Tom Tenowich & Ed Scharlach
January 24, 1980
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
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.
I guess I never should've taken you horseback riding, huh?
Lots of fun, Mind, really, except when I fell off the horse and he dragged me for two miles.
Why didn't you let go?
Well, at $12 an hour it didn't seem right.
Believe me, Mork, this is supposed to be one of the finest vacation spots in New Mexico.
I believe you, Mind. I mean, two million scorpions can't be wrong.
Mind, I finally figured out why that vacation was gopher gunk. I didn't go far enough away from where I work.
Mork, we drove all the way to New Mexico.
No, I mean REALLY away. I've talked to Orson and I've got to go to another planet, far far far away!
You mean you are going to leave Earth? Where are you going to go?
Well, I've written up a little itinerary.
The planet Murowr?
Well, they say it's got a great nightlife!
The planet Hm-Hm-Hm?
Yup-yup-yup! It's a party planet, Mind! The fun and frolic never stop and the atmosphere is 98 per cent nitrous oxide!
So, you like it better right here in your own body, huh?
Yeah... there's no place like Mork, Mind.