List of 3rd Rock from the Sun episodes

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This is an episode list for the American television sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, which ran from 9 January 1996 until 22 May 2001. A total of 139 episodes were produced.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedNielsen ratings[1]
First airedLast airedRankRatingTied with
120January 9, 1996 (1996-01-09)May 21, 1996 (1996-05-21)2212.1N/A
226September 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)May 18, 1997 (1997-05-18)2710.8Law & Order
327September 24, 1997 (1997-09-24)May 20, 1998 (1998-05-20)N/AN/AN/A
424September 23, 1998 (1998-09-23)May 25, 1999 (1999-05-25)N/AN/AN/A
522September 21, 1999 (1999-09-21)May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)N/AN/AN/A
620October 24, 2000 (2000-10-24)May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)N/AN/AN/A

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1996)[edit]

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11"Brains and Eggs"James BurrowsBonnie Turner & Terry TurnerJanuary 9, 1996 (1996-01-09)101
22"Post-Nasal Dick"James BurrowsMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinJanuary 16, 1996 (1996-01-16)105
33"Dick's First Birthday"Robert BerlingerAndy CowanJanuary 23, 1996 (1996-01-23)106
44"Dick Is from Mars, Sally Is from Venus"Robert BerlingerBill Martin & Mike SchiffJanuary 30, 1996 (1996-01-30)103
55"Dick, Smoker"Robert BerlingerBill Martin & Mike SchiffFebruary 6, 1996 (1996-02-06)107
66"Green Eyed Dick"Robert BerlingerJoe FischFebruary 13, 1996 (1996-02-13)109
77"Lonely Dick"Robert BerlingerMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinFebruary 20, 1996 (1996-02-20)110
88"Body & Soul & Dick"Robert BerlingerTerry Turner & Bonnie TurnerFebruary 27, 1996 (1996-02-27)113
99"Ab-dick-ted"Robert BerlingerBill Martin & Mike Schiff & Andrew Orenstein & Michael GloubermanMarch 5, 1996 (1996-03-05)112
1010"Truth or Dick"Terry HughesAndrew Orenstein & Michael GloubermanMarch 12, 1996 (1996-03-12)102
1111"The Art of Dick"Terry HughesJoe FischMarch 19, 1996 (1996-03-19)111
1212"Frozen Dick"Robert BerlingerLinwood BoomerMarch 26, 1996 (1996-03-26)117
1313"Angry Dick"Robert BerlingerAndy CowanApril 2, 1996 (1996-04-02)104
1414"The Dicks They Are a Changin'"Robert BerlingerMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinApril 9, 1996 (1996-04-09)108
1515"I Enjoy Being a Dick"Robert BerlingerMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinApril 21, 1996 (1996-04-21)116
1616"Dick Like Me"Robert BerlingerJoe FischApril 23, 1996 (1996-04-23)115
1717"Assault With a Deadly Dick"Terry HughesMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinApril 30, 1996 (1996-04-30)114
1818"Father Knows Dick"Terry HughesBonnie and Terry Turner & Michael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinMay 7, 1996 (1996-05-07)119
1919"Selfish Dick"Terry HughesMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinMay 14, 1996 (1996-05-14)120
2020"See Dick Run" (Part 1)Terry HughesBonnie Turner and Terry TurnerMay 21, 1996 (1996-05-21)118

Season 2 (1996-97)[edit]

