General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Howard Storm

  • Written by

    Tom Tenowich & Ed Scharlach

  • Original Air Date

    March 20, 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


  • Jay Thomas

    Remo DaVinci

  • Tom Poston

    Mr. Bickley

  • Samantha Harper

    Mrs. L. W.

  • Terrence McNally

    Laxative Salesman

  • Gavin Muir


  • Alice Borden

    Floor Wax Saleswoman


Mork, naive to the power of advertising, is exposed to all sorts of TV blurbs, becoming a buyaholic who talks in slogans and dreams a hilarious adventure in which he is pursued by characters from the day's popular commercials. Mork's vulnerability becomes Mindy's problem as he exhibits the symptoms of addiction, and she explains to him the purpose and value of the advertising medium.


  • Mork

    Mindy, I've never been exposed to advertising before.

  • Mindy

    I thought you picked up our TV signals up on Ork.

  • Mork

    Well, we do, but we're not stupid. We divert the commercials to other planets! That's why all the UFOs come here; they're coming here to shop.

  • Mork

    Oh, heavy sigh... here I am in a media society, forced to sit on my ads.

  • Mork

    What are you watching?

  • Mr. Bickley

    Invasion of the Body Grabbers! The original and scarier version!

  • Mork

    What is it about?

  • Mr. Bickley

    About alien beings that come down to earth.

  • Mork

    Oh, a documentary!



Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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