General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Bob Claver

  • Written by

    Cindy Begel & Lisa Kite

  • Original Air Date

    January 7, 1982

  • 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


  • Maureen Arthur


  • Harvey Lembeck


  • Tom Poston

    Mr. Bickley


Mork and Mindy agree that if Mearth shapes up and keeps his room clean, he may have friends sleep over, never realizing that it will be his voluptuous classmate, Zelka, from Ork. No sooner has suddenly angelic Mearth surprised them by giving them breakfast in bed, than playmates Ovits and Zelka beam in from Ork for a wild afternoon of play. After Ovits leaves, Mork tries to assure Mindy that Mearth and Zelka, playing in the attic, are innocent toddlers. Then Mearth comes downstairs to ask for a stethoscope for upstairs games. Determined to keep an eye on the two kids every minute, Mork and Mindy pitch a tent in the living room beside a campfire and the four have a pajama party. They are interrupted by Mr. Bickley, their neighbor, who arrives with a fire extinguisher to join what he thinks is a swinging adult party.


  • Mindy

    Hi, I'm home!

  • Mork

    He's your son! You go up there and talk to him!

  • Mindy


  • Mork

    [screaming upstairs] You're gonna get it now, your mother's home! Don't make a face like that, it might freeze that way. And take that out of your mouth, you don't know where it's been!

  • Mindy

    Mork, whatever happened to "Hi little pooter, big kiss"?

  • Mork

    Oh, sure, think of yourself, think of yourself! No one ever thinks about the poor little housemaker, except for Richard Simmons! [Richard Simmons] 'Thighs, thighs, go away! Send them all to Doris Day!'

  • Mork

    Mr. Smarty Pants, you have an answer for everything, dontcha! Hm? Ha-ha! Well, how about this one? If the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second, and the speed of a slug is one inch an hour, how long has Robert Conrad had that battery on his shoulder?

  • Mindy

    What are you talking about? This is no time for brain teasers, Mork. Go over there and reason with your son.

  • Mork

    Right, Mind.

  • Mindy


  • Mork

    I remember that, don't worry. I've seen Ordinary People twice... saw Popeye once.

  • Mork

    Come on now, son, you'll be the Great White Hunter. Well, if not the Great White Hunter, the Reasonable White Hunter. And I'll be... I'll be your faithful gun bearer Beeba. Quickly! I will cut a path through the jungle for you! [he starts with a machete, then proceeds to a chainsaw]

  • Mearth

    [British accent] Ah, you've done a magnificent job! What is it, what is, I'm sorry, I can't... your name again?

  • Mork


  • Mearth

    Beebosay! Yes... you changed in Nairobi.


Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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