Tom Tenowich & Ed Scharlach
March 20, 1980
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Mrs. L. W.
Floor Wax Saleswoman
Mork, naive to the power of advertising, is exposed to all sorts of TV blurbs, becoming a buyaholic who talks in slogans and dreams a hilarious adventure in which he is pursued by characters from the day's popular commercials. Mork's vulnerability becomes Mindy's problem as he exhibits the symptoms of addiction, and she explains to him the purpose and value of the advertising medium.
Mindy, I've never been exposed to advertising before.
I thought you picked up our TV signals up on Ork.
Well, we do, but we're not stupid. We divert the commercials to other planets! That's why all the UFOs come here; they're coming here to shop.
Oh, heavy sigh... here I am in a media society, forced to sit on my ads.
What are you watching?
Invasion of the Body Grabbers! The original and scarier version!
What is it about?
About alien beings that come down to earth.
Oh, a documentary!