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The following is an episode list for the ABC sitcom television series Mork & Mindy. The series ran from September 14, 1978, to May 27, 1982, with a total of 91 episodes (split into 95 for syndication).

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedRankRating
First airedLast aired
125September 14, 1978 (1978-09-14)May 10, 1979 (1979-05-10)328.6
(Tied with Happy Days)
226September 16, 1979 (1979-09-16)May 1, 1980 (1980-05-01)2720.2
322November 13, 1980 (1980-11-13)May 14, 1981 (1981-05-14)49N/A
422October 8, 1981 (1981-10-08)May 27, 1982 (1982-05-27)60N/A

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1978–79)Edit

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"Pilot"Howard StormDale McRavenSeptember 14, 1978 (1978-09-14)

Mork's boss, Orson, assigns the misfit Mork to study the planet Earth. After landing in the woods near Boulder, Colorado, he meets Mindy McConnell who was stranded there by her lecherous boyfriend. Back at Mindy's apartment, she discovers that Mork is an alien, and offers to help him study Earth. In a flashback sequence, Mork tells Mindy about a previous visit to Earth when Arthur Fonzarelli arranged a date for him with Laverne De Fazio. When Mindy's father, Fred, discovers that Mork has moved in with Mindy, Deputy Tilwick offers to scare Mork off. Tilwick believes Mork is insane and tries to have him committed.

NOTE: one-hour episode

Special Guest Stars: Henry Winkler as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio.
33"Mork Moves In"Howard StormLloyd Turner & Gordon MitchellSeptember 21, 1978 (1978-09-21)

Orson contacts Mork stating that the elders have lost Mork's last report causing Mork to replay his report to Orson. After constant hounding from Fred, Mork agrees to move out of Mindy's apartment. But Mork's plans are complicated when he becomes drunk ("bezurb") on ginger ale.

NOTE: Mork reveals that he is an alien to Mindy's father but he doesn't believe him at first.
44"Mork Runs Away"Joel ZwickApril KellySeptember 28, 1978 (1978-09-28)

After unintentionally losing Mindy a date, Mork realizes the havoc he is wreaking with her romance life and decides to move out. While looking for a flop house, he stumbles upon Exidor, the delusional leader (and only tangible member) of "The Friends of Venus".

Special Guest Star: Robert Donner as Exidor
55"Mork in Love"Harvey MedlinskyLloyd Turner & Gordon MitchellOctober 5, 1978 (1978-10-05)

When Mindy tells Mork that he has to experience love in order to understand the human experience, he takes her advice and falls head over heel for the lovely Dolly, oblivious to the fact that she's a mannequin.

NOTE: Mork and Mindy kiss for the first time.
66"Mork's Seduction"Harvey MedlinskyNeil LebowitzOctober 12, 1978 (1978-10-12)

A new customer at the music store turns out to be Mindy's old rival Susan Taylor (played by Morgan Fairchild). Susan sets her sights on Mork, as revenge for Mindy "stealing" her boyfriend back in high school.

NOTE: Mork and Mindy kiss again in this episode.
77"Mork Goes Public"Joel ZwickDavid Misch & April KellyOctober 19, 1978 (1978-10-19)

At the music store, Mork has a run-in with Clint Mullet, a reporter for a tabloid that is offering $25,000 for proof of alien life. After Fred saves Mork's life, Mork decides to turn himself in to pay for Fred's plumbing bills, and Mindy's college tuition.

Guest Star: Jeff Altman as Clint Mullet
88"To Tell the Truth"Joel ZwickApril KellyNovember 2, 1978 (1978-11-02)
When Mork tricks Mindy into believing that he can predict the weather, Mindy tells him that he should never lie ("splinking"). The music store's despicable landlord Arnold Wanker dies while trying to evict Fred from the music store. Mork, hearing the family try to comfort his widow, assumes that Wanker is their friend, and brings him back from the dead.
99"Mork the Gullible"Howard StormNeil LebowitzNovember 9, 1978 (1978-11-09)
Mork learns something about gullibility when he ends up arrested for falling for a criminal's sob story enough to set him free. Mork soon ends up getting Exidor as a cellmate where Exidor is now worshiping O.J. Simpson.
1010"A Mommy for Morky"Howard StormTom TenowichNovember 16, 1978 (1978-11-16)
When Mindy is reunited with her ex-fiance, Dan (Barry Van Dyke), she wonders what it would be like to raise a family, while Mork wonders what it would have been like to have had a mother. Mork kills two birds with one stone by using his Orkan Age Machine to regress himself to 3 years old, which results in hilarious complications.
1111"Mork's Greatest Hit"Howard StormDavid MischNovember 23, 1978 (1978-11-23)

After Mork rescues Mindy from the unwanted advances of a man named George (Brion James), the masher starts looking for the alien who he feels humiliated him. Although Mork has an aversion to violence, he must find a way to deal with George.

