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B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling are longtime friends, and Novak been a nontraditional one, which seems to work perfectly for them, even if it's baffled fans . Kaling brought Novak as her Oscars date this year, which, naturally. What's it gonna take for guys to stop being such assholes (in general, but specifically on dates)? Mindy Kaling has an idea. The Office, Mindy. Mork & Mindy star Pam Dawber is married to NCIS actor Mark Harmon and worked with Robin Williams.
She wrote and starred in this celebrity spoof about actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon writing the screenplay for the movie Good Will Hunting. During its Los Angeles run, producer Greg Daniels caught the show and later offered Kaling a job on his new sitcom.
The series debuted inwith Kaling playing Kelly Kapoor, a talkative, pop-culture-obsessed customer-service rep. Kelly also spent a lot of time ruminating over her relationship with her co-worker Ryan Howard B.
Offscreen, Kaling and Novak dated for a time and still remain good friends. Kaling received six Emmy Award nominations as a writer and a producer of the show. Bolstered by her success on The Office, Kaling went on to develop her own series, The Mindy Project, which debuted in the fall of The show made TV history as the first sitcom to star an Indian American.
Mindy Lahiri, a single ob-gyn who is obsessed with romantic comedies. Her character must also cope with her quirky co-workers, including fellow doctor Danny Chris Messina and male nurse Morgan Ike Barinholtz.
In addition to writing, producing and starring in her own show, Kaling has tackled other projects as well. Kaling is also at work on a collection of essays titled Why Not Me? In the film No Strings Attached, she played the roommate of the main character, Natalie Portman. She loves reading books by Jhumpa Lahiri, even naming her Mindy Lahiri character after her. Her birth name is Vera Mindy Chokalingam.
Mork's hours are numbered unless he can get a power recharge from his egg-shaped "gleek" before his fast-approaching birthday arrives - but Mindy has unwittingly stored away the gleek with its look-alikes in an egg carton. Mork begins to speed up and slow down alternately as his memory fails. After Mork collapses at the McConnell music store, Frederick summons a doctor who happens to be a pediatrician.
Phillips is so astounded by Mork's symptoms that Mindy's family is forced to reveal that the patient is from another planet. Phillips, Michael Danahy as a customer. The woman storms out after rescinding a job offer she made to Mindy.
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Accused of fouling Mindy and her father's lives, Mork decides to return to Ork. Mindy, a journalism student, is thrilled when during a dinner at her apartment, her father's date, Margaret, the editor of a publication, offers her a job. Then Mork naively repeats bragging phrases Frederick has used to describe Margaret, and she angrily leaves after rescinding the job offer.
Accused by Mindy of fouling up both her life and her father's, Mork is determined to leave for Ork. Orson suggests that he submit to the Plasmic Essence Reversifier and observe, unseen and unheard, what would have happened to his Earth friend during the past year had he not been present. Mork finds Mindy married to Cliff. Later, when Bob appears to be dead, Mork tries to take him to a funeral home. However, Mork is in for a real surprise. Mork is overjoyed with his new pet - a tiny, furry caterpillar he names Bob who "followed" him home.
Mindy is lukewarm to Mork's new pet, and Exidor, a self-styled authority on reincarnation, is so convinced that Bob was Abraham Lincoln in another life that Mork builds a log cabin for his pampered pet, a creature that can do more tricks than neighbor Bickley's dog. When Bob appears to be dead, Mork takes him to Mr. Herman's funeral home, and is so offended by what he learns that he takes Bob home to keep in his room forever. Mork is in the doldrums until Mother Nature springs a happy surprise.
Since Mork is made entirely of membrane, his whole body begins to shrink. Mork lands on an upside-down planet called Mirth, where humor has been banished. Mork has already taken the time-release capsule to shrink his nasal membranes when he remembers that, as an Orkan, he is all membrane. Mindy watches helplessly as he finally shrinks out of sight between the molecules of a table cloth, sending him to an upside-down planet called Mirth where humor has been banished.
In the fantasy realm, Mork borrows clothing from a lavender cow before he is captured by three comics: The three belong to a zany bunch of revolutionaries called the Sillies who are trying to overthrow King Exicon and his Glums.
