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"Gotta Run, Part 3"
Season 4, Episode #21
(#94) in series (95 episodes)
Mork and Mindy Gotta Run 3-D
Mork & Mindy in 3-D
"Mork & Mindy" episode
Guest Star(s): Mark Fenske
Joe Regalbut
Stephen Stucker
Beans Morocco
John E. Bristol
Chea Collette
Keith Coogan
Network: ABC-TV
Production code: 422 (4x22)
Writer(s) Alan Eisenstock & Larry Mintz
Director Bob Claver
Original airdate May 20, 1982
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Gotta Run Part 3 is the final episode of the 3 part story arc in Season 4 of Mork and Mindy, also the 21st episode of the season, and also the 94th overall episode in the series. Written by Alan Eisenstock and Larry Mintz, the episode, directed by Bob Claver, was shot in 3-D; it premiered on ABC-TV on May 20, 1982.

Plot summaryEdit

After Kalnik has bombed their apartment, leaving them on the run, Mork and Mindy decide that their only chance to escape him is to go public about Mork's origins. They and son Mearth are interviewed by a television personality named Tom. Afterward, there's a mob scene at their hotel and Mork escapes to the demolished apartment where Mindy finds him. So does Kalnik. In desperation, Mork clicks the heels of his magic shoes 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.

TriviaEdit

  • This was the show's final episode, ending with a cliffhanger to be resolved the next season. ABC decided to cancel the show and opted to air The Mork Report as the final episode instead.
  • In an attempt to boost lagging ratings, the prehistoric sequence was shot in 3-D,[1] but because ABC had already washed their hands of the show, it was only broadcast in 2-D.
  • According to writer Brian Levant, the plan for season 5 was that Mork and Mindy would be traveling through time trying to escape Kalnick, hobnobbing with various historical figures along the way.[2] Allegedly, some publicity stills of the couple were shot with actors dressed as Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln.[2]

QuotesEdit

  • Mindy: I am freezing! Oh, I wanna go home. To our family and a warm bed.
  • Mork: Yeah, and plumbing.
  • Mindy: Oh, and clean clothes.
  • Mork: Frank Gifford.
  • Mindy: What? We're freezing to death and you miss Frank Gifford?
  • Mork: Well, don't you?

CastEdit

Guest starringEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 3-D SPACE History Bite: Robin Williams
  2. 2.0 2.1 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Making of Mork & Mindy

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