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

    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.

    Janet fits into the family rather well, but Dick realises it can't work, because Janet is determined to have sex with him.

    When the local news reports an alien landing, Officer Don gets on the case, and it's up to Tommy to convince him that the evidence of a landing site that he's found is merely the result of a teenage prank.

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    Episode 2 - Fun with Dick and Janet Part 2

    Dick tries to keep his wife Janet a secret from Mary, and Tommy confesses to vandalising the field Officer Don suspects of being an alien landing site.

    When Mary finds out about Janet she furiously ends her relationship with Dick, and as soon as Janet realises she doesn't have to stay with Dick she leaves him as well.

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    Episode 3 - Tricky Dick

    Dick's baffled that Mary's still upset about his having a wife; he's moved on, why can't she? But they're both guilty of indulging in a few practical jokes for revenge...

    Tommy is invited to join a garage band, but hesitates until he learns that August has always wanted to date a guy in a band.

    At a yoga class, Sally takes an interest in the instructor and determines to captivate him.

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    Episode 4 - 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. Mary is frantic when she finds out, but agrees to go and pretend they're still engaged.

    Dick had promised Nina he'd help her move over the weekend, so he enlists the other aliens to help her instead.

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    Episode 5 - Scaredy Dick

    Dick runs away from the doctor's surgery when he becomes terrified of having a routine physical examination.

    On Halloween night, frightening noises in their apartment scare Dick and Harry, while Sally and Tommy tangle with a group of trick-or-treaters at Mary Albright's house.

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    Episode 6 - Moby Dick

    Dick puts on weight because he is comfort eating after his fall-out with Mary Albright, but he struggles with his new diet and exercise regime.

    Tommy asks Harry to do some detective work when he suspects August is cheating on him. Sally gets attached to a tomato plant she's growing.

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    Episode 7 - Eleven Angry Men and One Dick

    Dick is called for jury service but finds the whole experience baffling. Tommy and Harry volunteer for an experiment in which they must communicate without words.

    Sally is intrigued by a moody artist named Seth, but Officer Don is not pleased and inundates his rival with parking tickets.

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    Episode 8 - A Friend in Dick

    The aliens are irked by artist Seth's negative effect on Sally, but an encounter with a famous dancer reveals his pretentious nature.

    Dick tries to adopt Officer Don as his new best friend, but grows clingy when Don has other social plans. Harry starts a course at night school.

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    Episode 9 - Seven Deadly Clips

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

    Their recollections prove that all the members of the Solomon family can be prone to pride, anger, envy, lust, greed, gluttony and sloth.

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    Episode 10 - Tom, Dick and Mary

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

    Sally gets an office job, but when her new boss sexually harasses her, she mistakenly thinks it's her own fault.

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    Episode 11 - Jailhouse Dick

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

    Mary Albright hands back Pepper, the dog Dick gave her when they were still going out, to the Solomon family.

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    Episode 12 - Dick on a Roll

    Dick breaks his foot while playing around with an old wheelchair and launches a campaign for more wheelchair ramps at the university.

    Mrs Dubcek's daughter Vicki visits and shocks Harry by telling him she's now celibate. Officer Don gets a job as a doorman at a local nightclub.

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    Episode 13 - The Great Dickdater

    Dick wants to start dating again but has no luck attracting women, so he places a personal ad in the newspaper.

    Sally experiments with how badly she can treat her dates before they tell her to get lost. Harry and Tommy return a lost wallet to its owner.

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

    Sally suspects something is badly amiss when hordes of beautiful women invade the town and start dating average guys such as Dick, Harry, Tommy and Officer Don, but the men are too happy to take any notice.

    When Sally discovers that the women are really Venusians sent on a mission to take over the Earth, she is forced to become one of them.

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    Episode 15 - 36! 24! 36! Dick! Part 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 by brainwashing them with the ultimate beer commercial.

    All seems lost until Mascha switches sides, inspired by her love for Harry.

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    Episode 16 - Pickles and Ice Cream

    Fascinated by the concept of pregnancy, Sally pretends to be expecting a baby so that she can share the experience with Earth women, but the pain of childbirth soon puts her off the idea.

    Pickles, Harry's pet from the aliens' home planet, tracks him down and turns up on Earth in human form.

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    Episode 17 - Auto EuroDicka

    When Sally, Harry and Tommy go shopping for a new car, Sally falls in love with an expensive vehicle that is way out of her price range.

    Dick has casual sex with an attractive woman he meets at the cinema, but there are negative repercussions when he is indiscreet about it.

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    Episode 18 - Stuck with Dick

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

    Tommy, Sally and Harry go to Mary's house looking for Dick and end up hosting a party on her behalf.

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    Episode 19 - 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 retires from the mission and takes up residence at a retirement village.

    Dick tries to help Mary realise a long-cherished ambition, while Officer Don feels guilty about a moment of weakness.

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    Episode 20 - My Daddy's Little Girl

    Mary's father George comes to stay with her when his marriage hits a rough patch. Sally is charmed by his old-school manners and wartime stories and starts to fall for him.

    Harry becomes a shock-jock on a talk show at the university's radio station, but his confrontational ways alienate his friends.

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    Episode 21 - The Physics of Being Dick

    When Officer Don is invited to speak at Tommy's school on Career Day but Dick is not, 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, while Harry finds work as a bartender and has to listen to his customers' problems.

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    Episode 22 - Just Your Average Dick

    When the Solomons suspect they are failing to blend into Earth society, they do their best to be as average as possible, moving into a bland apartment and abandoning all their weird quirks.

    But Dick is taken aback when Mary finds a visiting professor charming because of his eccentricity.

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    Episode 23 - 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?

    A dateless Sally is upset to discover that Officer Don has lost interest in her because of his new obsession with karaoke.

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    Episode 24 - Sally and Don's First Kiss

    Sally is not excited by the idea of her first kiss with Officer Don, so she turns to romantic novels for inspiration. Harry and his classmates graduate from night school.

    Dick feels persecuted by the cashier at the university's cafeteria because he's the only person who gets charged for crackers with his soup.

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    Episode 25 - 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.

    When Mary finds out about the trip, she drops so many broad hints that Dick feels compelled to invite her along, much to the annoyance of Sally, Harry and Tommy.

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    Episode 26 - The Tooth Harry

    Dick's nose is put out of joint when one of his own students makes a promotional video for the university and asks Mary to appear in it.

    Harry takes Nina to the dentist to have her wisdom teeth extracted and takes care of her while she recovers. Don gives Sally a key to his apartment so she can watch his cable TV.

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    Episode 27 - Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary

    The aliens 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 to celebrate his and Mary's anniversary.

    Vicki is back in town after breaking up with her brutal boyfriend Randy, but there are terrible consequences for Harry when Randy finds her.

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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