History Characters / ThirdRockFromTheSun

5th Jul '16 5:53:26 PM SarcasmKid
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* AmazonChaser: With Janice, his weight-lifting policewoman girlfriend. Harry talks about how he'd love to climb her like a tree, saying "I'd be like a 5 year old at Disneyland." He also looks ''really'' forward to whenever she causes him bodily harm.
-->'''Janice''': Will you be my boyfriend?
-->'''Harry''': If I say no, will you hurt me?
-->'''Janice''': Maybe...
-->'''Harry''': Well, in that case... ''no''.
-->(''Janice wraps her legs around Harry, brings him down to the floor and between her knees. Harry purrs in delight.'')



* TheCasanova: He's easily the oddest of the aliens, yet he has had the most relationships with gorgeous women who could easily do better than him. His romantic interests have included Vicki Dubcek, Nina, an alien played by Cindy Crawford, a body builder policewoman named Janice, and in the last episode we find out that for the entire show he'd secretly been with [[spoiler: Mrs. Dubcek]].

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* TheCasanova: He's easily the oddest of the aliens, yet he has had the most relationships with gorgeous women who could easily do better than him. His romantic interests have included Vicki Dubcek, Nina, an alien played Masha the Venusian (played by Cindy Crawford, Crawford), a body builder policewoman named Janice, and in the last episode we find out that for the entire show he'd secretly been with [[spoiler: Mrs. Dubcek]].
16th Jun '16 2:38:55 PM sorako
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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[SubvertedTrope Actually]], he ''did'' get the girl. But Sally misconstrued Alissa's thoughts on graduation to her wanting to break up with Tommy, so she told her that ''he'' was breaking up with ''her''. He had two chances to get back with Alissa afterwards, and blew both of them. The first, Tommy wound up telling everyone at graduation in his valedictorian speech about how they made out on her parents bed. The second, he tried to sacrifice Alissa to save himself when it appeared that there was some maniac brandishing a power tool in Alissa's backyard. It was Sally and Harry pulling some hair-brained scheme to push the two back together again.

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: [[SubvertedTrope Actually]], he ''did'' get the girl. But Sally misconstrued Alissa's thoughts on graduation to her wanting to break up with Tommy, so she told her that ''he'' was breaking up with ''her''. DirtyCoward: He had two chances to get back with Alissa afterwards, and blew both of them. The first, Tommy wound up telling everyone at graduation in his valedictorian speech about how they made out on her parents bed. The second, he tried to sacrifice Alissa to save himself when it appeared that there was some maniac brandishing a power tool in Alissa's backyard. It was Sally and Harry pulling some hair-brained scheme to push the two back together again.




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* TooMuchInformation: Tommy wound up telling everyone at graduation in his valedictorian speech about how they made out on her parents bed.



* BrokenBird: Her alternate universe counterpart "Kiki" is this, a bitter and cold woman who doesn't believe in love anymore. Mary shows many signs of this, but she actually handles all of the stress of a horrible childhood and a somewhat crappy career better than you would expect.

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* BrokenBird: Her alternate universe counterpart "Kiki" is this, parents dumped their emotional baggage on her when she was young. To a bitter and cold woman who doesn't believe in love anymore. lesser extent, so did her brother Roy when he used her as TheScapegoat when their parents found his Playboys. Mary shows many signs of this, but spent two years in therapy because she actually handles all of the stress of a horrible childhood and a somewhat crappy career better than you would expect.covered for him.



* DysfunctionalFamily: Her parents both had affairs while she was growing up (including one that draws doubt to Mary's paternity). She's the eldest of three children, all twisted in their own ways. Her brother Roy sells aluminum siding and tells women he was abducted by aliens as an attempt to get laid. Her sister Renata is an affected, wealthy woman who has a personal vendetta against Mary and does everything in her power to destroy Mary's life (including trying to steal Dick). Their whole family seems fond of alcohol, and Mary has apparently followed in her mother's footsteps to become a borderline LadyDrunk.
* FirstNameBasis[=/=]LastNameBasis: Dick initially calls her "Dr. Albright", but permanently switches to "Mary" after they hook up. The other aliens refer to her as just "Albright". Nina and Vicki call her "Dr. Albright" while the other professors call her "Mary".



