marion and her five nephews and nieces, who were frequently getting in (and out) of trouble, thanks to Random's magic. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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This show was an ill-fated attempt by ABC to further cash in on spin-offs of Happy Days (1974). At the time, both Laverne & Shirley (1976) and Mork & Mindy (1978) were huge successes, so the idea was to use the Mork motif to create a one-off, other-worldly character (Random) on Happy Days, then spin him off as the center of a new show. Robin Williams even guest-starred as Mork in the pilot, but it still wasn't enough to get the show jump-started. See more »

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Spun-off from Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Out Of The Blue
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Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
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why lock this up in a vault?
15 January 2009 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I can't honestly say that I remember the show's quality, except that Random was on Happy Days and Mork in turn was on Out of the Blue so I would appreciate any chance to look back at that material. I remember the theme song to a degree.

"Out of the blue, out of the blue, out- of- the- blue. Life is a reason, you're in the middle, the question is how to survive, but you keep on holding, keep on (something) out of the blue, out of the blue out- of- the- blue."

I mean, how bad could the mork episode be?

I think there is a huge market for "lost" or "failed" short-lived series. I mean they're not making any money for Paramound sitting in a vault.

It's too bad that (at the time of this posting) the photo for something else called "Out of the Blue" has no relation to this actual sit-com.


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