Ed Scharlach & Tom Tenowich
December 11, 1980
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Glenda Faye Comstock
Mindy is preoccupied with dyeing her hair blonde for a TV job interview when Mork brings home Doc, a young chimpanzee that he kidnapped from the Boulder Zoo in the mistaken belief that the animal's mother has been abducted. Mindy's miseries mount as she first finds Doc, then discovers that her hair has turned green. Meanwhile, the chimp exits only to be captured by the crazed prophet Exidor - who thinks Doc is a burglar - and his ferocious invisible Doberman, Brutus. Mork imposes on Exidor to scout the zoo, as he will be more "inconspicuous" than Mork. When Exidor reports that Doc has been kidnapped and that his mother is in the zoo infirmary, he and Mork rush to sneak Doc in to see his mom.
So, how was your day at the zoo?
Ah, it was wonderful! More than that, Mind, it was twoderful. I observed all of these wonderful, weird animals. I saw - I saw two ants, I saw a black widow going 'Baaaby you ain't coming back here!' I saw a praying mantis, and they don't really pray, they just kind of chant. And then, then there was, oh, I saw a butterfly, and a bird and a dog.
Those are the only animals you saw?
Well Mind, only the weird ones stick in my mind. Oh, and I also made a friend at the zoo. His name is Doc.
Oh, great! Does he live around here?
No, he lives at the zoo, he's a chimpanzee, Mind. He lives there with his mother. Oh, it was wonderful, we had this incredible conversation about how Darwin was wrong.
Mork, look at my hair, it's terrible! It's supposed to be blonde, but it's green!
You're right, Mind. Instead of being short and sassy, it's kinda short and grassy.
Get in there, shorty, and no funny business!
Oh, Exidor, you found him!
Mork! Thank goodness you're all right! You too, Mork! I just caught this burglar running from your house wearing your clothes! I had visions of you tied to a chair, wearing nothing but rope... not a pretty picture!
He's not a burglar, though.
Oh, really? Then how do you explain this? [pulls out a bag of peanuts] My hunch is... they are family peanuts and he swiped them. Lucky for you I'm your neighborhood vigilante! Boulder can sleep peacefully knowing Brutus and I are on patrol!
My Doberman! [Exidor indicates his invisible dog]
[Mork reaches over to pet Brutus] Hello!
I'm sure you two have a lot to talk about. I'm gonna take Doc into the bedroom.
By the way, do you know your hair is green?
Yes, I do.
Didja lose a bet?
I see. In that case... hahahahaha!
Mork, you're a fool! Don't you see what's going on right under your nose?
What? Am I growing a mustache?
You'll have to grow a lot more than that if you're gonna compete with him! Did you see the way she looked at him? Mork, they're in this together! They're gonna rob you blind and run off to Rio!
You don't understand, really...
Does she ever carry you like that? Think about it.