Mork decides to leave the planet. Meanwhile, Susan convinces Mork, Mindy and Mr. Bickley to see a lecherous motivational speaker.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Cora Hudson (credit only)
Ralph James ...
Orson (voice)


Mork decides to leave the planet. Meanwhile, Susan convinces Mork, Mindy and Mr. Bickley to see a lecherous motivational speaker.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi


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8 February 1979 (USA)  »

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During the ERK meeting with Ellsworth, Mork raises his hand and mistakenly says, "Point of Ellsworth, order!" (instead of "Point of order, Ellsworth!") The phrase "point of order" is used in parliamentary proceedings when a member asks the leader whether a rule has been broken. In American history, the phrase is associated with Communist-hunter Senator Joseph McCarthy, who frequently used it during what are known as the Army-McCarthy Hearings (1954-1955). (See the documentary film Point of Order! (1964).) Notwithstanding Mork's unlikely knowledge of the phrase (he certainly doesn't know how to use it), the writers of the show use this as a way of of hinting that Ellsworth might be a tiny bit like McCarthy, who in the aftermath of the Hearings has generally been considered a villain. A further part of the joke is that David Letterman is a Democrat, and thus would have been considered a Communist by McCarthy. See more »


Mindy McConnell: Mork, why are you doing all these strange things?
Mork: To cheer you up.
Mindy McConnell: But I'm not sad.
Mork: Well, you will be after you hear the news that I have to tell you.
Mindy McConnell: What news?
Mork: That I've got orders from Orson. I've been transferred to another planet and I'll never ever see you again.
Mindy McConnell: [sitting down in shock] What?
Mork: [bravely] Well. You've got to look at the good side. You're not losing an alien, you'll... you're gaining an empty room!
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Morgan Fairchild and David Letterman
21 October 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Mork Goes Erk" marked the third and final appearance of Morgan Fairchild as Mindy's rival Susan Taylor, introducing a newcomer to TV sitcoms, David Letterman. Susan boasts about her conversion to ERK, better known as 'Ellsworth Revitalization Konditioning,' and attempts to have Mork and Mindy join her at the next meeting. Mindy has been despondent since learning that Mork is being transferred to another planet, but much worse because Mork has chosen to leave due to earthly emotions (both agree to accompany Susan to the next session of ERK). Ellsworth (David Letterman) counts the bodies so he knows how many checks he'll get, then begins by insulting everyone. Truth and reality are dismissed by the arrogant Ellsworth, but so long as Mork is around to offer common sense answers Ellsworth won't accomplish anything (losing his Rolls Royce is only a concept, getting it back is reality!). Mindy sees through Mork after this, calling him out on his emotions, which will soon come to a boil in "Mork's Mixed Emotions."

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