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

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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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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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4:3
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Customer: [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?
Mork: Eat your car keys.
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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 Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (1979) See more »

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Too Bad They Had to Mess Around With It
24 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

The first season of this show made it the breakout hit of 1978. However, the producers came up with the bright idea of firing much of the original supporting cast (Corad Janis who played Mindy's father Fred and Elizabeth Kerr who played Mindy's grandma Cora) and replacing them with Jean and Remo DaVinci (played by Gina Hecht and Jay Thomas repectively). Another mistake that was made was by removing the broad slapstick that made the show a success and replacing it with more socially relevant stories. Things got so bad that they decided to put a twist on the old bring the cute kid trick and have Mork marry Mindy and have Mork "give birth" to a middle age baby. At least Jonathan Winters was funny in that role. Too bad it couldn't save what could have been one of the all time great sitcoms.


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