Ed Scharlach & Tom Tenowich
January 17, 1980
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Purple Grotto Manager
Mork is engulfed in homesickness and self-pity when Mr. Bickley drops by to invite him and Mindy to meet his son, Tom, an inspirational young singer who is sightless and believes his father has rejected him because of his handicap. Tom is in Boulder to perform at a club. When they arrive at Bickley's apartment, Tom is alone with his guide dog and has received a call that his father, whom he has not seen in twelve years, will join him at the club. Mork, who has never seen a blind person before, and Mindy accompany Tom to the club. When Tom receives a message that his father has been called out of town, he seems to handle the disappointment so well that Mork asks if Tom will show him how to live life to the fullest.
Come on, Mork, life can be beautiful anywhere if you just give it the chance.
Oh Mindy, stop looking at the world through WASP-colored glasses! Don't you understand, I got a right to sing the blues! 5-6-7... [Mork starts playing his harmonica]
Oh I'm wanted through the universe
It just seems to make it worse
I can't get it off my mind
I ain't had a close encounter of ANY kind
Oh nanus is good news
That's why I'm singin' these Orkan blues!
Listen, why don't you guys come along? I'm sure you could sit with Dad and see my act. Dinah, get your leash.
Well, that sounds like fun, doesn't it Mork?
Yes ma'am, it does, mm-hmm, oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah.
Bring it back, come on! Come on, that's a good girl! Good girl!
Oh, isn't she wonderful! She's just terrific!
That's no big deal, Mindy, I can do that and I don't shed!
I'm really into sports, actually. I waterski and try to jog a few miles every day, and I love to skydive!
You jump out of planes?
I bet the hard part is keeping your dog from screaming on the way down, huh?