Alan Eisenstock & Larry Mintz
October 15, 1981
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Mindy stands up bravely to her father, Frederick, who bitterly opposes having Mork for a son-in-law, and succeeds in winning his approval. She expects Mork to be equally courageous in obtaining the blessing of terrible-tempered Orson on Ork, whre marriage has been outlawed for two million "bleams". Mork withers into cowardice under Orson's threat to alter his molecular structure into a more obedient form of life if he persists in marrying Mindy. While Mork is assuring Mindy that he has browbeat Orson into approving matrimony, Mork begins to turn into an English sheepdog in their apartment. Meanwhile, at the chapel, Mindy's grandmother, Cora, does her best to entertain at the organ, while the best man, Exidor, clad in a formal straitjacket, raves on. Frederick paces, and his wife, Cathy, the matron of honor who does not know about Mork's Orkan origins, tries to remain calm as guests fidget and Mork and Mindy attempt to win Orson's approval.
Why don't you sit down and I'll fix you a nice breakfast... eggs, danish...
I'll have a danish... a son-in-law!?
Yeah... not exactly the way I'd planned to break it to you. But, uh, yeah, Mork and I have decided to get married.
Over my dead body!
That'll trip us, Pop, but it won't stop us.
Oh, Mork! Did I startle you?
Well, not as much as if you'd been Ethel Merman, but...
Well, what happened?! You told Orson, right? You, you confronted him and told him that we were going to be married.
And he backed down, right? Because you're strong and brave with the courage of your convictions!
And no force exists that can prevent us from being married, right, Mork?
Well, those were my words exactly, Mind. Um, you know I told him, I, um... ha! I really let him have it! I leveled him!
I made him feel lower than the price of pork in Tel Aviv!