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* MeaningfulName: His name comes from his parents' initial, and "Earth".

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* MeaningfulName: His Mork says his name comes from his parents' initial, shared first initial M, and "Earth"."Earth." So Mork from Ork's son is Mearth from Earth.


-->'''Played by Creator/RobinWilliams'''

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-->'''Played by by: Creator/RobinWilliams'''



-->'''Played by Pam Dawber'''

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-->'''Played by by: Pam Dawber'''



!! Fred and Cora [=McConnell=]
-->'''Played by Conrad Janis and Elizabeth Kerr'''

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!! Fred [=McConnell=] and Cora [=McConnell=]
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-->'''Played by by: Conrad Janis and Elizabeth Kerr'''




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* TheBusCameBack: In "Old Muggable Mork", when Cora returns for a guest appearance and gets mugged, Mork disguises himself as an elderly lady to fight back against the muggers.



-->'''Played by Robert Donner'''

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-->'''Played by by: Robert Donner'''



-->'''Played by Tom Poston'''

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-->'''Played by by: Tom Poston'''



-->'''Played by Jay Thomas and Gina Hecht'''

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-->'''Played by by: Jay Thomas and Gina Hecht'''


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-->'''Played by: Ralph James''


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* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: He, along with the other Orkan elders, have banned free will and humor from Ork.
** In "The Wedding", when Mork announces his intentions to marry Mindy, Orson forbids him from doing so, because marriage has been outlawed on Ork. After Mork still goes through with the wedding, Orson turns Mork into a more obedient sheepdog, which results in Mindy confronting Orson, and Orson reluctantly consents, turning Mork back into his normal form.


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-->'''Played by: Creator/JonathanWinters'''


* GirlNextDoor: A fairly generic woman.

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* GirlNextDoor: A fairly generic but friendly woman.



* InterspeciesFriendship --> InterspeciesRomance.

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* InterspeciesRomance: It starts out as an InterspeciesFriendship --> InterspeciesRomance.with Mork, but then it evolves into a romance between an alien and a human girl.



%%* StraightMan: Not that she has much choice.

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%%* * StraightMan: Not that she has much choice.
choice, being a normal girl who is good at remaining calm in front of Mork's antics.



* ComicallySerious: Unlike Mork, he is completely serious, which leads to some amusing moments when he gets frustrated with Mork or does not understand humor.

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* ComicallySerious: TheComicallySerious: Unlike Mork, he is completely serious, which leads to some amusing moments when he gets frustrated with Mork or does not understand humor.


* MisterSeahorse: He was the one to get pregnant, which is apparently unusual even for an Orkan.



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Or alien.
* StraightMan: Not that she has much choice.

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* %%* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Or alien.
* %%* StraightMan: Not that she has much choice.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Maybe even more so than Mork.
* CrazyHomelessPeople

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* %%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Maybe even more so than Mork.
* CrazyHomelessPeople%%* CrazyHomelessPeople -Zero Context Example.



* CrankyNeighbor: most of his character.

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* %%* CrankyNeighbor: most of his character.- Zero Context Example.


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* ComicallySerious: Unlike Mork, he is completely serious, which leads to some amusing moments when he gets frustrated with Mork or does not understand humor.
* StrawVulcan: He believes emotions are dangerous.


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!!Mearth
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* AlliterativeName: Apparently, he shares his mother's surname.
* BabysFirstWords: His first word was "powder".
* CloudCuckooLander: Possibly even more so than Mork. In his debut appearance, he calls Mindy (and later himself) "shoe" and thinks she's his father and Mork's his mother (although that might be because Mork laid his egg).
* HalfHumanHybrid: His parents are an Orkan and a human.
* LiteralMinded: When Mindy bounces on the bed and asks what she's bouncing on, Mearth says, "Tush!".
* LittleProfessorDialogue: His second sentence was "Don't patronize me!".
* MeaningfulName: His name comes from his parents' initial, and "Earth".
* VagueAge: He's only about one technically, but how that translates to Orkan aging is a mystery: he learned to walk and talk when he was only a few hours old but still wore diapers and there was no mention of him being potty trained at any point in the series. He's also attended school.


