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"Mork the Tolerant"
Season 1, Episode #15
(#15) in series (95 episodes)
Mork & Mindy -1x14 - Mork the Tolerant - Mr. Bickley
Mork tries to go out of his way to become friends with Mr. Bickley, (Tom Poston) Mindy's grouchy landlord and downstairs neighbor in "Mork the Tolerant" in Season 1 (episode #15).
"Mork & Mindy" episode
Guest Star(s): Tom Poston
Network: ABC-TV
Production code: 115 (1-15)
Writer(s) Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell
Director Howard Storm
Original airdate January 18, 1979
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Mork the Tolerant was the 15th episode from Season 1 of Mork and Mindy, and the 15th overall series episode. Co-written by Lloyd Turner and Gordon Mitchell, the episode, directed by Howard Storm, premiered on ABC-TV on January 18, 1979.

Synopsis Edit

Mindy is irritated by her grouchy new neighbor Franklin Bickley, but Mork's determined to become friends with him. "'Guest Star"': Tom Poston as Franklin Bickley

Plot summaryEdit

Mr. Bickley moves in downstairs and begins causing headaches for Mork & Mindy, claiming that they're the problem.


  • The first appearance of Mr. Bickley.
  • Mork reads a Superman comic book and criticizes the superhero. Presumably this was Robin Williams' playful jab at best friend Christopher Reeve, who had recently skyrocketed to stardom in the 1978 film.

Quotes/Scene execeprtsEdit

  • (Mork, as he reads a Superman comic book) Mork: Able to leap over tall buildings? Ha! Anybody can do that in zero gravity. What's the big deal about that?... They call him Superman for that?!

  • Mork: Dear Superman, I am writing you this letter because I'm really perturbed. How can you call yourself a Man of Steel if you wear blue tights with the underwear on the outside? Everyone knows that Krypton is the Miami Beach of the Universe. You're a jive-turkey in red booties! Love, your friend, Mork from Ork. P.S. Don't you sweat a lot, wearing two suits?

  • (To Mork:)Mindy: Morning!
  • Mork: Ah! God bless you!

  • Mork: Do you know where I could get a stamp?
  • Mindy: Oh sure, I think there are some over there in the drawer. Where are you sending a letter?
  • Mork: Metropolis!

  • (Someone bangs from below the floor) Mork: Whoa, the mice must be taking steroids!

  • Mork: Mindy, you Earthlings must learn some more virtues, like being more tolerant. We have a saying on Ork: Tolerance is next to cowardice.
  • Mindy: Don't Orkans ever have any problems with unreasonable neighbors?
  • Mork: Well, one time the planet next to us blew up. We all complained about it and they never did it again.

  • (introducing himself to Mr. Bickley) Mork: I'm Mork from upstairs.
  • Mr. Bickley: Oh, you! I've been wanting to talk to you, Bigfoot.

Episode castEdit


Guest starring/Recurring castEdit

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