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Third Rock From The Sun
  • John Lithgow ( Twilight Zone: The Movie ) as Dick Solomon
  • Kristen Johnston as Sally Solomon
  • French Stewart as Harry Solomon
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt ( Inception ) as Tommy Solomon
  • Jane Curtin as Dr. Mary Albright
  • Simbi Khali as Nina Campbell
  • Elmarie Wendell as Mrs. Dubcek, the aliens' unsuspecting landlady

    recurring characters:

  • Shay Astar as August, Tommy's sometime girlfriend
  • David DeLuise as Bug, a student
  • Ileen Getz as Judith, Dr. Albright's colleague and friend
  • Chris Hogan as Pitman, a student
  • Jan Hooks as Vicki, Mrs. Dubcek's daughter and Harry's sometime lover
  • Ian Lithgow as Leon, a student
  • Michael Milhoan as Coach, Tommy's high school athletic coach & nemesis
  • Harry Morgan as Professor Suter
  • Bruce Morrow as Father Rice
  • Danielle Nicolet as Caryn, a student
  • Blake Soper as Elman, a fellow student of Tommy's
  • Ron West as Dr. Strudwick, Dick's hated rival professor of physics
  • John D'Aquino ( SeaQuest DSV ) as Mr. Randall, Tommy's teacher & Sally's 1st boyfriend [ 1 ]

    Season 1

  •   1.   1- 1        101     
     9 Jan 96
    Brains and Eggs
    
      2.   1- 2        105     
    16 Jan 96
    Post Nasal Dick
    
      3.   1- 3        106     
    23 Jan 96
    Dick's First Birthday
    
      4.   1- 4        103     
    30 Jan 00
    Dick Is From Mars, Sally Is From Venus
    
      5.   1- 5        107     
     6 Feb 96
    Dick, Smoker
    
      6.   1- 6        109     
    13 Feb 96
    Green-Eyed Dick
    
      7.   1- 7        110     
    20 Feb 96
    Lonely Dick
    
      8.   1- 8        113     
    27 Feb 96
    Body & Soul & Dick
    
      9.   1- 9        112     
     4 Mar 96
    Ab-Dick-ted
    
     10.   1-10        102     
    12 Mar 96
    Truth or Dick
    
     11.   1-11        111     
    19 Mar 96
    The Art of Dick
    
     12.   1-12        117     
    26 Mar 96
    Frozen Dick
    
     13.   1-13        104     
     2 Apr 96
    Angry Dick
    
     14.   1-14        108     
     9 Apr 96
    The Dicks They Are A-Changin'
    
     15.   1-15        116     
    21 Apr 96
    I Enjoy Being A Dick
    
     16.   1-16        115     
    23 Apr 96
    Dick Like Me
    
     17.   1-17        114     
    30 Apr 96
    Assault With A Deadly Dick
    
     18.   1-18        119     
     7 May 96
    Father Knows Dick
    
     19.   1-19        120     
    14 May 96
    Selfish Dick
    
     20.   1-20        118     
    21 May 96
    See Dick Run (1)
    
  • Wayne Knight as Don, Sally's police officer boyfriend [ 2-6 ]
  •  21.   2- 1        201     
    22 Sep 96
    See Dick Continue to Run (2)
    
     22.   2- 2        202     
    22 Sep 96
    See Dick Continue to Run, Continued (3)
    
     23.   2- 3        205     
    29 Sep 96
    Hotel Dick
    
     24.   2- 4        203     
     6 Oct 96
     Big Angry Virgin From Outer Space
    
     25.   2- 5        203     
    13 Oct 96
    Much Ado About Dick
    
     26.   2- 6        207     
    27 Oct 96
    Dick the Vote
    
     27.   2- 7        206     
     3 Nov 96
    Fourth and Dick
    
    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 2, Episode 8] World's Greatest Dick
    Shown 10 Nov 96

    Sally ( Kristen Johnston ) gets a Gay BF (he thinks she is a drag queen).

    Tommy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Inception ) does well in an exam, and gets sent to a posh school. His new classmate Aramis is played by his fellow Buffy alumni, Danny Strong.

