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Why Dickie Can't Teach 

Sally is stunned to find Rutherford's 10 most powerful men don't include her beau, Officer Don. With Tommy about to matriculate, Sally focuses her alien super powers on getting Don to be ... See full summary »

Director:

Terry Hughes

Writers:

Bonnie Turner (created by), Terry Turner (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Lithgow ... Dr. Dick Solomon
Kristen Johnston ... Sally Solomon
French Stewart ... Harry Solomon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tommy Solomon
Simbi Kali ... Nina (as Simbi Khali)
Elmarie Wendel ... Mrs. Dubcek
Wayne Knight ... Officer Don
Jane Curtin ... Dr. Mary Albright
Ian Lithgow ... Leon
David DeLuise ... Bug
Chris Hogan ... Pitman
Danielle Nicolet ... Caryn
Ray Baker ... Mr. Demarmel
Ashlynn Rose ... Kid
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Storyline

Sally is stunned to find Rutherford's 10 most powerful men don't include her beau, Officer Don. With Tommy about to matriculate, Sally focuses her alien super powers on getting Don to be the man she can be the great woman behind. Dick can't bear for Tommy to go away for university, so he pushes to lure him to the local clown college, where Dick teaches. Commander Dick can't admit his empty nest anxiety, so he stresses the diploma mill's advantages, like his fabulous teaching. Written by David Stevens

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Trivia

(at about 6 mins 30 secs) Harry is sitting reading a Comic book as he is talking to Sally. The Comic book is "Tales From Space" No. 8 from Aug 54. This is the same comic book that Mr. Peabody's son shows him when he says, "That ain't no airplane, look.", in "Back to the Future" after Marty crashes into their barn. See more »

Quotes

Harry Solomon: Mr. Demarmel!
Mr. Demarmel: [about the newly developed very secret, very big salami prototype in Harry's trouser pocket] Is that the prototype in your pocket?
Harry Solomon: Nah! I'm just happy to see you.
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References She Done Him Wrong (1933) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2000 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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