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 5 Summary

The fifth season of the American sitcom finds the Solomons worried that their cover is about to be blown and their true identity as extraterrestrials revealed.

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    Episode 1 - Episode I: the Baby Menace

    Episode I: the Baby Menace: In the first episode of series five, the Solomons panic when they realise that Vicki intends to sell the story of her baby's alien conception to the newspapers.

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    Episode 2 - Dick for Tat

    Dick for Tat: Dick seethes with jealousy when he discovers that his academic rival Professor Strudwick once had an affair with Mary back before he met her, so he plots to even the score.

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    Episode 3 - The Fifth Solomon

    The Fifth Solomon: When Dick crashes his car into a tree, he pretends he uses the same insurance company as Mary rather than admit he is uninsured, so Gary the insurance agent drops by.

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    Episode 4 - Dial M for Dick

    Dial M for Dick: Mary invites the Solomons to accompany her on a murder mystery weekend at a mansion, but Dick and his family have no idea that the whole scenario is being staged by actors.

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    Episode 5 - Dick and Tuck

    Dick and Tuck: Dick considers having plastic surgery when he sees Mary and Nina admiring handsome Hollywood stars in magazines. Dick's doctor proclaims Harry to be cosmetically perfect.

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    Episode 6 - Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner

    Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner: Dick is interested when Nina goes to a meeting of the Black Student Union, but his curiosity leads to the Solomons inadvertently attending a white power rally.

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    Episode 7 - Sex and the Sally

    Sex and the Sally: Sally goes on the pill without telling Don, but the medication gives her terrible mood swings. Tommy and Harry are mistaken for beggars in the street.

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    Episode 8 - Charitable Dick

    Charitable Dick: When Dick and Mary attend a charity auction, Dick is caught up in the excitement and gets into a bidding war with Professor Strudwick. Sally's snoring becomes a problem.

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    Episode 9 - The Loud Solomon Family: a Dickumentary

    The Loud Solomon Family: a Dickumentary: When Mary asks Dick if the Solomons would consider becoming the subjects of her documentary about the typical American family, he agrees at once.

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    Episode 10 - Gwen, Larry, Dick and Mary

    Gwen, Larry, Dick and Mary: Mary arranges for her and Dick to spend time socialising with another couple, but after a few dates their new friends Gwen and Larry mysteriously stop calling.

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    Episode 11 - Dick Puts the 'Id' in Cupid

    Dick Puts the 'Id' in Cupid: When Dick discovers that Mary is seeing a therapist, he worries that she may be talking about him during her sessions. Don gives Sally a Valentine's Day card.

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    Episode 12 - The Big Giant Head Returns

    The Big Giant Head Returns: The Big Giant Head appears at Dick's office and announces that he's back in Rutherford to claim his son from Vicki Dubcek, who has returned to town for a visit.

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    Episode 13 - Rutherford Beauty

    Rutherford Beauty: Dick gets into trouble when he foolishly confesses to Mary that he is having erotic fantasies about Nina. Sally becomes an enthusiastic follower of a lifestyle guru.

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    Episode 14 - This Little Dick Went to Market

    This Little Dick Went to Market: Dick and Tommy dabble in the stock market, but while Tommy wants to diversify, Dick insists that they put all their money into one company.

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    Episode 15 - Youth Is Wasted on the Dick

    Youth Is Wasted on the Dick: In an attempt to find out what it's like to be young, Dick tries to help Mary recapture her happy childhood experiences at a peaceful lakeside inn.

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    Episode 16 - Dick Strikes Out

    Dick Strikes Out: When the new chancellor shakes up the university by announcing huge spending cuts, Dick decides to organise his colleagues to take industrial action in protest.

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    Episode 17 - Shall We Dick?

    Shall We Dick?: Strudwick and Judith team up for the Badger Day dance contest, Mary agrees to be Dick's partner, although she has two left feet, and Nina reluctantly pairs up with Harry.

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    Episode 18 - Dick and Harry Fall Down a Hole

    Dick and Harry Fall Down a Hole: Dick and Harry run out of petrol and, while crossing a field to find a petrol station, fall into a giant hole that is much too deep to climb out of.

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    Episode 19 - Frankie Goes to Rutherford

    Frankie Goes to Rutherford: Dick is extremely jealous when one of Mary's former students, a handsome man named Frank, returns to town and greets her with great affection.

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    Episode 20 - Dick Solomon's Day Off

    Dick Solomon's Day Off: When Nina says she's unwell and won't be in the office the next day, Mary has to explain the concept of 'sick days' to Dick, who soon takes advantage of the idea.

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    Episode 21 - The Big Giant Head Returns Again Part 1

    The Big Giant Head Returns Again (Part 1/2): Sally wrongly assumes Alissa is planning to dump Tommy. When the Big Giant Head and Vicki arrive unexpectedly, it's clear the honeymoon's over.

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    Episode 22 - The Big Giant Head Returns Again Part 2

    The Big Giant Head Returns Again (Part 2/2): In the last episode of series five, Dick struggles with the news that the Big Giant Head is his father. Vicki pretends to be friendly to Janice.

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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