General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Howard Storm

  • Written by

    Ed Scharlach & Tom Tenowich

  • Original Air Date

    January 17, 1980

  • Production Companies

    Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television

  • Distribution Company

    ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)


  • Robin Williams


  • Pam Dawber


  • Ralph James


  • Tom Poston

    Mr. Bickley

  • Tom Sullivan

    Tom Bickley

  • Terry McGovern

    Purple Grotto Manager


Mork is engulfed in homesickness and self-pity when Mr. Bickley drops by to invite him and Mindy to meet his son, Tom, an inspirational young singer who is sightless and believes his father has rejected him because of his handicap. Tom is in Boulder to perform at a club. When they arrive at Bickley's apartment, Tom is alone with his guide dog and has received a call that his father, whom he has not seen in twelve years, will join him at the club. Mork, who has never seen a blind person before, and Mindy accompany Tom to the club. When Tom receives a message that his father has been called out of town, he seems to handle the disappointment so well that Mork asks if Tom will show him how to live life to the fullest.


  • Mindy

    Come on, Mork, life can be beautiful anywhere if you just give it the chance.

  • Mork

    Oh Mindy, stop looking at the world through WASP-colored glasses! Don't you understand, I got a right to sing the blues! 5-6-7... [Mork starts playing his harmonica]
    Oh I'm wanted through the universe
    It just seems to make it worse
    I can't get it off my mind
    I ain't had a close encounter of ANY kind
    Oh nanus is good news
    That's why I'm singin' these Orkan blues!

  • Tom

    Listen, why don't you guys come along? I'm sure you could sit with Dad and see my act. Dinah, get your leash.

  • Mindy

    Well, that sounds like fun, doesn't it Mork?

  • Mork

    Yes ma'am, it does, mm-hmm, oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah.

  • Tom

    Bring it back, come on! Come on, that's a good girl! Good girl!

  • Mindy

    Oh, isn't she wonderful! She's just terrific!

  • Mork

    That's no big deal, Mindy, I can do that and I don't shed!

  • Tom

    I'm really into sports, actually. I waterski and try to jog a few miles every day, and I love to skydive!

  • Mindy

    You jump out of planes?

  • Mork

    I bet the hard part is keeping your dog from screaming on the way down, huh?



Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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