April 9, 1981
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Fred is suffering anxiety pangs because his highly successful but domineering brother, Dave, is about to pay a visit. Mindy attempts to calm her dad and promises that she will make them a great dinner. Meanwhile, some Orkan ceremonial food that Mork had sent away for arrives by floating egg delivery. Mork cooks up a batch of the stuff, called flek, and when Uncle Dave and Aunt Caroline arrive, Mindy inadvertently eats some of the concoction. Whatever is in the Orkan goody, it strips Earthlings of their inhibitions. Much to Fred's chagrin, Mindy gives Uncle Dave some wild surprises when she turns into a wacky Orkan herself, sending her family reunion into a rollicking tizzy and treating pompous old Uncle Dave to a bizarre evening he won't forget.
Am I home yet, Mind?
Oh, thank goodness! This is the sixth house I've backed into.
All right, I'll ask. Mork, why are you walking backwards?
I'm celebrating my heritage, Mind, this is National Backwards Day... it's something that everyone looks foward to on Ork, ar arar.
I'm in big trouble.
Oh, pops, nice not seeing ya! [walks backwards to shake Fred's hand]
So you've been out walking around all day backwards. Didn't people stare at you?
I don't know, Mind, I don't have eyes in the back of my head.
Your own vineyard... that's quite impressive, Dave.
As a fact, it's mother's and mine, isn't it? Just north of Napa, huge monastery, about 50 monks. We lost four.... jumped a bus or something, I don't know. Any rate, long about late July, early August, those little devils come out. Jumping up and down with their little feet, and pressing out these grapes, you see, and of course when there are no, there are no women in the monastery... are there, mother? No, there are none. So, you just see them jumping up and down, their little feet going away, going away, going away, stepping on those little grapes!
Uh, well, well, uh, let's all sit down, shall we?
Let's go over and sit down.
This is a real special occasion! Normally we have duck in a bucket.
[pushes Dave out of the chair] Aha! Beatcha to it, jelly belly!
Get some therapy for her! Therapy!
Mindy, are you all right?
She normally likes to do this before dinner; it's kinda like a punk grace, you know, [pogoing] 'Can you like the food we eat!'
[starts talking to her hand] Mindy, Mindy, I'm hungry, could I have something to eat? Would you like a, uh, uh, an olive? Yes, I'd like an olive! [her hand spits out the olive, then throws the olive up in the air] Bombs away!
I wanna tell you something, I wanna tell you something... fit her for an electric bonnet now! And set it at 580!