The Good

This quirky show sure was a lot of fun during its run.

The Bad

No Extras. I don't think any of the seasons has had them thus far?

Mork and Mindy: The Third Season is one of those things that makes sense to own if you've been collecting this show from jump street. Otherwise, why in the world would you even bother with it at this point? As many people know this was the show that introduced the world to Robin Williams. This character first appeared on Happy Days and was such a hit he got his own show that ran for a respectable 4 seasons. Who cares if the character itself was merely a one trick pony, Robin Williams seemed quite at home in this role and he made it one that only he could play.

So in watching this Third Season we open with the two parter, "Putting the Ork Back in Mork," which finds America's favorite Orkan having to return to his native planet because he has become too much like an earthling. In fact this whole season seems a bit self-reflexive on Mork's end with "There's a New Mork in Town." Basically, he is on the verge of losing his job as an Orkan observer. Closing out the show is "Reflections and Regrets" which finds Mork and Mindy looking into their relationship.

Features

No extras came with this release.

Video

Full Screen Format. The colors on these DVDs looked great. There was a richness and texture to many of the frames that was almost stunning. As I got deeper into the discs not everything looked as sharp, but when you have 9+ hours of content that certainly opens itself up to having various issues. Lastly, this release contains the usual Paramount Home Video disclaimer, "Some episodes may be edited from their original network versions."

Audio

Dolby Digital: English Mono 2.0. The audio on this release was also pretty darn good. I could have done without this disclaimer, "Some music has been changed for this home entertainment version," but what are you going to do? Since this is one of the lightest sitcoms of all time there really isn't too much to say about the audio. One thing I can say is that I love the low tech sounds from the 1980s that this show employs.

Package

Mork and Mindy are presented on this yellow, front cover. In fact, it is so bright it almost hurts the eyes. The back shows us some more images from the show, promotional shots, a description of what this show is about and technical specs. All four DVDs from this release are stored inside an amaray case with episode listings, airdates, descriptions and cosmic art inside.

Final Word

I was a really fan of Mork and Mindy when I was younger. There was something about this character dressed in red from the planet Ork that really sat well with me. He was funny, he was off the cuff and he made watching TV a whole lot of fun. I had never seen somebody on the small screen like Robin Williams and he left a major impression. Looking at this show it's easy to see why a young kid would love it. First of all, it is blissfully simple. Second of all, it doesn't take itself seriously at all. Thirdly, there was a comic book zaniness to this out of this world character that made this show one of a kind. It may not have had the longest life on TV but when it was on... it was on.

As I stated above, if you own the other releases in this collection, Mork and Mindy: The Third Season has got to follow.

Mork & Mindy was released .