     29.   2- 9        209     
    17 Nov 96
    My Mother The Alien
    
     30.   2-10        210     
    24 Nov 96
    Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick
    
     31.   2-11        210     
     8 Dec 96
    Dick Jokes
    
     32.   2-12        212     
    15 Dec 96
    Jolly Old St. Dick
    
     33.   2-13        213     
     5 Jan 97
    Proud Dick
    
     34.   2-14        214     
    12 Jan 97
    Romeo & Juliet & Dick
    
     35.   2-15        215     
     2 Feb 97
    Guilty as Dick
    
     36.   2-16        217     
    16 Feb 97
    Dick on One Knee
    
     37.   2-17        216     
     9 Mar 97
    Same Old Song and Dick
    
     38.   2-18        218     
    16 Mar 97
    I Brake for Dick
    
     39.   2-19        219     
    23 Mar 97
    Dick Behaving Badly
    
     40.   2-20        220     
    13 Apr 97
    Dickmalion
    
     41.   2-21        221     
    27 Apr 97
    Sensitive Dick
    
     42.   2-22        223     
     4 May 97
    Will Work For Dick
    
     43.   2-23        222     
    11 May 97
    Fifteen Minutes of Dick
    
     44.   2-24        224     
    11 May 97
    Dick and the Single Girl
    
     45.   2-25        225     
    18 May 97
    A Nightmare on Dick Street (1)
    
     46.   2-26        226     
    18 May 97
    A Nightmare on Dick Street (2)
    
    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season , Episode 1 ]
    Shown th January 2009 [Wednesday]

    This was reviewed in our special supplement Third Rock From The Sun

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  • Jason Carter ( Babylon 5 ) as Seth, Sally's third boyfriend [ 3 ]

    Season 3

  •  47.   3- 1        301     
    24 Sep 97
    Fun with Dick and Janet (1)
    
     48.   3- 2        302     
    24 Sep 97
    Fun with Dick and Janet (2)
    
     49.   3- 3        305     
     8 Oct 97
    Tricky Dick
    
     50.   3- 4        304     
    15 Oct 97
    Dick-In-Law
    
     51.   3- 5        306     
    29 Oct 97
    Scaredy Dick
    
     52.   3- 6        303     
     5 Nov 97
    Moby Dick
    
     53.   3- 7        307     
    12 Nov 97
    Eleven Angry Men and One Dick
    
     54.   3- 8        308     
    19 Nov 97
    A Friend in Dick
    
     55.   3- 9        327     
     3 Dec 97
    Seven Deadly Clips
    
     56.   3-10        309     
     3 Dec 97
    Tom, Dick and Mary
    
     57.   3-11        310     
    17 Dec 97
    Jailhouse Dick
    
     58.   3-12        311     
     7 Jan 98
    Dick on a Roll
    
     59.   3-13        311     
    21 Jan 98
    The Great Dickdater
    
     60.   3-14        313     
    25 Jan 98
    36! 24! 36! Dick! (1)
    
     61.   3-15        314     
    25 Jan 98
    36! 24! 36! Dick! (2)
    
     62.   3-16        315     
    28 Jan 98
    Pickles and Ice Cream
    
     63.   3-17        316     
     4 Feb 98
    Auto EuroDicka
    
     64.   3-18        317     
    25 Feb 98
    Stuck with Dick
    
     65.   3-19        318     
    25 Feb 98
    Portrait of Tommy as an Old Man
    
     66.   3-20        319     
     1 Apr 98
    My Daddy's Little Girl
    
     67.   3-21        323     
    15 Apr 98
    The Physics of Being Dick
    
     68.   3-22        320     
    28 Apr 98
    Just Your Average Dick (1)
    
     69.   3-23        321     
    28 Apr 98
    Dick and the Other Guy (2)
    
     70.   3-24        322     
     6 May 98
    Sally and Don's First Kiss
    
     71.   3-25        324     
    13 May 98
    When Aliens Camp
    
     72.   3-26        325     
    20 May 98
    The Tooth Harry
    
     73.   3-27        326     
    20 May 98
    Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary (1)
    
  • Jim Beaver ( Supernatural ) as Doug, Harry's boss at Happy Doug's Bar [ 4-6 ]
  • Marianne Muellerleile as Lucy, the cafeteria cashier & Dick's nemesis [ 4-6 ]
  • Larissa Oleynik as Alissa, Tommy's lab partner & eventual girlfriend [ 4-6 ]
  • Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun [season 4, Episode 1] Doctor Solomon's Traveling Alien Show (2)
    Shown 23 Sep 98

    Harry joins a freakshow. No change there, then.

    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun [season 4, Episode 2] Power Mad Dick
    Shown 7 Oct 98

    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun [season 4, Episode 3] Feelin' Albright

    This ep starts with Sally ( Kristen Johnston ) and Officer Don (Wayne Knight, the fat bloke from Seinfeld who leered at Sharon Stone's pussy in Basic Instinct) in bed together. Don lets slip that he has had other GFs before he met Sally, and she becomes jealous of his old flames.

    Things are not going too well for Dick (John Lithgow - Twilight Zone: The Movie ). Since his GF Mary has been promoted to Dean instead of him, she has become the man of the relationship.

