| Season 2, Episode #20 |
(#45) in series (95 episodes)
When Mork goes on a "mental vacation", he leaves his body to be inhabited by other strange aliens, which causes embarrassment for Mindy, in this case, after some boys in the neighborhood caught him acting strangely and brought him back home in "Mork's Vacation" in Season 2 (ep.#20).
|"Mork & Mindy" episode|
|Guest Star(s):||Blanche Bronte|
|Production code:||220 (2x20)|
|Writer(s)||Tom Tenowich & Ed Scharlach|
|Original airdate||January 24, 1980|
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Mork's Vacation was the 20th episode of season 2 of Mork and Mindy'; it was also the 45th overall episode in the series, as well. Co-written by Tom Tenowich and Ed Scharlach, the episode, directed by Howard Storm, premiered on ABC-TV on January 24, 1980.
Mork goes on a mental vacation, leaving his body to be inhabited by other strange aliens, which causes embarrassment for Mindy, Remo and Jeanie.
"Mork's Vacation" opens with Mork reminiscing about his previous vacation at a dude ranch, being dragged through the cactus by his horse because he wanted to get his money's worth. Now he plans on vacationing the Orkan way, leaving his body behind while he switches consciousness with any number of alien life forms, which worries Mindy about what kind of creatures will inhabit his empty body.
The first turns out to be a planet of cats, with Mork crawling on the floor, meowing and drinking milk from a large saucer. His second incarnation boasts of having six arms and a propeller, trying to seduce Mindy before leaving for more fun on the town. Remo and Jeanie drop by with their mother Rosa (Blanche Bronte), who isn't convinced that Mindy lives with 'a nice guy' when he returns with a blonde on each arm, dancing with Jeanie and a stunned Mrs. DaVinci. Mork enjoyed his vacation despite not being able to get his propeller started!
- Scott Marshall is the son of producer Gary Marshall, and was responsible for the creation of the show. After seeing Star Wars, Scott asked Gary to put an alien on Happy Days and the result was Mork.
- In another Wizard of Oz reference, Mork proclaims, "There's no place like Mork."
- Mork: I was once on the sun and didn't get this badly burned.
- Robin Williams as Mork
- Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell
- Jay Thomas as Remo DaVinci
- Gina Hecht as Jeanie DaVinci
- Ralph James as Voice of Orson
- Blanche Bronte as Rosa DaVinci
- Jack Dodson as Ricky Day
- Scott Marshall as Scott
- James Jarnigan as Boy #1
- Jim Gatherum as Boy #2
- Angela Aames as Girl #1
- Lisa Katz as Girl #2