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

About the Show

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 3 Summary

In the third series of the aliens-on-Earth comedy, the extraterrestrial family continue to explore the challenges of living with humans...

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    Episode 1 - Fun with Dick and Janet Part 1

    Fun with Dick and Janet (Part 1): Harry, Sally and Tommy return to Earth with Janet, a wife for Dick sent by the Big Giant Head to prevent Dick being distracted by Mary Albright.

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    Episode 2 - Fun with Dick and Janet Part 2

    Fun with Dick and Janet (Part 2): Dick tries to keep his wife Janet a secret from Mary, and Tommy admits to vandalising a field which Officer Don believes is the site of an alien landing.

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    Episode 3 - Tricky Dick

    Tricky Dick: Dick and Mary play practical jokes on each other, Tommy joins a garage band to improve his chances with August, and Sally sets her sights on a yoga instructor.

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    Episode 4 - Dick-in-Law

    Dick-in-Law: Dick accepts an invitation to spend the weekend with Mary's parents, who aren't aware that Dick and Mary have broken up. The other aliens help Nina move apartment.

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    Episode 5 - Scaredy Dick

    Scaredy Dick: Dick runs away from the doctor's surgery as he's terrified of having a routine physical examination. On Halloween night, frightening noises in the flat scare Dick and Harry.

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    Episode 6 - Moby Dick

    Moby Dick: Dick puts on weight because he is comfort eating after his fall-out with Mary, but he struggles with his new diet and exercise regime. Tommy asks Harry to do some detective work.

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    Episode 7 - Eleven Angry Men and One Dick

    Eleven Angry Men and One Dick: Dick is called for jury service but finds the whole experience baffling. Sally is intrigued by a moody artist named Seth, but Officer Don becomes jealous.

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    Episode 8 - A Friend in Dick

    A Friend in Dick: The aliens are irked by artist Seth's negative effect on Sally. Dick tries to adopt Officer Don as his new best friend, but grows clingy when Don has other social plans.

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    Episode 9 - Seven Deadly Clips

    Seven Deadly Clips: When Tommy studies the Seven Deadly Sins at school, it leads the Solomons to have a discussion around the dinner table about their adventures on Earth so far.

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    Episode 10 - Tom, Dick and Mary

    Tom, Dick and Mary: When Tommy forms an attachment to Mary, Dick immediately becomes jealous. Dick thinks that Harry is watching too much television and orders him to stop for a week.

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    Episode 11 - Jailhouse Dick

    Jailhouse Dick: Dick bets Officer Don that he can rehabilitate a petty criminal more effectively than the justice system. Tommy suggests short cuts when Harry tries to write a book report.

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    Episode 12 - Dick on a Roll

    Dick on a Roll: Dick breaks his foot while playing around with a wheelchair and launches a campaign for more wheelchair ramps at the university. Mrs Dubcek's daughter Vicki pays a visit.

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    Episode 13 - The Great Dickdater

    The Great Dickdater: Dick wants to start dating again but has no luck attracting women, so he places a personal ad in the newspaper. Harry and Tommy return a lost wallet to its owner.

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    Episode 14 - 36! 24! 36! Dick! Part 1

    36! 24! 36! Dick! (Part 1/2): Sally suspects something is badly amiss when hordes of beautiful women invade the town and start dating average guys like Dick, Harry, Tommy and Officer Don.

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    Episode 15 - 36! 24! 36! Dick! Part 2

    36! 24! 36! Dick! (Part 2/2): Dick, Harry and Tommy's search for Sally leads them to the Venusians' lair where they discover the invaders' evil plan to enslave mankind through brainwashing.

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    Episode 16 - Pickles and Ice Cream

    Pickles and Ice Cream: Fascinated by the concept of pregnancy, Sally pretends to be expecting a baby. Pickles, Harry's pet from the aliens' home planet, turns up on Earth in human form.

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    Episode 17 - Auto EuroDicka

    Auto EuroDicka: When the aliens shop for a new car, Sally falls in love with an expensive vehicle that is out of her price range. Dick has casual sex with a woman he meets at the cinema.

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    Episode 18 - Stuck with Dick

    Stuck with Dick: In an attempt to win Mary back, Dick surprises her at the library with a picnic. But his plan backfires when the two of them are locked into the building for the weekend.

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    Episode 19 - Portrait of Tommy as an Old Man

    Portrait of Tommy as an Old Man: Tommy grows tired of having to handle all the youth-related duties when he's the oldest member of the crew, so he decides to retire from the mission.

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    Episode 20 - My Daddy's Little Girl

    My Daddy's Little Girl: Mary's father George comes to stay with her when his marriage hits a rough patch, but Sally is charmed by his old-school manners and soon starts to fall for him.

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    Episode 21 - The Physics of Being Dick

    The Physics of Being Dick: Dick realises that his students are only studying physics because they have to, not because it inspires them. Mary gives Sally a job as her research assistant.

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    Episode 22 - Just Your Average Dick

    Just Your Average Dick: The Solomons think they are failing to blend into Earth society, so they try to be as average as possible, moving into a bland flat and abandoning all their quirks.

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    Episode 23 - Dick and the Other Guy

    Dick and the Other Guy: Dick is frustrated when Professor Neesam proves to be his superior at sports, cooking, academic life and romancing Mary. Could this new rival be an alien too?

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    Episode 24 - Sally and Don's First Kiss

    Sally and Don's First Kiss: Sally is not excited by the idea of her first kiss with Officer Don and turns to romantic novels for inspiration. Harry and his class graduate from night school.

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    Episode 25 - When Aliens Camp

    When Aliens Camp: Dick decides that the aliens are not spending enough time together as a family, so he proposes a camping trip for just the four of them, but Mary wants to come along too.

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    Episode 26 - The Tooth Harry

    The Tooth Harry: Dick's nose is put out of joint when Mary is asked to appear in a promotional video for the university. Harry takes Nina to the dentist to have her wisdom teeth extracted.

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    Episode 27 - Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary

    Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary: The aliens are shocked to discover Tommy has been hiding the fact that he's an accomplished chef, but his skills come in useful when Dick plans a dinner party.

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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When Aliens Camp

When Aliens Camp: Dick decides that the aliens are not spending enough time together as a family, so he proposes a camping trip for just the four of them, but…

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