Quiet on setMork & Mindy House, Boulder, CO

"Mork & Mindy" house sketch by Chandler O'Leary

I loved Mork & Mindy as a kid—not simply because it was funny, but because it’s the first show I watched that had a strong sense of place. Silly comedies aside, it’s amazing how much that quality has affected me now—has affected the person I have become. And I realized that so much of Robin Williams’s work has had that inherent sense of place—The Birdcage, Mrs. Doubtfire, Insomnia, Jakob the Liar, Dead Poets Society, etc.—that I love so much, that I look for everywhere.

So thank you, Robin, for giving me so much more than a good laugh. May you be at peace.

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Comments (5)

  1. Adrian O'Leary

    Fantastic sketch. There’s a makeshift memorial in front of the house on Pine St. in Boulder now. Ami and I watched “Mrs. Doubtfire” the night of the news and for the first time watching such a funny movie I got choked up. If there’s an afterlife, it’s populated with funny men; Rodney Dangerfield, John Candy, John Belushi, Sam Kinison, Chris Farley, George Carlin, now Robin Williams.

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  2. DJ

    I was a mail carrier in downtown Boulder Colorado in the 70s – and that was the #1 question I would get while walking on the route. “Where is Mork & Mindy’s house?” Nanu, Robin. Missing you already.

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