|"It's A Wonderful Mork"|
| Season 1, Episode #24 |
(#24) in series (95 episodes)
Mork finds out what life would be like if he had never arrived on Earth, as he sees many things that are different, as in Mindy being married to an unsupportive husband (Sam Freed) in "It's a Wonderful Mork" in Season 1 (ep.#24).
|"Mork & Mindy" episode|
|Guest Star(s):||Sam Freed|
|Production code:||124 (1x24)|
|Writer(s)||Ed Scharlach & Tom Tenowich|
|Original airdate||May 3, 1979|
|IMDB||It's A Wonderful Mork|
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It's A Wonderful Mork is the 24th episode of Season 1 of Mork and Mindy, also the 24th overall episode in the series. Co-written by Ed Scharlach and Tom Tenowich, the episode, directed by Howard Storm, premiered on ABC-TV on May 3, 1979.
After ruining Fred and Mindy's night, Mork decides he wants to go back to Ork, so Orson shows him what the McConnells' lives would have been like if Mork had never arrived on Earth.
When Mork inadvertently costs Mindy a potential job, he wishes he had never come to Earth when he informs Orson of this. Orson then shows him what would have happened to Mindy over the last year had he not been there. Mork sees that Mindy is married to Cliff (Sam Freed), an unsupportive husband who has a gambling problem, Fred has traveled the world and had a short relationship with a woman named Margaret (Linda Henning), Cora lives with Mindy, and the McConnell's music store has been sold.
- This episode title and the plot is similar to the Oscar-winning 1946 Christmas classic Frank Capra movie It's A Wonderful Life.
- Mindy's unsupportive husband Cliff is played by actor Sam Freed, a TV, who would later in the decade be cast as Bob Barsky--Allie's eventual husband on the CBS-TV series Kate & Allie.
- Mork: Don't cry, it's not the end of the world. That comes in the year 2118, when the giant bees come - and Regis Philbin is elected President of the United States!
- Robin Williams as Mork
- Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell
- Conrad Janis as Fred McConnell
- Elizabeth Kerr as Cora Hudson
- Tom Poston as Mr. Bickley
- Ralph James as Voice of Orson