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Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Howard Storm

  • Written by

    Dale McRaven

  • Original Air Date

    September 14, 1978

  • Production Companies

    Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television

  • Distribution Company

    ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)

Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Mork

  • Pam Dawber

    Mindy

  • Elizabeth Kerr

    Cora Hudson

  • Conrad Janis

    Fred McConnell

  • Ralph James

    Orson

  • Jeffrey Jacquet

    Eugene

  • Dick Yarmy

    Dr. Litney

  • Geoffrey Lewis

    Officer Tilwick

Summary

Mork, a misfit on his own planet because of his sense of humor, has been sent on a mission to observe Earth's more primitive society and report back telepathically to his leader, Orson. He arrives in Boulder, Colorado, and meets Mindy McConnell, who has just been stranded by a boyfriend. They walk to Mindy's apartment where Mork soon convinces her that he is an alien from outer space. He's also so disarmingly innocent that Mindy feels protective and lets him spend the night. Frederick jumps to the wrong conclusion when Mork announces that he is staying with Mindy and asks a cop friend to get rid of him. Meanwhile, Mork decides he needs advice in the art of dating and goes to confer with "The Fonz", the greatest expert in the universe on the dating ritual peculiar to humans. In a flashback sequence, Mork arrives at Richie Cunningham's home where Fonzie is house-sitting. "The Fonz" arranges a blind date for Mork and Laverne, with hilarious results. Meanwhile, in Boulder, Frederick's friend Officer Tilwick has taken steps that eventually lead to a sanity hearing for Mork.

Quotes

  • Mindy

    Your suit's on backwards!

  • Mork

    It is? Boy, do I feel like a clone!

  • Mindy

    You drank that with your finger?

  • Mork

    Yes. How do you drink?

  • Mindy

    With my mouth.

  • Mork

    Well, how do you talk and drink at the same time? It must be drool city.

  • Fonzie

    All right look, a kiss, very affectionate you understand. You got a boy and a girl and they put their lips together, you see, and they kind of slide 'em around--it feels great!

  • Mork

    Sliding lips sounds unappealing.

  • Fonzie

    Don't knock it 'til you've tried it.

  • Mork

    Hello, hello? Anybody in there? Little hatchling brothers, you must revolt against your oppressors! You have nothing to lose but your shells! As much as I like Mindy, it's against the law to eat fellow space travelers. Fly, be free!

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Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO

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