Bob Perlow & Gene Braunstein
January 21, 1982
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Mearth is overjoyed when Grandpa Fred sets up Mindy's old electric train layout for him. Mindy arrives home from work upset because Daniel Pierson, 23, the new general manager at the TV station, has suddenly replaced Mr. Sternhagen, who hired her. Things worsen for Mindy the next day when Mork arrives at KTNS-TV and stages an embarrassing scene in an attempt to save her job after Pierson has fired cameraman Jake Loomis and threatens other changes. He also announces a mandatory session for that night at which he will meet employees' families. Just as Mork and Mindy are leaving for Pierson's get-together, Mork tries to fix the transformer on Mearth's electric train. Sparks erupt, their bodies are electrified and their minds temporarily switched. Mindy, already worried about losing her job at the television station, foresees disaster after Mork and Mearth accidentally transfer minds, forcing her to take Mearth in Mork's body to meet the new boss.
They fired Sternhagen! They just--they just tossed him out on his ear without a word!
Oh, is there nothing sacred? First the Ropers, now Miles Sternhagen!
Mork, see, Sternhagen hired me. He gave me my shot at my own show. Now I don't know what's going to happen.
Oh, honey, you're very good. What you do on your own is very good, you'll be just fine without him... Mearth! Don't you tie that little family to the tracks!
Are you kidding, grandpa? They're only rubber!
Are you saying that a grown man like yourself watches cartoons every morning?
Yes, I've seen Popeye 14 times. And if you run it backwards it has an ending.
I was glad to use your body. I'm sorry I didn't have the opportunity to wash it before I gave it back. Well, here goes! [they touch the train set battery together; nothing happens]
Oh great, dad! Great! You should work for the Defense Department!