3rd Rock from the Sun: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jan 09
1996

Brains and Eggs

Solomon discovers that human bodies can produce feelings, and he’s feeling attracted to a college professor with whom he shares an office.

2 Jan 16
1996

Post Nasal Dick

Tommy’s ““make-out session”“ has an unintended consequence: he catches a bug and the crew gets its first taste of human illness. Martha Stewart ha…

3 Jan 23
1996

Dick's First Birthday

Dick confronts the harsh realities of middle age when he’s introduced to the earthly concept of birthdays – and it dawns on him that he’s getting old.

4 Jan 30
1996

Dick Is From Mars, Sally Is From Venus

Sally’s exploration of the life style of a young adult woman proceeds: Dick assigns her to go out on a date and, not surprisingly, the guy turns out to be a jerk.

5 Feb 06
1996

Dick, Smoker

While Sally does a slow burn at being the often-overruled second in command, Dick lights up his life by taking up smoking.

6 Feb 13
1996

Green-Eyed Dick

Dick discovers the emotion of jealousy when Dr. Albright’s old boyfriend returns to visit on a promotional tour of the novel he dedicated to her; Harry adopts a stray dog…

7 Feb 20
1996

Lonely Dick

Dick’s one lonely guy when Dr. Albright goes on vacation; Sally and Harry are lured by skin-care products that promise eternal youth.

8 Feb 27
1996

Body & Soul & Dick

When an obnoxious professor dies during a party in his honor, Dick finds the will specifies that he must deliver a ““forthright and honest”“ eulogy abou…

9 Mar 04
1996

Ab-Dick-ted

Dick receives a roundabout lesson in family values from Dr. Albright’s loopy brother, who claims to have been abducted by aliens.

10 Mar 12
1996

Truth or Dick

Dick discovers the consequences of unvarnished truth when he repeats some of Dr. Albright’s unflattering comments at an academic committee meeting.

11 Mar 19
1996

The Art of Dick

While Dick and Harry take up painting (Harry takes to it; Dick doesn’t), Sally takes over the school bake sale with the gusto of Gen. Patton.

12 Mar 26
1996

Frozen Dick

A snowstorm — the Solomons’ first — spoils Dr. Albright’s trip to Chicago, leaving her stranded in a truck stop with Dick.

13 Apr 02
1996

Angry Dick

The Solomons learn about the give and take necessary to human friendships when they turn their anthropological gaze to the next-door neighbors.

14 Apr 09
1996

The Dicks They Are A-Changin'

Harry joins a CD club and finds the responsibilities of membership overwhelming. When Nina tells Dick that Stanford has no graduate records on him and Dick reacts defensively,…

15 Apr 21
1996

I Enjoy Being A Dick

Dick dons a dress to infiltrate Dr. Albright’s women-only study group; Sally and Harry get jobs at a pancake restaurant.

16 Apr 23
1996

Dick Like Me

The Solomons discover that everyone on Earth has roots but them. During a chat with Tommy’s teacher Mr. Randell, Dick learns that the teenage isn’t ““fi…

17 Apr 30
1996

Assault With A Deadly Dick

The Solomons’ faith in human nature is shaken when they fall victim to crime (”“This planet is in a bad neighborhood,”“ sighs Sally). Meanwhile, D…

18 May 07
1996

Father Knows Dick

Dick decides the reason Harry’s”“odd”“ is because he lacks a father, and sets out nurture the suddenly rebellious Harry — who then learns th…

19 May 14
1996

Selfish Dick

The ever-present influence of television turns the Solomons’ first trip to a hospital into a madcap exercise in fantasy versus reality. After Mrs. Dubcek cuts her finger,…

20 May 21
1996

See Dick Run (1)

Dick cuts up at a Japanese restaurant, but the big news is that he’s there with Dr. Albright, who has finally agreed to date him. But just as they finally consummate thei…

About 3rd Rock from the Sun

3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN is an inspired half-hour comedy series farcically dealing with the human condition set in the fictional city of Rutherford, Ohio. This gentle-hearted series stars John Lithgow as the High Commander of an investigative team sent to Earth on a mission to learn everything about humans and their so-called advanced civilization. Described by its producers as “Carl Sagan meets the Marx Brothers,” 3rd Rock has a clever, distinct point of view seen through the extraterrestrial team who has no other worldly powers except absolute truthfulness.

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