"Little Orphan Morkie"
Season 2, Episode #22
(#47) in series (95 episodes)
Mork & Mindy episode 2x22 - Little Orphan Morkie
When Mork is threatened with deportation, Exidor agrees to adopt him in "Little Orphan Morkie" in Season 2 (ep.#22).
"Mork & Mindy" episode
Guest Star(s): Charles Lane
Noah Hathaway
Priscilla Morrill
Network: ABC-TV
Production code: 222 (2x22)
Writer(s) Bruce Kalish & Philip John Taylor
Director Howard Storm
Original airdate February 7, 1980
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Little Orphan Morkie is a Mork and Mindy episode from season 2, also the 47th overall episode in the series. Co-written by Bruce Kalish and Philip John Taylor, the episode, directed by Howard Storm, premiered on ABC-TV on February 7, 1980.

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"Little Orphan Morkie" in star-spangled "Uncle Sam" outfit to impress the immigration official


When Mork is threatened with deportation, Exidor agrees to adopt him.

Plot summaryEdit

"Little Orphan Morkie" begins with Mork receiving a letter from the Immigration Department, where Judge Baker (Charles Lane) acknowledges that he cannot grant naturalization without further evidence. Having no passport or birth certificate, only marriage to a US citizen can save Mork from deportation.

A better option turns out to be adoption, but Mork refuses Mindy for a new mother so as not to break the old one's heart. Mr. Bickley (Tom Poston) passes, so it's up to a well dressed Exidor (Robert Donner) to save the day: "I'd do anything for this waif!" Miss Kalinowski (Priscilla Morrill) conducts the interview with Exidor, who gives a stirring speech on why he wishes to adopt an adult man for a son: "if we could bag what I just said over there, we could double the corn crop in Kansas!" Yes folks, who would have believed that Exidor would eventually become Mork's father!


  • Child actor Noah Hathaway would go on to star as Atreyu in the classic film [The NeverEnding Story].
  • Character actor Charles Lane (Judge Baker) memorably appeared in a vast array of films and TV shows in the golden era, including "It's a Wonderful Life," "I Love Lucy" and "Petticoat Junction." His then-most-recent major television role was a recurring part on ABC's Soap, portraying the judge presiding over Jessica Tate's murder trial.

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