* EnsembleDarkhorse: Exidor, the only character who could steal a scene from '''''Mork himself'''''.
* FridgeLogic: Orkans age in reverse. Which means as the years pass Mork will at some point physically resemble a teenager (and younger). This has some potentially very {{Squick}}y implications for his relationship with Mindy.
* FridgeHorror: the KarmicTransformation of the KKK-esque [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed group]] in "The Night They Raided Mind-ski's." If there's another such group in town, who's to say there won't be violence?
** Also, the fate of Mork's girlfriend, who was swallowed by a black hole. "She didn't die. She just reappeared four years later and eight hundred times thinner." Shudder.
* HarsherInHindsight: In one of his appearances, Exidor goes on a long spiel extolling the virtues of O. J. Simpson.
* HilariousInHindsight: This setting [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} isn't the only one]] that involves an alien called Mork.
* RetroactiveRecognition: DavidLetterman turns up in one episode as a fraudulent self-help guru.
** After the show ended Mr. Bickley apparently [[Series/{{Newhart}} moved to Vermont and became a handyman at an inn]].
** Morgan Fairchild, who later carved a successful niche playing RichBitch characters in '80s {{Prime Time Soap}}s such as ''Falcon Crest'', played Susan (Mindy's ex-classmate and romantic rival) in season 1.
** Many actors who played minor characters had appearances on other shows in the '80s. A few examples: Jay Thomas later appeared as Eddie Lebeck on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Joe Regalbuto (a bad alien) went on to ''Series/MurphyBrown''. A very young Corey Feldman (''Film/StandByMe'', ''Film/TheLostBoys'') appears as one of Mork's day-care charges in a couple episodes. Dinah Manoff (''Series/{{Soap}}'', ''Series/EmptyNest'') plays a woman who tries to extort Mork in the second season.
* SeasonalRot: Despite the show being a hit in its first season, changes were implemented in season 2 as a bid for younger viewers. Several characters - including Mindy's father and grandmother - were dropped, Mork and Mindy getting together received greater emphasis, and episodes had an altogether different tone. Coupled with a new timeslot, ratings fell, which led to attempts at getting back to basics.