Mork is taken to the Sillies camp where he meets their leader, Mandy, a lady identical to the Mindy he left behind. To aid her cause, Mork becomes a glum version of court jester to spy in Exicon's castle. There he meets serving as the king's financial advisor. When Mandy is captured, Mork and the three comics fly to the rescue in a hot air balloon and battle the king's troops with pie and seltzer before the effects of the medication wear off and Mork returns to normal size back in Boulder with Mindy.
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Mindy finds her Orkan friend dividing household items because he's been reading divorce statistics and realizes the odds are against a couple staying together. Mork is further convinced when he goes to lunch with Mr.
Bickley loves it and reminisces about his fights with his ex-wife. At home, Mork decides fighting would keep the excitement flowing in his relationship with Mindy - especially when he learns about kissing and making up - and gleefully starts a squabble with her. She bursts into tears, storms into her room only to emerge furious in order to throw Mork out of the apartment. When a lonely customer overhears Mork's friends joking with him, she proposes to him because she thinks he is rich. Mork arrives at the New York Delicatessen loaded with play money he won from Mindy in a game.
A customer named Kathy overhears Mr. Bickley, Remo and Jean humoring Mork about his fortune and believes what she hears.
Tearfully, she tells Mork that she came to Boulder to become a star but is broke and alone. Mork accepts an invitation to visit Kathy's apartment. The attractive young gold digger plots to trap the gullible alien into marriage by claiming she is going to have his child. Later Mindy is shocked when Kathy shows up at her apartment to ask Mork to marry her. There he befriends a robot named Chuck, who is scheduled to be dismantled due to failing circuits. Mork is employed as a night watchman at a science exhibition where he befriends Chuck, an ailing robot, scheduled for dismantling because his circuits are failing.
Mork programs the robot to play games and talk with him. Chuck begins to experience emotions and follows Mork home to learn about life and why it's worth living.
Bruce Kalish and Phillip Taylor Director: When a staff cut is enforced, Mork and Mindy compete for the same job. Nelson, with aspirations towards the Vice Presidency of the United States, drops by Mindy's apartment to enlist her her help with the women's vote in his district for the upcoming local election. Mindy is miffed by Nelson's sexist attitude when he hires her as an office girl and Mork as his executive assistant. Exidor's advice leads Mork to concoct a serum made from Mindy's hair.
Mork develops an apparent allergy to Mindy that causes him to laugh uncontrollably. While medical student Jean DaVinci is discussing allergy shots with Mork, zany Exidor arrives at the deli to invite him to visit his new pad. Later, the allergy worsens and Mork spends the night with Exidor and his invisible girlfriend. Exidor's advice leads Mork to concoct a serum made of Mindy's hair. He takes a massive injection at Mindy's apartment just as her important guests are arriving. The bizarre remedy turns him into a hilarious Orkan version of her - right in the middle of a political reception at which Mindy is introducing her candidate cousin to Boulder bigwigs.
Llyod Kino as Mr. Wang, Billy Morey as Mr. Prendergast, Robert Donner as Exidor. Mork and Mindy are in for a spirited Halloween when ghosts from Mindy's past create hilarious havoc in the house. Mork is alone redecorating the old house for sale - with Mr.
Bickley as a prospective buyer - when terrifying events occur, and a voice orders him to get out. Mindy insists that there is a logical explanation, and is satisfied that everything is normal when they find Exidor and his invisible friends vacationing in a closet.
After Exidor leaves, the house "attacks" Mork and Mindy, prompting them to run for it. Mork becomes possessed when they return to the house at night to meet Bickley and are trapped there. Mork goes wild when spooky spirits cause the couple to resort to outrageous schemes to battle the powerful force that makes furniture topple, strange winds blow and rooms to change colors. Robert Donner as Exidor. Mork creates havoc when he can't find Mindy and then learns that she has been scheduled for brain surgery.
Mork, who is unaccustomed to Earth hospitals and surgery, visits with Mindy in the children's wing, where she has been placed in a room with little Susie because of overcrowding. When he later returns, he finds a sedated stranger in Mindy's bed and another girl, Patti, in the second bed.
After visiting hours, Mork goes back disguised. He finds Mindy in another room with Virginia, heavily sedated, listed under another name and scheduled for brain surgery instead of the tonsillectomy she checked in for. When he threatens to close Boulder's only remaining dance hall, he receives calls from a mysterious woman and his apartment is vandalized. Mindy's cousin Nelson is so unnerved by the calls from a woman that he spends the night at Mindy's apartment.
