General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Howard Storm

  • Written by

    April Kelly

  • Original Air Date

    April 9, 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


  • Conrad Janis

    Fred McConnell

  • Beverly Sanders

    Caroline McConnell

  • Jonathan Winters

    Dave McConnell

  • Bebo



Fred is suffering anxiety pangs because his highly successful but domineering brother, Dave, is about to pay a visit. Mindy attempts to calm her dad and promises that she will make them a great dinner. Meanwhile, some Orkan ceremonial food that Mork had sent away for arrives by floating egg delivery. Mork cooks up a batch of the stuff, called flek, and when Uncle Dave and Aunt Caroline arrive, Mindy inadvertently eats some of the concoction. Whatever is in the Orkan goody, it strips Earthlings of their inhibitions. Much to Fred's chagrin, Mindy gives Uncle Dave some wild surprises when she turns into a wacky Orkan herself, sending her family reunion into a rollicking tizzy and treating pompous old Uncle Dave to a bizarre evening he won't forget.


  • Mork

    Am I home yet, Mind?

  • Mindy

    Yes, Mork.

  • Mork

    Oh, thank goodness! This is the sixth house I've backed into.

  • Mindy

    All right, I'll ask. Mork, why are you walking backwards?

  • Mork

    I'm celebrating my heritage, Mind, this is National Backwards Day... it's something that everyone looks foward to on Ork, ar arar.

  • Fred

    I'm in big trouble.

  • Mork

    Oh, pops, nice not seeing ya! [walks backwards to shake Fred's hand]

  • Mindy

    So you've been out walking around all day backwards. Didn't people stare at you?

  • Mork

    I don't know, Mind, I don't have eyes in the back of my head.

  • Fred

    Your own vineyard... that's quite impressive, Dave.

  • Dave

    As a fact, it's mother's and mine, isn't it? Just north of Napa, huge monastery, about 50 monks. We lost four.... jumped a bus or something, I don't know. Any rate, long about late July, early August, those little devils come out. Jumping up and down with their little feet, and pressing out these grapes, you see, and of course when there are no, there are no women in the monastery... are there, mother? No, there are none. So, you just see them jumping up and down, their little feet going away, going away, going away, stepping on those little grapes!

  • Mindy

    Dinner's ready!

  • Fred

    Uh, well, well, uh, let's all sit down, shall we?

  • Dave

    Let's go over and sit down.

  • Mork

    This is a real special occasion! Normally we have duck in a bucket.

  • Mindy

    [pushes Dave out of the chair] Aha! Beatcha to it, jelly belly!

  • Dave

    Get some therapy for her! Therapy!

  • Fred

    Mindy, are you all right?

  • Mork

    She normally likes to do this before dinner; it's kinda like a punk grace, you know, [pogoing] 'Can you like the food we eat!'

  • Mindy

    [starts talking to her hand] Mindy, Mindy, I'm hungry, could I have something to eat? Would you like a, uh, uh, an olive? Yes, I'd like an olive! [her hand spits out the olive, then throws the olive up in the air] Bombs away!

  • Dave

    I wanna tell you something, I wanna tell you something... fit her for an electric bonnet now! And set it at 580!



Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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