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Dick, Smoker 

Dick takes up smoking and meanwhile Sally doesn't like to be overruled by Dick all the time.

Director:

Robert Berlinger

Writers:

Bonnie Turner (created by), Terry Turner (created by) | 2 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Simbi Kali ... Nina (as Simbi Khali)
Elmarie Wendel ... Mrs. Dubcek
Ian Lithgow ... Leon
David DeLuise ... Bug
Chris Hogan ... Pitman
Danielle Nicolet ... Caryn
Jane Lynch ... Ms. Koppel
David Dunard David Dunard ... Mechanic
Eddie Allen ... Dr. Bankson
Dee Freeman ... Waitress
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Storyline

In a bar, Dick sees a nerdy student smoking. When he realizes the smoking makes the student cool, he takes up smoking as well. Sally is getting sick and tired of Dick overruling her all the time and besides that, she has a sore tooth. At the dentists office Dick is told he isn't allowed to smoke in the building. While searching for a place to smoke, Dick accidentally locks himself in and he's unable to find an exit. Now, Sally is the leader of the pack. 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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Trivia

When the crew is on the roof at night, Harry states that "After the second day, I was hearing my inner voice too." When asked by Sally what this voice was saying he responds "I have no idea, I don't speak french." - a nod to the actor who plays Harry Solomon, French Stewart. See more »

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When Dick is smoking in his office, we see three upright boxes of cigarettes. When the shot changes to behind the desk, we only see one pack of Marlboro laying open on the desk. See more »

Quotes

[after quoting Poe to his hand in a stairwell]
Dr. Dick Solomon: [hand] Say, that was pretty good.
Dr. Dick Solomon: Oh, thank you. I just made that up.
Dr. Dick Solomon: [hand] Liar! That's Edgar Allan Poe! I was there when you read it!
Dr. Dick Solomon: Then why bring it up? Just to play mind games with me?
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Danny Boy
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Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly
Performed by John Lithgow
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Smoking Is Bad, Dick!
25 August 2019 | by gab-14712See all my reviews

In this fifth episode, "Dick, Smoker," Dick sees one of the students smoking. He takes that as a sign that smoking is cool. He decides to take on that nasty habit much to the dismay of his colleagues. Meanwhile, Sally is getting fed up with Dick's bossy habits. Her anger also comes from a very sore tooth. She and Dick take a trip to the dentist where Dick finds out the hard way that he is not allowed to smoke in the office. As he goes outside, he becomes lost and locks himself inside the stairwell. With Dick lost, Sally is the new head of the family.

This was a funny episode. Of course, the theme of smoking is bad is prevalent, but that allows Dick to become insane. Once he locks himself in the stairwell, that is when the episode is at its best. Watching him talk to himself using famed poet Edgar Allan Poe was a highlight. Keep an eye out for Jane Lynch who appears as a guest star. Also stay tuned for a Lithgow-sung rendition of "Danny Boy."

Quote of the Episode:

Nina: You know, those things will take ten years off of your life. Dr. Dick Solomon: Yeah, but it's the last ten years and those are crappy anyway.

My Grade: B+


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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