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"Present Tense"
Season 4, Episode #12
(#85) in series (95 episodes)
"Mork & Mindy" episode
Guest Star(s): Ray Girardin
Maria Lanahan
Network: ABC-TV
Production code: 412 (4x12)
Writer(s) Winifred Hervey
Director Bob Claver
Original airdate January 14, 1982
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Present Tense was the 12th episode from the Season 4 of Mork & Mindy, also the 85th overall series episode. Written by Winifred Hervey, the episode, which was directed by Bob Claver, premiered on ABC-TV on January 14, 1982.

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While Mearth is away on a trip with Fred, Mork & Mindy discover they're filling time together because they have nothing to talk about.

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Mork and Mindy try to enjoy an evening alone without son Mearth. A Moroccan dinner complete with belly dancer (Maria Lanahan) concludes with a small fire. Conversation proves difficult, so Mork resorts to tapping his own knee when not whistling Columbo's theme "This Old Man."

Mindy is able to open up to her husband but loses patience with her 'spaceman' ("to the moon Alice!"). Returning to the place where they first met, now a construction site for a new home, Mork tries to rekindle the spark where she found him wearing his suit backwards, thinking he was a priest. Mork spills the beans to the foreman about how they married and hatched their son. Now that they're married, even their failures have become more important.

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