Orkan Fact: On Ork, which has long been a pacifist planet, violence is not only outlawed but considered disgraceful; acts of violence are considered humiliating to those who practice them. In Orkan culture, the highest form of courage is to avoid a fight cleverly.
1212"Old Fears"Howard StormApril KellyNovember 30, 1978 (1978-11-30)

When a friend of Cora's passes away, she goes into a funk. When Mork hears she needs more friends her age, he decides to become one by using his Orkan Age Machine.

NOTE: Mork reveals his alien nature to Cora in this episode.
1313"Mork's First Christmas"Jeff ChambersDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonDecember 14, 1978 (1978-12-14)

Mork learns about the meaning of Christmas, and helps remind everyone else about it when he invites the obnoxious Susan Taylor to spend Christmas with the McConnell's because she's got no one to celebrate with.

NOTE: No report to Orson is made this episode; different end sequence is played.
1414"Mork and the Immigrant"Howard StormDavid O'Malley & April KellyJanuary 11, 1979 (1979-01-11)
Mork thinks Russian immigrant Sergei Krushnev is an alien like him, and tries to help welcome him. Trouble ensues when Sergei tells Mork that 'aliens' need to be registered.
1515"Mork the Tolerant"Howard StormLloyd Turner & Gordon MitchellJanuary 18, 1979 (1979-01-18)

Mindy is irritated by her grouchy new neighbor Franklin Bickley, but Mork is determined to be friends with him.

Guest Star: Tom Poston as Franklin Bickley
1616"Young Love"Howard StormTom TenowichJanuary 25, 1979 (1979-01-25)
Mork performs a wedding ceremony to marry his friend Eugene and his girlfriend, Holly, thinking that this will enable them to escape 'parental oppression'.
1717"Skyflakes Keep Falling on My Head"Howard StormDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonFebruary 1, 1979 (1979-02-01)
Exidor returns with a plan to become Emperor of Earth. In return for Mork's help, Exidor lets him use his summer home so Mindy can get some R&R, but the vacation does not go as planned.
1818"Mork Goes Erk"Howard StormLloyd Turner & Gordon MitchellFebruary 8, 1979 (1979-02-08)

After Mork receives the depressing news that he may be transferred, Susan Taylor gets him, Mindy, and Mr. Bickley to attend a seminar of ERK (short for Ellsworth Revitalization Konditioning), and the tyrannical Ellsworth meets his match in his alien patient.

Guest Stars: David Letterman as Ellsworth, Tom Poston as Franklin Bickley
1919"Yes Sir, That's My Baby"Jeff ChambersApril KellyFebruary 15, 1979 (1979-02-15)
Sally returns with her newborn son, and Mork loves him so much he wants a baby of his own. He ends up buying a baby from a shady character named Chuck Wilson for $10,000, unaware that Chuck Wilson is wanted by the FBI for various baby abductions.
2020"Mork's Mixed Emotions"Jeff ChambersTom Tenowich & Ed ScharlachFebruary 22, 1979 (1979-02-22)

Mork, becoming disturbed after having a nightmare, shuts his emotions off. When Mindy kisses him, his emotions are released, but now the Orkan cannot control them, resulting in embarrassing shifts from moment to moment.

NOTE: In 1997, this episode was ranked #94 on TV Guide's list of the 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.[1]
2121"Mork's Night Out"Howard StormDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonMarch 8, 1979 (1979-03-08)

When Mindy goes away for the weekend, Mork and Mr. Bickley goes to a singles bar for a night out. The women they pick up and bring back to Mr. Bickley's place are thieves and steal his things.

Guest Stars: Tom Poston as Franklin Bickley, Ruta Lee as Lisa, Robin Eisenman as Penny
2222"In Mork We Trust"Howard StormMichael EndlerMarch 15, 1979 (1979-03-15)

When Mr. Bickley steals Mork's age machine, he unknowingly causes Mork's age to change from that of a baby to middle age.

Guest Star: Tom Poston as Franklin Bickley

Orkan Fact: Orkans evolve from chickens.
2323"Mork Runs Down"Howard StormBen StarrApril 12, 1979 (1979-04-12)

Mork's attempt to find a new job is complicated by his "birthday", a potentially fatal condition that causes him to behave stranger than usual unless he recharges himself with his egg-like "gleek".

