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3rd Rock from the Sun

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US sitcom about four aliens who arrive on Earth and assume human identities to pose as an average family living in Ohio in order to observe life on the planet

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US sitcom about four aliens who arrive on Earth and assume human identities to pose as an average family living in Ohio in order to observe life on the planet

Series 2 Summary

The second series of the US sitcom finds the Solomons' mission under threat as Evil Dick's plans for domination take shape. Can Dick escape from confinement and retake command?

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    Episode 1 - See Dick Continue to Run

    While Dick remains trapped in the basement, his doppelgänger Evil Dick embarks on a plan to impregnate all the women in Ohio, and makes the other aliens miserable with his unreasonable demands.

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    Episode 2 - See Dick Continue to Run, Continued

    As Evil Dick attempts to seduce Mary Albright, the other aliens help the real Dick to escape from his prison and challenge the interloper, who is given a special escort back to his planet.

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    Episode 3 - Hotel Dick

    Appalled by the treatment of aliens in a hit sci-fi movie, the Solomons attend a science-fiction convention to try to set the record straight.

    Dick does his best to be truthful with Mary Albright about being an alien. Sally's first stay in a hotel gets her hooked on room service.

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    Episode 4 - Big Angry Virgin from Outer Space

    Sally and Mr Randell's relationship is under pressure as her quirks annoy him and she frets that he may not be 'the one', but Dick's suggestion that sex will solve all their problems is no help.

    Harry tries out video dating, while August tests Tommy's loyalty.

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    Episode 5 - Much Ado About Dick

    When Mary Albright is afraid to be seen with Dick in public as a couple, the Solomons spot the human obsession with what other people think.

    Sparks fly as Sally runs into Officer Don again, but when she decides she's going to be a police officer, Dick forbids it. Tommy is frustrated by his lack of transportation.

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    Episode 6 - Dick the Vote

    Harry runs for a seat on the city council after he is mistaken for a political activist by the media.

    Dick discovers the complexity of the democratic system and struggles to make the right vote.

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    Episode 7 - Fourth and Dick

    Dick learns about the importance humans place on competition in the run-up to the homecoming weekend sports match.

    Tommy gets a crush on his Glee Club teacher, Sally makes Nina her best friend, and Harry gets a job as a security officer.

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    Episode 8 - World's Greatest Dick

    Motivated by his own vanity, Dick forces a reluctant Tommy to attend a special school for gifted students.

    Sally is mistaken for a drag queen. Harry learns how to do magic tricks.

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    Episode 9 - My Mother the Alien

    The aliens learn all about childcare when Mrs Dubcek asks them to babysit for her infant grandson.

    Dick discovers he lacks nurturing skills when he tries to look after Mary Albright's pet fish while she is out of town and accidentally kills them.

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    Episode 10 - Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick

    The aliens are puzzled by the Thanksgiving holiday, but they invite Mrs Dubcek and her daughter Vicki to their first celebration, where the latter has a romantic encounter with Harry.

    Tommy has a fight with Dick and runs off to the local pool hall.

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    Episode 11 - Dick Jokes

    Dick is jealous when Mary Albright asks another professor to host a college fund-raiser she's organising because he is more witty, leading the Solomons to explore humour and what it takes to be funny.

    Harry loses his favourite coat, and Sally builds a shelf to hold her shoes.

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    Episode 12 - Jolly Old St. Dick

    As the Solomons prepare to experience their first Christmas, Dick struggles to get into the yuletide spirit.

    Sally gets a job wrapping presents at the shopping centre, Harry is employed as Santa's assistant, and Tommy tries to find the perfect present for August.

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    Episode 13 - Proud Dick

    When Dick's pride gets the better of him over a parking space problem at work, he leaves his job at the university and gets another one at a fast food restaurant.

    Harry loses his memory and becomes paranoid, thinking that aliens are taking over the world.

