History Series / MorkAndMindy

27th Apr '17 11:02:48 AM Golondrina
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** Orson is a pretty clear reference to OrsonWelles.

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** Orson is a pretty clear reference to OrsonWelles.Creator/OrsonWelles.
9th Apr '17 9:40:46 PM annette12
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* AdaptationalHeroism: People who see Mork's original appearance on ''Series/HappyDays'' after watching this series are likely to be shocked at what a {{Jerkass}} he originally was.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn/ {{Retcon}}: People who see Mork's original appearance on ''Series/HappyDays'' after watching this series are likely to be shocked at what a {{Jerkass}} he originally was and that his appearance was said to have been AllJustADream in that episode. Oddly enough AllJustADream was a hurdle that another ''Happy Days'' spinoff (the long-forgotten ''Out of the Blue'', which featured an angel as its protagonist) had to overcome as well.


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* {{Retcon}}: Mork's appearance in ''Happy Days'' was said to have been AllJustADream in that episode. Oddly enough AllJustADream was a hurdle that another ''Happy Days'' spinoff (the long-forgotten ''Out of the Blue'', which featured an angel as its protagonist) had to overcome as well.
7th Mar '17 12:55:29 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheyDo / WeddingDay: At the beginning of Season 4.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Creator/RobinWilliams was only in his late-20's when the show was being made. He looked more like he was in his mid-40's, at least. (He had a well-publicized addiction to cocaine at the time, which may have contributed to his prematurely aged look.) Pam Dawber, who was also in her 20's, looked a little more age appropriate but definitely ''sounded'' older than she really was. Although it's also a weird case of DawsonCasting , as in the second episode of Season 1, Mindy states that she is 21 years old. Dawber was 27 when the series started.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Creator/RobinWilliams was only in his late-20's late-20s when the show was being made. He looked more like he was in his mid-40's, mid-40s, at least. (He had a well-publicized addiction to cocaine at the time, which may have contributed to his prematurely aged look.) Pam Dawber, who was also in her 20's, 20s, looked a little more age appropriate but definitely ''sounded'' older than she really was. Although it's also a weird case of DawsonCasting , as in the second episode of Season 1, Mindy states that she is 21 years old. Dawber was 27 when the series started.
7th Mar '17 12:53:13 PM Mdumas43073
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* KnightOfCerebus: Kalnik,[[note]]played by a pre-''Series/MurphyBrown'' Joe Regalbuto[[/note]] from the 3-part "Gotta Run" finale. While some of his dialogue is PlayedForLaughs, he's still an evil Venusian who seeks to TakeOverTheWorld, blows up Mork and Mindy's apartment, and tries to kill them, even having a group of men ''with guns'' to help in that respect.

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* KnightOfCerebus: Kalnik,[[note]]played Kalnik[[note]]played by a pre-''Series/MurphyBrown'' Joe Regalbuto[[/note]] from the 3-part "Gotta Run" finale. While some of his dialogue is PlayedForLaughs, he's still an evil Venusian who seeks to TakeOverTheWorld, blows up Mork and Mindy's apartment, and tries to kill them, even having a group of men ''with guns'' to help in that respect.
7th Mar '17 12:50:49 PM Mdumas43073
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** Inverted in the episode with Rick n Ruby. When Mork is subbing for Ruby as lead singer of their band, he and the band sing "This Heart is Closed for Alterations." Mork sings the second verse in Orkan.

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** Inverted in the episode with Rick n 'n' Ruby. When Mork is subbing for Ruby as lead singer of their band, he and the band sing "This Heart is Closed for Alterations." Mork sings the second verse in Orkan.



* KnightOfCerebus: Kalnik,[[note]]played by a pre-''Series/MurphyBrown'' Joe Regalbuto[[/note]] from the 3-part "Gotta Run" finale. While some of his dialogue is PlayedForLaughs, he's still an evil Venusian who seeks to TakeOverTheWorld, blows up Mork & Mindy's apartment, and tries to kill them, even having a group of men ''with guns'' to help in that respect.

