|"Little Orphan Morkie"|
| Season 2, Episode #22 |
(#47) in series (95 episodes)
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|
|Production code:||222 (2x22)|
|Writer(s)||Bruce Kalish & Philip John Taylor|
|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.
When Mork is threatened with deportation, Exidor agrees to adopt him.
"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.
Cast & CrewEdit
- Robin Williams as Mork
- Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell
- Tom Poston as Mr. Bickley
- Robert Donner as Exidor
- Ralph James as Orson
- Jay Thomas as Remo DaVinci (credited only)
- Gina Hecht as Jeanie DaVinci (credited only)
- Jim Staahl as Nelson Flavor (credited only)