Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)
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Putting the Ork Back in Mork: Part 2 

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An Orkan elder arrives and attempts to make Mork revert to his Orkan ways.


Howard Storm


Garry Marshall (created by) (as Garry K. Marshall), Dale McRaven (created by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Mork
Pam Dawber ... Mindy McConnell
Conrad Janis ... Fred McConnell
Jay Thomas ... Remo DaVinci (credit only)
Gina Hecht ... Jean DaVinci (credit only)
Jim Staahl ... Nelson Flavor (credit only)
Crissy Wilzak Comstock Crissy Wilzak Comstock ... Glenda Faye Comstock (as Crissy Wilzak) (credit only)
Tom Poston ... Mr. Bickley
Vidal Peterson ... The Elder (as Vidal I. Peterson)
Julia Hendler Julia Hendler ... Julia (credit only)
Jonathan Ian Jonathan Ian ... Jonathan (credit only)
Elliot Jaffe Elliot Jaffe ... Elliot (credit only)
Stephanie Kayano Stephanie Kayano ... Stephanie (credit only)
Amy Tenowich Amy Tenowich ... Lola (credit only)
Bebo Bebo ... Himself


An Orkan elder arrives and attempts to make Mork revert to his Orkan ways.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

13 November 1980 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Robin Williams was making Popeye between seasons 2 and 3 when he had to dye his hair. As a result he is wearing an obvious hair piece. See more »


Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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The Elder performs the ritual of the sacred eggs
16 October 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Putting the Ork Back in Mork" concludes with the arrival of the Orkan Elder (Vidal I. Peterson), who appears to Mindy to look like a 10 year old boy, but reveals himself to actually be 86, as Orkans tend to age backwards (an element retained for the fourth season, Mork giving birth to Jonathan Winters' Mearth). The Elder has Mindy go away so he can work on Mork alone, drowning her sorrows alongside her father. Mr. Bickley (Tom Poston) drops in to complain about the noise, and sees Mindy dressed in red Orkan attire: "where'd you get your outfits, Frederick of Mars?" Allowed to observe Mork's restoration, Mindy meets Mork's Nagachomp Bebo, the number one pet on Ork, who delights in chasing her around the apartment, retained throughout this one season. The only way he can save Mork from being ostracized on Ork is to perform the ritual of the sacred eggs: "he's an eggs-orcist!" Mindy proves to be instrumental in saving both Mork and The Elder, who enjoys a hug from the 'soft wrapped one.' Though the ratings never reflected it, much of this third season rekindled the greatness of the first, though a few duds were still present (the less said about season four the better). Vidal I. Peterson would return as The Elder in one other episode, "Mindy, Mindy, Mindy."

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