3rd Rock from the Sun

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1999X-RayTV-PG
A group of aliens is sent to Earth - disguised as a human family - to experience and report about life on the third planet from the sun.
Starring
John LithgowJoseph Gordon-LevittKristen Johnston
Genres
Science FictionComedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Dr. Solomon's Traveling Alien Show
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    September 23, 1998
    22min
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    Harry's kidnapper has sold him to a carnival freak show where he is billed as "Hargo the Alien," and his transmissions from the Big Giant Head are a huge hit.
  2. 2. Power Mad Dick
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    October 7, 1998
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    Mary has been named Dean of Pendleton's School of Arts and Sciences. She moves into a nicer office and takes Nina with her; Dick tells Nina he didn't like her work anyway. Mary tries to cheer up Dick by authorizing some new office furniture. Dick, on the other hand, jumps to the conclusion that since his girlfriend is the dean, he's the dean.
  3. 3. Feelin' Albright
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    October 14, 1998
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    With Mary's promotion to dean, Dick soon learns that he's being perceived as Mrs. Albright. While he's a bit uncomfortable with his new status, it doesn't seem to bother Mary at all. When Mrs. Dubcek's grandson opens a lemonade stand, Tommy and Harry open their own but have no success. And when Sally learns that Don has had other women in his life, she tracks down all his ex-girlfriends.
  4. 4. Collect Call for Dick
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    October 21, 1998
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    Dick gets a Fuzzy Buddy Jiggly Pig as a giveaway at a local burger joint. Nina, a serious Fuzzy Buddy collector, goes crazy when she sees it and persuades Dick to give it to her. Sally, shopping at a pharmacy, witnesses a stampede when a new shipment of Fuzzy Buddies arrives. Sucked into the excitement, she brings home a bag of the stuffed toys.
  5. 5. What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do with Dick?
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    October 28, 1998
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    Since Mary became dean, Dick feels she's been neglecting him. He's even more unhappy when he learns he's about to have a new officemate: Dr. Jennifer Ravelli, a comparative literature professor from Harvard.
  6. 6. I Am Dick Pentameter!
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    November 4, 1998
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    Dick and Jennifer are madly in love and quite pleased with themselves. A giggly Dick tells Don how happy he is, but Don says he'd better tell Mary right away because the whole thing could blow up in his face. Jennifer speaks to Dick mostly in rhyme, which he finds utterly charming. When Dick tells Mary that they both should start seeing other people, she thinks it's ludicrous.
  7. 7. D3: Judgement Day
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    November 11, 1998
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    Sally urges Dick to be honest and tell Jennifer that it's over. Dick tries, but Jennifer doesn't get it. Don takes Sally bowling and finds her unorthodox style a bit alarming. Mary blames herself for losing Dick and tells Nina that she's really blown it.
  8. 8. Indecent Dick
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    December 7, 1998
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    When Sally learns that Playpen Magazine is coming to campus and will pay women $600 to pose naked, she's ready to sign up, despite the fact that women at Pendleton are planning to picket. Sally tells Dick her plan and he supports her, even though Mary observes that it's so demeaning.
  9. 9. Happy New Dick!
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    December 15, 1998
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    Mary is busy planning her annual New Year's fondue party, but Dick can't understand why this holiday is such a big deal. Mary says it's a time to remember everything he's accomplished in the past year. Meanwhile, Harry is having a huge New Year's bash at the bar, and Tommy volunteers his services as party coordinator.
  10. 10. Two-Faced Dick
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    January 5, 1999
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    Chaos ensues when the Big Giant Head, responding to a three-year-old request, switches Sally's body with Dick's. Both Dick and Sally are completely freaked out to be in different bodies. Harry immediately puts in a request for them to be returned to their original bodies, but they're informed that they've been put on a waiting list.
  11. 11. Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons
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    January 12, 1999
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    Dick receives a letter inviting him to a Solomon family reunion in Indiana. He calls Aunt Florence and happily accepts. Dick invites Mary to accompany the aliens to the reunion. Tommy feels compelled to remind Dick that these people are not their family. Dick says it's no problem since Aunt Florence hasn't seen Richard since he was five years old.
  12. 12. Dick and Taxes
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    February 2, 1999
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    The aliens are introduced to the concept of paying income tax. Dick has been warned that it's a complicated process, but the aliens find the tax forms silly and boring as they make their first attempt to file a return. It isn't long, however, before they're as dazed and confused as any human taxpayer.
  13. 13. Sally Forth
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    February 9, 1999
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    The aliens and Mrs. Dubcek start feuding because she won't get their plumbing fixed and they won't pay their rent. When Sally tells Don that she wishes someone would get her out of the apartment, he thinks she wants him to propose.
  14. 14. Paranoid Dick
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    February 16, 1999
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    Mary confides to Dick that Chancellor Stevens seems to be avoiding her, while both Dick and Mary observe that he's spending a lot of time with Judith. When Mary doesn't get the memo about a re-scheduled meeting, she is even more apprehensive about what's going on.
  15. 15. The House That Dick Built
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    February 23, 1999
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    Vicki has a vision of Harry as the dancing baby from "Ally McBeal" and later tells him that she wants him to be the father of her child. When Harry shares this news with Dick, Dick reminds him that his child may turn out to be a large purple tube.
  16. 16. Superstitious Dick
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    March 2, 1999
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    Nina tells Dick that the Fleischman Foundation called to say that Dick's grant application has arrived just as Dick is opening a chain letter. He has no idea how a letter could give him luck, good or bad, and Mary observes that belief in chain letters is a silly superstition. But Nina is adamant that he follows the directions in the letter to avoid potentially disastrous results.
  17. 17. Y2dicK
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    March 16, 1999
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    When Nina leaves Dick's grade reports on the computer and he has no idea how to retrieve them, it's clear that he's a physics professor who is computer illiterate. Dick can't accept that he, a superior being, can't operate a computer. He returns his old computer to the electronics store and insists that it's broken.
  18. 18. Dick 'The Mouth' Solomon
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    April 6, 1999
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    Mary is concerned that she and Dick don't communicate well, so they go to a New Age couples' retreat accompanied by Harry and Vicki. Meanwhile, in an Italian restaurant, Sally catches the eye of a tough-looking guy and soon, he's sending flowers and asking her out.
  19. 19. Citizen Solomon
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    April 26, 1999
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    It finally dawns on Dick, Harry and Tommy that their apartment has become a wreck since Sally moved out. They suggest to Sally that she still might like to do their cleaning, but she wants no part of it. When Dick asks Mary to clean for them, she refuses, but she does give him the phone number of Cathy, her maid.
  20. 20. Alien Hunter
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    May 4, 1999
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    When Don reminds Dick that his birthday is May 5, Dick orders the other aliens to throw him a surprise party. Dick invites his class and makes it clear that the gifts he receives could easily affect their grades. Dick is approached by Charlotte who first claims to be a housewife auditing his class but then reveals herself to be a reporter working on a story about greatness.
  21. 21. Dick vs. Strudwick
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    May 11, 1999
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    When Dick's co-worker, Professor Strudwick, gets a lot of attention because of his newly published book on physics, Dick claims he couldn't care less. In fact, he says, the whole thing's a colossal bore. But he's secretly overcome with envy.
  22. 22. Near Dick Experience
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    May 18, 1999
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    When Sally, Harry and Tommy barely miss being hit by a falling chandelier at a local restaurant, they feel as if their near-death experience has made them view the world in a whole new way. They look at everything with wonder and amazement as if they're seeing things for the very first time.
  23. 23. Dick's Big Giant Headache (Part 1)
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    May 25, 1999
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    Harry gets a transmission from the Big Giant Head: the mission has received a sub-standard evaluation, and the BGH is on his way to Earth to check things out. The aliens go into panic mode, each blaming the other for the shortcomings of the mission.
  24. 24. Dick's Big Giant Headache (Part 2)
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    May 25, 1999
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    Dick's resentful that he's lost his command, but Tommy reminds everyone that they're inches away from having their whole mission cancelled, so they'd all better shape up.