Guest Star: Susan Elliot as Rainbow
2424"It's a Wonderful Mork"Howard StormEd Scharlach & Tom TenowichMay 3, 1979 (1979-05-03)

When Mork inadvertently costs Mindy a potential job, he wishes he had never come to Earth when he informs Orson of this. Orson then shows him what would have happened to Mindy over the last year had he not been there. Mork sees that Mindy is married to Cliff who has a gambling problem, Fred has traveled the world and had a short relationship with a woman, Cora lives with Mindy, and the McConnell's music store has been sold.

Guest Stars: Linda Henning as Margaret, Sam Freed as Cliff

NOTE: Title is a parody of It's a Wonderful Life.
2525"Mork's Best Friend"Howard StormSimon MuntnerMay 10, 1979 (1979-05-10)

Mork brings up a pet caterpillar which he names Bob. Exidor shows up and has found the true Religion which is reincarnation as he claims that he is the reincarnation of Julius Caesar. Mork soon becomes depressed when Bob becomes still and apparently lifeless.

Guest Star: Robert Donner as Exidor

Season 2 (1979–80)Edit

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"Mork in Wonderland"Howard StormDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonSeptember 16, 1979 (1979-09-16)

Mork takes an earthling cold capsule that shrinks his nasal membranes. It turns out though that he is entirely made of membrane, so Mindy helplessly watches Mork shrink to nothing. While shrunk, Mork finds himself in an odd 'alternate universe' called Mirth, where humor has been outlawed.

NOTES: One-hour episode; Tom Poston's first episode as a regular; Filming for the shrinking effect was provided by Magicam (only used in Part 1)
283"Stark Raving Mork"Howard StormApril KellySeptember 23, 1979 (1979-09-23)
Hearing about 'kissing and making up' from Mr. Bickley and Remo, Mork starts an argument with Mindy and gets thrown out of the house. When it comes to the making up part, Mork turns to Remo for help.
294"Mork's Baby Blues"Howard StormDavid Misch & April KellySeptember 30, 1979 (1979-09-30)

Due to a misunderstanding about Monopoly money, gold-digger Kathy Cumberland believes Mork is rich and claims she is carrying his child.

Guest Star: Dinah Manoff as Kathy Cumberland
305"Dr. Morkenstein"Harvey MedlinskyBruce Kalish & Philip John TaylorOctober 7, 1979 (1979-10-07)

Working as a security guard in a science museum where a Science Exhibition is being held, Mork befriends a robot named Chuck who will soon end up in the junk pile.

Guest Star: Roddy McDowall as the voice of Chuck the Robot
316"Mork vs. Mindy"Howard StormDavid MischOctober 14, 1979 (1979-10-14)
After Mork and Mindy are hired as campaign workers by Mindy's cousin Nelson Flavor (who is running for city councilman), they end up competing against each other for the same job.
327"Mork Gets Mindy-itis"Howard StormTom TenowichOctober 21, 1979 (1979-10-21)
Mork discovers he is allergic to Mindy when he gets uncontrollable fits of laughter (the Orkan equivalent to sneezing) around her. Mork gets advice from Jeanie on what do to cure his allergies. While Mindy helps with Nelson's election, Exidor returns and tells Mork that he has moved into a boss pad with his invisible girlfriend.
338"A Morkville Horror"Howard StormTom Tenowich & Ed ScharlachOctober 28, 1979 (1979-10-28)
On Halloween, Mork and Mindy believe the house she grew up in and is selling to Mr. Bickley is haunted by ghosts. After an encounter with Exidor (who mistook Mindy's old house for a private getaway), Mork and Mindy encounter the ghosts of the house's builder Dirdre and Lucinda LaFitte.
349"Mork's Healthful Hints"Howard StormDavid MischNovember 4, 1979 (1979-11-04)
Mindy goes to the hospital for a tonsillectomy. But due to a typographical error, Mindy is mistaken for another patient and nearly ends up getting brain surgery instead. Fortunately, her knight in shining suspenders is up to the job.
3510"Dial 'N' for Nelson"Howard StormDavid Misch & April KellyNovember 11, 1979 (1979-11-11)
When Nelson receives threatening phone calls, Mork and Mindy investigate a shady club.
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"Mork vs. the Necrotons"Howard StormAlan Eisenstock & Larry MintzNovember 18, 1979 (1979-11-18)

Mork is captured by a female Necroton warrior named Captain Nirvana and her minions Kama and Sutra. She uses feminine charms to get information about Earth out of Mork's mind. Kama and Sutra capture Mindy in order to lure Mork to Captain Nirvana. Mork and Mindy are soon trapped by the Necrotons, but Mork uses his slapstick to defeat his enemy. NOTE: one-hour episode
Guest Star: Raquel Welch as Captain Nirvana

