WARNING: Spoilers ahead.
And now you know what drove him mad.
The whole series is a daydream/hallucination of Sy Parrish from One Hour Photo
Consider, if you will, Sy Parrish. A lonely, introverted, deeply troubled middle-aged man. No family, no friends, no lovers. So, he escapes to a world where he is young, dark-haired, spontaneous, and charismatic in a weird way. He has a social life and even lives with a beautiful young girl who loves and cares for him deeply, as he does for her. But because of his traumatic past, he can't think of himself as human. And he certainly can't think of himself in a physical relationship with this girl. They kiss, and nothing more. Even when they get married, the uh, details of the honeymoon are absent. The events of "season 4" are clearly signs of his mind becoming more and more unstable.
- Note that if we couple this with the above theory, that would mean Catalina Caper is also his daydream. This seems improbable.
- Alternatively, One Hour Photo is Mork's nightmare.
Mork is Jesus.
An otherworldly being with long hair and some wild ideas comes to Earth. The show says he's here to learn from us... but in a lot of ways, he is the one teaching us. He is innocent and pure of heart, and he has shown many times that he would sacrifice himself for Mindy. In fact, there was one episode where Mork has a "birthday" and must re-energize himself at the right time with an egg-shaped "gleek", or else he'll die. Well, he starts acting weirder than normal, and Hilarity Ensues
as usual. But the ending has him desperately trying to find the gleek in a carton of eggs; he smashes egg after egg against his head, but when he finally finds the gleek, he collapses before he can use it. Somehow he gets revived anyway. Divine intervention, perhaps?
- This does not mean that Orson is God. Everyone knows Robin Williams is God. Mr. Williams somehow willed an alien doppleganger into existence. He knows this, which is why he isn't fazed when Mork shows up in his dressing room.
She recreated the universe into a 1970s sitcom and got a time travelling alien esper boyfriend.
- Wait, so does this contradict the above or what?
- No everyone knows that Robin Williams is just another aspect of Haruhi and Haruhi is just another aspect of Robin Williams.
The final episodes are out of order.
"The Mork Report" takes place sometime before the events of the 3-part "Gotta Run", meaning the series really does end with Mork & Mindy falling through time together. What happens next is a whole other WMG.
Alternate theory #1: The final episodes are in order, and Mork & Mindy got rescued.
Perhaps by The Doctor
. First the rescuer took care of Kalik much like he did to the Family Of Blood
, and then he took Mork & Mindy back to Boulder, where they fixed the apartment and lived happily ever after.
A happy ending that makes no sense whatsoever in the continuity? Gotta be Instrumentality.
- And not just anyone's Instrumentality, either. The opening credits say "Directed by Robin Williams". Perhaps we should discuss the greater implications of that.
is just like More Dakka
but with jokes! Sooner or later Mork gets fed up with all the idiocy he sees with us puny humies, Orson becomes Gork, and in 40000 years or so he launches his WAAAAAAAAAGH!
Even though Mork is otherwise male, he mentions in the pilot that it's hard to tell if men date women on Ork because "parts are interchangeable". In later episodes it's implied he does have something similar to human male genitalia (for example in "Mork's Vacation" when he switches bodies with another alien, he tells Mindy not to let them run away with the good parts "Especially that"). If we take all of this to be true (and ignore the fact that the show can't keep its continuity straight), then, well, this is the logical conclusion. None of this seems to play a part in Orkan reproduction. Still, that must have one wild honeymoon.
- Alternate theory: female Orkans are similar to hyenas, if you get my drift.
It's the only way to explain away all the contradictions from the original series.
- One good thing about said universe Mork is more powerful, with abilities not seen in the original series.
- But on the other hand, everyone has the intelligence of cheese. And then there's that stupid pink dog-thing sidekick.
- It's definitely an alternate universe. One episode has Mork's parents showing up, when in fact, Mork was a test tube baby in the original series (they kept the aging backwards thing though). Clearly the series is a High School A.U. written by a bunch of people who just didn't care (and were probably on several illicit substances).
Mork knew all along that his penpal wasn't the real Peter Pan.
And at the end of the episode, he actually was the one levitating him. He simply lied to Mindy to make her believe.
Mork has spent the rest of his life as a dog.
In season 4, episode 2, Orson does not want Mork to get married with Mindy because marriage is against Orkan law, so he turns Mork into a dog. Then Mindy talks to him through Mork's mind, and during the ceremony, a dog (that looks exactly like the dog Mork turned into) enters the church, followed by what appears to be Mork, back into an anthropomorphic shape. But if the transformation has reverted, how can that dog even exist?
- Answer: Orson decided that, by turning Mork into a dog, he had made a tort to Mindy (by not letting her get married), not to Mork (who, from Orson's point of view, was just receiving a punishment for breaking the law). So, in order to appease her, he created a clone of Mork, with all of his memories, who got married with her. Meanwhile, the real Mork kept living in the body of a dog for the rest of his existence, which was drastically shortened because of his condition.
Mork calls him "laser breath". The only way for it to make sense is if Orson can fire his lazer
through his mouth.
- Or he has really bad breath.
- That would be assuming that Mork can understand metaphors, which is quite a stretch.
Mork is a Time Lord
Think about it: Suspenders. Bow tie. Fez. Childlike behavior. Alien. Sound familiar?
- Jossed. Time Lords have two hearts, while Orkans have three.
Orkans can absorb liquid through their skin to hydrate.
Hence Mork "drinking" with his finger.