"Beauty or the Beast"
Season 1, Episode #8
(#8) in series (26 episodes)
Mork & Mindy The Animated Series 08 Beauty or the Beast
"The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour" episode
Guest Star(s): Ralph James
Mark L. Taylor
Frank Welker
Network: ABC-TV
Production code: 1x8
Original airdate October 16, 1982
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Beauty or the Beast was the eighth Mork and Mindy theme episode from the ABC-TV The Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour animated series.


Mindy's plans to enter a beauty contest hit a snag when Mork tries to zap a blemish from her nose and accidentally turns her into a gorilla. It isn't long before Mindy's spied by animal control workers and shipped off to the zoo.


  • Mork tells Mindy, "If Marlin Perkins is a judge you'll stand a fighting chance." Perkins was a famous zoologist and the longtime host of Wild Kingdom.
  • There are several references to the 1933 classic King Kong.


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