Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)
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I Heard It Through the Morkvine 

Mork goes on television and gives some tasty but hurtful rumors about his friends.



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Episode cast overview:
Mindy McConnell
Fred McConnell
Remo DaVinci
Jean DaVinci
Nelson Flavor
Crissy Wilzak Comstock ...
Glenda Faye Comstock (as Crissy Wilzak)
Mr. Bickley
Miles Sternhagen
Jake Loomis (as Pat Cranshaw)
Bebo ...
Ralph James ...
Orson (voice)


Mork goes on television and gives some tasty but hurtful rumors about his friends.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi





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30 April 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Final series appearance for Foster Brooks as Mindy's boss Miles Sternhagen. See more »


Exidor: Mork! Been looking all over for you.
Mork: Have you tried my house?
Exidor: What a novel idea!
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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

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Last appearance for Foster Brooks, from a story by Jim Staahl
19 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

"I Heard It Through the Morkvine" was the lone episode from a story by Jim Staahl (Nelson Flavor), in collaboration with Jim Fisher (and a rare instance where the entire cast was present, including Exidor), and served as the third and final appearance of Foster Brooks as Mindy's often drunk boss, Miles Sternhagen. Mindy has been promised a promotion if she can come up with a talk show about gossip to rival another station. Mork of course wants to help but knows nothing of gossip, and the often hurtful results from erroneous tales (that's how rumors get started!). Snapping off the cuff photos of all his friends at Da Vinci's Restaurant, who should waltz in but Exidor (Robert Donner), who has great news to share, an autobiography titled 'Lauren Bacall, By Myself' (why tamper with success?), rushing off to Hollywood to sell the screen rights. That night Mindy is reluctant to do a show about gossip and false rumors, but can't bring herself to be honest with Mr. Sternhagen, faking illness as a way out. Into the studio for the program comes Mork, all ready to help Mindy, but allowed to go it alone in her place. Each of his friends is mentioned on the air, along with mundane stories juiced up in salacious fashion. One person not offended is Mr. Bickley, of whom Mindy supposedly dreams in the shower: "wanna get wet?" Mindy decides to take a stand against such tactics, and rehearses the next show with Mork, who must make amends for insulting his friends. Foster Brooks again does his famous drunk routine, sadly for the last time, so even though his character would be mentioned often the fourth season he never returned to the show (Pat Cranshaw as cameraman Jake Loomis would be back twice more that fourth season).

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