In the morning, the apartment is stink-bombed and police decide that it is an isolated case of vandalism. When Mork and Mindy learn that Nelson sounded off about shutting down Boulder's seedy dance halls if elected, they go to check out the only one in town, the Bare Facts Club. Mork poses as a talent agent to enter Mindy - posing as the Boulder Bombshell - in a wild audition for dancers at the Bare Facts Club in a hilarious attempt to find out who is pulling political dirty tricks on Nelson Flavor.
She romances Mork to learn about Earth customs so the Necrotrons can launch an invasion. The beautiful but deadly agent is sent to Earth by the Necrotons, planet Ork's arch enemies, who uses all of her natural talents to romance Mork into spilling all he knows about Earth customs so the Necrotons can launch an invasion. Mork is warned of the arrival of an enemy spaceship on Earth by his Orkan leader, who doesn't know what Necrotons look like, but assures Mork that they can only survive for twenty-four hours in Earth's atmosphere.
Since Orkans are pacifists, he advises Mork to hide. Captain Nirvana and her assistants, Sutra and Kama, crash into Mindy's apartment. Nirvana imprisons Mindy in an invisible force shield and has Mork removed to her spaceship's chamber of pleasures.
Mork panics when he realizes that the captain is aware that Orkans can't stand intense physical pleasure and is about to use this knowledge to force him to talk. Raquel Welch [Fantastic Voyage] as Capt. Alan Eisenstock and Larry Mintz Director: When he meets cheerleaders from the Denver Broncos and hears that they are paid to cheer people up, he applies for a job. While dejected Mork is confessing to Mindy that he has lost another job, eighty Pony Express cheerleaders drop in at Remo's deli.
Impressed that the girls are paid to cheer up people, Mork asks for a job and they suggest that he apply at the Broncos' headquarters. A couple of the cheerleaders even coach him in their routines. Upon returning from Denver, Mork reports that his application was filed in a wastebasket. Mindy's cousin, Nelson, takes up this case of sex discrimination as his election campaign platform, beginning by getting himself and Mork interviewed on television.
Mork creates a high-altitude uproar when he joins the stunning women of the Denver Broncos' Pony Express as pro football's first male cheerleader and prances before 70, cheering fans in Denver's Mile High Stadium. Mork coaches Exidor into a proper wedding proposal.
When a jubilant Exidor invites himself and his fiancee to dinner at Mindy's, both Mork and Mindy assume that she is invisible like Pepe and Exidor's other followers. The engaged couple arrives and Ambrosia is real, charming and a meter maid. Although she loves Exidor, she gets so miffed because Pepe always tags along on their dates that she dumps Exidor. He spends a depressed night at Mindy's, howling out his woe. Mindy learns from Ambrosia that Pepe isn't the only problem.
Ambrosia is an old-fashioned girl and won't marry unless Exidor proposes and says he loves her.
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Mork and Mindy look for a solution when Exidor admits he can't say those words because of an old hangup. Mork must coach the zany Exidor into giving a proper marriage proposal. He and Mindy are mistakenly recruited into a top secret mission at the site of a nuclear accident. Remo distractedly advises Mork, who wants to work while traveling, to join the Air Force. Mork is further sold on the idea at the Air Force base by a public relations officer, Lt.
Chambers, who thinks he sounds like real officer material and tells him to report to the recruiting office with his identification papers. Mork has none, so he borrows a spare uniform that he thinks is a travel club costume to convince the "leaders" how much fun he would be on one of their trips. Chapman accepts Mork Lt. Mork Fromork as one of the airmen he is assembling for a secret mission. Later with Mindy, Mork describes his trip to a nuclear dump as a crummy vacation spot.
Mindy realizes that the company owning the dump is covering up an accident and she and Mork take a tape recorder to the site to get evidence for an expose. Robert Hogan as Capt. Chapman, David Haskell as Lt. Exidor is stunned the day before his wedding by the arrival of his long-lost mother, flaky Princess Lusitania, who tries to stop the marriage by chaining herself in Mindy's living room where Mork is showing a film at the funniest bachelor party ever thrown.
Mork and Exidor plan a pastoral lakeside ceremony for Exidor's marriage to meter maid Ambrosia Malspar in the lush forests of Mork's attic. Robed, befeathered Princess Lusitania, who has lived with the Indians since losing Exidor as a baby, objects to sharing his love with another woman, hauls a logging chain from her satchel, attachers herself to a spot and vows to go into a permanent trance if the wedding proceeds.
