|"Jeanie Loves Mork"|
| Season 2, Episode #21 |
(#46) in series (95 episodes)
Mindy, who became the head writer of a "Lonely Hearts" newspaper column, unknowingly encourages Jean to pursue a romantic relationship with Mork in "Jeanie Loves Mork" in Season 2 (ep.#21).
|"Mork & Mindy" episode|
|Guest Star(s):||Beverly Dixon|
|Production code:||221 (2x21)|
|Teleplay by:||Ed Scharlach & Tom Tenowich|
|Story by:||Steve Kreinberg & Andrew Guerdat|
|Original airdate||January 31, 1980|
|IMDB||Jeanie Loves Mork|
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Jeanie Loves Mork was the 21st episode of Mork and Mindy from season 2, also the 46th overall episode in the series. Co-written by Ed Scharlach and Tom Tenowich, the episode, which was directed by Howard Storm, premiered on ABC-TV on January 31, 1980.
When Mindy takes over a lonely hearts newspaper column, she receives a letter from Jeanie, so Mork sets out to win her heart.
"Jeanie Loves Mork" offers beautiful Gina Hecht's Jeanie DaVinci an episode to shine, in which Mindy's latest job with the Boulder Journal requires her to work on the Lonely Hearts column, which Mork assumes means 'spare parts for donors!' Her first letter gets the perfect response from Mork: "I found a pair of panty hose in my husband's pocket, should I be worried?" "don't panic, they may not be his!" A letter written by Jeanie DaVinci reveals how lonely she's been since moving from the Bronx, wanting to just meet a nice guy who listens and shares the same interests.
Enter Mork the compassionate, walking her home and spending the next two days making her laugh for the first time in a while. Mindy is at first delighted to read a follow up letter saying that Jeanie has met a great guy, only to find that Mork has gone overboard in his efforts to cheer up Jeanie: "and then some!" Jeanie drowns her sorrows in ice cream, but realizes that Mork's friendship has helped her escape from her shell and become a better person (this was the only episode that showed Remo and Jeanie in their apartment). Another sign that the show could still be salvaged, more to come the third season.
- Robin Williams as Mork
- Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell
- Tom Poston as Mr. Bickley (credited only)
- Jim Staahl as Nelson Flavor (credited only_
- Jay Thomas as Remo DaVinci
- Gina Hecht as Jeanie DaVinci
- Ralph James as Orson
- Beverly Dixon as Woman #1