Mork And Mindy: Season 2 – DVD Review

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Studio: CBS DVD/Paramount
Release Date: April 17, 2007
Number of Discs: 4
Number of Episodes: 24
Running Time: 640 Minutes
MSRP: $38.99

Creator:

Joe Glauberg
Garry Marshall
Dale McRaven

Cast:

Robin Williams. ..Mork
Pam Dawber. Mindy McConnell
Tom Poston .Mr. Bickley
Robert Donner. Exidor
Gina Hecht .Jean Da Vinci
Jay Thomas .Remo Da Vinci
Raquel Welch. .Captain Nirvana

The show:

If you grew up watching Mork & Mindy odds are pretty good you thought it was funny. There’s no denying that Robin Williams is a comic genius. The problem with this show is that it hasn’t aged well at all. What once seemed funny is now just a painful memory.

In this second season that wacky alien from Ork shrinks down so small he goes to another world that’s even too wacky for Mork; he gives a robot consciousness only to watch him die; becomes allergic to Mindy; gets kidnapped by the evil yet sexy Necronians, and is even possessed by an evil spirit – and that’s just a few episodes.

It’s pretty obvious this isn’t your average show and at times seems to try and be strange just for the sake of being strange. One need only to look at the character Exidor (Donner) who is, if possible, odder than Mork. The truth of the matter is that there really isn’t anything funny about this show outside of Robin Williams; it seems like he’s adlibbing most his lines, which probably made the writer’s job a lot easier.

It’s sad when something from you’re childhood turns out not to be half as good as you remember. If you liked this show growing up, please heed this warning: Avoid this show at all costs. And if you never liked the show then you’re already ahead of the game.


Mork dances against Captain Nirvana to save Mindy.

Episodes:

Disc One:

Mork In Wonderland

In this one hour special, Mork shrinks down so small he winds up on a crazy planet called Mirth where humor has been banished.

Stark Raving Mork

Hoping to spice up their relationship Mork starts a fight with Mindy, which doesn’t go as well has he hoped.

Mork’s Baby Blues

When a woman thinks Mork is rich she tries to get his money by telling him she’s pregnant with his baby.

Dr. Morkenstein

When Mork gets a job as an overnight security guard at a science museum he gives a robot conscious. With Special Guest star Roddy McDowall as the voice of the robot.

Mork vs. Mindy

Mindy’s cousin Nelson Flavor comes to town and offers a job to both Mork and Mindy who begin to fight for the job.

Disc Two:

Mork Gets Mindy-itis

Mork develops an allergy to Mindy and is worried he’ll have to leave forever.

A Morkville Horror

When Mindy tries to sell the old family house the spirits within get very upset.

Mork’s Health Hints

Mork gets worried when Mindy gets mistaken for another patient at the hospital and is scheduled for brain surgery.

Dial N’ For Nelson

When Nelson Flavor speaks out against strip clubs his life is threatened and it’s up to Mork and Mindy to solve the case.

Mork vs. The Necrotrons

In this two-parter a group of Necrotrons lead by Raquel Welch kidnap Mork to steal what he’s learned about Earth to see if they want to destroy it.

Disc Three:

Hold That Mork!

Mork decides to get a job as a Bronco cheerleader but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

The Exidor Affair

Mork and Mindy have to help Exidor figure out how to tell his girlfriend, Ambrosia, that he loves her.

The Mork Syndrome

Mork accidentally joins the Air Force thinking it’s a Travel Club and goes on a secret mission to the sight of a nuclear accident.

Exidor’s Wedding

Exidor’s mother tries to stop his marriage to Ambrosia.

A Mommy For Mindy

Mindy’s dad, Fred, shows up with a new younger mom.

The Night They Raided Mind-ski’s

Mork accidentally joins a fanatical group that wants to kick Mindy out of town.

Mork Learns To See

Mork starts hanging out with a young blind singer who believes his father has rejected him because of his handicap.

Disc Four:

Mork’s Vacation

Mork’s mind leaves to go on vacation and Mindy is stuck with his body, which is occupied by other extraterrestrial beings.

Jeanie Loves Mork

Mindy starts writing for a lonely hearts column and her advice leads a friend right into the arms of Mork.

Little Orphan Morkie

Since Mork doesn’t have a birth certificate he needs to get married or be adopted before he’s deported.

Looney Tunes And Morkie Melodies

Mork hosts and an out-of-this-world television show with the help of Mindy and their friends.

Clerical Error

Mork starts dispensing advice at a local church.

Invasion Of The Mork Snatchers

Mork, exposed to TV commercials, becomes a buy-a-holic, talking in slogans and has a dream where he’s chased by characters from commercials.

The Way Mork Were

A Generic highlights episode to cap off this crummy season.

The DVD:

VIDEO: How does it look?
(Presented with a 1.33:1 full screen aspect ratio)

Oddly the first half of the first episode looks terrible, but then after that everything looks fine. I’m really curious what went wrong there.

AUDIO: How does it sound?
(Dolby Stereo)

Sound is fine for a show this old. Nothing to write home about.

Extras:

Nada.

The DVD Lounge’s Ratings for Mork & Mindy: Season 2
CATEGORY
RATING
(OUT OF 10)
THE SHOW

5.5
THE VIDEO

6
THE AUDIO

6
THE EXTRAS

0
REPLAY VALUE

2
OVERALL
3
(NOT AN AVERAGE)

The Inside Pulse
CBS seems to be apposed to putting any special features on their old TV shows which is a really shame. I can only imagine that some Robin Williams commentary would improve these episodes ten fold.