Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour

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Mork & Mindy / Laverne & Shirley / Fonz Hour
Genre Cartoon series
Directed by George Gordon
Bob Hathcock
John Kimball
Rudy Larriva
Carl Urbano
Rudy Zamora
Starring Robin Williams
Pam Dawber
Conrad Janis
Henry Winkler
Voices of Ralph James
Kenneth Mars
Ron Palillo
Frank Welker
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Producer(s) Joe Ruby
Art Scott
Ken Spears
Running time 1 hour
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera
Ruby-Spears Productions
Paramount Network Television
Distributor Paramount Network Television (original)
CBS Television Distribution (current)
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 25, 1982 (1982-09-25) – September 3, 1983 (1983-09-03)
Chronology
Preceded by The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
Laverne & Shirley in the Army
Related shows Mork & Mindy
Laverne & Shirley
Happy Days

Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour is a 1982 cartoon series produced by Hanna-Barbera and Ruby-Spears Productions in association with Paramount Network Television, featuring animated versions of characters from Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley, and Happy Days, all part of the same franchise. This Saturday morning series lasted for one season on ABC.

This show was divided into two segments, entitled Mork & Mindy and Laverne & Shirley with the Fonz.

Mork & Mindy[edit]

In the Mork & Mindy segment, in which Robin Williams and Pam Dawber voiced the title characters, a teenaged Mork is sent to Earth from planet Ork to observe the lives of human teenagers and enroll in a local school. As on the original show, Mindy McConnell and her father Fred (voiced by Conrad Janis) are the only Earthlings who know that he's an alien, and he sends telepathic reports of his experiences to Orkan ruler Orson (voiced by an uncredited Ralph James). Unlike the original show, Mork is accompanied by his Orkan pet, a pink six-legged dog-like creature named Doing (voiced by Frank Welker) which is pronounced as "Doyng." Other characters in the show included Eugene (voiced by Shavar Ross), Hamilton (voiced by Mark L. Taylor), and Principal Caruthers (voiced by an uncredited Stanley Jones).

Episodes[edit]

Title Air date Synopsis
1 "Who's Minding the Brat?" 1982-09-25
2 "The Greatest Shmo on Earth" 1982-10-02
3 "To Ork or Not to Ork" 1982-10-09
4 "Orkan Without a Cause" 1982-10-16
5 "Mork Man vs. Ork Man" 1982-10-23
6 "Which Witch Is the Witch" 1982-10-30
7 "Every Doing Has His Day" 1982-11-06
8 "Beauty or the Beast" 1982-11-13
9 "Morkel and Hyde" 1982-11-20
10 "The Wimp" 1982-11-27
11 "Ride 'em Morkboy" 1982-12-04
12 "Meet Mork's Mom" 1982-12-11
13 "Muddle in the Huddle" 1982-12-18
14 "The Incredible Shrinking Mork" 1982-12-25
15 "The Invisible Mork" 1983-01-08
16 "The Fluke Spook" 1983-01-15
17 "Mayhem for the Mayor" 1983-01-22
18 "Coo Coo Caveboy" 1983-01-29
19 "A Treasure Ain't No Pleasure" 1983-02-05
20 "The Mork with the Midas Touch" 1983-02-12
21 "Extra Terrestrial Toddler" 1983-02-19
22 "Time Slipper Slip-Up" 1983-02-26
23 "Super Mork" 1983-03-05
24 "Mork P.I." 1983-03-12
25 "Monkey on My Back Pack" 1983-03-19
26 "On Your Mork, Get Set, Go!" 1983 *

* The exact date of this episode is uncertain.

Cast[edit]

Laverne & Shirley with the Fonz[edit]

This segment is a continuation of Laverne & Shirley in the Army, the only difference being the addition of The Fonz (voiced by Henry Winkler) and his dog Mr. Cool (from The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang; voiced by Frank Welker) as mechanics in the army camp's motor pool. The series was abruptly halted after eight episodes, due to Cindy Williams suddenly quitting her role as Shirley on the live-action Laverne & Shirley series in August 1982. Thus, the existing segments produced up to that point were rerun for the rest of the series. Prior to the decision of placing Fonzie and Mr. Cool on Laverne & Shirley in the Army, Hanna-Barbera wanted to team the Fonz with Scooby-Doo. Except for a few publicity cel paintings, no further plans for the series were made.

Episodes[edit]

Title Air date Synopsis
1 "The Speed Demon Get-Away Caper" 1982-09-25
2 "Swamp Monsters Speak with Forked Face" 1982-10-02
3 "Movie Madness" 1982-10-09
4 "One Million Laughs B.C." 1982-10-16
5 "The Robot Recruit" 1982-10-23
6 "All the President's Girls" 1982-10-30
7 "Laverne and Shirley and the Beanstalk" 1982-11-06
8 "Raiders of the Lost Pork" 1982-11-13

Cast[edit]

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