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Brains and Eggs 

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

Director:

James Burrows

Writers:

Bonnie Turner (created by), Terry Turner (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Lithgow ... Dr. Dick Solomon
Kristen Johnston ... Sally Solomon
French Stewart ... Harry Solomon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tommy Solomon
Jane Curtin ... Dr. Mary Albright
Elmarie Wendel ... Mrs. Dubcek
Simbi Kali ... Nina (as Simbi Khali)
Ian Lithgow ... Leon
David DeLuise ... Bug
Chris Hogan ... Pitman
Danielle Nicolet ... Caryn
Jennifer Rhodes ... Mrs. Sumner
Marnette Patterson ... Volleyball Girl (as Marne Patterson)
Susan Leslie ... Kissing Woman
Dan Gilvezan ... Radio DJ (voice) (as Dan Gilvezen)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Tommy Solomon ogles Nina Campbell]
Nina Campbell: And if you don't stop staring at whatever it is you're watching, you're going to lose something.
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Louie Louie
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Written by Richard Berry
Performed by The Kingsmen
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7 October 2007 | by RiffRaffMcKinleySee 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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