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    Episode 14 - Romeo & Juliet & Dick

    When Tommy asks Dick to direct his high school production of Romeo and Juliet, Dick takes the job a little too seriously. Harry impersonates Mrs Dubcek when she drinks some of Juliet's sleeping potion.

    Sally tries to persuade Officer Don to sort out Mary's parking tickets.

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    Episode 15 - Guilty as Dick

    While doing a favour for Mary Albright, Dick sprains his ankle and discovers the power of guilt when she feels bad about him being in pain.

    Determined to get his own room at last, Harry moves into a tree house. Tommy makes good use of Sally when he needs to sell chocolate for a school fund-raiser.

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    Episode 16 - Dick on One Knee

    Sally's French friend Michel asks her to marry him so that he can stay in the United States. When she plans the wedding and assigns duties to the family, Tommy discovers he has a talent for flower arranging.

    The whole process inspires Dick to discuss marriage with Mary Albright.

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    Episode 17 - Same Old Song and Dick

    Dick attempts to bring the magic back into his relationship, but soon learns the difference between being in a rut and just being comfortable.

    When Sally and Harry switch jobs, Sally finds the process difficult, while Harry enjoys doing housework. Tommy is delighted to discover that August is not perfect.

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    Episode 18 - I Brake for Dick

    Dick is consumed with guilt after running over a chipmunk in his car, so he becomes an animal rights activist to make amends.

    Harry tries to learn the skills taught to Boy Scouts. Tommy writes a letter to an advice columnist after alienating August by neglecting to ask her to the Spring Dance.

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    Episode 19 - Dick Behaving Badly

    When the family tell Dick that he is henpecked by Mary Albright, he asks Harry to help him become his own man.

    Instead of attending a party at Mary's house, he ends up in a strip club with some of the students from his college class.

    Sally and Tommy have a huge showdown over a game of Monopoly.

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    Episode 20 - Dickmalion

    Mary Albright is irked when she fails to be accepted by the cream of Rutherford society, but when Dick makes the cut, he discovers the high life is not all it's cracked up to be.

    Sally and Harry try their hands at wrestling, while Tommy adopts a fake persona at school to impress a girl.

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    Episode 21 - Sensitive Dick

    Dick is forced to take sensitivity training after he comes down too hard on his students and they make a complaint against him.

    Harry escorts Vicki to her high school reunion, and Officer Don tries to teach Tommy how to drive.

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    Episode 22 - Will Work for Dick

    When an insulted Nina has had enough and quits, Harry becomes secretary to Dick and Mary Albright.

    Meanwhile, Sally decides she wants to experience childhood.

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    Episode 23 - Fifteen Minutes of Dick

    Sally becomes something of a pseudo-celebrity when she beats up Mark Hamill in a restaurant.

    Dick becomes jealous and Tommy's school life is affected by Sally's new found fame, while as Sally's assistant, Harry becomes obsessed with keeping her on top.

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    Episode 24 - Dick and the Single Girl

    A shy and brainy librarian is attracted to Dick, while Sally realises that it's his uniform that makes her attracted to Officer Don.

    Meanwhile, Tommy and Harry write a 'killer' episode of The X-Files.

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    Episode 25 - A Nightmare on Dick Street Part 1

    When Mary Albright announces she is going to Borneo for a year, Dick decides to ask her to marry him.

    His anxiety about the situation leads Dick to have his first nightmare, and the other aliens believe Dick's brain is breaking down.

    On visiting a psychiatrist, Dick is put on tranquillisers, which creates more anxiety for Sally and Tommy.

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    Episode 26 - A Nightmare on Dick Street Part 2

    Harry contacts the Big Giant Head so that the aliens can return for some emergency maintenance.

    Dick decides to stay behind and face dying as a human rather than risk going back and not returning in Mary's lifetime.

3rd Rock from the Sun synopsis

US sitcom about four aliens who arrive on Earth and assume human identities to pose as an average family living in Ohio in order to observe life on the planet

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