Wendy Kout & George Zateslo
April 15, 1982
Henderson Production Company, Miller-Milkis Productions, Paramount Television
ABC (television), Paramount Home Video (DVD)
Both Mearth and Mork fall asleep while Mindy is recalling her favorite fairy tales and childhood fantasies of spinning straw into gold and living in a castle. Next thing Mindy knows - unless she's dreaming - is that Mork and Mearth have made three tons of gold. It turns out that the Orkan has learned how to make the precious metal from polyester, buys Mindy a 60-room mansion where she can stable her new horse, and hires tennis star Tracy Austin as son Mearth's tennis coach. Mork presents her with jewels, the white horse of her fantasy, golden clothing and the mansion staffed with servants headed by Quentin, and including a jester and a very tall librarian, Miss Beasley. Mindy has had it with high living when she finds Mearth playing a game of human checkers with Quentin. Mearth is unhappy because he never sees his father any more. But Fred, who has received a gift Rolls-Royce from Mork, won't let Mindy say a word against him.
Mommy and Daddy, I can't sleep! The neighbors are so noisy!
Why don't you lie down here next to Daddy? Come on, Daddy...
No! I don't wanna lie down next to Daddy. I want you to come upstairs with me and sing for me the third act of Evita, you know, like: "Don't cry for me, Argentina!" Teddy? What do you see, Teddy? Teddy always sees something... over there, Teddy, here we go, Teddy. Use the ol' sniffer! Teddy sees cookies! Yeah, maybe I will lie down with Daddy!
The maiden told Rumpelstiltskin the king would behead her if she didn't spin all the straw into gold by dawn. Rumpelstiltskin offered to save her in exchange for her firstborn child.
You know something, Mommy, I've heard this story so many times. That's where the maiden remembers Rumpelstiltskin's name and marries the prince, end of story.
That's not how it ends, is it, Mind?
I'm afraid so.
Mearth! You ruined that story for me! You wanna know something? You wanna know what I know about Santa Claus?!