General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Don Barnhart

  • Written by

    Wendy Kout & George Zateslo

  • Original Air Date

    December 3, 1981

  • Production Companies

    Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television

  • Distribution Company

    ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)


  • Robin Williams


  • Pam Dawber


  • Jonathan Winters


  • Ralph James


  • Conrad Janis

    Fred McConnell

  • Richard Moll

    Baba Gentle

  • John Larroquette

    Baba Hope


Mindy brings unhappy Mearth home from a sledding outing and informs Mork that other kids were not allowed to toboggan with their son because their parents thought he was an adult. Mork and Mindy realize they must tell Mearth that he is half alien. Even though Mork assures his son that eventually he will look like Earth children because he is aging backward and getting smaller, Mearth wants to go to Ork and runs away. After Mindy's father sees Mearth taken away by a group of black-robed Utopian cultists, Mindy remembers that the Utopians have a lodge in the mountains. She and Mork charge to the rescue.


  • Mindy

    Oh, sweetheart, stop crying, it's all right!

  • Mearth

    No! It isn't all right! It isn't! I don't have any friends, none at all. Nobody'll play with me! I feel just like George Steinbrenner.

  • Mearth

    Daddy, could I... could I borrow one of your new razor blades? The reason I ask is, mine are all dull from trying to sharpen my crayons.

  • Mork

    Oh, surely son.

  • Mearth

    See, I want to get just real clean, so that I can play with the kids and they in turn will play with me. You know, solitaire is a game, but it's not a way of life.

  • Mork

    Son, you see, I was sent here to observe, and I met your mother and she couldn't keep her hands off me and the rest is history.

  • Mindy

    And that means you're half Orkan and half Earthling.

  • Mearth

    Is that why I'm different from the rest of the kids?

  • Mork

    Well, just for a little while. But pretty soon you'll look just like them, because you see, the Orkan part of you is aging backwards. That's why you're getting smaller and the older you get the younger you look, just like Lena Horne.


Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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