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Series finale[edit]

In the discussion of the four-season story arc, the author discusses the three-parter where Mork, Mindy and Mearth were on the run from a villanous alien from another planet. For years, I too thought this was the series finale. But just now I checked the episode guide on TV.com (as well as the list on TV IV, the Wikipedia spinoff) and both list an additional episode: "The Mork Report," airing May 27, 1982. From the TV.com description, this sounds like a fairly standard episode--which wouldn't make sense, since the three-parter ended with Mork & Mindy spinningly endlessly through time and space.

Can someone clear up the confusion? Is this a typo on both pages? Or perhaps ABC delayed airing the episode for some reason and aired it out of sequence? -- TomakaLinus 17:55, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.


The title of the show is Mork & Mindy, not Mork and Mindy.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.61.98.24 (talkcontribs) 17:27, 4 November 2006 ETC

Correct - should be Mork & Mindy, not Mork and Mindy, judging from all the official merchandise I can find. I'll change it. Thanks.--A bit iffy 00:51, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Err... just tried to move it, but couldn't because Mork & Mindy exists as a redirect page. Furthermore, looking into the history of the pages, I see the article was "moved" from Mork and Mindy to Mork & Mindy, and then back again to Mork and Mindy! So perhaps this is controversial. Does anyone have any views on this? (If no one comments here in the next week or so, I'll put in a formal request for a move to Mork & Mindy.)--A bit iffy 01:07, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
I agree on the rename. Val42 23:19, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
I also agree. The logo as it appears on the DVD covers near the bottom of the article is identical to how the logo appeared on the actual show. This leads me to believe that the "official" version of the title uses "&" rather than "and". "Mork and Mindy" should be the redirect. - Ugliness Man 04:22, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. As per the banner at the top of this page, I've made the formal request.--A bit iffy 07:53, 5 May 2007 (UTC)
The only MOS-related line I could find about the ampersand was about its use in headers, and states, "In place of an ampersand (&) use the word and, unless the ampersand is part of a formal name." I couldn't find any comments related to the ampersand in the naming conventions, and this appears to be the official name of the show, so I support this move. Dekimasuよ! 04:12, 10 May 2007 (UTC)


The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

This article has been renamed from Mork and Mindy to Mork & Mindy as the result of a move request. --Stemonitis 07:21, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

What?[edit]

This sentence needs some help.

"She was fairly successful in the later series My Sister Sam, but shortly after the show was cancelled when her young co-star Rebecca Schaeffer was gunned down by a stalker outside her home in Hollywood."

Either the word when needs removed or there's something missing.

Guest stars[edit]

Among the guest stars was Robbie the Robot from the movie Forbidden_Planet.

My Sister Sam[edit]

The show had already been canceled for a year before Rebecca's tragic murder. So I'm editing that statement. MrBlondNYC 17:57, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Revamping the whole article[edit]

After reading the whole, I realize it needs a lot of work. Some incorrect info, missing important info, grammar errors, etc. I'll handle it and do the best I can. Such a major show deserves a better article.MrBlondNYC 18:25, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Shazbot![edit]

Where's all the Orkan vocabulary? Mfryc 00:23, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Here's some "vocab" from a Mork and Mindy fansite. Dont know if it should be added to the Wiki entry or not (helpful if the site indicated what episodes the words were first used). http://hemsidor.torget.se/users/s/swes/mork/glossary.htm Yanqui9 23:38, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

On a Side Note

There's some varied speculations surrounding how the name MORK was conceived. Several colleagues have told me that it comes from "MO"ron and do"RK" came together as the writers were driving their thoughts for this show. From that point forward the alien would be called MORK. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pacificrimrecords (talkcontribs) 05:51, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Messing with your head...[edit]

With the mention of guest stars and whatnot, I'm surprised there's no mention of the episode in which Robin Williams had a cameo appearance as himself. - Ugliness Man 09:30, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Unreferenced[edit]

This article is clearly missing references. (I am personally saddened and disappointed.) I suggest using inline footnotes for citations. Dr. Submillimeter 23:42, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

