Episodes: 95 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 14, 1978 — May 27, 1982
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Conrad Janis, Ralph James, Elizabeth Kerr, Robert Donner, Tom Poston, Jay Thomas, Gina Hecht, Jeffrey Jacquet, Jim Staahl and Amy Tenowich.
TV show description:
Journalism student Mindy McConnell (Pam Dawber) has a mild-mannered life until she meets a wild alien named Mork (Robin Wlliams) who has come from the planet Ork to study Earth.
After some coaxing, Mindy promises to keep his true identity a secret and lets him move into her attic. This outrages her conservative record store owner father Fred (Conrad Janis) but her hip grandmother Cora Hudson (Elizabeth Kerr) is more accepting.
Other characters included African-American teenager and Cora’s music student, Eugene (Jeffrey Jacquet); deli-owning siblings Remo and Jean DaVinci (Jay Thomas and Gina Hecht); grumpy neighbor Mr. Bickley (Tom Poston); childlike Mearth (Jonathan Winters), and eccentric Exidor (Robert Donner).
The series is a spin-off of the sitcom Happy Days.