Mork & Mindy

Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom 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. Pam Dawber co-starred as Mindy McConnell, his human friend and roommate, and later his wife and the mother of his child.

Robin Williams was just awesome in this 8/10

Characters-

Mork (Robin Williams) – An alien from the planet Ork sent to observe human behavior. Mork mentions many times that Orkan scientists grew him in a test-tube.

Mindy McConnell (Pam Dawber) – A pretty female human who finds Mork and teaches him about human behavior. Eventually falls in love, marries Mork and raises an Orkan “child”.

Fred McConnell (Conrad Janis) – Mindy’s father, a widower with conservative values. In the first season, Fred owned a music shop with Cora. In the third season, Fred became the conductor of the Boulder Symphony Orchestra.

Grandma Cora Hudson[7] (Elizabeth Kerr) – Mindy’s less-conservative, progressive grandmother and Fred’s mother-in-law.

Franklin Delano Bickley (Tom Poston) – Mindy’s downstairs neighbor. He has a job involving writing out greeting cards. At first, he is a total grump and always complains about noise. In time, however, he warms up and becomes a friend to Mork and Mindy and the gang.

Mearth (Jonathan Winters) – The “child” of Mork and Mindy and godson of Orson. Because of Orkan physiology, Orkans age backwards, starting with elderly adult bodies but with the mind of a child and regressing to feeble “old” kids.

Remo DaVinci (Jay Thomas) – The brother of Jeanie DaVinci co-owner of The New York Delicatessen in season 2 and DaVinci’s Restaurant in season 3.

Jeanie DaVinci (Gina Hecht) – The sister of Remo DaVinci and co-owner of The New York Delicatessen in season 2 and DaVinci’s Restaurant in season 3.

Nelson Flavor (Jim Staahl) – The strait-laced, driven, yet aloof cousin of Mindy with dreams of political power.

Orson (voiced by Ralph James) – Mork’s mostly unseen and long-suffering superior who has sent Mork to Earth to get him off-world because humor is not permitted on Ork.

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