Orkan Fact: Orkans and Necrotons have been enemies for millennia, yet prior to this episode, Orkans have no idea what Necrotons look like, paralleling a similar situation in the Star Trek season one episode Balance of Terror, in which the U.S.S. Enterprise crew has no idea what Romulans look like before encountering them in said episode

Orkan Fact: Upon learning Necrotons are coming to Earth, Orson straightforwardly advises Mork to hide; this is consistent with the fact that Orkans consider it humiliating to engage in battle and honorable to avoid violence at any cost, as revealed in the season one episode Mork's Greatest Hit.
3813"Hold That Mork"Howard StormBruce Kalish & Philip John TaylorNovember 25, 1979 (1979-11-25)

Mork becomes a member of "The Pony Express", the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, making him pro football's first male cheerleader. Nelson uses the idea of Mork being a cheerleader to further his campaign.

NOTE: Portions were filmed at Mile High Stadium on November 11, 1979 before a game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots.

Guest Star: Linda Henning as Pam Stockhaus
3914"The Exidor Affair"Howard StormDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonDecember 2, 1979 (1979-12-02)

Exidor wants to propose to a pretty meter maid named Ambrosia Malspa and asks Mork for help. When Exidor's invisible friend Pepe ruins the dinner date, Mork ends up taking Exidor in. While Mork tries to keep Exidor from leaving, Mindy tries to get Ambrosia to take Exidor back.

Guest Star: Georgia Engel as Ambrosia Malspa
4015"The Mork Syndrome"Howard StormApril Kelly & David Patrick O'MalleyDecember 9, 1979 (1979-12-09)

Mork mistakes the Air Force as a travel club and joins up as Lt. Mork Fromork. Mork goes on a secret mission for the Air Force and unintentionally blows the cover on irresponsible behavior regarding nuclear waste.

Orkan Fact: Although Ork, like Earth, uses nuclear energy, the resultant "tell-tale nuclear waste" is easily disposed of via a spray called "Nuke-Away." Mork is incredulous that any planet would use nuclear energy without being able to dispose of such waste; the revelation that humans store nuclear waste in "cans" outright frightens him.
4116"Exidor's Wedding"Howard StormDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonDecember 16, 1979 (1979-12-16)

Exidor's long-lost mother Princess Lusitania shows up and tries to keep her son from getting married. Now Mork and Mindy must find a way to convince Princess Lusitania to let Exidor get married. (Princess Lusitania might have been Mindy's roommate in "Mork's Health Hints.")

Guest Star: Georgia Engel as Ambrosia Malspa
4217"A Mommy for Mindy"Howard StormApril KellyJanuary 3, 1980 (1980-01-03)

When Fred visits with a younger woman he has just married, Mork is happy, but Mindy is not.

Guest Stars: Conrad Janis as Fred McConnell, Shelley Fabares as Cathy McConnell, Missy Francis as Little Mindy.

NOTE: Jim Staahl's first episode as a regular.
4318"The Night They Raided Mind-ski's"Howard StormEd Scharlach & Tom TenowichJanuary 10, 1980 (1980-01-10)
Hoping to help Nelson's campaign, Mork unknowingly becomes involved with a group of Ku Klux Klan-like hate-mongers. When the fanatics vandalize Mindy's apartment upon learning that she is half-Polish, Mork uses his powers to first vandalize the group's headquarters in turn, and then to visit a most unique and ironic form of punishment upon them.
4419"Mork Learns to See"Howard StormEd Scharlach & Tom TenowichJanuary 17, 1980 (1980-01-17)

When Mr. Bickley's blind son Tom comes to visit, Mork learns from him to see the world differently.

