Parker Brothers Mork & Mindy “Game of Splink”, featuring Mork from Ork. Playing board
measures 16.5" x 16.5".
The Game packet includes: Splink Blinker, Gleek card, Orson cards, Orkword
cards (give the English translation of favorite Ork words), Dice, Bases
Grebbles. Instructions are printed on box build-up.
Parker Brothers is a toy and game manufacturer and brand. For almost 115
years the company published more than 1800 games; among their best
known products are Monopoly, Cluedo (known as Clue in North America),
Risk, Trivial Pursuit, Ouija and Probe. Parker Brothers is currently a
subsidiary of Hasbro.
Mork & Mindy source was
taken from a sci-fi-based American sitcom broadcast from 1978
until 1982 on the ABC. The first episode was broadcast on September 14,
1978. The series starred Robin McLaurin Williams as Mork, an alien who came to
Earth -- in a large egg-shaped space ship -- from the planet Ork, and
Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell, his human comedic foil and eventual love
interest for Robin Williams' character.
famous for films such as Good Morning Vietnam and won an Oscar for his role
in Good Will Hunting. At 11:45 a.m. PDT on August 11, 2014, Williams was
discovered unresponsive by his personal assistant at his home in Paradise
Cay near Tiburon, California. Police and firefighters responded to a 9-1-1
emergency call; Williams was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. It was
reported that Williams had apparently hanged himself with a belt and died
due to asphyxiation. In the past Williams had talked, and even joked, about
his struggles with alcohol and drugs. He had recently returned to a
rehabilitation centre to "fine-tune" his sobriety, the Los Angeles Times
reported in July.
President Barack Obama has led tributes to US actor and comedian Robin
Williams, in an apparent suicide. President Obama was one of many offering
condolences to the actor's family saying: "Williams arrived in our lives as
an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. "He
made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and
generously to those who needed it most - from our troops stationed abroad to
the marginalized on our own streets."
In a statement, Williams' wife, Susan Schneider, said she was "utterly
heartbroken". "This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the
world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am
utterly heartbroken," she said. "On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking
for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is
our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless
moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
ORK: This is a round, uniface “1 Grebble” piece made of cardboard. The
printed side is a glossy, trompe l'oeil depiction of how a metallic
Orkan coin might appear. I
acquired it from Erik Victor McCrea.