Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)
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Cheerleader in Chains 

Mindy is held in contempt of court for refusing to reveal a source of news.


Bob Claver


Garry Marshall (created by) (as Garry K. Marshall), Dale McRaven (created by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Robin Williams ... Mork
Pam Dawber ... Mindy McConnell
Conrad Janis ... Fred McConnell
Jonathan Winters ... Mearth
Barbara Billingsley ... Mrs. Louise Bailey
Phillip R. Allen ... George Logan
Judy Pioli Judy Pioli ... The Matron
Larry Carroll ... Himself
Paul Willson ... Neighbor Bob Miller


Mindy is held in contempt of court for refusing to reveal a source of news.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

22 April 1982 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robin Williams realized that dressing up as a Denver Broncos cheerleader was a sign for the cancellation of the series. See more »


The Matron: [when she catches Mork trying to break Mindy out of jail] Oh, no! No, no, no! Forget it. It's not gonna work. You're under arrest.
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Nobody knows the trouble she's seen
8 October 2016 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"Cheerleader in Chains" opens with Mork earning his driver's license, though he manages to drive off with the mechanic still under the hood! Future CHEERS alumnus Paul Willson drops by as neighbor Bob Miller, who serves a subpoena requiring Mindy to testify on a highway construction scandal that she reported on the air, and betray her source. Larry Carroll, as himself, reports Mindy's arrest for not giving up her confidential informant, encountering fellow inmate Louise Bailey (Barbara Billingsley), who wonders how such a young cutie could wind up in 'a hellhole like this!' Mindy assumes that Louise was arrested for illegal parking, only to find that the policeman found her husband's arm falling out ("what was he doing in the trunk?" "not much!"). After 31 years of putting up with her husband's snoring she's been sleeping well ever since. Mork refuses to believe that Louise could have murdered her husband: "come on, she looks like Mrs. Cleaver!" Mindy's determination not to break her vow of silence keeps her behind bars longer than she had intended, playing Mork's harmonica: "it's amazing, nine days and she still hasn't improved at all!" Mindy tries to prevent her husband from breaking her out: "Mork, put that finger down!"

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