Guest Star: Tom Sullivan as Tom Bickley
4520"Mork's Vacation"Howard StormTom Tenowich & Ed ScharlachJanuary 24, 1980 (1980-01-24)
Needing a vacation, Mork gets Orson's permission to swap bodies with other aliens from Murow and HMM-HMM-HMM. This causes more problems than usual on the home front when the minds of the aliens inhabit Mork's body in turn.
4621"Jeanie Loves Mork"Howard StormTeleplay by: Ed Scharlach & Tom Tenowich
Story by: Steve Kreinberg & Andy Guerdat
January 31, 1980 (1980-01-31)
Mindy secretly takes over a lonely hearts column, recognizes a letter from her friend Jeanie and advises her on finding "Mr. Right". Meanwhile, Mork is also trying to help Jeanie by hanging out with her, walking her home, and trying to be a good friend. Mork doesn't realize that Jeanie wants to be "more than friends".
4722"Little Orphan Morkie"Howard StormBruce Kalish & Philip John TaylorFebruary 7, 1980 (1980-02-07)
Following the events of his last visit to the Department of Immigrants, Mork could be deported unless he either marries an American citizen or finds someone to adopt him. Yet the person who ends up adopting Mork is Exidor.
4823"Looney Tunes and Morkie Melodies"Howard StormTom Tenowich & Ed ScharlachFebruary 14, 1980 (1980-02-14)
Mork recruits his friends to turn the hour devoted to Nelson's 7:00 AM Saturday morning campaign speech into a variety show for kids.
4924"Clerical Error"Howard StormApril KellyFebruary 28, 1980 (1980-02-28)
Mork tries to become a priest, dresses up in a black jacket and white collar, and begins advising church parishioners.
5025"Invasion of the Mork Snatchers"Howard StormTom Tenowich & Ed ScharlachMarch 20, 1980 (1980-03-20)
TV commercials cause Mork to become addicted to shopping. This causes problems for Mindy.
5126"The Way Mork Were"Howard StormApril Kelly & David MischMay 1, 1980 (1980-05-01)

When marital problems plague Fred, he turns to Mork and Mindy for help.

NOTE: clip show

Season 3 (1980–81)Edit

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"Putting the Ork Back in Mork"Howard StormEd Scharlach & Tom TenowichNovember 13, 1980 (1980-11-13)

Mindy's efforts to make Mork act like a normal earthling backfire, radically changing his personality. Upon learning of this situation from Mork and Mindy, Orson sends the most respected Orkan elder to Earth to help Mork regain his Orkan traits. The Elder (whose name is actually the sound of "blowing a raspberry") converts the attic to a typical Orkan house, hoping it will help Mork revert to his old Orkan ways. If Mork fails, he will be sent back to Ork and be ostracized from the other Orkans.

NOTE: One-hour episode; Conrad Janis returns as a regular.
543"Mork in Never-Never Land"Howard StormWendy KoutNovember 20, 1980 (1980-11-20)
Mork discovers that his pen-pal is living at an insane asylum, and believes that he is Peter Pan.
554"Dueling Skates"Garry K. MarshallDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonNovember 27, 1980 (1980-11-27)
To save the daycare center where he works from becoming a parking lot, Mork challenges a champion skater to a Rocky Mountain race.
565"Mork the Prankster"Jeff ChambersWendy Kout & George ZatesloDecember 4, 1980 (1980-12-04)
Mindy teaches Mork about practical jokes, but Mork does not quite get the hang of them. After a disastrous prank from Mork that involves assembling her jeep in the living room, Mindy moves out to live with Glenda Faye for a while. Glenda convinces Mindy to go back to Mork.
576"Mork, the Monkey's Uncle"Howard StormTeleplay by: Tom Tenowich & Ed Scharlach
Story by: James Klein
December 11, 1980 (1980-12-11)
Mork kidnaps a chimpanzee from the zoo saying he was being treated badly. Exidor investigates at the zoo and learns that the chimpanzee's mother was rushed to the hospital. Mork sneaks in to the zoo and reunites the chimp and its mother.
587"Gunfight at the Mork-Kay Corral"Jeff ChambersStuart GillardDecember 18, 1980 (1980-12-18)
Mork dresses up as his favorite hero Squellman the Yellow. One boy at the day care named Bill idolizes Billy the Kid and starts imitating him in a dangerous game. Mork and Mindy teach him a lesson about violence.
598"Mork's New Look"Howard StormApril KellyJanuary 1, 1981 (1981-01-01)

Mindy's dad wants to get plastic surgery to look younger. He says everyone could use a little improvement, which inspires Mork to go to a plastic surgeon. His make-over surprises everyone.

Guest Star: Shelley Fabares as Cathy
609"Alas, Poor Mork, We Knew Him Well"Howard StormSteve Kreinberg & Andy GuerdatJanuary 8, 1981 (1981-01-08)
When an insurance salesman scares Mork about dying from natural disasters, he seals himself into a glass bubble in the living room. In the process, he learns some things about living with risks.
6110"Mork and the Bum Rap"Howard StormDeborah Raznick & John B. CollinsJanuary 15, 1981 (1981-01-15)

Although Mork doesn't understand the concept of charity, he is determined to help Mindy raise money for the children's hospital. He tries his Morkathon performance to no avail and ends up taking up panhandling to collect money for the children's hospital when he meets a panhandler named Godfrey.

