History Series / MorkAndMindy

12th Apr '18 4:09:17 PM Unicorndance
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%%* TheVoice: Orson

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%%* * TheVoice: OrsonOrson is never seen, but he is heard. Sometimes, in scenes that take place on Ork, his shadow can be seen, but he is never personally seen.
10th Mar '18 11:06:30 AM nombretomado
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16th Feb '18 7:35:29 PM PaulA
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* BrokenAesop:
** Well, maybe not broken. Dinged a little. In an episode about how racism is bad, they really should have resisted the urge to use the stereotypical "Asian music" sting when one of the women takes off her hood and is revealed as Chinese.
** In "Mork and the Bum Rap," Mindy asks the bum, Godfried, why he doesn't take on responsibility. Godfried reminisces about getting married, raising a couple of kids and then sending them through college. He said he did that, that's why he's a bum!

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* BrokenAesop:
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BrokenAesop: Well, maybe not broken. Dinged a little. In an episode about how racism is bad, they really should have resisted the urge to use the stereotypical "Asian music" sting when one of the women takes off her hood and is revealed as Chinese.
** In "Mork and the Bum Rap," Mindy asks the bum, Godfried, why he doesn't take on responsibility. Godfried reminisces about getting married, raising a couple of kids and then sending them through college. He said he did that, that's why he's a bum!
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* SpoofAesop: In "Mork and the Bum Rap," Mindy asks the bum, Godfried, why he doesn't take on responsibility. Godfried reminisces about getting married, raising a couple of kids and then sending them through college. He said he did that, that's why he's a bum!
16th Feb '18 7:33:10 PM PaulA
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* JustForFun/RobbyTheRobot: Appeared in one episode.
16th Feb '18 7:30:08 PM PaulA
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish
** 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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* AliensSpeakingEnglish
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AliensSpeakingEnglish: 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.



-->'''Mr. Bickley''': I lost her in 1966.
-->'''Mindy''': Oh, I'm sorry.
-->'''Mr. Bickley''': Every night I pray that the old bat doesn't find me.

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-->'''Mr. Bickley''': Bickley:''' I lost her in 1966.
-->'''Mindy''':
1966.\\
'''Mindy:'''
Oh, I'm sorry.
-->'''Mr. Bickley''':
sorry.\\
'''Mr. Bickley:'''
Every night I pray that the old bat doesn't find me.



-->'''Mork''': We'll write!\\
'''Mindy''': As soon as we figure out how to spell [blown raspberry]

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-->'''Mork''': -->'''Mork:''' We'll write!\\
'''Mindy''': '''Mindy:''' As soon as we figure out how to spell [blown raspberry]''[blown raspberry]''.



* BrokenAesop: In "Mork and the Bum Rap," Mindy asks the bum, Godfried, why he doesn't take on responsibility. Godfried reminisces about getting married, raising a couple of kids and then sending them through college. He said he did that, that's why he's a bum!

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* BrokenAesop: BrokenAesop:
** Well, maybe not broken. Dinged a little. In an episode about how racism is bad, they really should have resisted the urge to use the stereotypical "Asian music" sting when one of the women takes off her hood and is revealed as Chinese.
**
In "Mork and the Bum Rap," Mindy asks the bum, Godfried, why he doesn't take on responsibility. Godfried reminisces about getting married, raising a couple of kids and then sending them through college. He said he did that, that's why he's a bum!



* CatchPhrase: "Nanu nanu", "shazbot" and other "alien" words used by Mork.
** Exidor would usually say "Mork, is that you?" before meeting with him.

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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"Nanu nanu", "shazbot" and other "alien" words used by Mork.
** Exidor would usually say "Mork, is that you?" before meeting with him.



** BrokenAesop: Well, maybe not broken. Dinged a little. In an episode about how racism is bad, they really should have resisted the urge to use the stereotypical "Asian music" sting when one of the women takes off her hood and is revealed as Chinese.



* {{Corpsing}}: Often. It's really hard to keep a straight face when Creator/RobinWilliams is around. One especially noticeable example comes in the "It's a Wonderful Mork" episode: Mork is supposed to be invisible and inaudible as he observes Mindy's life without him, so Pam Dawber makes a valiant but ultimately futile effort to keep a straight face to Robin's antics.
** Apparently, Robin liked to do this deliberately. In an interview, Pam mentioned one time where he stood offstage completely naked just to mess with her.

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* {{Corpsing}}: Often. It's really hard to keep a straight face when Creator/RobinWilliams is around. One especially noticeable example comes in the "It's a Wonderful Mork" episode: Mork is supposed to be invisible and inaudible as he observes Mindy's life without him, so Pam Dawber makes a valiant but ultimately futile effort to keep a straight face to Robin's antics.
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antics. Apparently, Robin liked to do this deliberately. In an interview, Pam mentioned one time where he stood offstage completely naked just to mess with her.



* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Some jerks make fun of Mork's son Mearth, and suddenly the joking, light-hearted alien is scary serious. A sobering reminder that Mork is indeed not from around here.
** Before Mearth was born, Mork gave a KarmicTransformation to a group of racists who were terrorizing Mindy because she had some Polish heritage.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass:
** Mork gave a KarmicTransformation to a group of racists who were terrorizing Mindy because she had some Polish heritage.
**
Some jerks make fun of Mork's son Mearth, and suddenly the joking, light-hearted alien is scary serious. A sobering reminder that Mork is indeed not from around here.
** Before Mearth was born, Mork gave a KarmicTransformation to a group of racists who were terrorizing Mindy because she had some Polish heritage.
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* EveryEpisodeEnding: "Mork calling Orson. Come in, Orson..."

