General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Bob Claver

  • Written by

    Richard Rosenstock & Roy Teicher

  • Original Air Date

    October 29, 1981

  • Production Companies

    Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television

  • Distribution Company

    ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)


  • Robin Williams


  • Pam Dawber


  • Robert Donner


  • Larry Anderson

    Mario Hammond

  • Maggie Roswell

    Donna Hammond

  • Tom Poston

    Mr. Bickley

  • Jonathan Winters



Mork admits to Exidor, his doctor, that he has developed cravings for things like Teflon and bananas. Mork is feeling strange when an egg emerges through his navel. Thrilled, he takes baby pictures of the egg on a fuzzy blanket. Them, when Mindy arrives home from working on the famous Hammond family's TV special starring Mork's favorites, Donna and Mario, he tells her of the blessed event. Mindy, however, is more interested in celebrating the anniversary of their first month of marriage than in discussing starting a family. Mork misunderstands and tearfully tries to place their "child" with the All-American Hammond family - with disastrous results. By the time Mork convinces the stunned Mindy that they are going to be parents, the egg begins to grow to giant proportions. Mr. Bickley knocks at their door, hoping to share his romantic woes, and hears loud cracking sounds from the bedroom. The egg bursts open and out pops their full-grown, middle-aged-looking son.


  • Mork

    Can we, can we, can we, keep 'im, hm? Can we, Mindy, can we, hm? Can we, Mindy, hm?

  • Mindy

    But of course we'll keep it, Mork! I mean, I'd love anything you and I made together.

  • Mork

    You weren't too crazy about that bookcase.

  • Mindy

    [gasps as she sees Mork sitting atop a huge egg, knitting]

  • Mork

    Didn't know I could knit, huh? Amazing with a little love, how much you can grow.

  • Mindy

    What is in that egg?

  • Mork

    I don't know, Mind, but I hope it's healthy.

  • Mindy

    When do you think it's gonna arrive?

  • Mork

    Well, by the look, about twenty-four hours.

  • Mindy

    Twenty-four hours? But humans get nine months! Elephants get two years! I get twenty-four hours!? It takes longer than that to get Peking duck!


Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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Fun Fact

The all-American Hammonds are a broad caricature of the Osmond family -- especially Donny and Marie, who had their own top-rated variety TV show in the 1970s.

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