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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 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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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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Tommy Solomon: I am now the coolest punk in school.
Dick Solomon: Well, congratulations. What did you do?
Tommy Solomon: I got suspended for setting off the fire alarm.
Dick Solomon: They suspended you? You saved hundreds of lives.
Tommy Solomon: That's the best part; there was no fire.
Dick Solomon: Tommy, this is outrageous. The next time you set off the fire alarm, you'd damn well better start a fire first.
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Toooo funny!
14 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This comedy is one of the funniest to grace the tube. These people are TOO FUNNY and I wish it was still in first run but glad to see it in syndication! John Lithgow and Jane Curtin are BOTH great comics and I would love to see a 3rd Rock reunion someday, a definate +10 on my scale! Definate must see TV!


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