* FreudianExcuse: Her parents dumped their emotional baggage on her when she was young. To a lesser extent, so did her brother Roy when he used her as TheScapegoat when their parents found his Playboys. Mary spent two years in therapy because she covered for him.



** Actually came in handy, as this rendered her immune to the drugged wine given to her by Charlotte from "Alien Hunter". Of course, it didn't help when she knocked Mary out with the gnome.7
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: Often gets the job of explaining social conventions to Dick.
* MyBelovedSmother: Her mom's a complete bitch.

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** Actually came in handy, as this rendered * LastNameBasis: Dick initially calls her immune "Dr. Albright", but [[FirstNameBasis permanently switches to the drugged wine given "Mary"]] after they hook up. The other aliens refer to her by Charlotte from "Alien Hunter". Of course, it didn't help when she knocked Mary out with as just "Albright". Nina and Vicki call her "Dr. Albright" while the gnome.7
other professors call her "Mary".
* [[MrExposition Ms. Exposition]]: MsExposition: Often gets the job of explaining social conventions to Dick.
* MyBelovedSmother: Her mom's a complete bitch.
Dick.


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* NoSell: Drinking so much rendered her immune to the drugged wine given to her by Charlotte from "Alien Hunter". Of course, it didn't help when she knocked Mary out with the gnome.
26th Apr '16 7:15:18 AM annette12
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mary6_2542.png]]
26th Apr '16 6:22:06 AM TheAndyman14
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* ImportantHaircut: In season four he finally gets his hair cut. This is around the time Joseph Gorden-Levitt started to get older.

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* ImportantHaircut: In season four he He finally gets his hair cut. This is around cut towards the time Joseph Gorden-Levitt started end of Season 3 in "Just Your Average Dick". Subverted as this was done in an attempt to get older.maintain a sense of normalcy at the new apartment the Solomons moved into and Tommy regretted it afterwards.
20th Apr '16 4:44:37 PM sorako
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* ItsAllAboutMe
20th Apr '16 4:42:03 PM sorako
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: He's told he looks like a girl a couple of times , mainly because of his long hair.

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: He's told he looks like a girl a couple of times , times, mainly because of his long hair.
20th Apr '16 4:40:58 PM sorako
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* DudeLooksLikeALady: He's told a couple of times that he looks like a girl, mainly because

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* DudeLooksLikeALady: He's told he looks like a girl a couple of times that he looks like a girl, , mainly becausebecause of his long hair.



* TraumaticHaircut: Stated that he actually missed his longer hair.

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* TraumaticHaircut: Stated that he actually missed his longer hair.
20th Apr '16 4:37:33 PM sorako
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* AfraidOfDoctors: In the HalloweenEpisode.



* AfraidOfDoctors: In the HalloweenEpisode.



* DatingWhatDaddyHates: [[spoiler:The Big Giant Head is Dick's father and he makes clear he hates Mary, but he still reluctantly gives them his blessing.]]
* ADickInName



* AllWomenLoveShoes: Sally loves shoes and was once addicted to buying shoes. Tommy commented that she had more shoes "than Italy". It reached a point that she was sleeping on shoe boxes. Funnily enough, her real alien form doesn't even have feet, so she becomes distressed every time she remembers she can't wear shoes ever again once the mission is over.



* TheChick



* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: Was once addicted to buying shoes. Tommy commented that she had more shoes "than Italy". It reached a point that she was sleeping on shoe boxes.



* TheLancer



* NeverASelfMadeWoman: She temporarily gets promoted to high commander by the Big Giant Head, but Sally becomes very disappointed when she realizes she only got the promotion because the Big Giant Head thinks she's hot.
* NumberTwo: She's Dick's official second-in-command.



* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak



* TheBigGuy



* DirtyOldMan: He's a perverted old man inside a teenage boy's body.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: He's told a couple of times that he looks like a girl, mainly because



* OlderThanTheyLook

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* OlderThanTheyLookOlderThanHeLooks



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOldTheSmartGuy: The crew's Information Officer and perhaps smartest member.



