3rd Rock from the Sun

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  • TV-PG
  • 1996
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.8  (54,734)

3rd Rock from the Sun was a science-fiction sitcom that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2001. The show starred John Lithgow as Dr. Dick Solomon, the leader of a group of extraterrestrials who come to Earth on a mission to observe and learn about human beings. He is joined by three other aliens, Sally (Kristen Johnston), Tommy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), and Harry (French Stewart).

The series follows the misadventures of the aliens as they try to integrate into human society and understand Earth's culture. They take on human identities and jobs, with Dick becoming a physics professor, Sally a waitress, Tommy a high school student, and Harry a janitor. The aliens often struggle with the simplest of human tasks, leading to hilariously awkward situations.

One of the highlights of the show was its strong cast of comedic actors. Lithgow was particularly impressive in his role as Dick, earning multiple Emmy Awards for his performance. Johnston also received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the sexy, sarcastic, and often clueless Sally. Stewart's portrayal of the nerdy and socially awkward Harry was also a standout.

3rd Rock from the Sun also had a strong supporting cast, including Jane Curtin as the aliens' supervisor, Dr. Mary Albright, Wayne Knight as the aliens' nemesis, Officer Don, Simbi Khali as Tommy's girlfriend, and Elmarie Wendel as the Solomon family's eccentric landlord.

While the show was primarily a comedy, it also dealt with some deeper themes, such as relationships, family, and the meaning of life. Dick's attempts to understand human emotions and relationships often led to some poignant moments, as did the aliens' realization that they may never be able to return home to their own planet.

The show's writing was another strong point, with its witty dialogue and clever plot twists. The series was created by Bonnie and Terry Turner, who also worked on Saturday Night Live and That '70s Show. The show had a solid fan base during its run, with its quirky characters and unique premise winning over audiences.

Overall, 3rd Rock from the Sun was a beloved sitcom that was both hilarious and heartfelt. Its memorable cast, clever writing, and unique premise made it a standout show of the '90s. Despite being off the air for over two decades, it remains a fan favorite and a classic example of the sitcom genre.

3rd Rock from the Sun is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (149 episodes). The series first aired on January 9, 1996.

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The Thing That Wouldnt Die Part 2
20. The Thing That Wouldnt Die Part 2
January 20, 2008
The Solomons are leaving Earth. Will Mary go with them?
The Thing That Wouldn't Die (2)
20. The Thing That Wouldn't Die (2)
May 22, 2001
As a result of the manner in which Dick settled his dispute with Liam, the group is ordered home. Of course, there are always loose ends to tie up before a long space trip. Dick wants Mary to accompany them, and Sally decides to instill confidence in Don. They organize a farewell party, and Harry and Tommy decide to charge everything and not worry about being around to pay the bill. They even hire Elvis Costello to sing "Fly Me to the Moon."
The Thing That Wouldn't Die (1)
19. The Thing That Wouldn't Die (1)
May 22, 2001
Mary is having some trouble dealing with what she saw: Dick transforming Scoochie into a monkey. Dick inevitably tells her the truth and she has a hard time to believe in it. Eventually she accepts it and even becomes fascinated by it. When everything seems to be going fine for Dick, Harry announces that their mission is over and they are to leave Earth.
Mary Loves Scootchie Part 2
18. Mary Loves Scootchie Part 2
January 18, 2008
Liam Neesam's out to destroy the world. Can Dick stop him? John Cleese guest stars.
Mary Loves Scoochie (2)
18. Mary Loves Scoochie (2)
May 15, 2001
Dick tries to compete with Mary's secret admirer (John Cleese); the rest of the gang find their favorite movie's prequel.
Mary Loves Scoochie (1)
17. Mary Loves Scoochie (1)
May 8, 2001
Sally and Harry search for another alien team; Dick learns that Mary has a secret admirer.
Dick Soup for the Soul
16. Dick Soup for the Soul
May 1, 2001
While Dick delights in a book that explains how to be truly happy, Sally goes to Tommy's college to try to help him out.
Glengarry Glen Dick
15. Glengarry Glen Dick
April 17, 2001
After Dick and Don each buy half of a timeshare "luxury getaway," they take Mary and Sally on their first vacation there.
My Mother, My Dick
14. My Mother, My Dick
February 20, 2001
Dick tells Mary's mother that she's a terrible mom; Sally and Harry are responsible for a new addition to the family.
You Don't Know Dick
13. You Don't Know Dick
February 13, 2001
After everyone convinces Dick that he doesn't know what Mary likes, he tries to buy concert tickets for the two of them.
Dick's Ark
12. Dick's Ark
February 6, 2001
Mary suggests that she and Dick spend some time apart, and Sally becomes the new weather forecaster at the local TV station.
A Dick Replacement
11. A Dick Replacement
January 30, 2001
After a psychic tells him that he won't be around too long, Dick decides to find Mary a new lover.
There's No Business Like Dick Business
10. There's No Business Like Dick Business
January 16, 2001
While Dick and Sally form an act to entertain at children's parties, Mary and Harry get involved in Officer Don's self-defense class.
Dick Digs
9. Dick Digs
January 9, 2001
Dick joins Mary on an expedition, but doesn't dig archaeology; and renting his room strikes the other Solomons as a really "inn" thing.
Red, White & Dick
8. Red, White & Dick
December 19, 2000
After they sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at a football game, the Solomons become enamored of all things American.
7. B.D.O.C.
December 12, 2000
When Tommy goes off to college, Dick finds it hard to adjust, but Sally and Harry are quick to interview replacement aliens.
Why Dickie Can't Teach
6. Why Dickie Can't Teach
December 5, 2000
Dick encourages Tommy to attend the college where he teaches, while Sally tries to turn Officer Don into a success.
Dickll Take Manhattan Part 2
5. Dickll Take Manhattan Part 2
January 13, 2008
Start spreading the news, the Solomons are in New York City.
Dick'll Take Manhattan (2)
5. Dick'll Take Manhattan (2)
November 28, 2000
Lawyer Dick romances seedy-bar-singer Mary, while Sally is involved with Don, the mayor of New York. Darrell Hammond and Ana Gasteyer appear as themselves.
Dick'll Take Manhattan (1)
4. Dick'll Take Manhattan (1)
November 21, 2000
The Solomons find themselves leading different lives in a "parallel universe" - New York City. Richard Belzer, Tracy Morgan and Ana Gasteyer play themselves.
3. Indickscretion
November 14, 2000
While Dick and Mary double-date with Don and Sally, Tommy and Harry take to the road.
Fear and Loathing in Rutherford
2. Fear and Loathing in Rutherford
October 31, 2000
Mistakenly believing that Tommy and Alissa have eloped, Dick, Strudwick and Mary go after them.
Les Liaisons Dickgereuses
1. Les Liaisons Dickgereuses
October 24, 2000
Dick and Mary try to play a trick on her sister (Megan Mullally), but things don't go according to plan.
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3rd Rock from the Sun is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 3rd Rock from the Sun on demand at Philo, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel Free, Sling, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    January 9, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (54,734)