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Mork & Mindy 

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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robin Williams ...  Mork / ... 94 episodes, 1978-1982
Pam Dawber ...  Mindy McConnell / ... 94 episodes, 1978-1982
Ralph James Ralph James ...  Orson 83 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 45 episodes, 1979-1981
Jim Staahl ...  Nelson Flavor 42 episodes, 1979-1981
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mork & Mindy See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(95 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The name of Mork's Orkan Superior, Orson (they have a five minute conversation, before the closing credits begin) was chosen as a tribute to Orson Welles and his historic 1938 CBS Radio broadcast of H.G. Welles' "War of the Worlds", which was adapted for the American audience. Orson Welles chose to portray the Martians as landing in New Jersey. See more »

Quotes

Holly: [Mork places his hand on Holly's forehead] Why are you doing that?
Mork: Well, Eugene said you were hot stuff, you're actually only 98.4.
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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 »

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Don't Tamper With A Hit!
10 May 2007 | by parkerr86302See 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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