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* EveryEpisodeEnding: EveryEpisodeEnding:
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"Mork calling Orson. Come in, Orson..."



* PardonMyKlingon: Slightly lampshaded when Mork is thinking of revealing himself as an alien in season 1:
-->'''Mindy's Dad''': And people will follow you around saying "Shazbot!!"
-->'''Mork''': If only they knew what that meant...

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* PardonMyKlingon: PardonMyKlingon:
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Slightly lampshaded when Mork is thinking of revealing himself as an alien in season 1:
-->'''Mindy's Dad''': --->'''Mindy's Dad:''' And people will follow you around saying "Shazbot!!"
-->'''Mork''':
"Shazbot!!"\\
'''Mork:'''
If only they knew what that meant...



-->'''Mork''': Mork calling Orson! Come in, Orson!
-->'''Orson''': Mork! [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall This is not your regular night to report back]].
-->'''Mork''': Quite true, your Immenseness! However I had to do a Spin On to pay back for my SpinOff.

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-->'''Mork''': -->'''Mork:''' Mork calling Orson! Come in, Orson!
-->'''Orson''':
Orson!\\
'''Orson:'''
Mork! [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall This is not your regular night to report back]].
-->'''Mork''':
back]].\\
'''Mork:'''
Quite true, your Immenseness! However I had to do a Spin On to pay back for my SpinOff.



-->'''Mindy''': I think he's trying to tell us something.
-->'''Mr. [=McConnall=]''': Yeah, I feel like I'm in a ''Lassie'' movie.

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-->'''Mindy''': -->'''Mindy:''' I think he's trying to tell us something.
-->'''Mr. [=McConnall=]''':
something.\\
'''Mr. [=McConnall=]:'''
Yeah, I feel like I'm in a ''Lassie'' movie.
16th Feb '18 7:25:44 PM PaulA
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** Before Mearth was born, Mork had his CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he gave a KarmicTransformation to a group of racists who were terrorizing Mindy because she had some Polish heritage.

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** Before Mearth was born, Mork had his CrowningMomentOfAwesome when he gave a KarmicTransformation to a group of racists who were terrorizing Mindy because she had some Polish heritage.



** FridgeBrilliance: Orkans age in reverse, so one more reason for Robin Williams to get the part was that he was young, but he looked older.
16th Feb '18 7:22:49 PM PaulA
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$$* BettyAndVeronica: Mindy and Susan, in the first season.

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$$* %%* BettyAndVeronica: Mindy and Susan, in the first season.
16th Feb '18 2:10:19 PM jameygamer
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* AmusingAlien: Mork, natch.

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* %%* AmusingAlien: Mork, natch.



* BettyAndVeronica: Mindy and Susan, in the first season.

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* $$* BettyAndVeronica: Mindy and Susan, in the first season.



* CoolOldLady: Mindy's Grandma Cora.

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* %%* CoolOldLady: Mindy's Grandma Cora.



* CrankyNeighbor: Mr. Bickley.
* CrazyCulturalComparison: Much of the humor comes from this.
* CrazyHomelessPeople: Exidor.

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* %%* CrankyNeighbor: Mr. Bickley.
* %%* CrazyCulturalComparison: Much of the humor comes from this.
* %%* CrazyHomelessPeople: Exidor.



* InnocentAliens: Mork.

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* %%* InnocentAliens: Mork.



* JeopardyThinkingMusic

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* %%* JeopardyThinkingMusic



* MerlinSickness.

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* %%* MerlinSickness.



* StrawVulcan: Mork's race, which is why they sent him to Earth.

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* %%* StrawVulcan: Mork's race, which is why they sent him to Earth.



* TheVoice: Orson

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* %%* TheVoice: Orson
2nd Feb '18 2:38:44 PM margdean56
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* StraightMan: Anyone not named Robin Williams. Or Robert Donner (Exidor). Or Johnathan Winters.

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* StraightMan: Anyone not named Robin Williams. Or Robert Donner (Exidor). Or Johnathan Jonathan Winters.



-->'''Mr. [=McConall=]''': Yeah, I feel like I'm in a ''Lassie'' movie.

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-->'''Mr. [=McConall=]''': [=McConnall=]''': Yeah, I feel like I'm in a ''Lassie'' movie.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: Creator/RobinWilliams was only in his late-20s when the show was being made. He looked more like he was in his 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 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.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Creator/RobinWilliams was only in his late-20s late 20s when the show was being made. He looked more like he was in his 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 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.
14th Jan '18 12:53:53 PM nombretomado
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* CrossOver: The first episode featured a flashback to Mork getting dating help from [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]]. Said date turns out to be [[LaverneAndShirley Laverne]].
** Mork also appeared in an episode of another ''Happy Days'' spinoff, ''Out of the Blue''.

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* CrossOver: CrossOver:
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The first episode featured a flashback to Mork getting dating help from [[Series/HappyDays Fonzie]]. Said date turns out to be [[LaverneAndShirley [[Series/LaverneAndShirley Laverne]].
** Mork also appeared in an episode of another ''Happy Days'' spinoff, ''Out of the Blue''.
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