|"Mork in Wonderland, Part 2"|
| Season 2, Episode #2 |
(#27) in series (95 episodes)
A shrunken Mork finds himself in a parallel world called Mirth, where all of the people in his life appear as different guises (Exidor as King Xidon, and Mr. Bickley as Marvin the Evil) in "Mork in Wonderland, Part 2" in Season 2 (ep.#2).
|"Mork & Mindy" episode|
|Guest Star(s):||Ronnie Schell]|
|Production code:||202 (2x2)|
|Writer(s)||Dale McCraven & Bruce Johnson|
|Original airdate||September 16, 1979|
|IMDB||Mork in Wonderland, Part 2|
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Mork in Wonderland, Part 2 was the second episode of Season 2 of Mork and Mindy, also the 27th overall series episode. The conclusion of a two-episode story arc, the episode, which was written by Dale McCraven and Bruce Johnson, and directed by Howard Storm, first aired on ABC-TV on September 16, 1979.
After being shrunk to a microscopic size, Mork finds himself in an odd parallel universe, a world called Mirth, where humor has been outlawed and all of the people resemble friends and celebrities from Earth, and where Exidor has become a tyrannical king.
Plot summary Edit
The second season opener, "Mork in Wonderland" concludes with a microscopic sized Mork caught in an alternate universe where nature comes in different colors, Mindy, Bickley and Exidor all present in different guises. Three oddballs are introduced, with Jerry Looney (Jeremy Vernon) channeling Jerry Lewis, Danny St. Tommy (Johnny Haymer) doing Danny Thomas, and Bob Faith (Ronnie Schell) working as a go between for Mandy, Mindy's counterpart. She doesn't recognize Mork, and wonders if he's a spy for despotic king Xidon aka Exidor, whose party outlawed laughter.
His financial adviser is Marvin the Evil aka Bickley, who welcomes Mork as the new court serious (as opposed to jester), trying out his future Popeye voice. After Mandy dies, Mork returns to normal and returns to Earth and is reunited with Mindy. She tells Mork he was gone for 3 days. The episode concludes with another report for Mork to Orson.
- This debuted as the second-half of an hour-long episode. It was split into two parts for syndicated reruns; it appears as one part on DVD.
- A very brief glimpse behind-the-scenes footage from this episode was included in the documentary The Adventures of Garry Marshall.
- Includes another The Wizard of Oz homage, with all of the folks from Mork's life appearing as different characters on Mirth.
- The Sillies are based on comedians Bob Hope (Bob Faith), Jerry Lewis (Jerry Looney) and Danny Thomas (Danny St. Tommy). Another member of the guerillas is patterned after Steve Martin.
- Mork's belly button is clearly visible when he grows, though he claimed not to have one prior to Three the Hard Way.
- This was Robin Williams' first major movie-like experience, shooting a complete show without an audience, on location, and in elaborate sets. He becomes very animated when Mork masquerades as a jester.
- Robin Williams as Mork
- Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell / Mandy
- Tom Poston as Marvin / Mr. Bickley
- Robert Donner as Exidon, King of the Glums
- Ralph James as Voice of Orson