Meanwhile, Remo and Nelson Flavor, who is to perform the ceremony, join Mork and Exidor for the unbelievable stag party. Mindy is stunned and Mork is thrilled when Mindy's dad, Fred, returns to Boulder with the younger woman he has just married - giving Mork the comedic opportunity to experience the joys of having the mother he never had.
Mindy bridles when Fred mentions that he and her new surprise stepmother, Cathy, may move back to his old house in Boulder. That night, Mork goes to Mindy's room to talk about a wedding present, but she doesn't want to discuss it. After he leaves, Mindy dreams of being a little girl again with her father, who is trying to explain her mother's death. Mork hears Mindy crying in her sleep for her mother and goes to comfort her. Afterwards, Mork decides to use Orkan psychology to learn the cause of Mindy's behavior.
Mork attends a Committee to Clean Up Boulder meeting, and learns that the last thing they care about is ecology - and Mindy is one of their targets. Mindy is outraged when she realizes their purpose, and announces that she and her cousin Nelson are part Polish and throws them out - along with impressionable Mork, who has begun to tell ethnic jokes, not realizing that they are used as a weapon by hate groups. After Mindy sets Mork straight, they return to her apartment to find it wrecked.
Ed Scharlach and Tom Tenowich Director: When Bickley claims to be called out of town unexpectedly, Tom feels that his father has rejected him because of his handicap. Mork learns new ways to experience the adventures and joys of Earth after first being engulfed in self-pity when Mr. Bickley drops by to invite him and Mindy to meet his son, Tom, an inspirational young singer who is sightless and believes his father has rejected him because of his handicap.
Tom is in Boulder to perform at a club. When they arrive at Bickley's apartment, Tom is alone with his guide dog and has received a call that his father, whom he has not seen in twelve years, will join him at the club. Mork, who has never seen a blind person before, and Mindy accompany Tom to the club. When Tom receives a message that his father has been called out of town, he seems to handle the disappointment so well that Mork asks if Tom will show him how to live life to the fullest.
His body is occupied by outrageous aliens from a feline planet and a party planet. A vacation in New Mexico with Mindy proves to be such a bummer for sun-burned and saddle-sore Mork that he gets Orson's permission to visit planets Murowr and Hm-Hm-Hm, swapping bodies with local beings. The next morning when Mork's body is suddenly occupied by a feline, Mindy realizes that Murowr is a cat planet. Later, Remo and Jean arrive with their old-fashioned mother, Rosa, while a hip "playbeing" from the party planet is occupying Mork's body.
The occupant brings in disco girls for a bash in Mork's attic. Jeanie falls for Mork, and he experiences his first romance. Mindy secretly takes over a newspaper lonely hearts column.
When lonely Jeanie writes to the columnist wondering how to meet a sensitive guy with whom to share mutual interests, Mindy, who recognizes the letter, and Mork try to help her without letting her know that they know. While Jeanie is closing the deli at night, Mork shows up and announces he wants to walk her home because they have so much in common. Meanwhile, Mindy has written a column answer for Jeanie, pointing out that the man she is looking for may be someone familiar but shy.
She advises Jeanie to reach out to him. When Mork sees a later letter expressing the hope that Jeanie's heartthrob will get "serious" about the romance, he vows to give her his version of "serious" in their relationship. Peter Elbling as Derek, Beverly Dixon as the first woman. Mork, brimming with his own hilarious brand of patriotic fervor but without birth certificates or passport, faces deportation unless he marries an American citizen like Mindy or finds someone to adopt him fast.
After Mork receives notification, he dons an Uncle Sam costume and a super patriotic facade to impress Judge Baker at the Department of Immigration, but the judge gives him five days to produce the necessary papers. Mindy offers to marry Mork, but he turns her down. Then his little friend, Jud, mentions adoption.
Mork and Mindy consider Mr. Bickley - briefly - as a father for Mork. With time running out, they enlist the help of Exidor, who promises to act normal to try to impress the adoption officer, Miss Kalinowski, into letting him become Mork's dad.
Mork, Mindy, and their friends help him stage an impressive show. When Nelson is allotted a Saturday, 7: Mork, who is working as a play leader at a day care center, volunteers to ask his kids for suggestions.