     77.   4- 4        404     
    21 Oct 98
    Collect Call for Dick
    
     78.   4- 5        405     
    28 Oct 98
    What's Love Got To Do, Got To Do With Dick?
    
     79.   4- 6        406     
     4 Nov 98
    I Am Dick Pentameter!
    
     80.   4- 7        407     
    11 Nov 98
    D3: Judgement Day
    
    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 8] Indecent Dick
    Shown 9 Dec 98

    Sally ( Kristen Johnston ) is going to pose naked in PlayPen magazine, and Dick (John Lithgow - Twilight Zone: The Movie ) is impressed. However, he is offended when he discovers his GF Jane Curtin posed naked for art photos 20 years previously!

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 9] Happy New Dick!
    Shown 15 Dec 98

    New Years Eve 1998 - can Dick (John Lithgow - Twilight Zone: The Movie ) actually achieve something before 1999 arrives?

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 10] Two-Faced Dick
    Shown 5 Jan 99

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 11] Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons
    Shown 12 Jan 99

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 12] Dick and Taxes
    Shown 2 Feb 99

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 13] Sally Forth
    Shown 9 Feb 99

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 14] Paranoid Dick
    Shown 16 Feb 99

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 15] The House That Dick Built
    Shown 23 Feb 99

    Harry's GF has a vision of him as the Oogachakka baby from Ally McBeal, and decides she wants to have his child.

    Sally ( Kristen Johnston ) wants to move out and get a place of her own. Dick (John Lithgow - Twilight Zone: The Movie ) tries in vain to keep the unit together.

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 16] Superstitious Dick
    Shown 2 Mar 99

    Jane Curtin tells Dick (John Lithgow - Twilight Zone: The Movie ) to throw out a chainletter - and then she is injured in a number of unlikely accidents!

    Sally ( Kristen Johnston ) develops a crush on a guy who works in the hardware store.

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 17] Y2dicK
    Shown 16 Mar 99

    Jane Curtin tells Dick (John Lithgow - Twilight Zone: The Movie ) that since he has been there for 3 years it is time to learn how to use his computer. Yes, the super-intelligent alien cannot use technology so backward it cannot even read your thought waves. He does a Scotty from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

    However, Dick discovers the Internet and likes it so much he decides to perform his Lectures on-line via a web-cam from his home.

    Sally ( Kristen Johnston ) and Tommy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Inception ) go out to buy a new TV. They decide to pay the extra and go digital - yes, they get DVDs and all they can think to watch is Leprechaun 2!

    Harry and his GF are still trying to get pregnant. It has only been 1 month, but they have not yet been successful. Perhaps his alien physiology has something to do with it.

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 18] Dick the Mouth Solomon
    Shown 6 Apr 99

    Sally ( Kristen Johnston ) starts to date Sammy the butcher, and we soon see her dressed as a gangster's moll.

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 19] Citizen Solomon
    Shown 29 Apr 99

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 20] Alien Hunter
    Shown 4 May 99

    Kathy Bates ( American Horror Story ) plays a woman who claims to be Dr Dick's biggest fan. Anyone who has seen her in Stephen King's Misery knows that there is more to this than first appears ...

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 21] Dick vs. Strudwick
    Shown 11 May 99

    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock From The Sun [Season 4, Episode 22] Near Dick Experience
    Shown 18 May 99
    Shown First Week, September 2000

    Sally ( Kristen Johnston ), Harry and Tommy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Inception ) are almost killed by a falling chandelier, and this brush with death makes them appreciate life all the more. Professor Dick, on the other hand, misses this and spends the entire episode trying to have a near-death experience.

     96.   4-23        423     
    25 May 99
    Dick's Big Giant Headache (1)
    
     97.   4-24        424     
    25 May 99
    Dick's Big Giant Headache (2)
    
    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock From The Sun [Season 5, Episode 1] Episode I: the Baby Menace (3)
    Shown 21 Sept 99
    Shown 14th October 2001 - Sunday

    Harry's slutty ex-GF Vicky has returned, pregnant by the Big Giant Head (William Shatner - Star Trek: TOS ). BGH does a runner, but not before making Sally ( Kristen Johnston ) the Supreme Commander!

    Vicky gives birth, and the baby appears perfectly human. However, she calls in a tabloid reporter (Curtis Armstrong - Supernatural: Season 8 ) with her story ...

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 5, Episode 2] Dick for Tat
    Shown 28 Sep 99

    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock From The Sun [Season 5, Episode 3] The Fifth Solomon
    2 Nov 99

    For the Season 1999/2000 there is new theme music.

    Dick (John Lithgow - Twilight Zone: The Movie ) decides to sell the family's old car. Meanwhile, his dimwitted brother Harry learns about the concept of insurance ...

