Mork & Mindy

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 14, 1978 on ABC
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Pilot (1)
Mork's boss, Orson, assigns Mork to study the planet Earth. After landing near Boulder, Colorado, he meets Mindy McConnell who was stranded in the woods by her lecherous boyfriend. Thinking Mork is a priest, Mindy lets Mork escort her home. However, when they are back at Mindy's apartment she discovers that he is an alien. Later, in a flashback sequence, Mork tells Mindy about a previous visit to Earth when Fonzie arranged a date for him with Laverne De Fazio.moreless

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Eugene: Hey, Mork, I'd like to see you again. Where can I find you?
      Mork: I'll be up at Mindy's place. Come by any time.
      Eugene: (leaves) Hang tough, man.
      Mork: What it was, my main man.
      Fred: You'll be at Mindy's place?
      Mork: Yes, we're living together.
      (Mindy's laughs awkwardly)
      Mork: Catch you later, Jack. On the rebound, clown. Your mama.

    • Mork: A pie in the face. How did you Earthlings come think of something so original, so unique?

    • Orson: There's an insignificant planet on the far side of the galaxy. From the fragmented reports we have on it, the people are, well, uh...
      Mork: Real nimnuls?
      Orson: Exactly. That's why I think you'll fit in there, Mork.
      Mork: You're too kind, sir. What is the name of this hellhole you're sending me to?
      Orson: Earth.

    • Mork: Good morning, Orson.
      Orson: Orson. You call me Orson to my face but behind my back you call me fatso, rocketship thighs and star tush.
      Mork: You forgot laser breath.

    • Mindy: Thank you, how do you say thank you?
      Mork: We spit.
      Mindy: Do you mind if I don't say thank you?

    • Mindy: It's not nice to sit on your face.
      Mork: Then why did God put it there?

    • Fonz: (while trying to decide who to fix Mork up with) Now who am I gonna fix him up with? ... Gloria Hockney? ... Nah, I don't wanna put her in a tizzy right away. The Hoper triplets? Now there's a six pack to go! ... Nah, I don't wanna put HIM in a tizzy right away!

    • Mork: No sweat off my front!

  • NOTES (4)

    • Parts 1 and 2 of this pilot episodes originally aired as an hour-long show. They were split into two episodes for syndication, but opening and closing credits were not redone for each episodes. As a result, they credit guest stars that were not in the individual parts.

    • Robin Williams originally played the role of Mork on the February 28, 1978 episode of "Happy Days" entitled "My Favorite Orkan".

    • Henry Winkler appears as Arthur "Fonzie/The Fonz" Fonzarelli, and Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio, roles that they both originated on "Happy Days". Marshall was then appearing in that role on "Happy Days" spin-off "Laverne & Shirley".

    • Mindy's boyfriend is not referred to by name, until Episode 7, Mork Goes Public, where we learn his name to be Bill Mason. Oddly, early closed captions refer to him as "Bob."