Mork & Mindy: Season 2
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If nothing else, Mork & Mindy was more ambitious in its second season, with hour-long episodes that veered from allegory (in the season opener, a shrunken Mork finds himself in a parallel universe where he joins a revolution against the Glums, who have outlawed humor) and high camp (Raquel Welch as Captain Nirvana--'nuff said--in "Mork vs. the Necrotons"). The better episodes are those in which extraterrestrial Mork is confounded by human behavior and curious customs. In "Stark Raving Mork," he picks a fight with Mindy (Pam Dawber, holding her own opposite the unpredictable Williams) thinking that it will add excitement to their relationship. In "Mork Learns to See," he befriends Mr. Bickley's blind son to experience life as he does. Mork & Mindy is of more than nostalgic interest. While the pop culture references and topical gags are stuck in the '70s (Mork manages a pun on Menachem Begin's name), Williams' physical shtick is timeless, and Mork's exuberance and innocent, child-like wonder as he tries to find his place in our world will resonate with a (na)new, (na)new generation. --Donald Liebenson
- All 24 episodes from the second season on 4 discs
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In my 'never to be humble' opinion, this is a rip-off to the unsuspecting consumer who buys old TV shows on DVD, thinking they're getting the full episodes. In this case, "Mork & Mindy, The Second Season," is not all there, folks.
In this season, we are treated to some of the series' best wit to date: Starting with the premiere episode, Mork takes a cold medicine that shrinks nasal membranes and he in turn shrinks to nothing because Orkans are nothing more than membranes... it was an hour long special. This episode freaked me as a child and still retains much of its power - even special effects were surprisingly successful and hold up rather well overall, even if there is a 'fluidity' problem with some of the zooming close-ups. That's how it was made, as was said by another it was not a DVD defect. And the moralizing over the energy crisis is also an interesting non-plot point for the first 5 minutes of the story.
Later we get to meet Mork's vile enemies - the dreaded Necrotons. Show this to a non-fan, it'll hook 'em right away. And not just because Raquel Welch stars as the main Necroton and proves she really is a considerable actress and not merely a body with an incidental brain attached... but because of the jokes; many of which come out of nowhere yet whose relevance are staggeringly funny.Read more ›
Here are the episode listings for season 2:
1. Mork in Wonderland (1) - Mork shrinks after taking a cold capsule.
2. Mork in Wonderland (2) - While shrunk, Mork finds himself in an odd world.
3. Stark Raving Mork - To keep excitement in his relationship with Mindy, Mork starts fights with her and then wants to kiss and make up.
4. Mork's Baby Blues - Due to a misunderstanding about Monopoly money, gold-digger Kathy believes Mork is rich, and claims she is carrying his child.
5. Dr. Morkenstein - Working as a security guard in a science museum, Mork befriends a robot.
6. Mork vs. Mindy - After Mork and Mindy are hired as campaign workers by Mindy's cousin, Nelson Flavor, who is running for city councilman, they end up competing for the same job.
7. Mork Gets Mindy-itis - Mork discovers he is allergic to Mindy, when he has uncontrollable fits of laughter (the Orkan equivalent to sneezing) around her.
8. A Morkville Horror - On Halloween, Mork and Mindy believe the house she grew up in is haunted.
9. Mork's Health Hints - While in the hospital, Mindy is mistakenly scheduled for brain surgery.
10. Dial 'N' for Nelson - When Nelson receives threatening phone calls, Mork and Mindy investigate a shady club.
11. Mork vs. The Necrotons (1) - Mork is romanced by another alien.
12. Mork vs. The Necrotons (2) - Mork is threatened by another alien.
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Funny how you remember your things from your childhood. I just forgot I grew up. These were, and probably are fun for kids, but really a little over the top later. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Agape Music
A classic example of what happens when you mess with success. The first season hit the perfect stroke of magic when everything just came together perfectly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. Dana
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Both of these episodes had stuck in my head for a very long time and the first episode I did not even have on a best of tape!
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