Guest Star: Ross Martin as Godfrey
6211"Mindy Gets Her Job"Howard StormTom Tenowich & Ed ScharlachJanuary 22, 1981 (1981-01-22)

Mindy applies for a job at a TV station. After speaking her mind to the station manager Miles Sternhagen, she get hired. A blizzard keeps newscasters from getting to the station, so Mindy has to do the whole news show herself with help from Mork.

Guest Star: Foster Brooks as Miles Sternhagen
6312"Twelve Angry Appliances"Howard StormJeff Reno & Ron OsbornFebruary 5, 1981 (1981-02-05)

Mindy has a broken record player that the repairman Augustus J. Strand won't fix for a second time. Mork wants to get revenge on Strand, so he puts him on trial before a jury of broken appliances that are in the repair shop.

Guest Star: Richard Libertini as Augustus J. Strand
6413"There's a New Mork in Town"Howard StormJeff Reno & Ron OsbornFebruary 12, 1981 (1981-02-12)

Mork is ecstatic when he hears that Orkan VIP Xerko is coming to visit him. Xerko turns out to be an arrogant and egotistical man and he wants Mork's job of reporting back to Orson. Xerko and Mork duel to see who will get the job.

Guest Star: Lyle Waggoner as Xerko
6514"Mork Meets Robin Williams"Howard StormDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonFebruary 19, 1981 (1981-02-19)

Robin Williams is in town to do a live Solar Energy Benefit show and Mindy can't get an interview. Mork does not think he looks anything like Robin Williams (whose name sounds very much like an Orkan language obscenity), but he gets chased by a mob of fans. Mork gets Mindy and himself into Robin Williams' dressing room, leading to a face-to-face interview with him.

Guest Star: Foster Brooks as Miles Sternhagen
6615"Mindy, Mindy, Mindy"Howard StormSteve Kreinberg & Andy GuerdatFebruary 26, 1981 (1981-02-26)
Mindy goes away for the weekend, and Mork goes crazy missing her. The Orkan Elder comes to visit and regrets that Mindy isn't there. He tries to clone Mindy, but each clone is worse than the last. Now Mork must deactivate the defective Mindys before they can cause any trouble.
6716"Mork, the Swinging Single"Howard StormWendy KoutMarch 12, 1981 (1981-03-12)
Mindy tells Mork she thinks they should date other people. He takes lessons from a swinger named T.N.T. and turns into a party animal.
6817"Mork and Mindy Meet Rick and Ruby"Howard StormDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonMarch 26, 1981 (1981-03-26)
Remo fires Ruby, the pregnant singer of the restaurant's band. Mindy takes in Rick and Ruby and she tries to convince Remo to rehire them. She makes a bet with Remo, so he rehires the group. Ruby goes into labor during a performance and Mork takes her place.
6918"Mork and the Family Reunion"Howard StormApril KellyApril 9, 1981 (1981-04-09)

Fred's successful but domineering brother Dave comes to dinner. Mindy accidentally eats an Orkan dessert which makes her behave strangely. Things get even worse when Uncle Dave eats some of the dessert also.

Guest Star: Jonathan Winters as Uncle Dave. In most of Season 4 he would appear as Mork's son Mearth.
7019"Old Muggable Mork"Don BarnhartJohn B. Collins & Deborah RaznickApril 16, 1981 (1981-04-16)

Grandma Cora comes to visit, but the trip takes a turn for the worse when she gets mugged. Cora feels very scared and Mork thinks up a plan to get even with the muggers.

Special Guest Star: Elizabeth Kerr as Cora Hudson
7120"I Heard It Through the Morkvine"Howard StormTeleplay by: Jeff Reno & Ron Osborn
Story by: Jim Fisher & Jim Staahl
April 30, 1981 (1981-04-30)

Mork learns about gossip after Mindy gets her own gossip show. Mindy thinks she won't be able to get those kinds of stories, so Mork gets some for her. While taking her place on the show, he spreads gossip about his friends. Mindy makes Mork apologize on the air. Mork also convinces Mr. Sternhagen to drop the show.

Guest Star: Foster Brooks as Miles Sternhagen
7221"Mindy and Mork"Howard StormBrian LevantMay 7, 1981 (1981-05-07)
Mindy is working a lot and Mork can't adjust. Mork and Mindy switch places for a morning to see how the other feels.
7322"Reflections and Regrets"Howard StormTom Tenowich & Ed ScharlachMay 14, 1981 (1981-05-14)

At Mr. Bickley's 50th birthday party, everyone shares what they regret in their life. Mindy makes excuses to put off her turn, but after everyone leaves, she shares her regret with Mork.