But Nelson isn't into lion taming, animal noises or anything else on their list, so all his friends jump in to help. Mork invites his young charges to the program, on which he teaches them The Shazbot Blues.
Then, to everyone's surprise, Nelson makes a big hit with the young audience. Peggy Pope as Mrs. Father Denny learns that Mork needs work when he comes to the deli to arrange for a wedding reception. He urges Remo to employ Mork to help with the party. Mork's desire to find a job turns into a hysterical mix-up when he thinks that wearing a black jacket and a white collar makes him a priest. Mork makes his naive decision after he hears Father Denny counseling Laurie, the bride-to-be, when she gets cold feet over her impending marriage.
Later, when Mindy is asleep, Mork dons clerical attire and slips off to the church. There he confuses parishioners, including a boy who wants to go to confession, and Rake, a man contemplating suicide. His vulnerability becomes Mindy's problem when the bills start rolling in. Mork, naive of the power of advertising, is exposed to all sorts of TV blurbs, becoming a buy-a-holic who talks in slogans and dreams a hilarious adventure in which he is pursued by characters from the day's popular commercials.
Mork's vulnerability becomes Mindy's problem as she explains to him the purpose and value of the advertising medium. Samantha Harper as Mrs. Mork and Mindy relive hilarious highlights from their past together after Mindy's recently married father, Fred, troubled over his marriage, turns to Mork for Orkan help. Fred reminds Mork that his early relationship with Mindy involved some rough moments - for instance, the time Mork took Mindy to Exidor's mountain retreat and they nearly froze, and the time Mork naively started a wild brouhaha with Mindy thinking it would make her happy.
Fred also helps the pair recall Mork releasing his pent-up emotions for the first time, and Mork's first meeting with his strange friend, Exidor. Fred then begins to realize that Mork is right about love between two people mattering more than differences.
The elder looks like a year-old boy because the aging process is reversed on Ork. Orson sends his planet's most exalted elder to attempt to retrain Mork in Orkan ways. Mork is desperate to regain Orkan qualities prior to the elder's arrival. Pupils at the day care center where Mork is a play leader advise him to poll his friends on how he used to be. Then the ancient elder, who looks like a ten-year-old because the aging process is reversed on Ork, arrives and converts Mork's attic into an Orkan environment, complete with Mork's strange furry pet naugachomp, Bebo.
When all else fails, the elder proposes employing his powers as an eggs-orcist. He sneaks him out of the hospital one night to cheer Mindy up after she is denied a scholarship.
With Mindy depressed about not getting a scholarship, it's up to Mork to stir up some laughs, so he brings home a friend who claims to be the real Peter Pan - with the power to fly as just one of his magical talents. Peter, a patient at a psychiatric hospital, is overjoyed that Mork, unlike pessimistic fellow patient Sid and others, believes him. In turn, Peter readily accepts the fact that Mork is from the planet Ork.
When naive Mork tries to take Peter with him to cheer up Mindy, Nurse Tula explains that the patients have to be locked up at night for safety. Later, Mork misunderstands Mindy's explanation about humans being locked up and sneaks back to the hospital at night to free Peter - with the help of Orkan magic and sprinkles of fairy dust - and takes him home to Mindy. Mork, Mindy, and Mrs. Fowler of the day care center appeal to wealthy Mr.
Simpson to renew the center's lease. But the property is needed for a parking lot for the roller disco Simpson has turned over to his son, Wheels, who cares only for skating.
Simpson suggests that Mork talk with Wheels. At the rink, Mork taunts Wheels, an egotistical bully, into agreeing to race the Rockies on skates.
If Mork wins, the day care center will be spared. It's the biggest, funniest roller marathon ever when Mork takes to skates for the first time to race a cheating champion skater down a Rocky Mountain peak into Boulder to save the day care center at which he works from destruction. Fowler, Billy Morey as Mr. Mork begins buying up joke items after Mindy tries Glenda Faye's gag snakes on him, but she has to explain practical jokes to him. Eventually, Mork also learns that the surprise element is what makes pranks funny.
Then Mork hears Bickley bragging to Fred about the time they took apart a professor's auto and reassembled it in his home. A wildly inspired Mork decides to try it on Mindy, and gets so comically carried away with pulling practical jokes that he surprises Mindy be assembling her Jeep in their living room right over Mr.
