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3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series 1996–2001) Poster

(1996–2001)

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Remade as 

Gunanoydy v Korolyove (2008) (TV Series)
Russian remake of the US original

Referenced in 

Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Third Aunt from the Sun (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Larry Sanders Show: Ellen, or Isn't She? (1996) (TV Episode)
Character says that John Lithgow isn't from outer space.
Austin Powers' Electric Psychedelic Pussycat Swingers Club (1997) (TV Movie)
Austin mentions 'Third Shag from the Sun'
You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) (Video Game)
The television series is mentioned in one of the questions.
Muppets Tonight: Rick Moranis (1997) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Meepzork from 'Co-Dependence Day'
Boy Meets World: Eric Hollywood (1998) (TV Episode)
The filming lot is seen in Los Angeles.
The Larry Sanders Show: Adolf Hankler (1998) (TV Episode)
Kristen Johnston promotes the show on Larry's show.
Seinfeld: The Finale (1998) (TV Episode)
Poster at the NBC offices
South Park: Cat Orgy (1999) (TV Episode)
One of Shelly's many "turd" nicknames for Cartman is "Turd Rock from the Sun", a reference to the title of this show.
Saturday Night Live: Norm Macdonald/Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Celebrity Jeopardy!
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies (2000) (TV Special)
Mentioned in Celebrity Jeapardy!
Jeopardy! 2nd Edition (2000) (Video Game)
Mentioned in a clue for category "SNL Alumni"
Men In Black II (2002)
Mentioned by Scrad.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002) (TV Special)
Mentioned in Celebrity Jeopardy!
'Tommy Boy': Behind the Laughter (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Class of 3000: Brotha from the Third Rock! (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Nostalgia Critic: 90's Sports Montage (2008) (TV Episode)
"That's right, Tommy from Third Rock From the Sun stars in this stinker, as he tries to ask his father when they'll be a family again."
Comedy Connections: Ripping Yarns (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
500 Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Saturday Night Live: Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Dave Matthews Band (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Joseph Gordon-Levitt's monologue
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Mentioned.
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 9 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Jane Curtin's introduction
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Semifinal 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Jane Curtin's introduction
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt mentions that he was on the show
Shameful Sequels: Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2011) (TV Episode)
"Then it's time to meet Wilma, played by that woman from 3rd Rock From the Sun."
Nostalgia Critic: Santa Claus: The Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
likens John Lithgow's performance here to his role as Dick.
Nostalgia Critic: The Worst Movies Nostalgia Critic's Reviewed (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a workable creative concept.
Demo Reel: The Dark Knight Begins Rising (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Honest Trailers: Inception (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
RuPaul's Drag Race: Lip Synch Extravaganza Eleganza (2013) (TV Episode)
RuPaul calls Jinkx Monsoon's runway look "very 3rd rock from the sun."
21 & Over (2013)
Referenced in dialogue
Happy Endings: The Storm Before the Calm (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad and Dave watch an episode of the show
Absence (2013)
Mentioned during Charades
The Cinema Snob: To Catch a Yeti (2014) (TV Episode)
"This movie is to Harry and the Hendersons what Aliens in the Family was to 3rd Rock from the Sun."
Honest Trailers: Interstellar (2015) (TV Episode)
'Third dick from the sun'
Nostalgia Critic: Small Wonder (2015) (TV Episode)
"Is it smarter than it looks like 3rd Rock from the Sun?"
The Cinema Snob: The Fantastic Four (2015) (TV Episode)
"...Once they flew past the opening credits to 3rd Rock From the Sun."
Nostalgia Critic Real Thoughts: Flintstones (2016) (TV Episode)
Rob Walker mentions Kristen Johnston went to star as Wilma in Flintstones Viva Rock Vegas
The Cinema Snob: Spaced Invaders (2016) (TV Episode)
"Good God, 3rd Rock from the Sun doesn't hold up."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Anna Kendrick/John Lithgow/Iliza (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy as he introduces John Lithgow
Nostalgia Critic: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2017) (TV Episode)
Critic points out Kirsten Johnston (Sally) as Wilma and makes frequent references to the show
First Viewing: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2017) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
The Cinema Snob: Halloween H20 (2017) (TV Episode)
"I was going to make some kind of reference to Tommy from"
Conan: The Cast of 'Daddy's Home 2'/Jon Dore (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced.
CBS News Sunday Morning: Episode #40.16 (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced several times, and with short clip, during an interview with John Lithgow on the January 7, 2018 airing.
Tucker Carlson Tonight: Episode dated 3 July 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
guest Michael Loftus mentions this title
Conan: John Lithgow (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Conan as he introduces John Lithgow
Vintage Video: The Nude Bomb (1980) (2020) (TV Episode)
Patrick O'Riley makes a passing reference to the series.

Featured in 

The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.17 (1998) (TV Episode)
Clips are show; the show's discussed.
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Special)
clips
Madventures: U.S.A: Las Vegas - Memphis (2003) (TV Episode)
This show is on TV in this episode.
Brows Held High: Sebastiane (2011) (TV Episode)
Dick reading The Fox in Socks.
Nostalgia Critic: What's with the Princess Hate? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Sharknado (2013) (TV Episode)
recalling Dick's shark puppet
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Strangest (Yet Best) Couples (2014) (TV Episode)
Sally and Don take #10
The Blockbuster Buster: My Favorite Martian (2014) (TV Episode)
recalling another Wayne Knight love scene
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Incarceration in the United States (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip in montage of prison jokes.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Male Teachers on TV (2014) (TV Episode)
Dick Solomon is #6.
TV Guide Spotlight: TV's Spookiest Halloween Episodes (2014) (Video)
TV episode is featured in this DVD collection
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Comedy TV Shows (2014) (TV Episode)
3rd Rock from the Sun is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Adorkable TV Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Tommy Solomon gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Performances (2015) (TV Episode)
Tommy Solomon is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Salutes (2016) (TV Episode)
The High Commander's Salute is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Human with Alien Hookups (2016) (TV Episode)
The hookup between Dr. Mary Albright & Dick Solomon gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Characters with Girls Way Out of Their League (2016) (TV Episode)
Officer Don Leslie Orville is #10 with Sally Solomon.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious TV Body Swaps (2016) (TV Episode)
The body swap between Dick & Sally in 3rd Rock from the Sun: Two-Faced Dick (1999) is #6.
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 90s Shows That Need to Make a Comeback (2019) (TV Episode)
3rd Rock from the Sun is #8.
The Last Days of Phil Hartman (2019) (TV Movie)
Clips of an episode shown
WatchMojo: Top 20 TV Moments We Waited Years to See (2020) (TV Episode)
Mary Learns That Dick Is an Alien is #19.

Spoofed in 

Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (2002)
characters parodied
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
The planets knock into each like snooker balls and one is "pocketed" in the ring of Saturn

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