Parents' Guide to

Mork & Mindy

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Goofy '70s alien sitcom is fun; expect some innuendo.

TV Syndicated Comedy 1978
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

It will be cherished forever. Just silly and fun perfect for a 15 minute laugh.

age 10+

very silly & fun

It’s is hilarious with Mork behaving super silly in regular settings. It does have some sexual innuendos, mild kissing but no inappropriate sexual scenes. The program is based on a martian, Mork, that lives with a single white women., Mindy. Mindy lets Mork live with her while he is learning about humans. The show usually ends with Mork reporting his lessons learned & observed of humans to his martian leader. No violence, just super silly humor.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

You watch this show and you know why Robin Williams became an instant mega-star. He is funny, manic, winsome, and adorable, and lost in the world as he is, very easy for kids to relate to. Williams also has terrific chemistry with Dawber that has not faded with time, even as some of the dialogue begs for eye rolls. The special effects are silly but imaginative. Kids love the way Mork drinks with a finger and shakes hands with a cheerful "nanu nanu."

The downside is typical of '70s television. It's just a little too sexy to be worry-free. Mork and Mindy live together, and other characters are always assuming they're romantically involved, which leads to lots of leers and winks. Mork gets jealous of Mindy having dates, and they eventually fall in love. It's pretty innocent, for the most part, and many kids may not tune in to the sexy stuff, but it's there.

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