Cindy Begel & Lisa Kite
December 17, 1981
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Mearth is eager to go to school, and Mindy believes in providing him with a good education, but Mork is inexplicably against it. Mindy finds out why when Mearth's Orkan godfather, Orson, communicates with her while Mork is asleep to learn why Mork has never returned the school application he sent. When Mork wakes up, he reveals that he feels Mearth won't need him any more once schooling begins. They get the application off and Mearth, in school uniform, is beamed to Ork to start school one day a month, Earth time, as a commuter. Mearth returns in tears because he dislikes his teacher, Miss Geezba, whom Mork hated as a student, and resents students who call him "Earth Head." Unfortunately for Mork, Miss Geezba remembers all about him when he and Mindy take Mearth back to Ork Prep.
Why don't you want Mearth to go to school?
The truth of the matter is, Mind, he's growing up and he won't need me. I should just go sit in the shed with his training wheels... and the tire he uses for his teething ring.
Hurry up, Mearth, you're going to be late!
Oh mommy, daddy! I'm all ready for school, look at me! Yes! Oh, I've shined my shoes til they're almost silver, and shaved my face, so close so the other children can identify with me!
Oh, Mind! Mind, I can't take it... it seems like he was hatched just yesterday!
What are you doing?
[fishing out the window] Would you believe it? I'm cleaning my oven.
Hmm. How are they biting?
Not too bad. I had one little 5-foot Avon lady, but she got away.
Oh, Mearth, I missed you at recess! I waited for you in the sandbox!
That's very nice, he's already made a little friend.
Gee, I have a feeling she's everybody's little friend!