Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom television series that aired on ABC from September 14, 1978 to May 27, 1982. A spin-off after a highly successful episode of Happy Days, it starred Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-Orkan egg-shaped spaceship and Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell, his human friend and roommate, and later his wife ...
Sep 14, 1978 · 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.
After touching down near Boulder, Colorado, Mork encounters the beautiful college student Mindy (Pam Dawber). The two strike up a charming and entertaining friendship that is full of good times and unexpected surprises. Revisit the hilarious sitcom that launched Robin Williams' career into warp drive with this four season, 15-disc collection.
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Mork & Mindy is an American sci-fi-based sitcom TV series which was originally broadcast on ABC-TV from 1978 until 1982. The series starred Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small Orkan egg-shaped spaceship, and Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell, his human friend and roommate.
- Premise and Initial Success
- Second Season
- The Happy Days Connection
- Four-Season Story Development
- Animated Series
- Recurring Characters
- Filming Locations
- Spin-Offs and Adaptations
The series was a spinoff of the sitcom Happy Days. The character of Mork (Robin Williams) first appeared in the Season 5 episode, "My Favorite Orkan," where he threatened to take Richie Cunningham back to Ork as an example of a human, but his plan is foiled by Fonzie. The character proved to be popular enough with the audience to rate a starring role in a series, though in the series Mork would reside in Boulder Colorado, and in the (then) current day of 1978 as opposed to Happy Days' 1950s Milwaukee Wisconsin. Mork's egg-shaped spacecraft lands on Earth, with his mission to observe human activity, assigned by Orson, his mostly-unseen and long-suffering superior (voiced by Ralph James), who has sent Mork to Earth to get Mork off Ork. To fit in, Mork dresses in a suit - but with the tie, shirt, and coat all on backwards. He befriends Mindy (Pam Dawber) after witnessing her and her boyfriend getting into an argument and him driving off in her vehicle, leaving her stranded. Mork offers...
The second season saw an attempt to seek younger viewers. The characters of Fred, Cora and Eugene were effectively dropped, though Fred and Cora would both appear briefly in later episodes, including Fred's returning with a bride. It was explained on the show that Fred was sent off to tour as a conductor with an orchestra, and he took Cora with him on the road. Eugene was never mentioned again. New cast members and a disco-like version of the first season's gentle theme tune were added. Among the new[supporting characters were Remo and Jean DaVinci (Jay Thomas and Gina Hecht), a brother and sister from New York City who owned a new neighborhood deli where Mork and Mindy now spent a lot of time. Also added as regulars were their grumpy neighbor Mr. Bickley (who ironically worked as a verse writer for a greeting-card company) portrayed by Tom Poston, (introduced in one episode of the first season), and, introduced a few episodes into the second season's run, Nelson Flavor (Jim Staahl)...
For the third season, Mindy's father and grandmother were brought back and added along with Jean and Remo. (The show itself acknowledged this desperate attempt to fix its previous meddling, with the third season's hour-long opener aptly titled "Putting The Ork Back in Mork"). Other supporting cast additions included two kids from the day-care center Mork worked at: the intellectual Lola and the gluttonous Stephanie. (Possible replacements for the character of Eugene.) When this idea failed to...
In the fourth season, Mork and Mindy were married. Jonathan Winters, one of Williams' idols, was brought in as their child, Mearth. Due to the different Orkan physiology, Mork laid an egg, which grew and hatched into the much older Winters. It had been previously explained that Orkans aged "backwards", thus explaining Mearth's appearance and that of his teacher, Miss Geezba (portrayed by then 11-year-old actress Louanne). Other attempts included the use of special guest stars. In a two-part s...
The character of Mork was introduced in a season five episode of Happy Days titled "My Favorite Orkan." Richie tells everyone he has seen a flying saucer, but no one else believes him. Fonzie tells him that people make up stories about UFOs because their lives are "humdrum." Then, while Richie's at home, Mork walks in. He freezes everyone with his finger except Richie and says he was sent to Earth to find a "humdrum" human to take back to Ork. Richie runs to Fonzie for help. When Mork catches up to him, he freezes everyone, but finds himself unable to freeze Fonzie due to The Fonz's famous and powerful thumbs. Mork challenges Fonzie to a duel: Finger vs. Thumb. After their duel, The Fonz admits defeat. But Mork decides to take Fonzie back to Ork instead of Richie. Then, Richie wakes up and realizes he was dreaming. There is a knock on the door and much to Richie's dismay, it is a man who looks exactly like Mork except in regular clothes asking for directions. When production on Mork...
