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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Mork's ability to understand human ways varies, depending on the needs of the joke. At times he demonstrates an eclectic knowledge of history and pop culture, coming up with impromptu movie scene reenactments, off-hand references to Buckingham Palace, the American Embassy, Charles Dickens, etc., and commentaries on the habits of one historical figure or another. But at other times he displays a born-yesterday ignorance of basic living skills, such as not knowing that you're supposed to sit on your bottom not your head, mistaking an animal or an inanimate object for sentient being, or being completely unfamiliar with an everyday object common to all human civilizations since ancient times. See more »
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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