Photo: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber stage 'Mork and Mindy' reunion on TV
Nanu, nanu! Pam Dawber looks just as good today (maybe better) than she did co-starring with Robin Williams in TV's Mork & Monday. The two actors will reunite Thursday night when Dawber makes a guest appearance on Williams' new show The Crazy Ones.
"She looks exactly the same. So wonderful. Wow. Dawber, look at you," Williams said in a press conference this week, according to USA Today's report.
Both Dawber and Williams are now 62 years old. This is Dawber's first acting work since 2000. Why? She's been married to fellow actor Mark Harmon now for 27 years and has been busy with their children.
"It's like when you have an old friend and it doesn't matter if you haven't seen each other for a week or a year, to walk in and see Robin and reconnect with him was really like that," Dawber told reporters. "It was hard to believe it was that many years since we have seen each other."
Speaking of Mork & Mindy, here are five things you probably didn't know about the TV show.
1. Many of the gags on the show are improvised by Williams. The writers eventually gave up trying to write the gags and simply inserted "Robin goes off here" in the scripts.
2. Producer Garry Marshall is said to have gotten the idea for Mork & Minday after his young son saw the original Star Wars and suggested a show about an alien. The Mork character had already been created on an episode of Happy Days.
3. Marshall reportedly said he cast Williams in the role because "He was the only alien to audition."
4. Mork & Mindy was nominated for two Emmy Awards in its first season: Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. It lost both. The first to Taxi; the second to Carroll O'Connor for All in the Family. Tough competition!
5. Mork and Mindy's on-screen house is one of the most popular landmark in Boulder, Colo. It's located at 1619 Pine St near downtown Boulder. The show was set in Boulder because Marshall had a friend whose child was attending Colorado University, which is shown in the opening credits.