General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Howard Storm

  • Written by

    Jeff Reno & Ron Osborn

  • Original Air Date

    February 5, 1981

  • Production Companies

    Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television

  • Distribution Company

    ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)


  • Robin Williams


  • Pam Dawber


  • Ralph James


  • Stephanie Kayano


  • Jonathan Ian


  • Amy Tenowich


  • Crissy Wilzak

    Glenda Faye Comstock

  • Jim Staahl

    Nelson Flavor

  • Richard Libertini

    Mr. Strand

  • Conrad Janis

    Fred McConnell

  • Tom Poston

    Mr. Bickley

  • Bebo



Mindy is angry when her stereo, supposedly repaired by Mr. Strand, breaks down again while Mork is using it at the day care center, and Strand refuses to stand behind his work. Mork accompanies her to the shop only to be thrown out by the obnoxious Strand. When Mindy's father is unable to repair the appliance, he offers to pay to have it done, but Mindy counters that she wants justice. That's when Mork announces mysteriously that he has a better idea, adding that "justice moves in strange ways." Mork gains comical cosmic revenge on the repair shop owner by making an appearance at night to put the man on trial before a jury of broken appliances that amazingly come to life.


  • Mork

    OK, kids, something new for today! It's called Record Hour.

  • Stephanie

    Stuff Record Hour! I'd rather have lunch hour.

  • Mork

    Oh, I don't know, Stephanie, you just had lunch and somewhere a small country's going hungry.

  • Jonathan

    What's Record Hour, Mork?

  • Mork

    Well, Record Hour's... oh, Mindy gave us a record player so we can finally play those records I've been wanting to play for a long time! All those wonderful stories, and today we have a little fairytale documentary called War of the Worlds! It's told to us by the biggest Mother Goose of them all, Orson Welles! There we go, watch this, here we go... spin... manual. [Mork sets the record on the player and it slowly dies on him] We bought it from Nixon's secretary... hold on. [Mork tries to fix it] Well, there seems to be... as the Egyptians say, 'Tut Tut, a problem!' I killed it! I've committed stereocide! Stereocide, stereocide! NO! I'm going to go to Dolby hell for this!

  • Mindy

    When did you get a library card?

  • Mork


  • Mindy

    You can't take books out of the library without a card!

  • Mork

    Ooohh! No wonder that old lady hurdled over the desk and chased me down the street. She would've caught me too, if her cane hadn't snapped.

  • Nelson

    Nice try, guy, but you're wasting your time. Lawsuits drag on for years!

  • Mork

    Why does justice take so long?

  • Nelson

    Because lawyers are paid by the hour.

  • Mindy

    Well, I just can't let 'em get away with this! I'm going down there and I'm going to make him fix this thing, and if he won't do it, at least I'll have the satisfaction of giving him a good piece of my mind!

  • Mork

    Maybe I should go with you, Mind, in case you give him too much of your mind, you might need someone to show you the way home.



Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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