September 14, 1978
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
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.
Your suit's on backwards!
It is? Boy, do I feel like a clone!
You drank that with your finger?
Yes. How do you drink?
With my mouth.
Well, how do you talk and drink at the same time? It must be drool city.
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!
Sliding lips sounds unappealing.
Don't knock it 'til you've tried it.
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!