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Behind The Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy

In Robin's trailer, a doctor is examining him. Doc thinks that he's "exhausted" and that he needs a rest. They're just about to film the final episode of the season, but Harvey thinks they should scrap it because the script calls for Robin to do too much overacting. That Harvey, always with the scrapping. Robin asks Doc to leave so that he can guilt Harvey into letting filming go ahead. Except that no guilt is involved -- after acknowledging that he may have overdone it at DeNiro's the night before, Robin just yells at Harvey and tells him to get out. Wait, he partied at DeNiro's? Is there some kind of Excess Body Hair Hollywood Party Club that I've never heard of?

Cut to episode filming. Robin is frantic. Is the plot really important? The audience laughs, and applauds wildly at the curtain call. Although is it really a curtain call if there's no curtain?

Garry meets with Conrad and Elizabeth to break the news to them that they're being let go because the network doesn't think they appeal to a young demographic. Elizabeth's response? "They are such wieners." Aw, old ladies with dirty mouths. How heartwarming.

Harvey paces outside Elizabeth's trailer, waiting for Garry. Garry emerges, and Harvey tells him, "I have news. It ain't good." What is that news, you ask? Doc just told Harvey that Robin doesn't have the flu. Garry wonders what it could possibly be if it's not the flu. Harvey: "Cocaine." My God! What a shock! The lawyer in me wanted to sue the hell out of that doctor, but then I realized that this all took place before the passage of HIPAA, the federal law that protects patient privacy. Damn the laws of temporal physics, getting in the way of a good lawsuit. Commercials.

Notes on the writers' board tell us that it's the first table read of the second season. On the set, Garry is chatting with Harvey. He wonders how Robin is doing, and Harvey plays dumb. Garry, that sainted dim bulb, expected that Harvey might have actually taken some time to speak to Robin and confront him about his drug problem. But Harvey is a coward, and did no such thing. At that moment, Robin bursts onto the scene, making an enormous deal about how late he is and how awful it is that he is so late. My notes here read, "Shut up, Shut Up, SHUT UP!!!" I'm not sure what that was all about. Robin and Pam greet each other with some real warmth, and then Garry gets up to introduce Robin to some new cast members. First, it's Jay Thomas, who's being brought in to play the swinging neighbor. Aw, Jay Thomas got his start on television as a second-rate Larry. Ha ha! And then there's Gina Hecht, who's being brought onto the show as a pair of breasts. And this is when I realized that Tom Poston must have a great lawyer, because he somehow escaped being mentioned in this crap movie at all. The table read begins. I just realized that Robin Williams is wearing beige. I didn't realize that a side effect of cocaine was an improved fashion sense. Although that must not be the case, because if it were, our president would have been much better dressed in his youth. Although now I think that another cocaine side effect might be a pronounced primate appearance. With my sample of two, the hypothesis certainly holds up.

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Behind The Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy

In Robin's trailer, a doctor is examining him. Doc thinks that he's "exhausted" and that he needs a rest. They're just about to film the final episode of the season, but Harvey thinks they should scrap it because the script calls for Robin to do too much overacting. That Harvey, always with the scrapping. Robin asks Doc to leave so that he can guilt Harvey into letting filming go ahead. Except that no guilt is involved -- after acknowledging that he may have overdone it at DeNiro's the night before, Robin just yells at Harvey and tells him to get out. Wait, he partied at DeNiro's? Is there some kind of Excess Body Hair Hollywood Party Club that I've never heard of?

Cut to episode filming. Robin is frantic. Is the plot really important? The audience laughs, and applauds wildly at the curtain call. Although is it really a curtain call if there's no curtain?

Garry meets with Conrad and Elizabeth to break the news to them that they're being let go because the network doesn't think they appeal to a young demographic. Elizabeth's response? "They are such wieners." Aw, old ladies with dirty mouths. How heartwarming.

Harvey paces outside Elizabeth's trailer, waiting for Garry. Garry emerges, and Harvey tells him, "I have news. It ain't good." What is that news, you ask? Doc just told Harvey that Robin doesn't have the flu. Garry wonders what it could possibly be if it's not the flu. Harvey: "Cocaine." My God! What a shock! The lawyer in me wanted to sue the hell out of that doctor, but then I realized that this all took place before the passage of HIPAA, the federal law that protects patient privacy. Damn the laws of temporal physics, getting in the way of a good lawsuit. Commercials.

Notes on the writers' board tell us that it's the first table read of the second season. On the set, Garry is chatting with Harvey. He wonders how Robin is doing, and Harvey plays dumb. Garry, that sainted dim bulb, expected that Harvey might have actually taken some time to speak to Robin and confront him about his drug problem. But Harvey is a coward, and did no such thing. At that moment, Robin bursts onto the scene, making an enormous deal about how late he is and how awful it is that he is so late. My notes here read, "Shut up, Shut Up, SHUT UP!!!" I'm not sure what that was all about. Robin and Pam greet each other with some real warmth, and then Garry gets up to introduce Robin to some new cast members. First, it's Jay Thomas, who's being brought in to play the swinging neighbor. Aw, Jay Thomas got his start on television as a second-rate Larry. Ha ha! And then there's Gina Hecht, who's being brought onto the show as a pair of breasts. And this is when I realized that Tom Poston must have a great lawyer, because he somehow escaped being mentioned in this crap movie at all. The table read begins. I just realized that Robin Williams is wearing beige. I didn't realize that a side effect of cocaine was an improved fashion sense. Although that must not be the case, because if it were, our president would have been much better dressed in his youth. Although now I think that another cocaine side effect might be a pronounced primate appearance. With my sample of two, the hypothesis certainly holds up.

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