* AlienAmongUs

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* AlienAmongUsAlienAmongUs: The only humans who know that he is an alien are Mindy and her father.



* BirthdayEpisode: He has a very unusual birthday in "Mork Runs Down".



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}{{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's very goofy, partly because he's an alien, but he's eccentric even by human standards.



* HumorlessAliens: Mork has difficulty comprehending earth humor.
* InnocentAliens

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* HumanAlien: Is an alien, but unless he is using his alien abilities, you cannot tell that by looking at him. He does have a higher voice than most human men, however.
* HumorlessAliens: Mork has difficulty comprehending earth humor.
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* InnocentAliensInnocentAliens: The only times he's done something bad, it was out of simple naivete, and he's a very decent alien. Mindy even describes him as "the nicest alien [she's] ever met" (although she probably hasn't met any other aliens).



* GirlNextDoor

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* GirlNextDoorGirlNextDoor: A fairly generic woman.


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!!Orson
* AdiposeRex: Implied. He's in a position of authority over Mork, and Mork [[YouAreFat often jokes about him being fat]].
* AmusingAlien: While not wacky like Mork, his misunderstandings of human nature sometimes makes him amusing.
* TheVoice: He's never seen, only heard.

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* AffectionateNickname: Mork calls her "Min."


* AdvertisedExtra: Averted in season 1 where they are regulars. However in season 3 and 4 Mindy's father is credited as a regular but doesn't appear in 16 episodes.



* AdvertisedExtra: He is credited as a regular in season 2 and 3. However in season 2 he only appears in 9 out of 26 episodes and in season 3 he appears in 11 out of 22 episodes.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Bickley acts harsh, but every time someone shows him kindness, he becomes adorable.



* {{Tsundere}}: Mr. Bickley is a rare male example. He acts harsh, but every time someone shows him kindness, he becomes adorable.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Mr. Bickley is a rare male example. He acts harsh, but every time someone shows him kindness, he becomes adorable.


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* AdvertisedExtra: They are credited as regular characters in season 2 and 3 but they don't appear in several episodes of both these seasons.

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[[caption-width-right:199:Nanu nanu.]]


* AdaptationalNiceGuy: 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.

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* AdaptationalNiceGuy: 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.


* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mork is hard to enrage, but messing with Mindy or Mearth is a good way to do it.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mork is hard to enrage, may be a childlike jokester, but messing he is still an alien with Mindy or Mearth is limited telekinetic abilities, and can be a good way to do it. dangerous opponent when angered, as seen in "The Night They Raided Mind-ski's".


* 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.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: AdaptationalNiceGuy: 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.


* [NiceGirl: She patiently puts up with Mork's eccentricities.

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* [NiceGirl: NiceGirl: She patiently puts up with Mork's eccentricities.


* 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.



* BerserkButton: Mork is hard to enrage, but messing with Mindy or Mearth is a good way to do it.

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* BerserkButton: BewareTheNiceOnes: Mork is hard to enrage, but messing with Mindy or Mearth is a good way to do it.



* 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.



* {{Retcon}}: His appearance in ''Series/HappyDays'' was said to be an 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.






* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: She patiently puts up with Mork's eccentricities.

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* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]: [NiceGirl: She patiently puts up with Mork's eccentricities.



* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: Not that she has much choice.

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* [[StraightMan Straight Woman]]: StraightMan: Not that she has much choice.choice.



* PutOnABus [=/=] TheBusCameBack: They were absent for the second season, but Mr. [=McConnell=] returned.
* StraightMan: Mindy's father even more so than she.

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* PutOnABus [=/=] TheBusCameBack: PutOnABus: They were absent for the second season, but Mr. [=McConnell=] returned.
* StraightMan: Mindy's father even more so than she.her.


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* ShedTheFamilyName: Inverted; [[spoiler: Took Mindy's last name when they married in the fourth season. It was either going to be "[=McConnell=]" or "Travolta." (Fred told Mindy to shoot for Travolta.)]]

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