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 5, Episode 4] Dial M for Dick
    Shown 9 Nov 99

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 5, Episode 5] Dick and Tuck
    Shown 16 Nov 99

    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock From The Sun [Season 5, Episode 6] Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner
    Shown 23 Nov 99
    Shown 7th November 2000

    Dick learns about the Black Support meetings, and thinks it is like Weight Watchers. He and the family attend a White Power rally, and get quite a shock. Then Dick learns about human history and gets a case of white guilt. The others write a poem about the evils of racism, and enter a competition in the local library. The competition is for under-10s, but that does not bother them.

    The disturbing aspect of this is when Dick asks his African-American friend if her meeting involved anyone preaching hatred. Well, she obviously was not at a Louis Farakhan rally!

    104.   5- 7        509     
    30 Nov 99
    Sex and the Sally
    
    105.   5- 8        508     
    14 Dec 99
    Charitable Dick
    
    106.   5- 9        506     
    11 Jan 00
    The Loud Solomon Family: A Dickumentary
    
    107.   5-10        512     
    25 Jan 00
    Gwen, Larry, Dick and Mary
    
    108.   5-11        514     
     8 Feb 00
    Dick Puts the Id in Cupid
    
    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock From The Sun [Season 5, Episode 12] The Big Giant Head Returns
    Shown 22 Feb 00
    Shown 9th January 2001 - Tuesday

    The Big Giant Head (William Shatner - Star Trek: TOS ) returns.

    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock From The Sun [Season 5, Episode 13] Rutherford Beauty
    Shown 22 Feb 00
    Shown 16th January 2001 - Tuesday

    Dick is overcome with erotic fantasies ... but not about Mary, his GF!

    111.   5-14        518     
    14 Mar 00
    This Little Dick Goes to Market
    
    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock From The Sun [Season 5, Episode 15] Youth Is Wasted On The Dick
    Shown 21 Mar 00
    Shown 30th January 2001 - Tuesday

    Dick learns the true meaning of Spring Break.

    113.   5-16        510     
    28 Mar 00
    Dick Strikes Out
    
    114.   5-17        513     
    18 Apr 00
    Shall We Dick?
    
    115.   5-18        519     
     2 May 00
    Dick and Harry Fall Down a Hole
    
    116.   5-19        520     
     9 May 00
    Frankie Goes to Rutherford
    
    117.   5-20        516     
    16 May 00
    Dick Solomon's Day Off
    
    Third Rock From The Sun 3rd Rock from The Sun [Season 5, Ep 21-2] The Big Giant Head Returns Again
    Shown 23 May 00
    Shown

    The Big Giant Head (William Shatner - Star Trek: TOS ) and his new bride (Harry's ex-GF) return to Earth to visit the family. Harry has a new GF - a female cop ( Chyna the wrestler!).

    120.   6- 1        609     
    24 Oct 00
    Les Liaisons Dickgereuses
    
    121.   6- 2        603     
    31 Oct 00
    Fear and Loathing in Rutherford
    
    122.   6- 3        605     
    14 Nov 00
    Indickscretion
    
    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 6, Episode 4] Dick'll Take Manhattan (1)
    Shown 21 Nov 00

    We get a parallel universe parody of Sex in the City.

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 6, Episode 5] Dick'll Take Manhattan (2)
    Shown 28 Nov 00

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 6, Episode 6] Why Dickie Can't Teach
    Shown 5 Dec 00

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 6, Episode 7] B.D.O.C.
    Shown 12 Dec 00

    Third Rock From The Sun Third Rock From The Sun [Season 6, Episode 8] Red, White & Dick
    Shown 19 Dec 00

    It turns out that Dick is technically a Canadian, so he must get a US citizenship or he will be kicked out of the country.

    128.   6- 9        601     
     9 Jan 01
    Dick Digs
    
    129.   6-10        610     
    16 Jan 01
    There's No Business Like Dick Business
    
    130.   6-11        607     
    30 Jan 01
    A Dick Replacement
    
    131.   6-12        608     
     6 Feb 01
    Dick's Ark
    
    132.   6-13        616     
    13 Feb 01
    You Don't Know Dick
    
    133.   6-14        611     
    20 Feb 01
    My Mother, My Dick
    
    134.   6-15        614     
    17 Apr 01
    Glengarry Glen Dick
    
    135.   6-16        615     
     1 May 01
    Dick Soup for the Soul
    
    136.   6-17        617     
     8 May 01
    Mary Loves Scoochie (1)
    
    137.   6-18        618     
    15 May 01
    Mary Loves Scoochie (2)
    
    138.   6-19        619     
    22 May 01
    The Thing That Wouldn't Die (1)
    
    139.   6-20        620     
    22 May 01
    The Thing That Wouldn't Die (2)