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Mork and Mindy will say 'Nanu Nanu' in 'The Crazy Ones'

By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol

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11:32 AM CST, January 24, 2014

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If you know what "Nanu Nanu" means, get ready to be excited: Pam Dawber will reunite with her "Mork and Mindy" co-star Robin Williams in an upcoming episode of his CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones."

It's been 32 years since the series finale of "Mork and Mindy," the hit ABC sitcom that aired from 1978 to 1982. Williams played an alien called Mork who came to Earth from the planet Ork. Dawber played Mindy, who was first his roommate and then his wife.

This series put Williams on the comedy map and generated several catchphrases, including Mork's greeting "Nanu Nanu." It was accompanied by a handshake that included both participants putting their fingers in the Vulcan salute from "Star Trek." Mork often said "Shazbot," an Orkan profanity that I feel should come back into popularity. He also flipped "OK," instead saying "KO."

Oh, those 1970s yuks.

Dawber will guest-star later this spring on "The Crazy Ones," playing a free-spirited author who goes on a date with Williams' ad exec Simon Roberts "soon after his faith in everlasting love is shaken by the break-up of a couple near and dear to him," according to CBS.

TV Guide first reported the news, saying Dawber's travel writer character Lily meets Simon her at a book signing for her book, "Ninety Countries, 90 Dances!"

Williams got on Twitter Thursday to share the news, writing, "The secret is out! Can't wait to work with her again."

It's been about 14 years since Dawber worked in television. "I'm so excited to be able to see and work with Robin again," she said in a CBS release. "I hear 'The Crazy Ones' set is a very happy one. I know it'll be a great week!"

"The Crazy Ones" airs at 8 p.m. Thursdays on CBS.

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