Mork & Mindy

1978 TV-G 2 seasons

Mork & Mindy

1978 TV-G 2 seasons
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In this riotous "Happy Days" spin-off, Robin Williams was transformed from an obscure stand-up comedian to a comic legend with his role of Mork, a quirky alien from the planet Ork who comes to Earth and falls in love with earnest human Mindy (Pam Dawber). Mork's manic attempts to understand humans frequently drive Mindy to distraction, but she does her best to assist his mission, even though her odd new roommate annoys her father (Conrad Janis).
Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Conrad Janis, Ralph James, Elizabeth Kerr, Tom Poston, Gina Hecht, Jay Thomas, Jeffrey Jacquet, Jim Staahl
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (1978) - 4 discs

Robin Williams shot to fame as Mork, an alien from planet Ork who's been sent to Earth to do research on humans, in this 1970s sitcom. Mork lives in the attic of friendly Mindy (Pam Dawber), who offers to help him with his mission. In the Golden Globe-winning show's premiere season, Mork falls in love with a mannequin, decides he wants to have a baby, gets drunk on ginger ale and befriends Mindy's high school rival.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Mork & Mindy is a show that appealed to young kids when it aired in the late '70s and early '80s, and it hasn't lost that appeal. However, as on many '70s shows, Mork & Mindy has a relatively high number of sexual jokes and innuendo: The fact that male Mork cohabitates with female Mindy leads many other characters to misunderstand their relationship. That relationship also eventually leads to love and marriage. Parents may also not appreciate the show's constant fat jokes, as Mork takes every opportunity to insult his (apparently large) boss, Orson.

Sexual Content

There is relatively frequent sexual innuendo which kids may or may not get; Mork and Mindy live together platonically at first and then fall in love and marry, all the while cohabitating.


Mork is always in danger of being found out as an alien which may stress out very sensitive kids.


Mork constantly insults his superior Orson and makes fat jokes: "your immenseness."

Social Behavior

Mork's strange habits are often used to point out the unkind and ridiculous ways people do things.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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