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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 third planet from the sun.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 34 wins & 74 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
John Lithgow ...  Dr. Dick Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
Kristen Johnston ...  Sally Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
French Stewart ...  Harry Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ...  Tommy Solomon 139 episodes, 1996-2001
Jane Curtin ...  Dr. Mary Albright 139 episodes, 1996-2001
Simbi Kali ...  Nina 135 episodes, 1996-2001
Elmarie Wendel ...  Mrs. Dubcek 120 episodes, 1996-2001
Wayne Knight ...  Officer Don 101 episodes, 1996-2001
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Storyline

A group of aliens has come to Earth to learn about its population, customs, et cetera. To avoid detection, they have taken on human form, which gives them human emotions, physical needs, et cetera, without the understanding of what they mean nor 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 the oldest of group, takes the 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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There's a new family in town. They're not from another city... They're from another planet.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, and French Stewart are the only cast members who appeared in all one hundred thirty-nine episodes of the series. See more »

Quotes

Dick Solomon: Our home for this mission was Earth, a third-rate planet. I got a third-rate car, a job at a third-rate university and now we were looking at a third-floor apartment.
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Alternate Versions

In an episode entitled "Assault with a Deadly Dick," a line of dialogue was cut after the first airing. Dick is waiting at the police station with Mary to point out the man who mugged him. Officer Don comes in and says "Time to finger your perp." Dick looks awkwardly at Mary and replies "I keep trying, but she won't let me." When the episode was rebroadcast a few months later, Dick's line was omitted and the laugh track was streched. This line is always cut in syndication airings, but when shown outside the US and on the DVD, the line is intact. See more »

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Oh My God!!! I'm Gorgeous!!
12 August 2003 | by dtrulezSee 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!!!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3rd Rock See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(124 episodes) | (7 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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