On Mork's birthday, he gets so run down that he forgets he has to recharge his body with an egg-like Gleek.



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Jeffrey Jacquet ...
Susan Elliot ...
Michael Danahy ...
Ralph James ...
Orson (voice)


On Mork's birthday, he gets so run down that he forgets he has to recharge his body with an egg-like Gleek.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi


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12 April 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Fred comments that Mork has only an hour to live, but he was not in the store when Mindy read the note that said that. See more »


References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Mork's dying day
21 October 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Mork Runs Down" opens with Orson calling Mork to tell him it's his first birthday, which in earth terms means that he will die without his 'gleek,' a small recharger naturally shaped like an egg. Pinning a note to his ankle as a reminder of when to take it, Mork keeps his 'gleek' hidden, only to leave it where Mindy can find it and put it away in the fridge. In his frenzy of moving faster or slower, and forgetfulness, he winds up in the music store where Mindy finds his written statement: "looks like a footnote!" The fear that Mork will die without his 'gleek' has her and Fred in a rush to find it before time runs out. Only a brief appearance from Jeffrey Jacquet's Eugene, who doesn't want Grandma Cora popping wheelies on her motorcycle while driving him home!

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