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Dick Is from Mars, Sally Is from Venus 

Sally has her very first date and Tommy starts going to high school.


Robert Berlinger


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


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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
Simbi Kali ... Nina (as Simbi Khali)
Michael Milhoan ... Coach
Whitney Rydbeck ... Mr. Kersey
Elayn J. Taylor ... Teacher #1 (as Elayn Taylor)
Artie Anderson Artie Anderson ... Brad
Merrick Deamon Merrick Deamon ... Guy


Dick tells Tommy to start going to high school as he wants the four of them to act like a typical family. When Sally has the chance to go on a date, Dick tells her to go, since none of them had sex yet and Dick isn't getting anywhere with Mary. With Harry playing her date, Dick explains some things about dating and off Sally goes. She comes back a very happy woman. She didn't have sex though but her date promised to give her a call. Meanwhile, Tommy's teachers think he has an attitude and Dick has to come to the school to talk about it. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi



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Dr. Dick Solomon: Well, one of us has to experience sex and I am getting nowhere with her.
[Dick points towards Mary]
Sally Solomon: Well, why didn't you say so? I mean if sex is so important, you and I can do it right here on the desk and get it out of the way.
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References Son of Kong (1933) See more »

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First Date Fun!
19 August 2019 | by gab-14712See all my reviews

In this fourth episode, "Dick Is from Mars, Sally Is from Venus," Tommy is sent to high school because Dick wants his family to act more like a typical family. Sally has the chance to go on his first date and is encouraged to go by Dick because none of the family has encountered sex yet. Sally goes on her date and has a great time. She tells Dick her date will give her a call. Of course, with Tommy not truly understanding how schools work, has a very tough attitude-and Dick is forced to talk to his teacher about his attitude.

This is another funny, and intelligent episode. With high school added to the picture, more hilarious situations can ensue. I really liked how Mary and Dick set up Sally on a date just so she can experience a casual encounter. Oh, and we get to see aliens cry for the first time! That was quite an amusing scene! Also, Sally's reactions post-date are extremely funny.

Quote of the Episode: Coach Strickland: Fine, you don't wanna climb the rope, you can go sit over there with the girls. Tommy Solomon:-looks towards girls- So, let me get this straight. If I don't climb the rope, then I sit with the girls? Coach Strickland: That's right. Tommy Solomon: Now, help me out here, cause I'm not seeing the down side.

My Grade: B+

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30 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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