Discussion in 'Media Central' started by GhostEcho, Jun 12, 2019.
Makes about as much sense as remaking MASH.
Because there will never be another Robin Williams.
Agreed. Robin Williams though the role of Mork wasn't created with him in mind, he came in and turned it into his own before the show even aired with his antics when he showed up for his audition.
And note that Mork & Mindy while a charming runaway hit early on went off the rails and became straight up awful in its third and fourth seasons.
Certainly Mork and Mindy (as a concept) could be redone, but they'd have to find a comic lead who is brilliant the way Williams was but in an entirely different way. Mimicking the earlier show would be a recipe for abject failure.
Why? Why can’t they just set it in Korea in 1952? It works!
I'd have to agree with this. Once Jonathan Winters showed up and Mork married Mindy, the show was unwatchable. Really started when Raquel Welch did a guest spot as a hostile alien.
Mork and Mulcahy! Brilliant!
The thing is Robin Williams improvisational skills were so great that the show writers simply started leaving big gaps in the episodes and allowing Williams to fill them with whatever he could come up with. That's like QB Tom Brady level of talent.
way to think outside the box!
In a weird way, 3rd Rock was its spiritual successor, much like SG-1 replicated the gist of the Star Trek formula. I mean, Jane Curtain was no Pam Dawber, but then RDA wasn't exactly the Shat either.
British remake with Milton Jones, he has the look and the odd humour:
Y'know, they did a Saturday morning animated prequel to ALF set on Melmac, I always found it odd they never did an Ork prequel for Mork.
My friend, let me introduce you to a little something called "The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour". No, it's not an infomercial with a bunch of washed up actors trying to sell you on reverse mortgages. It's a 1982 cartoon series.
Now I'm sad...
We'll do a reboot called Morque and Min-D starring Leslie Jones as Morque, an eccentric alien from the planet Orque and Trevor Jackson as Min-D, a wannabe rapper living in Washington Park, Chicago.
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