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Mork & Mindy 

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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »





Complete series cast summary:
Robin Williams ...  Mork / ... 94 episodes, 1978-1982
Pam Dawber ...  Mindy McConnell / ... 94 episodes, 1978-1982
Ralph James ...  Orson 82 episodes, 1978-1982
Conrad Janis ...  Fred McConnell 70 episodes, 1978-1982
Tom Poston ...  Mr. Bickley 54 episodes, 1979-1981
Jay Thomas ...  Remo DaVinci 46 episodes, 1979-1981
Gina Hecht ...  Jean DaVinci 46 episodes, 1979-1981
Jim Staahl ...  Nelson Flavor 45 episodes, 1979-1981

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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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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi


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Exidor is the son of Exeter who appeared in This Island Earth (1955). See more »


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 »


[repeated line]
Orson: What are you doing, Mork?
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Crazy Credits

Starting in season 2, the "o" in the word "Mork" in the title is an Orkan egg ship. See more »

Alternate Versions

When airing on Pluto TV, every episode has been edited to cut out parts of them, presumably, to make room for more advertising. See more »


Referenced in The Naked Truth: The Bubble Show (1996) See more »

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it is close encounter of the funny kind
27 February 2005 | by hcalderon1See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

14 September 1978 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Boulder Canyon, Colorado, USA See more »

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(95 episodes)


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