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 4 Summary

The fourth season of the US sitcom finds the aliens studying yet more human traits, and Dick grappling with negative feelings when Mary is promoted at the university and has less time to devote to him.

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    Episode 1 - Dr. Solomon's Traveling Alien Show

    Dr. Solomon's Traveling Alien Show: Harry's kidnapper has sold him to a carnival show where he is billed as Hargo the Alien. Dick is punished for his failure to give in his status reports.

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    Episode 2 - Power Mad Dick

    Power Mad Dick: When Mary is promoted to dean, she moves into a much nicer office and takes Nina with her, but Dick wrongly assumes he has acquired some of her power by association.

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    Episode 3 - Feelin' Albright

    Feelin' Albright: Dick notices a change in his own social status relative to Mary after her promotion to dean. Tommy and Harry decide to open a lemonade stand, but it's not very successful.

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    Episode 4 - Collect Call for Dick

    Collect Call for Dick: The Solomons find out about the human obsession with collecting when they get caught up in a craze for furry animal soft toys, but Dick takes his new hobby too far.

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    Episode 5 - What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do with Dick?

    What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do with Dick?: Dick thinks Mary is neglecting him because her new job as dean takes up too much of her time, but he cheers up when he gets a new office-mate.

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    Episode 6 - I Am Dick Pentameter!

    I Am Dick Pentameter!: Dick is madly in love with literature professor Dr Jennifer Ravelli and enchanted when she speaks to him in rhyme. Sally, Harry and Tommy rearrange the furniture.

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    Episode 7 - D3: Judgment Day

    D3: Judgment Day: Dick realises that his romantic unavailability is making him more attractive to Mary. Don tries to teach Sally to bowl but finds her unorthodox style somewhat alarming.

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    Episode 8 - Indecent Dick

    Indecent Dick: Dick has no problem with Sally posing nude for Playpen Magazine, but when he learns that Mary did the same thing 20 years previously he can't handle it.

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    Episode 9 - Happy New Dick!

    Happy New Dick!: Dick struggles to understand the significance of New Year's Eve, while Harry plans a huge bash at the bar and Tommy volunteers his services as party coordinator.

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    Episode 10 - Two-Faced Dick

    Two-Faced Dick: Chaos ensues when the Big Giant Head switches Sally's body with Dick's. Harry and Tommy are intimidated by a couple of tough-looking guys who spend a lot of time at the bar.

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    Episode 11 - Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons

    Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons: Dick accepts an invitation to a Solomon family reunion in Indiana, even though they are not really family.

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    Episode 12 - Dick and Taxes

    Dick and Taxes: The aliens learn about tax when they attempt to file their first tax returns. Mary discovers that Dick owes nearly $10,000, and Sally opens a hair salon to claim deductions.

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    Episode 13 - Sally Forth

    Sally Forth: The aliens and Mrs Dubcek start feuding because she won't get their plumbing fixed and they won't pay their rent. Don mistakenly thinks Sally wants him to propose to her.

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    Episode 14 - Paranoid Dick

    Paranoid Dick: Mary becomes concerned when Chancellor Stevens appears to be avoiding her in favour of Judith, and confiding in Dick only makes her more worried.

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    Episode 15 - The House That Dick Built

    The House that Dick Built: Vicki asks Harry to be the father of her child, and Sally decides she wants to move out and get her own apartment.

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    Episode 16 - Superstitious Dick

    Superstitious Dick: Dick and Mary receive chain letters, and when Mary has an accident after throwing hers away, Dick believes she's brought bad luck on herself.

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    Episode 17 - Y2Dick

    Y2Dick: Dick becomes a laughing stock when it emerges he can't use a computer. Tommy and Sally buy more and more expensive televisions in their quest for the ultimate in 'home theatre'.

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    Episode 18 - Dick 'the Mouth' Solomon

    Dick 'the Mouth' Solomon: Mary and Dick go to a New Age couples' retreat with Harry and Vicki. Sally and Tommy mistakenly assume a new acquaintance is a member of an organised crime family.

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    Episode 19 - Citizen Solomon

    Citizen Solomon: The flat has become a wreck since Sally moved out, so Dick, Harry and Tommy hire Cathy, Mary's cleaning woman, to tidy it up. Tommy joins the staff of the school newspaper.

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    Episode 20 - Alien Hunter

    Alien Hunter: Dick orders the family to throw him a 'surprise' birthday party. He is approached by a mysterious woman who claims to be auditing his class, but could she be an alien hunter?

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    Episode 21 - Dick vs Strudwick

    Dick vs Strudwick: Dick is envious when his colleague, Professor Strudwick, becomes the centre of attention after publishing a new book on physics. Sally and Don are missing each other.

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    Episode 22 - Near Dick Experience

    Near Dick Experience: When Sally, Harry and Tommy just miss being hit by a falling chandelier at a local restaurant, they believe their near-death experience has given them enlightenment.

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    Episode 23 - Dick's Big Giant Headache Part 1

    Dick's Big Giant Headache (Part 1/2): The Big Giant Head warns the aliens their mission has received a sub-standard evaluation and he's on his way to Earth to find out what's gone wrong.

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    Episode 24 - Dick's Big Giant Headache Part 2

    Dick's Big Giant Headache (Part 2/2): In the last episode of series four, Dick resents that he's lost his command and has to take orders from the other aliens. Stone makes a pass at Mary.

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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