The Sitcom Trials presents Great Sci Fi Sitcoms of Our Times: Mork and Mindy
Mork and Mindy, starring Robin Williams and..? And...? Come on, who played Mindy? That's right, Pam Dawber, how could you forget?
Mork & Mindy, starring with equal billing Robin Williams and Pam Dawber, ran from 1978 to 1982 and is possibly remembered as a bland US sitcom, shown on kids TV in the UK. But parts of it are particularly sharp, inventive and satirical, due largely to Robin Williams coke-fired improvisation, much of which ended up on the cutting room floor. As Wikipedia records, it was one of many TV shows whose initial success was flushed down the toilet by the interference of moronic TV executives.
Could you create the next Mork & Mindy? Here's your chance to find out. On Weds Nov 28th The Sitcom Trials presents a Sci Fi Special at the Camden Head in London, and you are invited to submit a script now.
As always scripts are invited to the Sitcom Trials
format of a 10 minute opening act ending in a cliffhanger with a short
payoff scene. We then perform the sitcoms up to the cliffhanger, the
audience votes for their favourite and only sees the ending of the
With this being a Science Fiction Special, we will be
taking advantage of our "radio style" presentation, encouraging writers
to tailor their sitcom entries for radio production. This enables you to
include any special effect you can imagine, as long as they can be
incorporated into the dialogue or very simple sound effects.
Writers are invited to upload their scripts to the SitsVac Files, where you will also find the guidelines regarding style, cast numbers etc. The deadline for uploading scripts is midnight Sat Nov 4th.
These scripts will then be voted on online by anyone
who wishes to participate. The deadline for voting is Sat Nov 17th. The
London team will then choose two or three of the most popular scripts to
perform as part of the show, the other items in the show being created
So if you want to have your sci-fi sitcom tested in
front of a live paying audience, get on board now and enter The Sitcom
Trials. Any questions, please ask at the Sits Vac Forum, or the British Comedy Guide Forum, or the Sitcom Trials Facebook page.
Kev F Sutherland
The Sitcom Trials
Nov 28 - Sitcom Trials Sci Fi Special, Camden Head, London