Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)
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The Mork Syndrome 

When Mork decides to join the air force, he unwittingly learns of the cover up of a radiation spill.


Howard Storm


Garry Marshall (created by) (as Garry K. Marshall), Dale McRaven (created by) | 3 more credits »


Episode cast overview:
Robin Williams ... Mork
Pam Dawber ... Mindy McConnell
Jay Thomas ... Remo DaVinci
Gina Hecht ... Jean DaVinci
Jim Staahl ... Nelson Flavor (credit only)
Tom Poston ... Mr. Bickley (credit only)
Robert Hogan ... Captain Chapman
David Haskell David Haskell ... Lieutenant Chambers
Ty Henderson Ty Henderson ... Airman Endo
Alan McRae ... Airman McFarland
Ralph James Ralph James ... Orson (voice)


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When Mork decides to join the air force, he unwittingly learns of the cover up of a radiation spill.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi


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When Mindy comes out of her bedroom with her facial on, she is nah nah nahing her way through the theme song to Laverne and Shirley, which is a spinoff of Happy Days. Mork & Mindy is also a spinoff of Happy Days. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Written by Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox
Performed by Pam Dawber
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The China Syndrome by way of Ork
13 October 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Mork Syndrome" is a play on the recent release "The China Syndrome" only not as funny, opening with an actual Chinese dinner: "no Peking!" Now Mork's ambition is to become a globetrotting traveler, applying for a job with the Air Force, winding up in a lieutenant's uniform before the Captain (Robert Hogan). 30 miles outside town is the sight of a nuclear accident, very hush hush in trying to cover up a radiation leak. Mindy sees the opportunity to brush up on her journalism skills and sets out to uncover the truth with Mork: "wherever you glow, I'll glow!" Mindy wears a mustache while Mork continues to pose as the lieutenant from Ork. The dimwitted Captain unwittingly spills the beans about the other spill, and fails to catch on to the masquerade.

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9 December 1979 (USA) See more »

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