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

Dick's First Birthday (23 Jan. 1996)

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For the first time, Dick gets confronted with his age when he's introduced to the concept of birthdays.

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Dick finds out humans have birthdays and people should 'act their age' and therefore the crew should also get a birthday. This is no problem for Tommy, Harry and Sally since they feel fine with their body and the age that goes along with it. However, Dick, being middle-aged, doesn't like it one bit, especially since he really likes Lori, a student who thinks about studying at the university next year. This makes Dick change his hair color and his outfit. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Dr. Mary Albright: I think grey hair makes you look distinguished.
Dr. Dick Solomon: Thank you. I think you would look distinguished with grey hair.
Dr. Mary Albright: I don't think so. Men look distinguished with grey hair. Women just look old.
Dr. Dick Solomon: When women get breasts, they look sexy. When men get breasts, they look old.
Dr. Mary Albright: Good point! How old are you?
Dr. Dick Solomon: How old are you?
Dr. Mary Albright: You first.
Dr. Dick Solomon: No, you first.
Dr. Mary Albright: You.
Dr. Dick Solomon: [pauses for a moment] 42.
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Oh my God! ... I'm *Gorgeous*!!!
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That quote also describes the quality of "Dick's First Birthday," a third consecutive smash in the "3rd Rock" line-up.

Dick finally comes face-to-face with the pitfalls of aging when Nina asks him for info for an office birthday list. At first, he doesn't understand why his age matters, but soon-- very much like Dick-- he'll do anything possible to get to the front of the train... unfortunately for everyone with eyesight.

Although it features a forgettable guest spot by Lauren Graham (of the despicable show "Gilmore Girls"), "DFB" is just as clever as you'd expect an episode of a show as fine as "3rd Rock" to be.

*Destroy all the mirrors now!*


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