|"Mork in Never-Never Land"|
| Season 3, Episode #3 |
(#54) in series (95 episodes)
|"Mork & Mindy" episode|
|Guest Star(s):||David Spielberg|
|Production code:||303 (3x3)|
|Original airdate||November 20, 1980|
|IMDB||Mork in Never-Never Land|
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Mork In Never-Never Land was was third episode from Season 3 of Mork and Mindy, also the 54th overall episode in the series. Co-written by Wendy Kout, the episode, which was directed by Howard Storm, originally aired on ABC-TV on November 20, 1980.
Mork befriends a mental patient who claims to be Peter Pan. Meanwhile, Mindy anxiously awaits word of whether or not she's received a college scholarship.
Mork meets his pen-pal, a mentally disturbed man (David Spielberg) who believes himself to be Peter Pan. Peter, who lives in a private sanitarium called Happy Valley Hospital, where no one believes that's he really Peter Pan, as Mork decides to try to spring him from a mental institution. Meanwhile, Mindy waits for the results of a scholarship she applied for.
Thrilled that Mork accepts him as the real McCoy, Peter's able to believe that Mork is really from another planet. Unable to bring Peter home to cheer up a depressed Mindy, Mork breaks him out from the hospital, only for her to panic with an escaped lunatic in her apartment. The need to inspire happiness results in Peter returning to Happy Valley, knowing that Mork will always be his pen pal. Interesting in that Robin Williams himself would portray Peter Pan ten years later in "Hook."
- Robin Williams went on to portray Peter Pan in the 1991 film Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg. The unrelated David Spielberg portrayed Peter Pan in this episode.
- This is the first time that it's mentioned Mindy and Glenda Faye were classmates.
- Mindy tells Mork, "We've got big trouble here," and he asks, "Right here in River City?" This is a reference to the song Trouble from The Music Man.
- Mork does a Jack Nicholson impersonation.
- Mork references The Wizard of Oz again by saying to Peter, "There's no place like the home."
- Mork: Well, where I come from everybody believes in you.
- Peter Pan: Oh, well, where's that?
- Mork: I come from a place far, far away where the plants are as intelligent as the people. And the sky is yellow and brown.
- Peter Pan: Pittsburgh?
- Mork: I don't know why people are unhappy when there are so many clowns in government.
- Robin Williams as Mork
- Pam Dawber as Mindy McConnell
- Crissy Wilzak as Glenda Faye Comstock
- Ralph James as Voice of Orson
- Gina Hecht as Jeanie DaVinci (credited only)
- Conrad Janis as Fred McConnell (credited only)
- Tom Poston as Mr. Bickley (credited only)
- Jim Staahl as Nelson Flavor (credited only)
- Jay Thomas as Remo DaVinci (credited only)