NOTES: This was Tom Poston's final episode as a regular and the final appearances of Jay Thomas, Gina Hecht, Jim Staahl and Crissy Wilzak. No report to Orson is made in this episode.

Season 4 (1981–82)Edit

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741"Limited Engagement"Bob ClaverBrian LevantOctober 8, 1981 (1981-10-08)

After decorating the apartment with flowers, Mork gets down on bended knee and proposes to Mindy. Choosing between logic and her emotions, Mindy tells him that she cannot marry him. Mork asks for 24 hours to get her to change her mind.

Orkan Fact: Marriage is outlawed on Ork ever since Ork's Dark Ages.
752"The Wedding"Bob ClaverAlan Eisenstock & Larry MintzOctober 15, 1981 (1981-10-15)

When Orson forbids Mork to marry Mindy because marriage is outlawed on Ork, Mork goes ahead with the wedding anyway. Orson retaliates by turning him into a sheepdog. After a chat with Orson, Mork and Mindy finally get married.

Guest Star: Shelley Fabares as Cathy
763"The Honeymoon"Bob ClaverDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonOctober 22, 1981 (1981-10-22)
Mork and Mindy take their honeymoon on Ork, but Mindy becomes a tourist attraction and is even entered in a pet show. Things keep going wrong and Mork does not understand Earth honeymoon customs. He confesses to Mindy that he is scared of being married.

Orkan Fact: Several aliens, very different in appearance from the human-looking Orkans, are present when Mork and Mindy arrive on Ork. Whether the aliens are themselves visitors from other planets or are representative of other races native to Ork is unclear.

NOTE: Mork has been sending roses to Ork for three years in order to show the Orkans some of Earth's beauties.

774"Three the Hard Way"Bob ClaverRichard Rosenstock & Roy TeicherOctober 29, 1981 (1981-10-29)

Exidor (who is working as a doctor) determines that Mork is pregnant. Mork gives birth to an egg via his navel. Mindy has trouble accepting that in the egg is their child. The egg grows and hatches a full grown, elderly man as Mork and Mindy's baby (since Orkans age backwards).

Guest Stars: Tom Poston as Mr. Bickley, Jonathan Winters as Mearth.
785"Mama Mork, Papa Mindy"Frank BuxtonWendy Kout & George ZatesloNovember 5, 1981 (1981-11-05)

Mearth learns to walk and talk, but calls Mork 'Mommy' and Mindy 'shoe'. Mindy starts avoiding Mearth until Mork gives her an opportunity to bond with her son.

NOTE: Jonathan Winters's first episode as a regular.
796"My Dad Can't Beat Up Anyone"Frank BuxtonDale McRaven & Bruce JohnsonNovember 12, 1981 (1981-11-12)
Mork becomes insecure when he thinks he doesn't have Mearth's respect. Mearth finds Mork's spacesuit and Mork wears it as a superhero costume. Mork and Mearth go to a bar, looking for some bad guys and they find more than they bargained for.
807"Long Before We Met..."Frank BuxtonDeborah Raznick & John B. CollinsNovember 19, 1981 (1981-11-19)

Mork accompanies Mindy to her high school reunion and gets upset when Mindy associates with an old boyfriend named Steve Sanders. Mork then attempts to go back in time to the prom and do away with the boyfriend and he succeeds. When Mork comes back to reality, Mindy then assures him that he is the only one she loves.

Guest Star: Paul Reubens as Dickie Nimitz. Reubens wears a blue bowtie and suit similar to what his Pee Wee Herman costume would become.
818"Rich Mork, Poor Mork"Frank BuxtonRichard Rosenstock & Roy TeicherNovember 26, 1981 (1981-11-26)
After having to send back presents he bought for Mearth, Mork turns to Exidor for money advice and invests all the family's money in Exidor's boutique.
829"Alienation"Don BarnhartWendy Kout & George ZatesloDecember 3, 1981 (1981-12-03)

Mork and Mindy tell Mearth he's an alien. Mearth gets upset that he is different from other children and runs away. He's captured by a cult of Utopians and Mork and Mindy pretend to be part of the cult to rescue him.

