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
Lynne Marie Stewart
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)
Release
Original network ABC
Original release 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).

Episode list[edit]

  1. "Who's Minding the Brat?" – September 25, 1982 : Mindy has Mork babysit while She takes Her Dad to the Airport.
  2. "The Greatest Shmo on Earth" – October 2, 1982
  3. "To Ork or Not to Ork" – October 9, 1982
  4. "Orkan Without a Cause" – October 16, 1982
  5. "Mork Man vs. Ork Man" – October 23, 1982
  6. "Which Witch Is the Witch" – October 30, 1982
  7. "Every Doing Has His Day" – November 6, 1982 : Mork helps Doing earn His way back in the house.
  8. "Beauty or the Beast" – November 13, 1982
  9. "Morkel and Hyde" – November 20, 1982
  10. "The Wimp" – November 27, 1982
  11. "Ride 'em Morkboy" – December 4, 1982
  12. "Meet Mork's Mom" – December 11, 1982
  13. "Muddle in the Huddle" – December 18, 1982
  14. "The Incredible Shrinking Mork" – December 25, 1982
  15. "The Invisible Mork" – January 8, 1983
  16. "The Fluke Spook" – January 15, 1983
  17. "Mayhem for the Mayor" – January 22, 1983
  18. "Coo Coo Caveboy" – January 29, 1983
  19. "A Treasure Ain't No Pleasure" – February 5, 1983
  20. "The Mork with the Midas Touch" – February 12, 1983
  21. "Extra Terrestrial Toddler" – February 19, 1983
  22. "Time Slipper Slip-Up" – February 26, 1983
  23. "Super Mork" – March 5, 1983
  24. "Mork P.I." – March 12, 1983
  25. "Monkey on My Back Pack" – March 19, 1983
  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. Cindy Williams quit her role as Shirley on the live-action Laverne & Shirley series in August 1982. Conversely, Williams' role in the animated series was taken over by friend Lynne Marie Stewart. Only eight episodes were produced. 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.[citation needed]

Episode list[edit]

  1. "The Speed Demon Get-Away Caper" – September 25, 1982
  2. "Swamp Monsters Speak with Forked Face" – October 2, 1982
  3. "Movie Madness" – October 9, 1982
  4. "One Million Laughs B.C." – October 16, 1982
  5. "The Robot Recruit" – October 23, 1982
  6. "All the President's Girls" – October 30, 1982
  7. "Laverne and Shirley and the Beanstalk" – November 6, 1982
  8. "Raiders of the Lost Pork" – November 13, 1982

Cast[edit]

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