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'Happy Days" and 9 Other Iconic TV Spin-Offs

Mork and Mindy

Happy Days was so influential it had two successful spin-offs. Mork and Mindy lasted four seasons and helped launch Robin Williams’ career.

Mork and Mindy S01e01

The first 2 mins of the pilot to Mork and Mindy. God bless Robin Williams. RIP fella.........


The Soap spin-off lasted seven seasons and netted Guillaume an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. (His other Emmy win came from his stint on Soap.)

Benson - Theme

Benson is an American television sitcom which aired from September 13, 1979 to April 19, 1986 on ABC. The series was a spin-off from the soap opera parody Soap (the title character, portrayed by Robert Guillaume, had first appeared on the earlier series as the wise-cracking yet level-headed black butler for the highly dysfunctional Tate family); however, Benson discarded the soap opera format of its parent show in favor of a more conventional sitcom structure.