|"Mindy Gets Her Job"|
| Season 3, Episode #11 |
(#62) in series (95 episodes)
|"Mork & Mindy" episode|
|Guest Star(s):||Foster Brooks|
|Production code:||311 (3x11)|
|Writer(s)||Tom Tenowich & Ed Scharlach|
|Original airdate||January 22, 1981|
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Mindy Gets Her Job was the 11th episode from season 3 of Mork and Mindy, also the 62nd overall episode in the series. Co-written by Tom Tenowich & Ed Scharlach, the episode, which was directed by Howard Storm, first aired on ABC-TV on January 22, 1981.
Mindy finagles a job at a TV station. On her first night, a blizzard leaves the newscasters unable to get to the studio, so she has to do the news broadcast alone.
Manager Miles Sternhagen (Foster Brooks) initially turns Mindy, who's applied for a job position at the small independent TV station, KTNS-TV outside Denver, down due to lack of experience, but a firm rebuke makes him reverse his decision and hire her, to do the weather report on camera that very evening! With the blizzard getting worse, Mindy finds she's alone at the station with cameraman Jake Loomis (Pat Cranshaw) and the engineer, with only Mork to help deliver the entire news broadcast before they sign off in a half hour.
'Video junkie' Mork reports from "The Mindy City", doing an uproarious series of impressions until Mindy can deliver the weather. Once off the air Miles Sternhagen appears, and Foster Brooks gets to do his fabulous drunk routine, congratulating Mindy on a job well done and keeping her on at the station. He only appears in two more episodes but they serve as the third season's highlights.
- Mork tells Stephanie and Lola, "If you're real good, I'll take you to see Popeye again." Robin Williams starred as the title character in Popeye between seasons 2 & 3 of Mork and Mindy and the film had recently been released when this episode aired. Williams went on to reference the movie in several other episodes as well.
- Mork says that if she lands a job at the TV station, tomorrow Mindy could be "Fred Silverwoman." Fred Silverman was a successful producer and the president of ABC, who saved Happy Days from cancellation and green-lit Laverne & Shirley - though he had taken over as head of NBC just prior to the debut of Mork and Mindy.
- This marks the introduction of Mr. Sternhagen, portrayed by Foster Brooks, who was renowned for playing a drunk.
- Robin Williams as Mork
- Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell
- Conrad Janis as Fred McConnell
- Crissy Wilzak Comstock as Glenda Faye Comstock
- Tom Poston as Mr. Bickley
- Ralph James as Orson
- Gina Hecht as Jeanie DaVinci (credited only)
- Jim Staahl as Nelson Flavor (credited only)
- Jay Thomas as Remo DaVinci (credited only)