The Cunningham family Christmas is all set but Richie finds out Fonzie (despite being popular) is alone this holiday. So, Richie decides to ask his folks to let him join them ...but will his folks or...
No one believes Richie's claims that he not only saw a flying saucer but personally interviewed its pilot, an alien named Mork, who tried to take him back to planet Ork as an example of an average, ...
Richie Cunningham and his friend Potsie face life at Jefferson High in Milwaukee Wisconsin in the 1950s. Lots of changes over time as kids come and go, new series spin off, Richie and pals go to college then the army. Even marriage.Written by
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"Rock Around the Clock" and "Mona Lisa" were on the Hit Parade...Uncle Miltie was a household word...people held each other while dancing...the D.A. was a hairstyle...and everybody liked Ike. Those were the days of the 1950's...filled with innocence and the promise of even better days to come. (season 1)
"Potsie" got his name because he loved to work with clay as a kid (he was especially fond of having made a big clay ashtray). Potsie could have also been inspired from Putsie in Grease, a similar character with similar characteristics. See more »
In his first appearance, Mork is looking at an episode of The Andy Griffith Show. However, the episode takes place in 1959, and the Andy Griffith Show didn't premiere until a year later in 1960. See more »
Two versions of the episode that introduced Robin Williams as Mork from Ork were broadcast. Initally, the episode ended with Ritchie waking up from a dream and seeing Robin Williams as an earthling. When the episode was rerun, this was replaced by a scene tying the episode into the new "Mork and Mindy" (1978) TV series. Most syndicated prints do not have the Mork and Mindy ending. See more »
I was in jr high school when this show premiered, and I remember my parents thinking it was too "racy" for a 12 year old (Richie makes out with a babysitter). I managed to convince them otherwise and have always loved this show, at least the early years. After Ron Howard left-the heart and soul of the show, no matter what Henry Winkler might have thought-it never regained form and I stopped watching. Anson Williams can't sing, either, by the way. Great quotables (Sit on it!) and fun storylines, not to mention the birthplace of 2 real TV classics of the 70s-we got our first look at "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mork & Mindy" ("I like that kid, Opie")on HD! I love Happy Days but please catch the pre-Richie departure years to experience it at its' peak.
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