General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Frank Buxton

  • Written by

    Wendy Kout & George Zateslo

  • Original Air Date

    November 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


  • Robert Donner


  • Jonathan Winters


  • Conrad Janis

    Fred McConnell


Mindy is dazed at the reality that she and Mork are the parents of Mearth - a half-Earthling/half-Orkan with the body of a fifty-year-old and the mind of an infant - and feels left out when Mearth accepts Mork as his mommy. Mindy frantically calls on her dad, Fred, for advice. He doesn't believe his ears until he arrives at the apartment and meets his 225-lb grandson. That night, the amazing offspring begins to talk but insists on calling Mindy "Shoe." This hurts her feelings so much that she deliberately requests night work at the TV station. Fred advises Mork that Mindy, confused and apprehensive about being a parent, needs time to be close to Mearth. Mork makes up an excuse to leave Mearth at the studio with Mindy. Then he hides nervously outside the door to observe the remarkable results.


  • Fred

    [picking up shell fragment] Oh, that's an interesting piece of sculpture. Is it a wedding gift?

  • Mindy

    Oh, no, it's not a present. Actually it's a piece of a great big eggshell.

  • Fred

    What was in it, a Buick?

  • Mindy

    Close. Well, I guess there's no putting this off any longer. I got something to tell you, and I think you better take this sitting down.

  • Fred

    Well, OK, honey, fire away.

  • Mindy

    OK, let's see, how should I put this? See, for some strange Orkan reason, Mork got pregnant, laid an egg and now we're parents.

  • Mork

    Oh, Mindy asked to work the night shift? Do you know what that means?

  • Fred

    I'm afraid I do.

  • Mork

    Could you tell me?


Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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