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Mork & Mindy: Season 3 (1978)

Robin Williams , Pam Dawber  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: November 27, 2007
  • Run Time: 549 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UX6TLG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,839 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mork & Mindy: Season 3" on IMDb

Special Features

  • All 23 episodes from the 1980-1981 season
  • Some episodes may be edited from their original network versions
  • Some music has been changed for this home entertainment version

Editorial Reviews

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Mork & Mindy: The Third Season finds the titular pair still working on their offbeat relationship but growing closer all the time in love and regard for one another. The season begins with the threat of Mork (Robin Williams) being recalled to his home planet Ork after he undergoes a personality change from too much Earth exposure. The wildman from another planet is suddenly acting like a bland suburbanite, upsetting Mindy (Pam Dawber) and requiring a visit from a revered Orkan elder (actually a boy, played by Vidal Peterson) who will either restore the real Mork’s character or take him back. "Mork the Prankster" finds the ever-curious extraterrestrial learning about the concept of practical jokes, then so offending Mindy with a prank gone bad that she moves out and must be convinced to take him back again. In "Mindy Gets a Job," Mindy applies for and receives an entry-level job at a Boulder television station, then finds herself having to go on-camera to do the news broadcast alone during a blizzard. When she runs out of steam during her report, Mork leaps to the rescue, giving Williams a prime opportunity to improvise his way through a stream of feverish free-association. In the season finale, "Reflections and Regrets," Mindy tells Mork about her greatest sorrow, and he sets about trying to ease her pain while also letting her know how he truly feels.

Of course, there are a number of episodes that concern Mork’s heightened sense of justice and fairness, including "Dueling Skates," in which Mork challenges a champion skater to a race in order to save the day care center where he works. "Mork, the Monkey’s Uncle" begins with Mork kidnapping a chimp from a zoo after concluding the primate was being mistreated. "Gunfight at the Mork-ay Corral" focuses on Mork’s effort to teach a young boy (Corey Feldman) about the virtue of non-violence. Finally, there are plenty of comic storylines that simply encourage Williams to display his genius, such as "Mork Meets Robin Williams," in which character and actor have a hilarious, face-to-face interview encounter. "Alas, Poor Mork, We Knew Him Well," is a very fun show about Mork’s neurotic reaction to an insurance salesman’s pitch about death from natural disasters. Mork & Mindy: The Third Season has a number of episodes from among the best of the old Garry Marshall-created sitcom. --Tom Keogh

Product Description

Mork & Mindy was a spin-off from an episode of Happy Days seen in February 1978, in which an alien from the planet Ork landed on Earth and attempted to kidnap Richie. So popular was the nutty character created by Robin Williams that Williams was given his own series in the fall of 1978, and it became an instant hit. Mork was a misfit on his own planet because his sense of humor (he was heard to call the Orkan leader, Orson, "cosmic breath"). So the humorless Orkans sent him off to study Earthlings, whose "crazy" customs they had never been able to understand. Mork landed, in a giant eggshell near Boulder, Colorado. There he was befriended by pretty Mindy McConnell, a clerk at the music store run by her father, Frederick. Mork looked human, but his strange mixture of Orkan and Earthling customs--such as wearing a suit, but putting it on backwards, or sitting in a chair, but upside down--led most people to think of him as just as some kind of nut. Mindy knew where he came from, and helped him adjust to Earth's strange ways. She also let him stay in the attic of her apartment house, which scandalized her conservative father, but not her swinging grandmother, Cora.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mork & Mindy Final Season, Please June 8, 2008
Format:DVD
CBS/Paramount, please don't stall on Mork and Mindy again when there is one season left to release! I wish you release Mork and Mindy The 4th and Final Season (1981-1982) on DVD for the Holidays of 2008. It would be great if Mork and Mindy The Final Season is released on DVD before 2008 ends. You should have the color Blue with Mearth for the cover art of the Final Season. Please release the Final Season before 2009!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all! September 14, 2007
Format:DVD
ABC's MORK & MINDY's third season in 1980-81 began unusually late due to an actors' strike that began around July 1980 and ended about two months later. Robin Williams had just wrapped up filming his first starring film POPEYE,the breakthrough of his film career. I incorrectly mentioned in the review for the season 2 set that Mindy's(Pam Dawber) father Fred(Conrad Janis),a music store proprietor,had gone on the road to conduct for a symphony tour this season. Actually,Fred is back this season and still running the store. His mother or mother-in-law Cora(Elizabeth Kerr) returns to Boulder,Colorado also. Mork(Williams) and Mindy are still living together and are such great friends. New York Deli owner/operator Remo DaVinci(Jay Thomas) and his sister Jean(Gina Hecht) are still here also.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mork meets season three December 25, 2007
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Because the initial allusions to `interracial' co-habitation were loosing some `shock value', the series production team refocused storylines on Mork and Mindy as a romantic couple ("Mindy, Mindy, Mindy", "Mork, the Swinging Single") this season. They are moving from friends to `friends'----and quite smoothly!

However, Mork wasn't supposed to ever become too acclimated to earth (Putting the Ork back in Mork I, II). So, in order to successfully complete his mission, he is required to remember his extraterrestrial heritage. It's also the studio's way of acknowlleging that deleting Fred and Cora from the cast had been a mistake, and gennuine attempts were being made to repair things--such as the series Nielsen ratings.

