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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26 TV Sci-Fi Comedies You Might Have Missed

From the Golden Age to the Space Age, television has looked to the future with a wink and a nod. Dive into these TV sci-fi comedies and find something to laugh about.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Mork / ... 94 episodes, 1978-1982
...  Mindy McConnell / ... 94 episodes, 1978-1982
Ralph James ...  Orson 83 episodes, 1978-1982
...  Fred McConnell 70 episodes, 1978-1982
...  Mr. Bickley 54 episodes, 1979-1981
...  Remo DaVinci 46 episodes, 1979-1981
...  Jean DaVinci 45 episodes, 1979-1981
...  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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14 September 1978 (USA)  »

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Mork y Mindy  »

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Trivia

After the tragic death of Robin Williams, co-star Conrad Janis stated that Robin was "intelligent," and "had a photographic memory." He also said that he was "bright, happy, fun, high-spirited," and was "sweet, considerate, lovely, and courteous to everyone." See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mork: Shazbot!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in America's Next Top Model: Lori Goldstein (2011) See more »

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Now THIS is what I call a sitcom!
4 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

Although I'm not really a 70's kid, I still appreciate TV shows/movies from back then as well as today's entertainment. I really love this show, and guess what? I have never seen it before in my entire life! First of all, you have Robin Williams, one of the best and most talented actors in all of Hollywood. No one---absolutely no other living soul---could ever outsmart him in playing the role of an eccentric alien from an unknown planet with a silly name such as "Ork." Robin is just very good at what he does best. Some of you may think otherwise, but he definitely is one of the greatest comedic actors of his time. Secondly, you have the lovely and charismatic Pam Dawber, on whom I'm not afraid to admit I have a small girl crush. She's just so pretty and her voice is totally gorgeous, and I think she and Robin have perfect chemistry with each other on the show. Once you watch this show, I'm pretty sure you'll love it. You may not like Robin Williams, but I'm just putting this out there for ya'll---he's just very great at what he does best.


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