More details

Directors
Terry HughesRobert BerlingerJames Burrows
Supporting actors
French StewartJane Curtin
Producers
Marcy CarseyTom WernerPatrick KienlenCaryn MandabachBonnie TurnerTerry Turner
Season year
1999
Network
FilmRise
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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Available to watch on supported devices

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BellaReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Hilarious Cast Makes A Great Show
I liked this show since it first aired. It was one of the funniest things on tv. I'm glad I get to watch this over and over, and over..... through streaming. It was a great concept for its time. And, with a wonderful blend of great comedic actors, it was bound to be a hit. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, surprisingly, was also a great comedic actor for his age. Not that Disney or Nickelodeon-type comedy acting. He held his own alongside the other comedians, some who were SNL alums. Each character was over-the-top hilarious, in their own right. Kristen Johnston was great as Sally. I loved the episode where Sally & Dick's bodies were switched. She portrayed Dick to a "T". And, I loved the college football episode when she went up to these college guys and asked them to buy beer for her & Nina. When they tried to talk to the girls, Sally replied, "We don't want to talk, we're just broke". Their characters stayed pretty consistent even to the end of the series, which was great. So, it ended on a good note.
Nicholas I.Reviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
My generation's sitcom.
Among all the sitcoms on TV while I was growing up as a kid, 3rd Rock from the Sun is one of my most memorable. I was glad to find it on Amazon prime. I've re-watched this series several times. I was a little disappointed recently to see ads interrupting my viewing, but I'll get over it, since it is still free with my Amazon Prime subscription. This is an awesome, funny , sci-fi comedy. Not a lot out there to fit that genre. John Lithgow is an amazing actor and has several great films under his belt. Joseph Gordon-Levitt got his big start on this show and is now known for several of my favorite films like Inception, Looper, The Walk and Snowden. Plus, I had a super huge crush on Larisa Oleynik when watching this show as a kid. Shay Astar was cute too...that lucky Don Jon! Lol.
Simon JesterReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm only the fifth review for a great show
I remember 3rd Rock from the Sun was very popular when it was on the air. Now, even though it's free to watch, there isn't an audience on this streaming service. I suspect that because it's not PC that it doesn't get recommended to people. Don't let the low number of reviews fool you, this is a hilarious show. I recommend that a new viewer start at season one.
J MorganReviewed in the United States on April 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Acting, Great Writing, Great Production
I have never seen a more hilarious series. helping ME get thru these times. All these actors are pure GENIUS. Not to mention the writers. Come on even the music and graphics for that time is outstanding.
Bill Vietnam VetReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny
Makes me laugh out loud at their adventures and mishaps.
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