3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 1, Episode 1

Brains and Eggs (9 Jan. 1996)

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Four aliens have taken on the human form and traveled to Earth in order to find out how humans live and what they do.



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Episode cast overview:
Mrs. Sumner
Volleyball Girl
Kissing Woman
Radio DJ (voice)


While on the Earth to find out how humans live, a group of four aliens - that has taken on the human form - discovers humans are more complex than they had expected. Leader Dick learns human bodies can produce feelings and wants to find out more about these feelings with his colleague, Mary Albright. Tommy has a teenager human body and he - after seeing some volleyball girls practicing - also finds out human bodies can produce feelings, but these feelings are not quite the same as the ones Dick experiences. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Sci-Fi





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9 January 1996 (USA)  »

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The sets of Dick and Mary's office and the home change after this episode. The home adds stairs in the living room/attic and the office rearranges with Dick and Mary's desks and door See more »


In the opening shot, the fold in the set wall is visible in the starry sky. See more »


Dr. Mary Albright: For future reference: I have a red Volvo.
Dr. Dick Solomon: Please, Dr. Albright, we barely know each other.
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7 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An amazing beginning to one of the best comedies in TV history.

In this pilot episode, Dick, Sally, Harry, and Tommy arrive on Earth for what is supposed to be a brief mission-- but they soon realize that the human experience can't be riddled out in mere days. "Brains and Eggs" kicks it all off by popping the characters into the proverbial frying pan and seeing what will happen.

And what does happen is hilarious. The pattern-setter for the rest of the ingenious sitcom is also one of the best, with the best performances and maybe even the best script not to involve the Big Giant Head or something revolving around Nina.

Every bit a classic.

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