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3rd Rock from the Sun 

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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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6   5   4   3   2   1  
2001   2000   1999   1998   1997   1996  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 34 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Dr. Dick Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
...  Sally Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
...  Harry Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
...  Tommy Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
...  Dr. Mary Albright 139 episodes, 1996-2001
...  Nina 135 episodes, 1996-2001
...  Mrs. Dubcek 120 episodes, 1996-2001
...  Officer Don 101 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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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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9 January 1996 (USA)  »

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3rd Rock  »

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(124 episodes) | (7 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 The 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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Officer Don: Sally, I think you're only attracted to my uniform! Do you know what this means?
Sally Solomon: Yeah...
Officer Don: It means you'll never see me out of uniform again!
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Referenced in Muppets Tonight: Rick Moranis (1997) See more »

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Oh My God!!! I'm Gorgeous!!
12 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

err.....grrr....arrgghhh!!! "In Coming Message From The Big Giant Head"

Ever Since Harry (French Stewert) said "You Know Dick....." (In his nasal voice)for the first time I knew that this would be a Brilliant series! When the aliens discovered their human forms (And Sally's Boobs!) They started learning little by little everything that WE take for granted! I say Everyone who appeared on this series were simply BRILLIANT actors and nobody would argue with me! From the first time I saw the high commander salute I salute in no other way!!! My forehead is still sore! Thank you 3rd Rock for 5 wonderful years of bellycramping laughs!! Rock On!!!

This message will end in 5....4.....3....2.... Haaachewww!!!

What did I miss???


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