3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)

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A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 36 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dr. Dick Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Sally Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Harry Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Tommy Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Dr. Mary Albright (137 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Nina Campbell / ... (134 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Mrs. Mamie Dubcek / ... (119 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Officer Don / ... (100 episodes, 1996-2001)
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A group of aliens has come to Earth to learn about its population, customs, etc. To avoid detection, they have taken on human form which gives them human emotions, physical needs etc. WITHOUT the understanding of what they mean or the inhibitions normally present in humans. Their leader takes the position of a college professor, their military expert as his sister, their intelligence expert, supposedly oldest of group takes form of his teenage son. The uninhibited reactions turn everyday events into unusual situations. Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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9 January 1996 (USA)  »

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(124 episodes) | (7 episodes)

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When William Shatner first appears as The Big Giant Head, he says he saw something on the wing of the plane. John Lithgow replies, "The same thing happened to me!" Shatner's character from Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963) saw a strange creature on the wing of the plane. 20 years later, Lithgow reprised Shatner's role in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) and saw the same thing. See more »

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Mary Albright: Haven't you come to your senses yet?
Dick Solomon: I will never come to my senses!
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i loved this show!
24 December 2004 | by (weyhe, germany) – See all my reviews

i totally loved this show!

instead of all the other sci-fi- or fantasy-centered sitcoms (like for example sabrina) this one didn't rely on heavy special effects. instead, the "alien" feeling came through the actors performance. it was exaggerated, sure, but in a very VERY good way. my favorite episodes where the ones where harry turned into a transmitter. in one of the last episodes he transmits an alien-award show and you can see him dance on behalf of the ballet. when you look closely you can even see kristen johnston (sally) nearly fall out of character. it was so hilarious, you could see her biting the insides of her cheeks not to start laughing and ruining the scene. and my favorite dialog was her asking dick "why am i the woman"-"because you lost".

great.


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