Bickley's apartment not realizing that her floor cannot support the Jeep's weight. Wendy Kout and George Zateslo Director: Mindy is preoccupied with dyeing her hair blonde for a TV job interview when Mork brings home Doc, a young chimpanzee that he kidnapped from the Boulder Zoo in the mistaken belief that the animal's mother has been abducted too.
Mindy's miseries mount as she first finds Doc, then discovers that her hair has turned green. Meanwhile, the chimp exits only to be captured by the crazed prophet Exidor - who thinks Doc is a burglar - and his ferocious invisible Doberman, Brutus. Mork exposes on Exidor to scout the zoo, as he will be more "inconspicuous" than Mork. When Exidor reports that Doc has been kidnapped and that his mother is in the zoo infirmary, he and Mork rush to sneak Doc in to see his mom. He and Mindy teach a boy dressed as Billy the Kid a valuable lesson about his hero.
Mork garbs himself in feathers as Orkan coward Squellman the Yellow for a costume event at the day care center. His young charges are happily attired as their favorite heroes, except for woebegone Billy, forced to emulate his doctor-father. Mork assures him that it's okay for him to dress as his hero, Billy the Kid.
After Mindy explains to Mork that Billy's hero was really a killer, Mork tries to tell Billy that he was wrong, but the youngster decides he's a fraidy-cat and demands a shootout at the nearby ghost town where Exidor, the wild-eye prophet, is searching for his grandfather's strange buried treasure.
Mork braves one of the zaniest shootouts ever when he faces a funny but formidable opponent in a ghost town saloon - a small boy armed with water balloons trying to emulate outlaw hero Billy the Kid.
Agreeing that everyone can use a little improvement, Mork goes to get a facelift. Mindy's father, Fred, sensitive that he is fifteen years older than Cathy, reveals to Mork that he has consulted a plastic surgeon. After Mindy, unaware of what's on Mork's mind, agrees that anyone can use a little improvement, spaceman Mork checks the mirror and decides that years of sitting on his face have left their mark.
Mindy is shocked when Lola and Stephanie from the day care center drop by to see how Mork looks because he left his job early to go to a plastic surgeon. He seals himself inside a glass tube in the middle of the living room. Mork is frightened by salesman Travers' hard sell about accidents as he tries to sell him a policy.
Mindy arrives in time to prevent Mork from signing, but he is still frightened in spite of her explanation and wants to back out of a vacation to Yellowstone with Mindy, Nelson and Glenda Faye. At the DaVinci restaurant, Mork hears about pollution and encounters Exidor.
When Mork crawls into in a glass tube right in the middle of Mindy's living room - vowing never to emerge, Mindy decides to "fight the bizarre with bizarre" by staging an unusual party for him. Steve Kreinberg and Andy Guerdat Director: He tries his Morkathon performance to no avail and ends up dressing as a bum to collect money. Although Mork doesn't understand charity, he is determined to help Mindy, who is upset that time is running out and she has not raised the money she pledged for Boulder's new children's hospital.
Mork tries his Morkathon performance at DaVinci's restaurant where he meets Godfrey. At the bus station, Godfrey has Mork attempt various techniques to no avail until he has Mork try a silent, pathetic-looking approach on a passerby. Later, Mork, in tattered bum's clothing, takes a hatful of money to Mindy. She is outraged to learn that he panhandled from her friend, so Mork decides to put the money back into circulation - his own way.
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Lola, Mork's munchkin friend from the day care center, suggests that Mindy apply at the small television station managed by her uncle, Miles Sternhagen. She is hired by Sternhagen to do odd jobs and fill in on-camera when necessary. He first assignment is to do the evening weather report. Mork urges her to do an interplanetary version and makes some calls to prepare strange weather charts. At the station, Mork and Mindy learn from Jake, the cameraman, that no one else has arrived because of a snowstorm.
Mindy is to do the whole evening news show. She panics when Mork throws her the packet of news material - and the papers scatter all over the floor. Mindy has a disastrous on-camera debut until Mork leaps to a riotous rescue with his far-out Orkan presentation of the evening news. He appears late at night to put the man on trial before a jury of broken appliances that come to life.
Mindy is angered when her stereo, repaired by Mr Strand, breaks down again while Mork is using it at the day care center, and Strand refuses to stand behind his work.