Special Guest Stars: Richard Moll, John Larroquette
8310"P.S. 2001"Bob ClaverCindy Begel & Lisa KiteDecember 17, 1981 (1981-12-17)
Mearth wants to go to school and gets sent to school on Ork. Mearth comes home crying because the other kids made fun of him and he hates the teacher. Mork and Mindy take Mearth back to class and Mearth uses his parents as a show-and-tell item which gains the respect of his classmates.
8411"Pajama Game II"Bob ClaverCindy Begel & Lisa KiteJanuary 7, 1982 (1982-01-07)
Mearth is allowed to have some of his Orkan friends over and Zelka ends up spending the night. Mork and Mindy explain the facts of life to Mearth when they assume something happened between him and Zelka.
8512"Present Tense"Bob ClaverWinifred HerveyJanuary 14, 1982 (1982-01-14)
Mearth goes on a trip with Fred so Mork and Mindy have a week to spend alone together. They find that without Mearth at home, they have nothing to talk about. After they have a fight, Mork takes Mindy to the place they first met to make up.
8613"Metamorphosis - the TV Show"Bob ClaverBob Perlow & Gene BraunsteinJanuary 21, 1982 (1982-01-21)
Mr. Sternhagen, the station manager where Mindy works, gets fired by KTNS's new boss who is very young and ready to fire others. He holds a party to meet all the employees' families. Meanwhile, while playing with an old train set, a short circuit switches Mork's mind with Mearth's.
8714"Drive, She Said"Bob ClaverLesa Kite & Cindy BegelFebruary 4, 1982 (1982-02-04)
Mindy is tired of coming from work and then having to go out on errands in the evening. Mork goes to a driving school where TNT is his instructor. When Mork takes his driving test, he thinks his examiner is the devil.
8815"I Don't Remember Mama"Bob ClaverJohn B. Collins & Deborah RaznickFebruary 11, 1982 (1982-02-11)
Mork has been making boring reports to Orson, so Orson erases all of Mork's memories of his family. Mindy and Mearth do everything they can to get Mork to remember them. Mindy finally breaks the memory block by kissing him.
8916"Mork, Mindy and Mearth Meet MILT"Bob ClaverWendy Kout & George ZatesloFebruary 18, 1982 (1982-02-18)

Mork uses Orkan components to assemble a home computer named M.I.L.T for Mearth's science project. MILT is so sophisticated and tyrannical that it decides to hold its creator, Mindy, and Mearth, as hostages.

Guest Stars: John Houseman as the voice of MILT, cameo appearance by William Shatner
9017"Midas Mork"Bob ClaverWendy Kout & George ZatesloApril 15, 1982 (1982-04-15)
After hearing about how Rumplestilskin spun straw into gold, Mork and Mearth try to make polyester into gold. Mindy dreams that they become millionaires and live in a mansion with servants.
9118"Cheerleaders in Chains"Bob ClaverTeleplay by: Winifred Hervey
Story by: Cindy Begel & Lisa Kite
April 22, 1982 (1982-04-22)

Mindy gets jailed when she won't reveal a source for one of her stories. Mork tries to go through political channels to get her out. Then he tries to spring her out, but gets arrested himself.

Guest Star: Barbara Billingsley as Louise
9219"Gotta Run: Part 1"Don BarnhartCindy Begel & Lisa KiteMay 6, 1982 (1982-05-06)

Mork and Mindy are overjoyed when they meet Kalnik, an alien from Neptune who has also married an Earthling named Tracy. Things go awry when they become suspicious of Kalnik's true intentions. Tracy reveals that she is a bomb, demolishing Mork and Mindy's apartment and sending them on the run.

Guest Stars: Joe Regalbuto and Ilene Graff
9320"Gotta Run: Part 2"Bob ClaverRichard GurmanMay 13, 1982 (1982-05-13)

After the evil Kalnik has bombed their apartment, leaving them on the run, Mork, Mindy and Mearth decide their only chance of surviving is to go public about Mork's real roots.

Guest Star: Joe Regalbuto
9421"Gotta Run: Part 3"Bob ClaverAlan Eisenstock & Larry MintzMay 20, 1982 (1982-05-20)

Kalnik discovers Mork and Mindy in their demolished apartment. Mork clicks the heels of his magic shoes in an effort to escape with Mindy to Rome, but the shoes have been damaged, and Mork and Mindy wind up with prehistoric tribesmen in an Okus cave.

Guest Star: Joe Regalbuto
9522"The Mork Report"Robin WilliamsWinifred HerveyMay 27, 1982 (1982-05-27)

Mork bucks hard for a promotion from leader Orson on planet Ork, and unintentionally comes up with a report on how to stay happily married on Earth.

NOTE: This episode was filmed before "Gotta Run", but was aired last because of the show's cancellation and to give the series appropriate closure. Thus, Mork apparently defeats Kalnik for good, and the demolished apartment is successfully repaired.

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  1. ^ "Special Collectors' Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28–July 4). 1997.

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