General Information

Poster for Mork & Mindy
  • Directed by

    Ed Greenberg

  • Teleplay by

    Winifred Hervey

  • Story by

    Cindy Begel & Lisa Kite

  • Original Air Date

    April 22, 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


  • Conrad Janis

    Fred McConnell

  • Paul Willson

    Bob Miller

  • Larry Carroll


  • Judy Pioli

    Prison matron

  • Barbara Billingsley

    Louise Bailey

  • Phillip R. Allen

    George Logan


When Mindy insists on standing on the First Amendment and refuses to reveal her news source in a bribery trial, she winds up languishing in a cell with Mrs. Bailey, who strangled her husband because his snoring disturbed her. Mork shows up with a copy of Soul on Ice and a harmonica and assures Mrs. Bailey that the now-terrified Mindy is a snorer. Later, Mindy's father, Fred, shares bad news with Mork and Mearth - the judge has denied Mindy's petition for release and she could remain locked up indefinitely. When all of Mork's efforts fail to free Mindy, he takes drastic measures. Mork resorts to devious Orkan tricks to free Mindy while son Mearth anxiously awaits his mommy's return.


  • Mearth

    Amidst all this excitement, I've written a poem. Here it is. [to Fred] Don't you read! It's "My Dad" by Mearth McConnell. OK? 'Now that my dad can drive and change a flat/Please don't run over my new cat.'

  • Mork

    Oh, my poor little prison pooter, my San Quentin quail, how are you? Oh, Mind, I mean, oh, the anguish! The degradation! But cute little dress, though!

  • Mindy

    Mork, I feel so humiliated, even though I know what I'm doing is right. They, they took everything. They took my clothes, and they took my wedding band and then they fingerprinted me and took mug shots! Oh... Mork, that woman told me that she murdered her husband!

  • Mork

    Oh Mind, murdered her husband? I mean come on, she looks like Mrs. Cleaver!

  • Louise Bailey


  • Mork

    I got little things to tide you over just in case you're here for a little bit longer. Here's some cigarettes to bribe the screws... here's some facial cream for an older woman... and, uh, here's a harmonica.

  • Prison matron

    Visiting hours are over. Let's go, shorty!

  • Mork

    You got it, Butch!


Filming Info

  • Locations

    Los Angeles, CA
    Boulder, CO


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