As it turns out, Mork's reports have been so popular (regardless of whom he interacts with on Earth) that other Orkians want his job ("There's a new Mork in Town"). And can we really blame them! Aside from being an observer, Mork is a compassionate being who sincerely tries to help anything he thinks is hurting, even a chimp ("Mork, The Monkey's Uncle")

Pam Dawber gives another awesome lead performance in "Mindy Gets a Job". Fate requires her--with some assistance from Mork--to unexpectedly perform the local newscast as a solo gig. A blizzard conveniently prevents all of the old pros from getting to the station. So, there is nothing like the present to demonstrate that she has the competence necessary to successfully make it as a professional journalist. Episodes like these easily remind me why I had looked up to Mindy as a young girl--and now continue doing so; she remained both pretty and professional---even in a crisis.

Gender is again brought up in "Mork and Mindy Meet Rick and Ruby".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best series April 28, 2010
By Eric
Format:DVD
I wish there were more TV shows like this now! It seems like all of the TV shows on today are about reality TV, murder, drugs, prostitution, and pretty much everything you can think of that is inappropriate. My children love this show. We found the first season at Cracker Barrel country store. I was too young to remember the show when it initially aired in 1978-1982. However, I will say it is the best TV series I have seen. You have to just take the show for what it is... What a genius Robin Williams is!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Show from a Simplier Time January 6, 2008
Format:DVD
I own season 1 and now season 3. I will be purchasing season 2 in the future.I found on DVD Donkey.com a full series seasons 1-4. I don't know as to what the quality is since season 4 has not been released

I do not really have a analytical analaysis of this delightful series, I can only give you my opinion of a show that brings back memories of a simplier time when there were shows that had meaningful messages of life and a somewhat innocence in nature.

Mork and Mindy is one of those shows. I believe its success primarily was about its innocence and brand of comedy for all audiences

Of cource the hilarious comedy Robin Williams and the chemisrty he had with Pam Dawber was easy to witness

I also noticed with this show I have not read in other reviews was its construction of I believe only 2 commercial breaks during its airing. I have a difficult time watching todays shows which I believe are constructed around the commercials.

Anyway Mork and Mindy is truly a delightful comedy series with just the right amount of adult entertainment while keeping light and innocent in nature the whole family can enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to ORK with Mork and Mindy! December 27, 2012
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When Mork first did his appearance on Happy Days as Mork from Ork, he was an instant hit. This carried Robin Williams into the popular, but short, TV series of "Mork and Mindy". This series only lasted four seasons, but Robin Williams did his finest work in M&M. If you love Happy Days, you will love Mork and Mindy. This lasted from about 1978 to to 1982 - way too short for this wonderful TV series. Mork and Mindy has so much humor, it will keep you in stitches. Season 4 has yet to come out. In season 4, Jonathan Winters stars as Mork and Mindy's baby: Mearth. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ideal outlet for Robin Williams' talent
The supporting cast continued to shuffle around. By this third season most actors used before are used again. Read more
Published 1 day ago by carol irvin
5.0 out of 5 stars it would be a comfort to all that loved and admired him
Please release the fourth and final season. Now that Robin Williams has passed, it would be a comfort to all that loved and admired him. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Catherine M. Ognissanti
5.0 out of 5 stars Rest in Peace Robin Williams. You've Left Behind a Bunch of Laughs...
This season got them back a little closer to the first season magic, that ABC screwed up in season two. Mork was, well Mork this season. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Mr. Dana
4.0 out of 5 stars R.I.P. Robin Williams (1951-2014); Paramount, Please Release Season 4...
Another good turn in season 3 by Pam Dawber and the late Robin Williams. Season 4 is even better with the addition of Jonathan Winters as Mearth. Read more
Published 17 days ago by GranO
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lovely series with some great actors!!!
Published 1 month ago by crissy wilczak
5.0 out of 5 stars cant wait for mork and mindy season 4 coming out
here is a link to a website that might be useful for mork and mindy season 4 coming out it says tba so i am post it early if this should be helpful [...]
Published 4 months ago by joshua lenhart
5.0 out of 5 stars SAME (BUT NEVER OLD, KEPT NEW) ROBIN MORK'S ROUTINES ...
Over ande over, but oddly never the same, always bringing on the laffs. They managed to keep M&M fresh from first to last episodes, wonderfully, making them better. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Roy Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars Not great, but still good Mork
This isn't the best season of Mork and Mindy, if I had to buy one for a gift. Robin Williams (Mork) is too human in many of these episodes for my liking, but they have brought back... Read more
Published 6 months ago by RickDVD
5.0 out of 5 stars MORK
This is a treat. Seeing Robin Williams in his prime was great. Good to see an old favorite again. get it.
Published 6 months ago by D. C. Tremethick
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CLASSIC TELEVISION PROGRAM
I don't like companies that release a television show, and don't complete the series.
Examples: The flying nun, Green acres and others. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alan Moore
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Mork & Mindy's Final Season
I hope it's released too. After all of the other seasons--it would be a shame to hold up the very end.

Plus, it would justify going back and redoing all releases into one substantive complete series compilation with better packaging and disc layout!
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