Richard Rosenstock & Roy Teicher
November 26, 1981
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Mearth seems inconsolable at the demise of his pet spider until Mindy and Cora cheer him up with little gifts - a toy plane and a large lollipop. When Mork sees Mearth crying because a dog has eaten his balsa aircraft, he buys Mearth a fortune in presents to assure his happiness. When Mindy, fearing a spoiled child, orders that they be returned, their unusual child decides that they don't love him any more. After the loot has been returned, Mork tries to teach Mearth that his imagination is better than any toy. Feeling like a failure as a parent, Mork turns to weird Exidor for advice and winds up investing all of his and Mindy's money in Exidor's new boutique.
Actually... you're really not our child.
All right, Min. I-I-I was just kidding, Mearth... See, the real truth of the matter is, that, well... your mother and I are getting divorced.
Well, Mind, after two of those this is gonna be an emotional lay-up, you know what I'm saying? Mearth, the real truth is that... we can't afford all these little goodies and they gotta all go back, I-I'm sorry.
I read you. You just... you and mom don't love me any more!
Oh no, no, no, Mearth.
I can handle it! I can handle it! I know what it is to be crushed! I lost a spider today, I lost a man in an airplane, the dog ate him. Surely I can handle you... you just don't love me any more!
Oh no, don't start! No, it's OK. I'll find, you know, I'll find something to do upstairs in my room. Like maybe, you know... playing with the shadows on the ceiling!