Wendy Kout & George Zateslo
November 5, 1981
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Mindy is dazed at the reality that she and Mork are the parents of Mearth - a half-Earthling/half-Orkan with the body of a fifty-year-old and the mind of an infant - and feels left out when Mearth accepts Mork as his mommy. Mindy frantically calls on her dad, Fred, for advice. He doesn't believe his ears until he arrives at the apartment and meets his 225-lb grandson. That night, the amazing offspring begins to talk but insists on calling Mindy "Shoe." This hurts her feelings so much that she deliberately requests night work at the TV station. Fred advises Mork that Mindy, confused and apprehensive about being a parent, needs time to be close to Mearth. Mork makes up an excuse to leave Mearth at the studio with Mindy. Then he hides nervously outside the door to observe the remarkable results.
[picking up shell fragment] Oh, that's an interesting piece of sculpture. Is it a wedding gift?
Oh, no, it's not a present. Actually it's a piece of a great big eggshell.
What was in it, a Buick?
Close. Well, I guess there's no putting this off any longer. I got something to tell you, and I think you better take this sitting down.
Well, OK, honey, fire away.
OK, let's see, how should I put this? See, for some strange Orkan reason, Mork got pregnant, laid an egg and now we're parents.
Oh, Mindy asked to work the night shift? Do you know what that means?
I'm afraid I do.
Could you tell me?