General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Howard Storm

  • Written by

    Steve Kreinberg & Andy Guerdat

  • Original Air Date

    February 26, 1981

  • Production Companies

    Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television

  • Distribution Company

    ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)


  • Robin Williams


  • Pam Dawber


  • Ralph James


  • Conrad Janis

    Fred McConnell

  • Tom Poston

    Mr. Bickley

  • Vidal I. Peterson

    Orkan Elder

  • Larry Gelman

    Mr. Klevins

  • Bebo



Mork is making a mess out of trying to fend for himself while Mindy is away for a week on assignment. Lonely in her absence, he has surrounded himself with her photos when Bickley drops in to warn him that the landlord is coming to install smoke alarms. Then the juvenile-looking Elder from Ork, where the aging process is reversed, arrives expecting to celebrate his 87th birthday with Mindy. Mork's attic is converted into an Orkan laboratory and the cloning begins. When the first Mindy emerges from an egg-shaped device, she's too coldly intellectual, so the Elder tries and tries again.


  • Fred

    OK, honey, I'll go warm up the car.

  • Mork

    You know, the best way to do that is to blow in its carburetor and say that you love it.

  • Fred

    I'll do that, but I'll hate myself in the morning.

  • Mindy

    OK, Mork, now I want you to pay close attention, we've got a lot of things to cover if you're going to manage by yourself.

  • Mork

    Oh, come on now, Mind, scoff scoff, derisive laughter, ar ar ar. I mean, manage by myself? Do you know who you're talking to?

  • Mindy


  • Mork


  • Mindy

    This is the can opener, this is the coffee pot, and remember what I told you about the blender?

  • Mork

    Yes, just turn it off, don't just stand there waiting for it to flush.

  • Mindy

    Right. And remember the most important part... you turn it off from the outside.

  • Mork

    Oh! I wondered why my fingernails were getting shorter.

  • Mork

    Oh, my darling! My darling! [Mork opens the door; it's Mr. Bickley] Oh, what a disappointment!

  • Mr. Bickley

    You're no Aurora Borealis yourself! I just came up to tell you I got a call from our landlord, Mr. Klevins. He's coming around later to install smoke alarms in all the apartments.

  • Mork

    Oh, no more smoke? There goes my chat with Chief White Eagle.

  • Orkan Elder

    I just wish the Orkan aging process wasn't reversed. Seems like every day I look in the mirror I get a little bit cuter. Where does the time go?

  • Mork

    I don't know, sir. Probably the same place that socks go when you lose them in the dryer.


Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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