Wendy Kout & George Zateslo
December 3, 1981
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Mindy brings unhappy Mearth home from a sledding outing and informs Mork that other kids were not allowed to toboggan with their son because their parents thought he was an adult. Mork and Mindy realize they must tell Mearth that he is half alien. Even though Mork assures his son that eventually he will look like Earth children because he is aging backward and getting smaller, Mearth wants to go to Ork and runs away. After Mindy's father sees Mearth taken away by a group of black-robed Utopian cultists, Mindy remembers that the Utopians have a lodge in the mountains. She and Mork charge to the rescue.
Oh, sweetheart, stop crying, it's all right!
No! It isn't all right! It isn't! I don't have any friends, none at all. Nobody'll play with me! I feel just like George Steinbrenner.
Daddy, could I... could I borrow one of your new razor blades? The reason I ask is, mine are all dull from trying to sharpen my crayons.
Oh, surely son.
See, I want to get just real clean, so that I can play with the kids and they in turn will play with me. You know, solitaire is a game, but it's not a way of life.
Son, you see, I was sent here to observe, and I met your mother and she couldn't keep her hands off me and the rest is history.
And that means you're half Orkan and half Earthling.
Is that why I'm different from the rest of the kids?
Well, just for a little while. But pretty soon you'll look just like them, because you see, the Orkan part of you is aging backwards. That's why you're getting smaller and the older you get the younger you look, just like Lena Horne.