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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the gags seen on the show were on-the-spot improvisations by Robin Williams, and later by Williams and Jonathan Winters. The improvisations proved to be so effective and popular, that the series' writers soon included specific sections in the scripts where Williams was allowed to perform freely, marked as "Robin goes off here." If you pay attention to Pam Dawber, you can often see her having difficulty not laughing at the ad-libs. See more »

Goofs

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 and the American Embassy, 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 »

Quotes

[alarm for Mork's wristwatch which he wears round his ankle goes off]
Mindy McConnell: Ah, your foot's ringing. I'll get it.
[bends down and pushes button on watch, pulls out small piece of paper under watch strap]
Mindy McConnell: What's this piece of paper?
Mork: Must be a footnote.
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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

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User Reviews

Mork calling Orson. Come in Orson.
12 August 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

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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