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Looking for help writing an article about the spin-offs and crossovers of this series[edit]

I am writing an article about all of the series which are in the same shared reality as this one through spin-offs and crossovers. I could use a little help expanding the article since it is currently extremely dense and a bit jumbled with some sentence structures being extremely repetitive. I would like to be able to put this article into article space soon. Any and all help in writing the article would be appreciated, even a comment or two on the talk page would help. Please give it a read through, also please do not comment here since I do not have all of the series on my watch list. - LA @ 17:11, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Spin-Off, Really?[edit]

Any time the origin of Mork & Mindy is brought up, the notion that it is a spin-off of Happy Days invariably comes up. It is also always stated that Mork & Mindy came about due to the popularity of the character in his appearance on Happy Days. For anyone who has actually seen the episode in question however, it is extremely clear that the only reason this episode exists in the first place is to act as a launch platform for the character. Mork even says to Fonzie as he's leaving that he intends to travel forward in time to the 70's. This was a very common method to launching a new series back then. The same method was used to create the series Laverne & Shirley, Out of the Blue and Blansky's Beauties. It had nothing to do with how well recieved the characters were on the original program.Wyldstaar (talk) 14:12, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

I would have thought that the launch episode appearance would be partly to test audience reaction to the character. Perhaps if the audience hated the character, the spin-off would not have proceeded? (Unless it was already scheduled to start filming the next week and its production was already assured at the time of Mork's Happy Days appearance.) The Golden Girls had a similar spin off/ pilot, Empty Nests but it was poorly received and the lead couple in that were dropped in favour of a new main cast for the actual Empty Nest spinoff. (Of course the other reason to have Mork guest on Happy Days first would be to act as a big avertisement for the new show with a captive audience.) Format (talk) 19:17, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

I certainly agree that the episode was used as a test bed. I also agree that if the network had recieved a negative response to Mork, or unusually bad ratings for the episode, the Mork & Mindy series would have to be re-evaluated. What I'm mainly trying to get at is that the statement that Mork & Mindy came about due to the popularity of the character in his appearance on Happy Days is false.Wyldstaar (talk) 21:26, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes it is a valid point. To say the spinoff started because of Mork's popularity in the one off Happy Days guest shot makes it appear he was simply a guest character, who was surprisingly popular, so they then decided to launch a spinoff. However it seems clear they were planning a series with Williams already, and simply gave him a test/cross-promotion appearance on Happy Days as part of the launch strategy. Format (talk) 19:53, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

see also[edit]

to clarify the [obvious] 3rd rock from the sun addition: both are sitcoms with aliens living as/amongst humans on planet earth.(Lihaas (talk) 12:05, 16 October 2010 (UTC)).

Mork Not a dream in Happy days episode[edit]

"The series was a spinoff from the sitcom Happy Days. The character of Mork (then-unknown Robin Williams) first appeared in the season 5 episode "My Favorite Orkan" (a take on 1960s sitcom My Favorite Martian) where he attempts to take Richie Cunningham back to Ork as a human specimen, but his plan is foiled by Fonzie (though this all turned out to be only a dream Richie had)."

Actually I've just been watching the rerun and the final twist was that ti wasn't a dream after all....Jeremy (talk) 08:31, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

The opening paragraphs' final sentence[edit]

It's a problem, because it totally spoils the show. What if an interested person learning about Robin Williams reads it and goes "Hey what's the point of watching the show now if I already know how it ends?" EXACTLY. So, something has to change there. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BettyHumpter (talkcontribs) 09:29, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Garry Marshall's son[edit]

I'm not sure how to fit this in, but on NPR yesterday Garry Marshall said his son didn't like Happy Days and wanted a show with aliens.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 19:20, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

If Gary Marshall's son is notable then create a page for him and put this on it. Unknown Unknowns (talk) 08:18, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
I doubt he is. The point is, if I can find this online somewhere, Marshall was explaining that this was one factor that led to Mork and Mindy becoming a series.— Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 17:59, 30 April 2012 (UTC)