|Mork vs. The Necrotons, Part 1|
|Aired||November 18, 1979|
|Guest starring||Raquel Welch|
|Previous||Dial 'N' for Nelson|
|Next||Mork vs. The Necrotons, Part 2|
Nelson's political rally is jeopardized when Mork gets a call from Orson telling him that the Necrotons have arrived on Earth and are searching for him. It isn't long before Captain Nirvana and her cronies kidnap him and take him back to their ship to torture him.
- This originally aired as an hour-long episode. It was split into two parts for syndicated reruns.
- Mork previously mentioned the Necrotons in "To Tell the Truth."
- This episode marks one of the few times that Orson calls Mork.
- After season 1, they dropped the entire supporting cast, switched nights and softened the stories to seem more family friendly. Ratings of the top-rated show immediately plummeted. ABC was gaining a reputation for "jigglevision," so Raquel Welch was brought in to amp the sex factor, which miffed the cast and crew. "There were a lot of little kids who went through puberty watching that episode," Robin Williams commented, "and I think we lost a lot of the audience."
- According to Howard Storm, "Raquel Welch was any director's nightmare." In addition to various other annoyances, she was so afraid of being upstaged by the other Necrotons that she suggested they wear dog masks and she drag them around on leashes.
- Raquel Welch got under Pam Dawber's skin, so any time Dawber was standing behind her, she'd act as though she was punching Welch in the head to crack up the crew.
- At the end of a take, Robin Williams refused to get out of the hot tub because he had an erection.
- This episode was spoofed in the 2011 porn movie Mork & Mindy: A Dream Zone Parody.
Cast & CrewEdit
Written by Alan Eisenstock & Larry Mintz
- Robin Williams as Mork
- Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell
- Jay Thomas as Remo DaVinci
- Gina Hecht as Jeannie DaVinci
- Jim Staahl as Nelson Flavor
- Ralph James as Orson
- Raquel Welch as Captain Nirvana
- Debra Jo Fondren as Kama
- Vicki Frederick as Sutra
- ↑ Pioneers of Television: Robin Williams Remembered
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Making of Mork & Mindy