October 8, 1981
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Mork decks Mindy's living room with flowers for his marriage proposal attempt, but Mindy thinks he is wishing her luck in her effort to get a newscaster's position at the TV station where she works. Mork confers with Exidor, his far-out prophet friend, who advises one of two approaches: Mork can charge into her life on a white horse and ride off with her into the sunset, or he can try the duller way of proposing on bended knee. While Mork is on his knee proposing to a stunned Mindy, her father, Fred, and grandmother, Cora, arrive and whisk her into a family conference. The saddened Mindy realizes she has to weigh her feelings against what's logical. When she tells Mork that she can't marry him, he gets her to agree to give him 24 hours to try to change her mind (with his wildest last-ditch efforts).
Mind if I play through?
Exidor! Is that you?
That's what it says on my scorecard. [turns to invisible friend] Try a five iron? Pepe, that's why you're a caddy and I'm on the Tour! [patting the flowers] Always liked playing this course, it's so well-tended.
Those are for Mindy. I... I tried to propose to her.
What did she say?
Put the roast in the oven.
So that's where it goes!
It's a beautiful ring! Look at the jewels, they're sparkling! They're glittering... they're moving!
Those are his little eyes, he's blinking.
Him!? It's alive? [she shakes her finger to try to get the ring off]
Yep. Oh don't do that, you'll give him whiplash! See, the nice thing about it is if you drop him he'll follow you home!