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* KnightOfCerebus: Kalnik,[[note]]played by a pre-''Series/MurphyBrown'' Joe Regalbuto[[/note]] from the 3-part "Gotta Run" finale. While some of his dialogue is PlayedForLaughs, he's still an evil Venusian who seeks to TakeOverTheWorld, blows up Mork & and Mindy's apartment, and tries to kill them, even having a group of men ''with guns'' to help in that respect.
7th Mar '17 12:49:56 PM Mdumas43073
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* KnightOfCerberus: Kalnik [[note]] Played by a pre-Series/MurphyBrown Joe Regalbuto. [[/note]] from the 3-part "Gotta Run" finale. While some of his dialogue is PlayedForLaughs, he's still an evil Venusian who seeks to TakeOverTheWorld, blows up Mork & Mindy's apartment, and tries to kill them, even having a group of men ''with guns'' to help in that respect.

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* KnightOfCerberus: Kalnik [[note]] Played KnightOfCerebus: Kalnik,[[note]]played by a pre-Series/MurphyBrown pre-''Series/MurphyBrown'' Joe Regalbuto. [[/note]] Regalbuto[[/note]] from the 3-part "Gotta Run" finale. While some of his dialogue is PlayedForLaughs, he's still an evil Venusian who seeks to TakeOverTheWorld, blows up Mork & Mindy's apartment, and tries to kill them, even having a group of men ''with guns'' to help in that respect.
24th Jan '17 8:57:06 AM RippenFan33
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** Exidor would usually say "Mork, is that you?" before meeting with him.



* KnightOfCerberus: Kalnik [[note]] Played by a pre-Series/MurphyBrown Joe Regalbuto. [[/note]] from the 3-part "Gotta Run" finale. While some of his dialogue is PlayedForLaughs, he's still an evil Venusian who seeks to TakeOverTheWorld, blows up Mork & Mindy's apartment, and tries to kill them, even having a group of men ''with guns'' to help in that respect.



%%* MerlinSickness

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%%* MerlinSickness* MerlinSickness.


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* MoodWhiplash: Quite a bit; one minute, you'll have Robin Williams doing funny shtick, the next, there's some big emotional moment. The end of "Mork Meets Robin Williams" is one example, as Mork talks about famous people who died as a consequence of their fame (and becomes a bit HarsherInHindsight in lieu of later events).
30th Nov '16 9:35:18 PM Mdumas43073
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* AlienAmongUs: Since it is a spin-off, aliens are also presumably canon in ''Happy Days'', they just do not make an appearance. Which is just strange.

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* AlienAmongUs: Since it is And since it's a spin-off, spinoff of ''Happy Days'', aliens are also presumably canon in ''Happy Days'', they that show's universe but just do not never make an appearance.appearance outside the one time. Which is just strange.
30th Nov '16 9:21:34 PM Mdumas43073
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* BadassCape: In the episode 'Watcher of Earth,' an alien named Xerko came to Earth and challenged Mork to a battle. Before the battle, he put on a Badass Cape... only to tear it off in an exaggerated twirl.

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* BadassCape: In the episode 'Watcher "Watcher of Earth,' Earth", an alien named Xerko came comes to Earth and challenged challenges Mork to a battle. Before the battle, he put puts on a Badass Cape... only to tear it off in an exaggerated twirl.



* {{Corpsing}}: Often. It's really hard to keep a straight face when Creator/RobinWilliams is around. One especially noticeable example was in an episode homaging ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife.'' Mork is supposed to be invisible and inaudible as he observes Mindy's life without him. Pam Dawber makes a valiant but ultimately futile effort to keep a straight face to Robin's antics.

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* {{Corpsing}}: Often. It's really hard to keep a straight face when Creator/RobinWilliams is around. One especially noticeable example was comes in an episode homaging ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife.'' the "It's a Wonderful Mork" episode: Mork is supposed to be invisible and inaudible as he observes Mindy's life without him. him, so Pam Dawber makes a valiant but ultimately futile effort to keep a straight face to Robin's antics.
28th Nov '16 8:26:20 PM Mdumas43073
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The supporting cast started off being mainly Mindy's straitlaced father Fred (Conrad Janis) and free-spirited grandmother Cora (Elizabeth Kerr); later seasons added a small circle of friends along with curmudgeonly downstairs neighbor Mr. Bickley (Tom Poston) and a [[TalkativeLoon self-styled prophet]] named Exidor (Robert Donner).

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The supporting cast started off being mainly Mindy's straitlaced father Fred (Conrad Janis) and her free-spirited grandmother Cora (Elizabeth Kerr); later seasons added a small circle of friends along with curmudgeonly downstairs neighbor Mr. Bickley (Tom Poston) and a [[TalkativeLoon self-styled prophet]] named Exidor (Robert Donner).
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