Mork arrives on Earth moments after Mindy has argued with her boyfriend and he drives off with her jeep. Initially believing Mork is a priest, she asks him to walk her back home. Mindy then is startled to realize that Mork is not a priest and has actually put a man's business suit on backwards upon landing. However, the University of Colorado journalism student quickly realizes that he is telling the truth about being a friendly alien who will not hurt her. Mindy decides to let Mork stay with her. Initially, he takes up residence in a closet. Shortly afterward, Mindy decides he can stay in the attic over her second-floor apartment; later we learn that Mr. Bickley lives downstairs. She stands up to her father, uncomfortable with cohabitation. Because he is so different, Mork needs a safe place to stay while on assignment to learn about Earth. During the second season, Mindy's father goes on tour with an orchestra, and Mindy has more involvement with her other relatives, including Nel...
Following the cancellation of the live-action series, the characters quickly returned in the Saturday morning cartoon The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour. 26 episodes were produced, each running roughly ten minutes (without commercials). Robin Williams (Mork), Pam Dawber (Mindy McConnell), Conrad Janis (Fred McConnell) and Ralph James (Orson) all reprised their roles and Shavar Ross voiced Eugene. Laverne, Shirley and Fonzie did not appear in the Mork & Mindysegments, though Mork mentioned Fonzie being a TV character in one episode. In this show, a younger Mork and Mindy attended high school, and new characters included Mork's dog-like pet Doing (pronounced Doyng), rich snob Hamilton J. DuPont XXV, and Mr. Caruthers, the Mt. Mount High School principal. The series was produced by TV animation companies Hanna-Barbera and Ruby-Spears.
Mork and Mindywas a hit during the first two of the four seasons on Syndication: 1. 1978-1979: #3 2. 1979-1980: #27Susan Taylor (Morgan Fairchild) an old high school classmate and nemisis of Mindy's, a sort of "frenemy", who initially is attracted to Mork, who turns her off with his "Morkian ways" when they hav...Exidor (Robert Donner), an eccentric man (with possible mental illness) who thought of himself as a prophet. He knew that Mork was an alien but no one believed him. He was the leader of a cult call...Mr. Miles Sternhagen (Foster Brooks), Mindy's boss when she got a job at a local TV station.Glenda Faye Comstock (Crissy Wilzak) - Mindy's best friend and recent widow who becomes the love interest of Nelson and was only seen in Season 3.
In an interview with Garry Marshall on June 30, 2006, Pat O'Brien mentioned that Mork & Mindy was filmed on Paramount stage 27, now the home of O'Brien's show The Insider. The house from the show is located at 1619 Pine Street, just a few blocks away from the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. The same house was used for exterior shots on Perfect Strangers, where the cousins Larry and Balki lived with their wives.In the United Kingdom, a long-running comic strip version was written by Angus P. Allan, illustrated by Bill Titcombe and printed in children's television magazine Look-In.There were also several British-produced annuals to tie in with the series.British television has featured two very similar situation comedies. The first was children's comedy series Mike and Angelo, running from 1989 to 2000. Angelo was an alien who came down to Earth an...The second similar British series is My Hero(more closely based on Superman series of the 1950s), which began in 2000.
The following is an episode list for the ABC sitcom television series Mork & Mindy. The series ran from September 14, 1978, to May 27, 1982, with a total of 91 episodes (split into 95 for syndication).
- About "Mork from Ork"
Mork is a member of a race of humanoid life-forms, known as Orkans, from the planet Ork. Robin Williams first appeared as Mork in the Season 6 episode of Happy Days titled "My Favorite Orkan;" he would again appear in a Happy Days episode, Season 7's "Mork Returns", not after having been spun off into Mork and Mindy, where Mork appeared in all 95 episodes during its four-season run on Syndication. Mork in his Orkan spacesuit
Mork was born in an Orkan laboratory as a "test tube baby". He claims that his mother was a beaker and his father was an eyedropper (a pun on the term "eyedropper" meaning a person who will grow out of a relationship with their wife), noting that his father "left Mom for two medicine bottles, with those tight labels, the scum!!". Mork is eccentric even by alien standards, having vast knowledge of politics, celebrities, international news, and impersonations. He first meets Mindy McConnell near t...
Mork always tells jokes involving famous people, businesses, life-styles, politics, and a vast number of other one-liners. He is a master of impressions, most notably Truman Capote, Ricky Ricardo, and more. It is hard to tell when Mork is ever serious, but there have been a few occasions where he has been very sincere, especially towards Mindy. Mork has a child-like innocence, which comes in handy when he is employed at a day care center. The three main children that he hangs with are Lola, Step...
- "Mork from Ork"
- "My Favorite Orkan" (Happy Days)
- All episodes, 95 total
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