3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)
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Truth or Dick 

Dick finds out people sometimes lie to get what they want and Sally and Harry find out how hard it is to get a driver's license.

Director:

Robert Berlinger

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Lithgow ... Dr. Dick Solomon
Kristen Johnston ... Sally Solomon
French Stewart ... Harry Solomon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tommy Solomon
Jane Curtin ... Dr. Mary Albright
Simbi Kali ... Nina (as Simbi Khali)
Elmarie Wendel ... Mrs. Dubcek
Ian Lithgow ... Leon
David DeLuise ... Bug
Chris Hogan ... Pitman
Danielle Nicolet ... Caryn
Richard Roat ... Dr. Byron
Andrew Hill Newman ... DMV Agent
Mailon Rivera ... Campus Cop
Dee Freeman ... DMV Clerk
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Storyline

When she can't go to a meeting where she has to speak, Dr. Albright flatters Dick in order to get him to go the meeting for her. After Dick discovers the trick behind the flattering he doesn't understand why people lie to each other. Sally and Harry are trying to get themselves a driver's license but discover it's not that easy to get one. Meanwhile, Tommy is upset because he has a pimple. 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:

12 March 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

While the episode aired tenth, the production code was 102. This explains why Tommy suddenly looks younger in this episode, and reverts to his older hairstyle. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Solomon: [complaining to Mrs. Dubcek] You know, it's really not fair. I can grow a pimple, but not a moustache. What's your secret?
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Connections

References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
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Written by James Brown, Bobby Byrd. and Ron Lenhoff
Performed by James Brown
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According to this, you're a 300-pound, 75-year-old, Asian woman.
7 October 2007 | by RiffRaffMcKinleySee all my reviews

At last, Dick learns the subtle nuances of truth and lies.

Unfortunately, not before Mary flatters him into subbing for her at a meeting of the Rules Committee. Of course, she's filled Dick's mind with her all-too-honest opinions of the Committee, so is this really just ringing Dick's dinner bell? Watch and see!

(In the episode's B plot line, Harry and Sally go to the DMV to get driver's licenses.)

More great humor, more great character development, and the committee scene is absolutely wondrous.

"Oh, you have a mole! A big, ugly mole!"


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