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YMMV: Mork and Mindy
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Exidor, the only character who could steal a scene from Mork himself.
  • Fridge Logic: 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 Squicky implications for his relationship with Mindy.
  • Fridge Horror: the Karmic Transformation of the KKK-esque 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.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In one of his appearances, Exidor goes on a long spiel extolling the virtues of O. J. Simpson.
    • In "Mork vs. the Necrotons", it off-handily mentioned by Captain Nirvana that the Necrotons could torture information out of Mork by rapping a rope round his neck, among other means. Robin Williams died by suicide from hanging.
    • At the end of "Mork in Wonderland: Part 2," Mork had only one wish upon reuniting with Mindy after her microworld counterpart, Mandy, died in his arms: for he himself to die before Mindy so he doesn't have to lose her twice. In a manner of speaking, Mork got his wish with Robin Williams dying in 2014 with Pam Dawber still around in good health.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This setting isn't the only one that involves an alien called Mork.
  • Retroactive Recognition: David Letterman turns up in one episode as a fraudulent self-help guru.
    • After the show ended Mr. Bickley apparently moved to Vermont and became a handyman at an inn.
    • Morgan Fairchild, who later carved a successful niche playing Rich Bitch characters in '80s Prime Time Soaps 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 Cheers. Joe Regalbuto (a bad alien) went on to Murphy Brown. A very young Corey Feldman (Stand by Me, The Lost Boys) appears as one of Mork's day-care charges in a couple episodes. Dinah Manoff (Soap, Empty Nest) plays a woman who tries to extort Mork in the second season.
  • Seasonal Rot: 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.

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