Dale McRaven & Bruce Johnson
December 14, 1978
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Mork is frightened and overwhelmed by the mad rush of his first Christmas until Mindy explains the Earth observance and its meaning. Mindy reluctantly agrees when Mork, who learns that the season is a time of caring and sharing, wants to invite pretentious Susan Taylor to join them and Mindy's family for the holiday. Mork asks his young friend Eugene to accompany him to a discount store to buy presents, but is informed by the clerk that he doesn't have enough money. Mork is excited by Eugene's suggestion that he can make gifts, and does so. Later, when he overhears the reactions to his strange labors of love, Mork is hurt. Then with childlike innocence and joy, he finds a way to give the best gifts of all to Mindy's family and her "fair-weather friend", Susan.
It's really interesting... what kind of beads are they?
Oh, they're not beads. I knew you would love it. There's a whole collection in the attic. They're flies!
Susan, even though you're yeeeeeeeck and inflated, would you like to spend Christmas over here?
A tree in bondage? Eugene, you're weird. Why are you dragging this dead thing around?