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211"See Dick Continue to Run" (Part 2)Robert BerlingerBill Martin & Mike SchiffSeptember 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)201
222"See Dick Continue to Run, Continued" (Part 3)Terry HughesBill Martin & Mike SchiffSeptember 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)202
233"Hotel Dick"Terry HughesBob KushellSeptember 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)205
244"Big Angry Virgin from Outer Space"Robert BerlingerChristine ZanderOctober 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)203
255"Much Ado About Dick"Robert BerlingerMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinOctober 13, 1996 (1996-10-13)204
266"Dick the Vote"Robert BerlingerStory by : Joe Fisch
Teleplay by : Michael Glouberman & Andrew Orenstein
October 27, 1996 (1996-10-27)207
277"Fourth and Dick"Robert BerlingerAndrew Orenstein & Michael GloubermanNovember 3, 1996 (1996-11-03)206
288"World's Greatest Dick"Robert BerlingerDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurNovember 10, 1996 (1996-11-10)208
299"My Mother the Alien"Robert BerlingerDavid M. Israel & Jim O'DohertyNovember 17, 1996 (1996-11-17)209
3010"Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick"Terry HughesBob Kushell & Christine ZanderNovember 24, 1996 (1996-11-24)210
3111"Dick Jokes"Robert BerlingerDavid M. Israel & Jim O'DohertyDecember 8, 1996 (1996-12-08)211
3212"Jolly Old St. Dick"Robert BerlingerBill Martin & Mike SchiffDecember 15, 1996 (1996-12-15)212
3313"Proud Dick"Robert BerlingerDavid SacksJanuary 5, 1997 (1997-01-05)213
3414"Romeo & Juliet & Dick"Robert BerlingerBonnie Turner & Terry TurnerJanuary 12, 1997 (1997-01-12)214
3515"Guilty as Dick"Robert BerlingerDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurFebruary 2, 1997 (1997-02-02)215
3616"Dick on One Knee"Terry HughesChristine ZanderFebruary 16, 1997 (1997-02-16)217
3717"Same Old Song and Dick"Terry HughesKaty BallardMarch 9, 1997 (1997-03-09)216
3818"I Brake for Dick"Terry HughesGregg MettlerMarch 16, 1997 (1997-03-16)218
3919"Dick Behaving Badly"Robert BerlingerBob KushellMarch 23, 1997 (1997-03-23)219
4020"Dickmalion"Robert BerlingerMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinApril 13, 1997 (1997-04-13)220
4121"Sensitive Dick"Terry HughesDavid SacksApril 27, 1997 (1997-04-27)221
4222"Will Work for Dick"Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurMay 4, 1997 (1997-05-04)223
4323"Fifteen Minutes of Dick"Terry HughesDavid M. Israel & Jim O'DohertyMay 11, 1997 (1997-05-11)222
4424"Dick and the Single Girl"Terry HughesMark Brazill & Christine ZanderMay 11, 1997 (1997-05-11)224
4525"A Nightmare on Dick Street (Part 1)"Terry HughesStory by : Bonnie Turner & Terry Turner & David Sacks
Teleplay by : Bill Martin & Mike Schiff & Bob Kushell
May 18, 1997 (1997-05-18)225
4626"A Nightmare on Dick Street (Part 2)"Terry HughesStory by : Bonnie Turner & Terry Turner & David Sacks
Teleplay by : Bill Martin & Mike Schiff & Bob Kushell
May 18, 1997 (1997-05-18)226

Season 3 (1997-98)[edit]

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471"Fun with Dick and Janet (Part 1)" (Part 3)Terry HughesBob Kushell & Mark BrazillSeptember 24, 1997 (1997-09-24)301
482"Fun with Dick and Janet (Part 2)" (Part 4)Terry HughesJohn LithgowSeptember 24, 1997 (1997-09-24)302
493"Tricky Dick"Terry HughesBob Kushell & Christine ZanderOctober 8, 1997 (1997-10-08)305
504"Dick-in-Law"Terry HughesMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinOctober 15, 1997 (1997-10-15)304
515"Scaredy Dick"Terry HughesBill Martin & Mike SchiffOctober 29, 1997 (1997-10-29)306
526"Moby Dick"Terry HughesJoe FischNovember 5, 1997 (1997-11-05)303
537"Eleven Angry Men and One Dick"Terry HughesChristine ZanderNovember 12, 1997 (1997-11-12)307
548"A Friend in Dick"Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurNovember 19, 1997 (1997-11-19)308
559"Seven Deadly Clips"Terry HughesMark BrazillDecember 3, 1997 (1997-12-03)327
5610"Tom, Dick, and Mary"Terry HughesBob Kushell & Mark BrazillDecember 10, 1997 (1997-12-10)309
5711"Jailhouse Dick"Terry HughesJoe FischDecember 17, 1997 (1997-12-17)310
5812"Dick on a Roll"Terry HughesAndrew Orenstein & Michael GloubermanJanuary 7, 1998 (1998-01-07)311
5913"The Great Dickdater"Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurJanuary 21, 1998 (1998-01-21)312
6014"36! 24! 36! Dick (Part 1)"Terry HughesKaty BallardJanuary 25, 1998 (1998-01-25)313
6115"36! 24! 36! Dick (Part 2)"Terry HughesMichael Glouberman & Andrew OrensteinJanuary 25, 1998 (1998-01-25)314
6216"Pickles and Ice Cream"Terry HughesBob KushellJanuary 28, 1998 (1998-01-28)315
6317"Auto Eurodicka"Terry HughesMark BrazillFebruary 4, 1998 (1998-02-04)316
6418"Portrait of Tommy as an Old Man"Terry HughesJoe FischFebruary 25, 1998 (1998-02-25)317
6519"Stuck with Dick"Terry HughesBob Kushell & Mark BrazillMarch 18, 1998 (1998-03-18)318
6620"My Daddy's Little Girl"Terry HughesChristine Zander & Mark BrazillApril 1, 1998 (1998-04-01)319
6721"The Physics of Being Dick"Terry HughesKaty BallardApril 15, 1998 (1998-04-15)323
6822"Just Your Average Dick" (Part 1)Terry HughesBill Martin & Mike SchiffApril 28, 1998 (1998-04-28)320
6923"Dick and the Other Guy" (Part 2)Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurApril 28, 1998 (1998-04-28)321
7024"Sally and Don's First Kiss"Terry HughesDavid SacksMay 6, 1998 (1998-05-06)322
7125"When Aliens Camp"Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurMay 13, 1998 (1998-05-13)324
7226"The Tooth Harry"Terry HughesKaty Ballard & Joe FischMay 20, 1998 (1998-05-20)325
7327"Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary" (Part 1)Terry HughesBob Kushell & Mark BrazillMay 20, 1998 (1998-05-20)326

