Cindy Begel & Lisa Kite
April 22, 1982
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
When Mindy insists on standing on the First Amendment and refuses to reveal her news source in a bribery trial, she winds up languishing in a cell with Mrs. Bailey, who strangled her husband because his snoring disturbed her. Mork shows up with a copy of Soul on Ice and a harmonica and assures Mrs. Bailey that the now-terrified Mindy is a snorer. Later, Mindy's father, Fred, shares bad news with Mork and Mearth - the judge has denied Mindy's petition for release and she could remain locked up indefinitely. When all of Mork's efforts fail to free Mindy, he takes drastic measures. Mork resorts to devious Orkan tricks to free Mindy while son Mearth anxiously awaits his mommy's return.
Amidst all this excitement, I've written a poem. Here it is. [to Fred] Don't you read! It's "My Dad" by Mearth McConnell. OK? 'Now that my dad can drive and change a flat/Please don't run over my new cat.'
Oh, my poor little prison pooter, my San Quentin quail, how are you? Oh, Mind, I mean, oh, the anguish! The degradation! But cute little dress, though!
Mork, I feel so humiliated, even though I know what I'm doing is right. They, they took everything. They took my clothes, and they took my wedding band and then they fingerprinted me and took mug shots! Oh... Mork, that woman told me that she murdered her husband!
Oh Mind, murdered her husband? I mean come on, she looks like Mrs. Cleaver!
I got little things to tide you over just in case you're here for a little bit longer. Here's some cigarettes to bribe the screws... here's some facial cream for an older woman... and, uh, here's a harmonica.
Visiting hours are over. Let's go, shorty!
You got it, Butch!