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|Mork Mindy - The Complete First Season|
Actors: Elizabeth Kerr, Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Conrad Janis
Directors: Jeff Chambers, Joel Zwick, Bob Claver, Frank Buxton, Garry Marshall
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
A spin-off from the hit show "Happy Days," MORK & MINDY stars Robin Williams as the lovable alien from the planet Ork. Sent to Earth by his fellow Orkans who see him as a misfit, Mork is assigned to observe the customs of... more »
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Mary A. (Who) from FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Reviewed on 12/30/2014...
This is the first time I watched Mork & Mindy and I loved it. I love the messages Mork gives at the end of each show, these messages speak volumes. I rate this show with 5 stars.
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Donald G. from BELLINGHAM, WA
Reviewed on 2/19/2014...
A great show!
Deborah C. from MONTGOMERY, TX
Reviewed on 12/29/2013...
I keep trying to post this to swap, but I cannot get it to post. Is something wrong with my computer or yours???
Tara S. from STATEN ISLAND, NY
Reviewed on 9/26/2012...
loved the show then & my kids & i love it now!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Robin Williams: the only real alien who applied!
cyclista | the Midwest | 10/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Based on his son's request for an alien on Happy Days, Garry Marshall planned an episode where the Fonz is abducted by aliens. At the audition when Marshall asked Robin to sit down, he sat on his head. Marshall said he was the only real alien who applied. Two appearances on Happy Days were so successful that Mork & Mindy became its own show.
A generous first season of 25 episodes. Robin Williams in his first TV series is a standout. This first season is generally considered to be the best. I'm a Robin Williams fan, and this show is a perfect venue for his particular brand of humor complete with funny faces, goofy noises, and acrobatics. A brief episode guide of the first season:
1. Pilot (1) gs: Penny Marshall (Laverne), Henry Winkler (Fonzie). Mork, on assignment to study planet Earth, meets Mindy McConnell. She discovers that he is an alien.
2. Pilot (2) Penny Marshall (Laverne) Henry Winkler (Fonzie) Mindy's father finds out that Mork is living with Mindy and wants him to move out.
3. Mork Moves In: Mork agrees to move out but becomes drunk on ginger ale.
4. Mork Runs Away: Mork decides to move out because Mindy is having problems dating because of him.
5. Mork in Love: Mindy tells Mork that he has to experience love to understand humanity, so he falls in love.
6. Mork's Seduction gs: Morgan Fairchild. An old rival of Mindy's decides to go after Mork in revenge.
7. Mork Goes Public gs: Jeff Altman. Mork decides to reveal his origins to a reporter offering big bucks for proof of alien life.
8. To Tell the Truth: Mindy tells Mork that he should never lie.
9. Mork the Gullible: Mork helps an escaped convict after hearing his story about his sick mother.
10. A Mommy For Mork: Mork wonders what it would be like to have had a mother.
11. Mork's Greatest Hits: Mork puts a bully in his place.
12. Old Fears: Mindy's grandmother is depressed over the death of a friend.
13. Mork's First Christmas: gs: David Ketchum. Mork is overwhelmed by the Christmas rush.
14. Mork and the Immigrant: Mork contacts the Immigration Bureau after hearing that immigrants are required to register.
15. Mork the Tolerant: Mork invites a complaining neighbor to dinner.
16. Young Love: When Eugene and his girlfriend want to get married, Mork performs the ceremony.
17. Snowflakes Keep Dancing On My Head: Mork and Mindy go to a mountain cabin offered by a new friend, only to find out that it has no roof.
18. Mork Goes Erk: gs: Morgan Fairchild, David Letterman. Mork is ordered to leave Earth.
19. Yes Sir, That's My Baby: Mork decides that he wants to buy a baby.
20. Mork's Mixed Emotions: Mork has a surprise reaction to being kissed by Mindy.
21. Mork's Night Out: Mork goes out with a friend when Mindy is away.
22. In Mork We Trust: A friend steals Mork's age machine.
23. Mork Runs Down: Mork suffers from a potentially fatal condition: his birthday!
24. It's a Wonderful Mork: Mork decides to return to Mork after costing Mindy the opportunity for a new job.
25. Mork's Best Friend: Mork has a pet caterpillar."
He observed our planet...and made us laugh
Robin Orlowski | United States | 07/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the late 1970's and early 1980's, this "Happy Days" spin off quickly took on a separate life of it's own---and made Robin Williams a household name.
After it went into syndication in various markets around the country, I vividly remember getting up at 12:30am in the summer time to catch graveyard airings of this show on a local independent station simply because I wanted to see it again.
Because I had also lived in Colorado and was obviously "different" from most of my peers, this show (whether it was formal creator intention or not) convincingly reassured me I would find somebody who genuinely loved me for who I really was. Real friends look at the heart of the individual in question and do not care about the home planet (etc...) of the person.
Dispensing with the 1950's altogether, Mork and Mindy is set in (then) present-day Boulder Colorado, home to the ever-present conglomeration of hippies/free spirits and college students. The first episode is especially important because of the environmental context in which Mork and Mindy first meet each other.
University of Colorado Journalism student Mindy McConnell (Pam Dawber) is on a date with a `good' guy when he suddenly attacks her. Initially traumatized by the event, she receives a second shock after realizing that her mystery savior is not a Catholic priest----but an eccentric who placed a business suit on backwards. Mindy is understandably scared until she realizes that he is really a non-violent alien from outer space who is only trying to learn about Earth.
Hillarity ensues as Mork moves in with Mindy (capitalizing on the baby boom generation's unprecedented cohabitation) and he attempts to blend in. For all of Boulder's eccentricities, Mork still appears 'different' from most people. The living arrangement initially bothers her conservative musician father Fred (Conrad Janis) but he grudgingly learns to accept Mork as part of the family.
Another great character is Mindy's grandmother Flora (Elizabeth Kerr) who also works in the family music shop in downtown Boulder's Pearl Street pedestrian mall. She is responsible for ensuring the otherwise staid music shop stocks enough rock and roll to bring in the local college age community---and thus keep the family music store afloat. Although she does not figure out his real idenity, she respects Mork for his generalized difference.
Williams may have subsequently moved on to more famous roles and the wardrobe (with the exception of Dawber's clothes) appears somewhat dated, but this show is a mandatory DVD library acquisition for baby boomers and gen-xers alike. Plus, unlike the previous series releases (however cherished in their own time) this is a full series instead of a trickling of select episodes preselected by a third party.
More seasons of this series must head into production and be released ASAP. Rest assured I will purchase all of them.
Thank you Paramount
bellbottom blues | San Jose | 09/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hats off to the fine folks at Paramount for releasing this jewel of a DVD set. The color is great, as is the sound. I also love the fact that the cases are slim, not bulky like most DVD sets. Robin Williams and Pam Dawber play off of each other so well, even while he was in his spontaneous hyper-excited adlib mode. The guy is an absolute comic genius, with a heart of gold. I was 20 years old when this show first aired, and I am suprised watching it today at how much of the subtle humor I missed as Williams attacked the shallow culture of the times. I love the lesson at the end of each episode in the guise of "reporting to Orson." I don't think a show like this could survive today, with our sophisticated diet of special effects and reality show selfishness. I wonder if anyone who wasn't around in the 70's would fully understand the humor, as I have watched it with some younger friends and I had to explain some of it. In any event, there is more than enough humor to keep you rolling on the floor. Worth buying, and at a decent price too. Good job Paramount. Can't wait for Season 2 !!!"