Season 4 (1998-99)[edit]

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741"Dr. Solomon's Traveling Alien Show" (Part 2)Terry HughesAndrew Orenstein & Michael GloubermanSeptember 23, 1998 (1998-09-23)402
752"Power Mad Dick"Terry HughesChristine Zander & Mark BrazillOctober 7, 1998 (1998-10-07)401
763"Feelin' Albright"Terry HughesKaty BallardOctober 14, 1998 (1998-10-14)403
774"Collect Call for Dick"Terry HughesChristine Zander & Mark Brazill & Bill Martin & Mike SchiffOctober 21, 1998 (1998-10-21)404
785"What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do With Dick?"Terry HughesBill Martin & Rakefet AbergelOctober 28, 1998 (1998-10-28)405
796"I Am Dick Pentameter!"Terry HughesJoe FischNovember 4, 1998 (1998-11-04)406
807"D3: Judgement Day"Terry HughesMark BrazillNovember 11, 1998 (1998-11-11)407
818"Indecent Dick"Terry HughesBob Kushell & Mark Brazill & David Goetsch & Jason VenokurDecember 9, 1998 (1998-12-09)410
829"Happy New Dick"Terry HughesBob Kushell & Gregg MettlerDecember 15, 1998 (1998-12-15)409
8310"Two-Faced Dick"Terry HughesChristine Zander & Mark BrazillJanuary 5, 1999 (1999-01-05)411
8411"Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons"Terry HughesBill Martin & Mike SchiffJanuary 12, 1999 (1999-01-12)408
8512"Dick and Taxes"Terry HughesJoe FischFebruary 2, 1999 (1999-02-02)415
8613"Sally Forth"Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurFebruary 9, 1999 (1999-02-09)412
8714"Paranoid Dick"Terry HughesDavid M. IsraelFebruary 16, 1999 (1999-02-16)414
8815"The House That Dick Built"Terry HughesKaty BallardFebruary 23, 1999 (1999-02-23)413
8916"Superstitious Dick"Terry HughesBob KushellMarch 2, 1999 (1999-03-02)416
9017"Y2dicK"Terry HughesDave BoergerMarch 16, 1999 (1999-03-16)417
9118"Dick the Mouth Solomon"Terry HughesBill Martin & Mike SchiffApril 6, 1999 (1999-04-06)418
9219"Citizen Solomon"Terry HughesChristine Zander & Mark BrazillApril 29, 1999 (1999-04-29)420
9320"Alien Hunter"Terry HughesDavid M. IsraelMay 4, 1999 (1999-05-04)422
9421"Dick vs. Strudwick"Terry HughesChristine Zander & Mark BrazillMay 11, 1999 (1999-05-11)419
9522"Near Dick Experience"Terry HughesJason Venokur & David GoetschMay 18, 1999 (1999-05-18)421
9623"Dick's Big Giant Headache (Part 1)"Terry HughesDave Boerger & David M. IsraelMay 25, 1999 (1999-05-25)423
9724"Dick's Big Giant Headache (Part 2)"Courtney B. ConteKaty BallardMay 25, 1999 (1999-05-25)424

