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Body & Soul & Dick 

An obnoxious professor dies and his will says he wants Dick to speak at his funeral.

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Dr. Mary Albright
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Nina (as Simbi Khali)
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Mrs. Dubcek
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Leon
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Bug
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Pitman
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Caryn
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August
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Dean Sumner
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Mrs. Sumner
Anna Slotky ...
Cheryl
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At a party given in his honor, an obnoxious professor dies. While the crew starts thinking about what will happen with their earthly bodies when they go on to explore other worlds, it turns out the will of the professor states he wants Dick to speak at the funeral because Dick has always been honest with him. However, Dick doesn't want to speak bad about him and tries to find something good about the universally detested professor. In the meantime, Tommy spends time with some cheerleader instead of with August. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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27 February 1996 (USA)  »

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The Big Giant Head is mentioned for the first time. Apparently, the group can speak every Human language. See more »

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Dr. Leonard Hamlin: And I admire your courage, Mrs. Sumner. A framed Audubon print over the mantel posing as art - *that* takes courage.
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References Hamlet (1990) See more »

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Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries
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Written by Lew Brown
Music by Ray Henderson
[Plays at the end of the episode.]
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And you... be a pleasant toady and get me another drink.

The first experiences just keep crawling out of the woodwork as one of Dick's colleagues dies.

And he's not a very well-loved one (to say the least), but he wants Dick to deliver an honest eulogy at his funeral. Uh-oh. The rest of the episode is partly a quest for him to find the right thing to say, partly an existential musing on the nature of life... and, of course, death.

John Mahoney's guest appearance is astoundingly great. And when the eulogy finally rolls around, you'll be speechless. This I guarantee; you *will* be speechless.

"Why didn't you just phone it in?"


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