The Happy Days spin-off Mork & Mindy, which aired from 1978 to 1982, is famous for launching Robin Williams’ career. Williams, who starred on the sitcom as Mork, played an alien who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-Orkan egg-shaped spaceship and, while the premise might seem a bit odd, it was a huge hit with viewers. Even though the show only lasted for four seasons and was canceled more than 30 years ago, it’s still an important part of pop culture, so here are 10 things you didn’t know about the ABC sitcom:
10. Robin Williams’ Audition
Creator Garry Marshall was immediately impressed by Robin Williams’ quirky sense of humor when they met during casting. Marshall asked Williams to have a seat and Williams sat in the chair upside down. Marshall immediately cast him because he was the only alien who auditioned for the role.