Season 5 (1999-2000)[edit]

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981"Episode I: The Baby Menace" (Part 3)Terry HughesBob KushellSeptember 21, 1999 (1999-09-21)501
992"Dick for Tat"Terry HughesBill Martin & Mike SchiffSeptember 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)502
1003"The Fifth Solomon"Terry HughesJoe FischNovember 2, 1999 (1999-11-02)505
1014"Dial M for Dick"Terry HughesKaty BallardNovember 9, 1999 (1999-11-09)504
1025"Dick and Tuck"Terry HughesBob KushellNovember 16, 1999 (1999-11-16)503
1036"Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner"Terry HughesBob Kushell & Gregg MettlerNovember 23, 1999 (1999-11-23)507
1047"Sex and the Sally"Terry HughesJulie E. ShermanNovember 30, 1999 (1999-11-30)509
1058"Charitable Dick"Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurDecember 14, 1999 (1999-12-14)508
1069"The Loud Solomon Family: A Dickumentary"Terry HughesValerie WatsonJanuary 11, 2000 (2000-01-11)506
10710"Gwen, Larry, Dick & Mary"Terry HughesChristine ZanderJanuary 25, 2000 (2000-01-25)512
10811"Dick Puts the ID in Cupid"Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurFebruary 8, 2000 (2000-02-08)514
10912"The Big Giant Head Returns"Terry HughesDavid SacksFebruary 22, 2000 (2000-02-22)517
11013"Rutherford Beauty"Terry HughesBob Kushell & Gregg MettlerFebruary 22, 2000 (2000-02-22)511
11114"This Little Dick Went to Market"Terry HughesDave BoergerMarch 14, 2000 (2000-03-14)518
11215"Youth Is Wasted on the Dick"Terry HughesNastaran Dibai & Jeffrey B. HodesMarch 21, 2000 (2000-03-21)515
11316"Dick Strikes Out"Terry HughesBob Kushell & Gregg MettlerMarch 28, 2000 (2000-03-28)510
11417"Shall We Dick?"Terry HughesBob KushellApril 18, 2000 (2000-04-18)513
11518"Dick and Harry Fall in a Hole"Terry HughesValerie WatsonMay 2, 2000 (2000-05-02)519
11619"Frankie Goes to Rutherford"Terry HughesJoe FischMay 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)520
11720"Dick Solomon's Day Off"Terry HughesKaty BallardMay 16, 2000 (2000-05-16)516
11821"The Big Giant Head Returns Again (Part 1)"Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurMay 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)521
11922"The Big Giant Head Returns Again (Part 2)"Terry HughesBob KushellMay 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)522

Season 6 (2000-01)[edit]

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1201"Les Liaisons Dickereuses"Terry HughesDavid Goetsch & Jason VenokurOctober 24, 2000 (2000-10-24)609

Mary's wealthy sister Renata Albright (Megan Mullally) has donated a large sum of money to have an extension built onto Pendelton University, but Mary knows that it is in fact a spiteful gesture designed to quite literally block the sunlight into her office. To retaliate, Dick schemes with Mary that he will woo Renata, win her, and then break her heart. Meanwhile, Sally and Harry are given ten thousand dollars by Renata to convert their house into a teen center.