* LukeIAmYourFather: How ''else'' could Dick have netted this job?

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* LukeIAmYourFather: How ''else'' could The Big Giant Head reveals that he is [[spoiler:Dick]]'s father. Tommy later likens this to Luke Skywalker finding out about Darth Vader, but Dick have netted brushes him off, saying [[ThisIsReality this job?is real life]].
11th Apr '16 9:08:40 PM sorako
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* AmbiguouslyBi: In Judith's very first episode, Mary is MistakenForGay and Judith responds by sending her a lovely bouquet of flowers with a card Mary refuses to read. Of course, when she gets drunk with Don at a Superbowl party, she initially rebuffs his advances before making out with him.



* AmbiguouslyGay: In Judith's very first episode, Mary is MistakenForGay and Judith responds by sending her a lovely bouquet of flowers with a card Mary refuses to read.
** Of course, when she gets drunk with Don at a Superbowl party, she initially rebuffs his advances before making out with him. Perhaps she's bi when drunk.
** ButchLesbian: If she is gay.



* CastingGag: Interestingly enough, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Larisa Oleynik also dated each other in ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou''.
11th Apr '16 9:05:57 PM sorako
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!!'''Dr. Dick Solomon'''



!!'''Dr. Dick Solomon'''



* SingleTargetSexuality: A subversion. Mary is the only woman with whom Dick considers himself to be truly in love with, and spends the length of the entire show either with her or trying to get back together with her. But he's had other relationships, including a one-night stand with the mother of one of his students.



!!'''Sally Solomon'''



!!'''Sally Solomon'''



* CharacterDevelopment: Originally rather tomboyish and hated her femininity. By the later episodes, she became a more feminine (but not girly) character, letting out her softer side.



* GirlinessUpgrade: Originally rather tomboyish and hated her femininity. By the later episodes, she became a more feminine (but not girly) character, letting out her softer side.



* ICanChangeMyBeloved: In the last two episodes she turns Don into an effective police officer and gives him a backbone before leaving Earth, because she couldn't stand the thought of him spending the rest of his life as a muffin making coward.



* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In the last two episodes she turns Don into an effective police officer and gives him a backbone before leaving Earth, because she couldn't stand the thought of him spending the rest of his life as a muffin making coward.



* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: To Don, but it's played with -- Sally considers Don sexy (though it may just be the uniform and authority), and in one episode where she comes to obsess over her flaws, she convinces herself she's ugly and that Don is too good for her.

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* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: To UglyGuyHotWife: With Don, but it's played with -- Sally considers Don sexy (though it may just be the uniform and authority), and in one episode where she comes to obsess over her flaws, she convinces herself she's ugly and that Don is too good for her.



!!'''Harry Solomon'''



!!'''Harry Solomon'''



!!'''Tommy Solomon'''



!!'''Tommy Solomon'''



!!'''Dr. Mary Albright'''



!!'''Dr. Mary Albright'''



![[PromotionToOpeningTitles Promoted To Opening Titles]] In Season Three



* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: With Sally.

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* [[UglyGuyHotWife Ugly Guy, Hot Girlfriend]]: UglyGuyHotWife: With Sally.



!Supporting Cast



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: As the show went on she gradually became more stuck-up and hypocritical, until she finally broke up with Tommy after she admitted that she was cheating on him.



* {{Jerkass}}



* TookALevelInJerkass

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* TookALevelInJerkass
TookALevelInJerkass: As the show went on she gradually became more stuck-up and hypocritical, until she finally broke up with Tommy after she admitted that she was cheating on him.
* YourCheatingHeart



* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Half of her time on the show is spent wondering why her boyfriend is so clueless, buffoonish, and/or excessive. Also fulfills this role for the other Solomons on occasion.

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* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: OnlySaneWoman: Half of her time on the show is spent wondering why her boyfriend is so clueless, buffoonish, and/or excessive. Also fulfills this role for the other Solomons on occasion.
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