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Behind The Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy

On the set, the writers are wondering where Robin is -- apparently, he is continually late to the set. He arrives (dressed in a towel and shower cap), and Garry pulls him aside to bust his chops about the sexual content he keeps slipping into the show. As a result, the network has assigned a new censor -- Isabel Hernandez, a Latina hottie with an icy exterior. Robin immediately begins harassing her, commenting on the beauty of her breasts. And while I've obviously hated the guy from the first moment he appeared on screen, this is the exact moment where I had to say, "Fuck you, Robin." He describes himself as a schmuck, and she busts out the Yiddish to call him both meshugina and a putz. It was at this point that I was certain the two of them would have sex, but it turns out that life is not always like a Hollywood movie, because they never do. Garry takes off, and rehearsal begins. Robin brings out his rudest and dirtiest material (but not so dirty that it can't be shown on an NBC television movie), and Isabel laughs but then cuts him down, explaining that she likes her job. She also tells them that the network has decided that the character of the neighbor cannot die -- the heart attack that is apparently the centerpiece of the episode has to be non-fatal. Suddenly, Robin is all self-righteous, accusing her of trying to sabotage their black comedy. Puh-leese, girlfriend -- you're starring in a show about an alien on speed. You need to take that stick out of your ass so I can beat you with it. They go back to the rehearsal, and Robin goes back to sabotaging everyone around him so he can get a little attention.

Valerie and Robin enter a gorgeous house somewhere in Hollywood. It's theirs -- they've just bought it. She talks about how she wants to decorate it to make it a home, and he just runs around camping it up and making an ass of himself. He also expresses a strong desire to leave the house as empty as it is now, because he doesn't want to be weighed down by possessions. Fucking hippy. Robin must be really good in bed, because Val agrees to his non-decorating scheme. Although I must point out that there will be no bed for him to be good in if they don't get some furniture.

Garry and Harvey are in Garry's office, talking about some demand the network has made. There are Christmas lights up, so I'm guessing it's December. Suddenly, Frank is on the phone. He's got the newest ratings, and Mork & Mindy is number one. Again, we don't see Frank, but Redhead is with him. He gives the speakerphone an encouraging "thumbs up" to let Garry and Harvey know how happy he is. (Theme Number Four.) But Frank is concerned that the entire show revolves around Robin. Redhead suggests that they "make the other characters funnier." And he also tells Harvey that in the newest episode, they "need more jeopardy for the act one break." Uh oh. Somebody's been to a scriptwriting seminar. After the call ends, Harvey accuses Garry of being a coward for not standing up to the network suits. Garry tells Harvey that he needs to learn how to play the game. I just noticed that Garry has the bluest eyes I've ever seen. They're like the color of toilet bowl cleaner. Those must be contacts. I can understand the dental prosthesis (and please God, I hope it's prosthesis -- otherwise, I'm taking up a collection to get this actor some braces), but what's with the radioactive lenses?

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Behind The Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy

On the set, the writers are wondering where Robin is -- apparently, he is continually late to the set. He arrives (dressed in a towel and shower cap), and Garry pulls him aside to bust his chops about the sexual content he keeps slipping into the show. As a result, the network has assigned a new censor -- Isabel Hernandez, a Latina hottie with an icy exterior. Robin immediately begins harassing her, commenting on the beauty of her breasts. And while I've obviously hated the guy from the first moment he appeared on screen, this is the exact moment where I had to say, "Fuck you, Robin." He describes himself as a schmuck, and she busts out the Yiddish to call him both meshugina and a putz. It was at this point that I was certain the two of them would have sex, but it turns out that life is not always like a Hollywood movie, because they never do. Garry takes off, and rehearsal begins. Robin brings out his rudest and dirtiest material (but not so dirty that it can't be shown on an NBC television movie), and Isabel laughs but then cuts him down, explaining that she likes her job. She also tells them that the network has decided that the character of the neighbor cannot die -- the heart attack that is apparently the centerpiece of the episode has to be non-fatal. Suddenly, Robin is all self-righteous, accusing her of trying to sabotage their black comedy. Puh-leese, girlfriend -- you're starring in a show about an alien on speed. You need to take that stick out of your ass so I can beat you with it. They go back to the rehearsal, and Robin goes back to sabotaging everyone around him so he can get a little attention.

Valerie and Robin enter a gorgeous house somewhere in Hollywood. It's theirs -- they've just bought it. She talks about how she wants to decorate it to make it a home, and he just runs around camping it up and making an ass of himself. He also expresses a strong desire to leave the house as empty as it is now, because he doesn't want to be weighed down by possessions. Fucking hippy. Robin must be really good in bed, because Val agrees to his non-decorating scheme. Although I must point out that there will be no bed for him to be good in if they don't get some furniture.

Garry and Harvey are in Garry's office, talking about some demand the network has made. There are Christmas lights up, so I'm guessing it's December. Suddenly, Frank is on the phone. He's got the newest ratings, and Mork & Mindy is number one. Again, we don't see Frank, but Redhead is with him. He gives the speakerphone an encouraging "thumbs up" to let Garry and Harvey know how happy he is. (Theme Number Four.) But Frank is concerned that the entire show revolves around Robin. Redhead suggests that they "make the other characters funnier." And he also tells Harvey that in the newest episode, they "need more jeopardy for the act one break." Uh oh. Somebody's been to a scriptwriting seminar. After the call ends, Harvey accuses Garry of being a coward for not standing up to the network suits. Garry tells Harvey that he needs to learn how to play the game. I just noticed that Garry has the bluest eyes I've ever seen. They're like the color of toilet bowl cleaner. Those must be contacts. I can understand the dental prosthesis (and please God, I hope it's prosthesis -- otherwise, I'm taking up a collection to get this actor some braces), but what's with the radioactive lenses?

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