(Absent: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
1212"Fear and Loathing in Rutherford"Terry HughesAron Abrams & Gregory ThompsonOctober 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)603
Tommy is still reeling from his breakup with Alissa, but Sally and Harry convince him that if he can find an excuse to go over to her house, he can persuade her to watch a movie with him. When the pair leave the house together, however, Strudwick is suspicious and confronts Dick. Mrs. Dubcek suggests that they could have eloped, so Dick and Strudwick rush off to track them down before there's a baby on the scene, managing to accidentally abandon Mary in the process. Meanwhile, Tommy has rented a scary movie to watch with Alissa, in the hope that it might bring her into his arms, but Sally and Harry decide to show up and make it more real.
1223"InDickscretion"Terry HughesNastaran Dibai & Jeffrey B. HodesNovember 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)605
Dick and Mary decide to go on a double date with Sally and Don, but things start to become uncomfortable when Dick and Sally begin talking incessantly about how good their other half is in bed. The next day Dick and Sally come to realize that neither Mary or Don said anything about how good they are, and immediately worry that they aren't. Meanwhile, in a food store, Mary and Don run into each other and, consumed by what they'd heard about each other in bed, share a kiss. Elsewhere, Harry and Tommy follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac and take to the open road.
1234"Dick'll Take Manhattan (Part 1)"Terry HughesChristine Zander & Mark NutterNovember 21, 2000 (2000-11-21)612
The Solomons visit a parallel universe, in which they are living in New York City, where Dick is a highly regarded attorney, Sally writes a sex column and Harry is President of NBC, while Tommy is a star on Saturday Night Live. Despite this, Dick is unhappy because he cannot find Mary; however, upon entering a basement bar he discovers her, a failed actress-turned torch singer who has renamed herself Kiki Lyle. Meanwhile, Sally discovers that Don is the Mayor of New York, and that she isn't his girlfriend, but his mistress.
1245"Dick'll Take Manhattan (Part 2)"Terry HughesChristine Zander & Mark NutterNovember 28, 2000 (2000-11-28)613
Dick takes Mary up to his penthouse and wines and dines her, but she tells him that she doesn't believe in true love anymore, no matter how hard he might try to persuade her otherwise. Meanwhile, Sally isn't happy being second fiddle to Don's wife so she asks him to break up with her. Don, however, wants to run for president and so refuses, so Sally breaks up with him; while at NBC, Tommy's huge ego and demand for a high pay on Saturday Night Live leads Harry to fire him.
1256"Why Dickie Can't Teach"Terry HughesDavid SacksDecember 5, 2000 (2000-12-05)606
Tommy is looking for a college to attend and Dick steers him away from the big names such as Harvard and tries to convince him to attend Pendelton instead. Upon taking one of Dick's classes, however, Tommy decides that Dick is a lousy teacher and that he would rather look elsewhere. Outraged, Dick orders Tommy to go to Pendelton. Meanwhile, Sally is concerned that Don isn't listed one of Rutherford's ten most powerful men and so she gets him a job working for one of them.
1267"B.D.O.C."Terry HughesGregory Thompson & Aron AbramsDecember 12, 2000 (2000-12-12)602
The Solomons' say goodbye to Tommy as he goes to college, but Dick soon begins to miss him and attempts to convince him to come home. Tommy, however, is enjoying college life and doesn't want to, so Dick convinces him to pull an elaborate freshman prank to gain himself popularity, but really in the hope that Tommy will be expelled. Meanwhile, Sally and Harry are interviewing candidates for Tommy's replacement and although their best candidate appears to be a woman called Christie, when a handsome man named Bryce walks through the door, Sally hires him on the spot.
1278"Red, White & Dick"Terry HughesWill ForteDecember 19, 2000 (2000-12-19)604
After hearing the crowd sing The Star Spangled Banner at a baseball game, Dick realizes that humans are passionate about their country of origin and attempts to become more American, only to discover that he actually has a Canadian passport. Meanwhile, the other Solomons' work on the basis that all Americans are equal, and start an equality system in the house, putting Harry in charge, who makes everybody wear the same uniform and rations household items, until Tommy begins to fear that they are losing their individuality.
1289"Dick Digs"Terry HughesJim O'Doherty & David M. IsraelJanuary 9, 2001 (2001-01-09)601
When Dick accompanies Mary on an archeological dig, he is disappointed when the only thing he finds is a small pointed rock. Mary realizes, however, that it is an ancient spearhead and becomes upset, revealing that she has never found anything before. So, in order to make Mary happy, Dick steals a ceremonial wedding moon that was found the previous day and lays it for Mary to find. Meanwhile, the Rutherford Garlic Festival is on and Sally, Harry and Tommy decide to turn their attic apartment into a hotel, but things soon become hostile between them as they attempt to make their 'hotel' good enough to get a four star rating in the Crown Travel Guide.
12910"There's No Business Like Dick Business"Terry HughesDave BoergerJanuary 16, 2001 (2001-01-16)610

After playing assistant to a magician at a child's birthday party, Dick decides to himself become a magician, with Sally as his assistant. They become a huge success, performing shows night after night at a local club, but show business soon starts to eat away at their offstage relationship until they hate each other. Meanwhile, Mary joins a defense class after being mugged in the park, while Harry joins the class as the man in the padded suit that everyone attacks.

