Friday, May 26, 2017

Show Notes: Episode 2-8: Mork and Mindy

*"Mork's Mixed Emotions premiered Thursday, February 20, 1979, at 8:00 P.M. on the ABC television network.

*The OJ Simpson episode we reference is "Mork the Gullible," also from season 1, in which Robert Donner's  eccentric Exidor character begins worshipping the Juice.  We'll save you the trouble: Simpson does not appear in the episode.

*It is believed there are about 1,500 independent record shops in the USA today, including several in Boulder, Colorado.

*Mork premiered as a Thursday 8pm series, then moved to Sundays at 8pm for season 2. When ratings slipped, ABC switched back to Thursdays, but the damage had been done.

*Ralph James voiced Orson as well as Mr. Turtle in the Tootsie Pop ads (see an example in our YouTube playlist for this episode).

*The article I reference in the episode, a great oral history leaning on interviews with the show's writers, is right here.

*In and Out with Kevin Kline premiered September 1997 and was a modest success. It earned Joan Cusack a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination and also co-starred BOTNS fave Tom Selleck.

*Just the Ten of Us aired on ABC from 1988-1990, meaning it does fall into our timeline. I stand by my dislike of the show, but does anyone want to hear us cover it?

*Jeffrey Jacquet, who appeared in some first season episodes as Eugene, is now retired and practicing law in L.A. according to Wikipedia.

*Conrad is a 'SAG New Media Web Series and can be found here.

*The Mork and Mindy cartoon was part of the Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour, which aired on ABC Saturday mornings in the 1982-1983 TV season. See an example in the playlist!

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