Wendy Kout & George Zateslo
December 4, 1980
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Glenda Faye Comstock
Todd Norman Taylor/TNT
Mork begins buying up joke items after Mindy tries Glenda Faye's gag snakes on him, but she has to explain practical jokes to him. Eventually, Mork also learns that the surprise element is what makes pranks funny. Then Mork hears Mr. Bickley bragging to Fred about the time they took apart a professor's auto and reassembled it in his home. A wildly inspired Mork decides to try it on Mindy, and gets so comically carried away with pulling practical jokes that he surprises Mindy by assembling her Jeep in their living room right over Mr. Bickley's apartment, not realizing that her floor cannot support the Jeep's weight.
I am starving! Let's go to the restaurant and I'll talk [Remo] into making us breakfast.
Listen, you guys go, Mork's making me a special breakfast this morning. I just hope this time it doesn't jump off the plate!
No, Mork, it's a practical joke! It's a prank, people play them on one another. It's supposed to be funny.
Oh. Aha, I understand that Mind. I'm a superior being, it's a very simple concept: snake, spring, fear! [Julia Child] Let's add that to the dish!
Never mind! It was a dumb joke anyway.
Oh, I wasn't going to say that, Mind.
Well, listen, while you're doing whatever it is you're doing there, I'm going to go to the store real quick and get some decorator magazines. Have you seen my car keys?
Sure, many times.
Are you sure you're all right, Mr. Bickley?
Just a second before, I was sitting in that chair! [points to the chair under the Jeep in his living room] I got up to fill my thermos with coffee. I owe my life to Joe DiMaggio!
Oh, don't worry about that hole, Mr. Bickley, I'll spackle it over.