(Absent: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
13011"A Dick Replacement"Terry HughesDave Jeser & Matt SilversteinJanuary 30, 2001 (2001-01-30)607

Dick and Mary visit a psychic together, who claims that the pair are from two different worlds and predicts that Dick will one day up and leave Mary. Horrified at this news, Dick decides to find a replacement boyfriend for her, settling on a man called Gary; who thinks he's actually being offered Dick's position of physics professor. Meanwhile, Sally and Harry decide that if the psychic really knows that they are aliens, then they must kill her, but in a way that isn't possible for her to predict.

(Absent: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
13112"Dick's Ark"Terry HughesDanny SmithFebruary 6, 2001 (2001-02-06)608

Dick has bought a new camera, with which he makes Mary angry, by constantly taking her picture against her wishes. As a result, Mary decides that the two need some time apart. Meanwhile, Sally's coat is ruined when Harry wears it out in the rain, but he claims that the Channel 10 weatherman said it was going to be sunny. Sally marches down to the station and tries to convince them to pay for her coat, but it soon becomes apparent that Sally is excellent at predicting the weather, so they give her the position. Dick, however, is worried that Sally's spot on prediction of the weather will attract unwanted attention and so, when she discovers that Rutherford is to be hit by tornados, he orders her to report otherwise.

(Absent: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
13213"You Don't Know Dick"Terry HughesDanny SmithFebruary 13, 2001 (2001-02-13)616

Nina accuses Dick of knowing nothing about Mary, so in an attempt to prove her wrong, when Judith walks into the office announcing that she has two tenth-row tickets to a Gordon Lightfoot concert, Dick claims to already have front row tickets. Of course, he doesn't, and so attempts to find a pair of front row tickets before it is too late. Meanwhile, Sally tells Chaz, the Channel 10 anchorman, that she would like to start presenting the news instead, and so he agrees to let her interview Lightfoot in the company's box at the Rutherdome; but really, he intends to seduce her.

(Absent: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
13314"My Mother, My Dick"Terry HughesJeffrey B. Hodes & Nastaran DibaiFebruary 20, 2001 (2001-02-20)611

Mary's mother Martha (Elaine Stritch) arrives in town and Dick decides to tell her what Mary really thinks of her - that she ruined her childhood. Angry, Martha tries to attack Dick and falls over, ending up in hospital. When Dick goes to visit, however, Martha tells him her side of the story, and a deeply moved Dick takes her side and promises to tend to her during her recovery. Meanwhile, Harry and Sally get a nasty surprise when throwing junk in the time space portal - a new alien.

(Absent: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
13415"Glengarry Glen Dick"Terry HughesAron Abrams & Gregory ThompsonApril 17, 2001 (2001-04-17)614
After hearing a pitch for a timeshare, Dick is sold and, unable to afford it entirely, he convinces Don to pay the other half. When Dick, Mary, Sally and Don take their first holiday there, however, they find it to be dismal; small and windowless, with nothing in the surrounding area but a prison. Meanwhile, Tommy has finally outgrown Harry, leading Harry, paranoid that he is shrinking, to consult a doctor.
13516"Dick Soup for the Soul"Terry HughesSean VederMay 1, 2001 (2001-05-01)615
Dick accompanies Mary and Nina to a book-signing for a self-help book entitled 'A Road Map to Happiness', and despite first thinking it stupid, Dick opens the book and is immediately converted. He then concludes that his relationship with Mary stands in the way of his happiness, and attempts to break up with her. At college, Tommy is attempting to get into a fraternity but is doubtful that he'll pass the entry rituals, so he enlists Sally's help, but she just ends up making it harder. Meanwhile, Mrs. Dubcek gives Harry the job of painting the kitchen ceiling, and he is determined to create a work of art.
13617"Mary Loves Scoochie (Part 1)"Terry HughesDave Boerger & Aron Abrams & Gregory ThompsonMay 8, 2001 (2001-05-08)617

Dick discovers that Mary has been receiving elaborate love letters from a mystery man named 'Scoochie' and confronts her about it. She reveals that she has been receiving them for years but has no idea who Scoochie actually is, so Dick pretends that it has been him all along. This goes wrong, however, when the real Scoochie arranges to meet Mary at the Medieval Festival. Meanwhile, after another alien unit operating in Ohio wins an award over the Solomons at the Alien Award Show, Sally and Harry make it their mission to track them down, and eventually move in with an Amish family, who they believe to be the other unit, since they are so different.

