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Mork decides to leave the planet. Meanwhile, Susan convinces Mork, Mindy and Mr. Bickley to see a lecherous motivational speaker.
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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
Why would you want to leave here? Are you unhappy? Is it something I've done?
Oh, no. It's something you have. Emotions.
That doesn't make sense.
Oh, yes, it does. See, one day I'm going to have to leave the Earth, and it's going to hurt you very much. And I've only been here a few months, and look how you feel. Imagine what it would be like after ten years. The longer I stay, the harder it'll be for you.
Well, what about you?
[he gives a fake little laugh and deepens his voice
Me? The cosmic ...