Mork and Mindy

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  • TV-G
  • 1978
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.1  (12,505)

Mork and Mindy is an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from 1978 to 1982. The show was created by Garry Marshall and Dale McRaven and starred Robin Williams as Mork, a quirky and lovable alien from the planet Ork, who is sent to Earth to observe human behavior and report back to his superiors.

Mork lands in Boulder, Colorado, where he meets Mindy McConnell, played by Pam Dawber, who becomes his friend and later his love interest. Mindy is a sweet and down-to-earth young woman who works as a clerk at a music store and takes Mork in after he reveals his true identity to her. The two quickly become roommates and Mork embarks on a series of misadventures as he tries to understand human customs and culture.

Mork and Mindy's bond is strengthened by their intense emotional connection, which allows Mork to access Mindy's thoughts and feelings. The show explores themes of friendship, love, and the struggle to fit in, as Mork tries to adapt to life on Earth and find his place in society. Despite their differences, Mork and Mindy are able to understand and support each other in ways that transcend their alien and human identities.

Conrad Janis plays Mindy's father, Fred, who is initially suspicious of Mork's odd behavior but eventually comes to accept him as a member of the family. Elizabeth Kerr and Gina Hecht play Mindy's grandmother and best friend, respectively, who also provide comic relief and emotional support for the main characters.

Jay Thomas joins the cast in the second season as Remo DaVinci, Mindy's sarcastic ex-boyfriend who becomes Mork's best friend and confidante. Jonathan Winters plays Mork's hilarious and eccentric mentor, and Ralph James provides the voice of Orson, Mork's superior on Ork who communicates with him through an egg-shaped device called the Orkan.

Shelley Fabares and Tom Poston make guest appearances as Mindy's sister Susan and her husband, respectively, while Chris Diamantopoulos appears in the final season as Mearth, Mork and Mindy's son who is born fully grown and with superhuman abilities.

Mork and Mindy is known for its zany humor, rapid-fire one-liners, and Robin Williams' improvisational skills, which allowed him to ad-lib many of his lines and create unforgettable moments of comedy. The show also had a deep emotional resonance, as Mork's struggles to fit in and find love mirrored the experiences of many viewers who felt like outsiders in their own lives.

Mork and Mindy was a critical and commercial success during its run, and remains a beloved classic of 70's sitcoms. It gave Robin Williams his breakout role and launched his career as one of the most iconic comedic actors of his generation. The show's legacy continues to inspire and entertain audiences today and reminds us of the power of friendship, love, and the need to connect with others in a rapidly changing world.

Mork and Mindy is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (58 episodes). The series first aired on September 21, 1978.

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Gotta Run (Part 1)
90. Gotta Run (Part 1)
May 6, 1982
Mork is overjoyed that he and Mindy can finally let it all hang out when he meets Kalnik - an alien from Neptune who apparently is also married to an earthling and the four seem to have everything in common.
Midas Mork
87. Midas Mork
April 15, 1982
All that glitters is Mork's gold when the Orkan learns how to make the precious metal from polyester, buys Mindy a 60-room mansion where she can stable her new horse and hires tennis star Tracy Austin as son Mearth's tennis coach.
I Don't Remember Mama
86. I Don't Remember Mama
February 11, 1982
All of Mork's Earth memory is zapped into thin air by vengeful Orson on Ork when Mork neglects his job of reporting back to his planet because of family responsibilities.
Drive, She Said
85. Drive, She Said
February 4, 1982
Terror-stricken Mork believes the examiner assigned to give him a driving test is an incarnation of the devil, and careens along the test course in a spectacular tilted wheelie, with Mindy and Mearth in the car.
Metamorphosis - The TV Show
84. Metamorphosis - The TV Show
January 21, 1982
Mindy, already worried about losing her job at the television station, foresees disaster when Mork and Mearth accidentally transfer minds, forcing her to take Mearth in Mork
Gotta Run, Part 3
21. Gotta Run, Part 3
May 20, 1982
Mork and Mindy accidentally ride a time warp back into the caveman era when Mork puts on his magic, ruby red time-travel shoes to escape evil Kalnik of Neptune.
Mork, Mindy and Mearth Meet MILT
16. Mork, Mindy and Mearth Meet MILT
February 18, 1982
Mork uses Orkan components to assemble a home computer named Milt that is so sophisticated and tyrannical that it decides to hold its creator, Mindy and Mearth as hostages.
10. P.S.2001
December 17, 1981
Mearth hates his first day of school on planet Ork so much that Mork and Mindy accompany him back to Ork Prep, where Mork's ancient teacher - who looks like a child - is still sternly in charge.
Rich Mork, Poor Mork
8. Rich Mork, Poor Mork
November 26, 1981
Mork buys Mearth a fortune in presents to assure his happiness, and when Mindy, fearing a spoiled child, orders that they be returned, their unusual child decides they don't love him anymore.
Mama Mork, Papa Mindy
5. Mama Mork, Papa Mindy
November 5, 1981
Mindy is dazed at the reality that she and Mork are the parents of Mearth -half-earthling/half-orkan with the body of a 50-year-old and the mind of an infant - and feels left out when Mearth accepts Mork as his mommy.
Three the Hard Way
4. Three the Hard Way
October 29, 1981
Mork and unsuspecting Mindy hatch a comedy plot that's bigger than both of them when an egg emerges from Mork's navel that grows and grows until it bursts open and out pops their full-grown, middle-aged-looking son (Jonathan Winters).
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Mork and Mindy is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mork and Mindy on demand at Amazon Prime and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 21, 1978
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (12,505)