(Absent: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
13718"Mary Loves Scoochie (Part 2)"Terry HughesWill ForteMay 15, 2001 (2001-05-15)618
With the identity of Scoochie revealed to be Liam Neesam (John Cleese), who had visited Pendelton three years ago, Dick is panicked, and follows Liam and Mary to dinner, where he overhears Liam offering her a job with a six-figure salary. The other Solomons suggest that Dick reveal himself as another alien in order to gain Liam's respect. When he does, however, Liam reveals that he doesn't care for Mary, but that she is part of a huge plan to transform the Earth's entire population into monkeys, and rename it Planet Monkey World, so that it may be an exhibit for aliens. Meanwhile, Sally, Harry and Tommy discover that their favorite movie, Arthur 2: On the Rocks' has a 'prequel' - Arthur.
13819"The Thing That Wouldn't Die (Part 1)"Terry HughesStory by: Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein
Teleplay by: Christine Zander
May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)619

Mary is having trouble dealing with seeing Dick transform Liam into a monkey, which Dick did to stop Liam doing the same to the Earth's population. Dick consults the other Solomons and they decide that the best approach is to deny everything. Mary meets with Nina and Judith, who confess that they've always believed there's something suspicious about Dick. Nina thinks Dick is an international terrorist; Judith is convinced he's a psychopathic serial killer itching to place Mary's head in a box.

When Dick and Mary next meet, she demands that he tell her the truth about himself. Dick admits that he and the others are in fact aliens, from outer space. Mary's first reaction is anger at being lied to again, but when pressed to think back with that added information, she flashes through disbelief, shock, surprise, brief nausea, then slow realisation and ending with finding it sexy to be dating a "spaceman".

Elsewhere, the local store has been robbed and Sally catches Don hiding in the frozen foods freezer, which he admits that he did because he was scared. Harry takes a different line and asks the shopkeeper Sam out on a date, but later runs into her working at a posh restaurant, where she instructs him to call her Samantha. Confused, Harry believes that he is dating twins, so confused high jinx ensues as he tries to juggle them 'both' on a date, attempting to keep her (Sam) from herself (Samantha) - finally losing out altogether.

At the end, as they sit out on the roof discussing the day's events, Harry receives a transmission from the Big Giant Head telling them that after a complaint from Liam about their changing him into an ape, their mission on earth has been terminated. They are to pack immediately as their earth bodies will be terminated in a couple days. They're utterly shocked and dismayed at the news, none wanting to leave to go back home.

(Absent: Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
13920"The Thing That Wouldn't Die (Part 2)"Terry HughesStory by: Dave Goetsch and Jason Venokur
Teleplay by: Christine Zander
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The Solomons are struggling to take in the news - they have been ordered back home due to Dick's transgression with Liam. Dick's first instinct is to ask Mary to come, so he takes her to the planetarium before breaking the news to her that they are leaving, and asking her if she will join them, and she agrees.

Meanwhile, since admitting his fear to Sally, Don has decided to quit the police force and open a muffin store, but Sally is disgusted by this career choice and decides to whip Don into shape - and turn him into a hardy police officer.

At home, Harry and Tommy are attempting to organize a farewell party for the aliens, but have no money, so they decide to max out their credit cards and not worry about paying the bill, since they'll be halfway across the galaxy - they even hire Elvis Costello to sing Fly Me to the Moon.

Afterward, the family and Mary drive the Rambler to the spot where the Solomons first appeared on Earth in "Brains and Eggs". As they are about to be beamed aboard the mother-ship, Mary says that as much as she loves Dick, her home is Earth, and she can't leave it. Dick erases Mary's memories of him, but leaves the feeling of love, and puts the keys to the Rambler in her unconscious hand. The family re-assembles in the Rambler and sings their mission song as they're beamed away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present (Ninth Edition). Ballantine Books. p. 1694. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4. 

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