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>
Gary Marshall originally suggested Mork from Orc as the title; but network bigwigs didnt like that. They didnt like The Mork Chronicles either; since they did not think most viewers would know what a chronicle was. Finally Gary Marshall suggested Mork and Mindy; and ABC network executives went for it. See more »
[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?
Eat your car keys.
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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 »
Mork & Mindy was a hilarious series that unleashed the comic talents of Robin Williams. This series began as a hilarious episode of Happy Days and ended with Mork getting his new assignment to go to the seventies. Mork even went back in another episode of Happy Days (a clip show but still funny). The series had a pretty good cast behind it, but it could have failed without Williams and his unique humor. It remains as one of Williams' best works.
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