General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Bob Claver

  • Written by

    Cindy Begel & Lisa Kite

  • Original Air Date

    December 17, 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

  • Louanne

    Miss Geezba

  • Maureen Arthur


  • Harvey Lembeck



Mearth is eager to go to school, and Mindy believes in providing him with a good education, but Mork is inexplicably against it. Mindy finds out why when Mearth's Orkan godfather, Orson, communicates with her while Mork is asleep to learn why Mork has never returned the school application he sent. When Mork wakes up, he reveals that he feels Mearth won't need him any more once schooling begins. They get the application off and Mearth, in school uniform, is beamed to Ork to start school one day a month, Earth time, as a commuter. Mearth returns in tears because he dislikes his teacher, Miss Geezba, whom Mork hated as a student, and resents students who call him "Earth Head." Unfortunately for Mork, Miss Geezba remembers all about him when he and Mindy take Mearth back to Ork Prep.


  • Mindy

    Why don't you want Mearth to go to school?

  • Mork

    The truth of the matter is, Mind, he's growing up and he won't need me. I should just go sit in the shed with his training wheels... and the tire he uses for his teething ring.

  • Mindy

    Hurry up, Mearth, you're going to be late!

  • Mearth

    Oh mommy, daddy! I'm all ready for school, look at me! Yes! Oh, I've shined my shoes til they're almost silver, and shaved my face, so close so the other children can identify with me!

  • Mork

    Oh, Mind! Mind, I can't take it... it seems like he was hatched just yesterday!

  • Mindy

    What are you doing?

  • Mork

    [fishing out the window] Would you believe it? I'm cleaning my oven.

  • Mindy

    Hmm. How are they biting?

  • Mork

    Not too bad. I had one little 5-foot Avon lady, but she got away.

  • Zelka

    Oh, Mearth, I missed you at recess! I waited for you in the sandbox!

  • Mork

    That's very nice, he's already made a little friend.

  • Mindy

    Gee, I have a feeling she's everybody's little friend!


Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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