Cora Hudson is Mindy McConnell's grandmother and Fred McConnell's mother-in-law. Her daughter, Elizabeth McConnell, has passed away. She works at McConnell's Music Store as a music teacher. Cora is played on Mork and Mindy by Elizabeth Kerr. She was born on August 15, 1912,

Character summary Edit

Cora is spunky and free-spirited. She likes to give her uptight son-in-law Fred some grief, often referring to him as a "wiener."

Personality Edit

Cora is often telling people to "lighten up" and take a less serious attitude toward life. She tends to eschew the stereotypical senior citizen behavious. In the opening she is shown to enjoy playing a modern guitar. However, on occasion she gets the blues, particularly when close friends pass away, and in the episode Old Muggable Mork she becomes very distressed when she is attacked by muggers.

Relationships Edit

Cora adores her granddaughter Mindy. Her relationship with her son-in-law Fred is slightly more rocky, but ultimately loving. She finds Mork eccentric but soon learns to accept his oddities.

She is close to her Great-Grandson Mearth, and spoils him like grandparents are often known to do.

Romance with "Bill Hohner" Edit

In the Season 1 episode Old Fears, Cora is feeling the blues because yet another of her friends has died. In an attempt to cheer her up, Mork uses his Orkan aging machine to disguise himself as an octogenarian and strikes up a romance with Cora under the assumed name "Bill Hohner." Eventually he breaks the news to her about who he really is, and Cora admits that she knew it was Mork all along. Mork also admits his secret to Cora -- that he is an alien -- and she takes the news surprisingly well.