"Mork Gets Mindy-itis"
Season 2, Episode #7
(#32) in series (95 episodes)
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Mork gets an injection of her DNA in an attempt to overcome his allergy in "Mork Gets Mindy-itis in Season 2 (ep.#7).
"Mork & Mindy" episode
Guest Star(s): Bill Morey
Lloyd Kino
Network: ABC-TV
Production code: 207 (2x7)
Writer(s) Tom Tenowich
Director Howard Storm
Original airdate October 21, 1979
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Mork Gets Mindy-itis was the seventh episode in season 2 of Mork and Mindy, also the 32nd episode in the series overall. Written by Tom Tenowich, the episode, directed by Howard Storm, first aired on ABC-TV on October 21, 1979.


Mork discovers he is allergic to Mindy when he gets uncontrollable fits of laughter (the Orkan equivalent to sneezing) whenever he's around her. Complications ensue when Mork gets an injection of her DNA in an attempt to overcome his allergy.

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Mork, acting like Mindy at Nelson's campaign fundraising party

Full summaryEdit

"Mork Gets Mindy-itis" opens with Mindy preparing an introductory party for cousin Nelson Flavor (Jim Staahl), who admits that he hasn't lost a contest since he beat out his sister as their mother's favorite. Mork responds by laughing, which he insists is the Orkan sneeze, cracking up at the most unfortunate times during Flavor's attempt to read his acceptance speech.

The closer he gets to Mindy the more he laughs/sneezes, and Jeanie (Gina Hecht) tells him about the couple whose 10 year marriage ended when the husband developed an allergic reaction to his wife, who divorced and never saw each other again. Mork has no other recourse than to go live with Exidor (Robert Donner), who insists that Mork keep his hands off his (typically nonexistent) female guest Gretchen. Mork is stunned to learn that Exidor's apartment is Gretchen's ("how she can afford it I'll never know!"), and isn't too thrilled to share the couch with Gretchen's twin sister Lola. Mindy figures out the real problem is Mork's aversion to being close, quickly solved with a genuine hug.


  • Nelson's political slogan is "I'll do it your way," which is a take-off of a famous Burger King ad campaign.
  • Mork says, "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night," which is a famous Bette Davis quote from All About Eve. [1].



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