Kids of the 80’s have had a rough week….the announcement of Captain and Tennille’s divorce has made us feel like children of a broken home. However, while we’re waiting to hear details of the custody agreement, another couple is getting back together. Mork and Mindy are reuniting and all is well in the world
Robin Williams and Pam Dawber are set to appear together on Williams’ “The Crazy Ones” this spring. In keeping with the sweet “Mork and Mindy” chemistry, the pair will play love interests on the CBS series, which co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar. Audiences, as well as cast and crew alike are sure to swoon with excitement at the pairing. Williams himself calls the experience “a dream come true” while Dawber reveals she is “so excited.” Robin Williams took to his instagram account to spread the news of Dawber’s guest role on the CBS show.
Williams’ co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar posted a behind the scenes picture of the reunited pair, and it sounds like she is just as excited as the rest of us.
For those of you who are wondering what in the world we are talking about; “Mork and Mindy” premiered in 1978 as a spin-off to “Happy Days”, and ran for four seasons until 1982. Centering on the love story between an alien from planet Ork and an all-American girl from Colorado, the sitcom gained a huge following, and became an instant fan favorite. It earned two Emmy nominations, boasted guest stars such as Jonathan Winters who played Mork and Mindy’s son, and introduced the world to Robin Williams’ comedic talent.
The world fell in love with Mork and Mindy, tuning in each week and then in syndication. Pam Dawber reveals a fun mood on set, even biting her lip not to laugh at her co-star’s humorous antics. It was also reported that many of Williams’ lines were improvised and the script simply said “Robin does his thing”. The pair instantly became favorite TV’s cute and comedic couple. Actress Mindy Kaling was even reportedly named after Dawber’s character on the show, as it aired when her mother was pregnant. Undoubtedly, Mork and Mindy’s reunion will be happily anticipated!
Come on now Captain and Tennille – take your cue from Mork and Mindy……..if love can keep an earthling and an extra-terrestrial together, there’s certainly hope for you 🙂
For the sheer nostalgia of the moment check out one of Mork’s weekly reports back to Orson on the planet Ork.