General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Jeff Chambers

  • Written by

    Wendy Kout & George Zateslo

  • Original Air Date

    December 4, 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


  • Crissy Wilzak

    Glenda Faye Comstock

  • Gina Hecht

    Jeanie DaVinci

  • Corey Feldman


  • Stephanie Kayano


  • Amy Tenowich


  • Conrad Janis

    Fred McConnell

  • Tom Poston

    Mr. Bickley

  • William Bumiller


  • Bill Kirchenbauer

    Todd Norman Taylor/TNT


Mork begins buying up joke items after Mindy tries Glenda Faye's gag snakes on him, but she has to explain practical jokes to him. Eventually, Mork also learns that the surprise element is what makes pranks funny. Then Mork hears Mr. Bickley bragging to Fred about the time they took apart a professor's auto and reassembled it in his home. A wildly inspired Mork decides to try it on Mindy, and gets so comically carried away with pulling practical jokes that he surprises Mindy by assembling her Jeep in their living room right over Mr. Bickley's apartment, not realizing that her floor cannot support the Jeep's weight.


  • Jeanie

    I am starving! Let's go to the restaurant and I'll talk [Remo] into making us breakfast.

  • Mindy

    Listen, you guys go, Mork's making me a special breakfast this morning. I just hope this time it doesn't jump off the plate!

  • Mindy

    No, Mork, it's a practical joke! It's a prank, people play them on one another. It's supposed to be funny.

  • Mork

    Oh. Aha, I understand that Mind. I'm a superior being, it's a very simple concept: snake, spring, fear! [Julia Child] Let's add that to the dish!

  • Mindy

    Never mind! It was a dumb joke anyway.

  • Mork

    Oh, I wasn't going to say that, Mind.

  • Mindy

    Well, listen, while you're doing whatever it is you're doing there, I'm going to go to the store real quick and get some decorator magazines. Have you seen my car keys?

  • Mork

    Sure, many times.

  • Mindy

    Are you sure you're all right, Mr. Bickley?

  • Mr. Bickley

    Just a second before, I was sitting in that chair! [points to the chair under the Jeep in his living room] I got up to fill my thermos with coffee. I owe my life to Joe DiMaggio!

  • Mork

    Oh, don't worry about that hole, Mr. Bickley, I'll spackle it over.



Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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