History Series / ThirdRockFromTheSun

21st Oct '17 7:38:25 AM speedyboris
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** In "Proud Dick":
--> '''Tommy''': Dick, why don't you just apologize and get your job back?\\
'''Dick''': Apologize? Should the Venus de Milo apologize to the thug who broke its arms off? No! Should the sphinx apologize to the desert winds for eroding its nose? No! Should Creator/JimCarrey apologize to America for ''Film/TheCableGuy''?... Perhaps.
15th Oct '17 7:13:58 AM speedyboris
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* TakeThat: In "Ab-Dick-ted":
--> '''Sally''': Dick, he [Roy] could turn us in. Do you really want to be the subject of some alien autopsy show on the Fox Network?\\
'''Dick''': You're jumping to conclusions.\\
'''Harry''': And Fox is not a network.
14th Oct '17 3:32:10 PM speedyboris
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** Of all people, Harry is this in "Collect Call for Dick". When Dick first begins to get obsessed with collecting every Fuzzy Buddy in existence, Harry puts it into perspective by saying they already have a bunch of them. Then later, when there's an ultra rare Fuzzy Buddy of which only thirty were made due to a manufacturing error:
--> '''Harry''': It's worth more because it's defective?\\
'''Dick''': It's worth more because it's rare.\\
'''Harry''': But it's rare because it's defective and crappy?\\
'''Dick''': Exactly. What I wouldn't give to have one.\\
'''Harry''': Hey, I got an idea: How about, instead of buying a bunch of screwed-up dolls, we buy some food? Pay the rent?
14th Oct '17 12:57:30 PM speedyboris
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Sally, as the mission's no-nonsense, militaristic, security officer frequently discusses needing to kill anyone who may expose their secret, but never actually hurts or threatens anyone on these grounds. Admittedly, that would be very wrong for the show's light tone.
** A season one episode has Sally lure Mary's brother into a field for the express purpose of murdering him after he tells them about an alien abduction he experienced. Dick manages to stop her, and in the process they discover he was simply lying to get attention.



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Sally, as the mission's no-nonsense, militaristic, security officer frequently discusses needing to kill anyone who may expose their secret, but never actually hurts or threatens anyone on these grounds. Admittedly, that would be very wrong for the show's light tone.
** A season one episode has Sally lure Mary's brother into a field for the express purpose of murdering him after he tells them about an alien abduction he experienced. Dick manages to stop her, and in the process they discover he was simply lying to get attention.
14th Oct '17 10:35:07 AM speedyboris
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** Mary also says this in "Stuck with Dick" when she realizes she's locked in the library with Dick all weekend.
14th Oct '17 6:54:10 AM speedyboris
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--> '''Tommy''': Janine, hi. It's Tommy. (...) Uh, from the reunion? (...) Right, yeah, the one who told you you were adopted, right. Anyway. Say, uh, you wanna go out on Sunday? (...) Oh, meeting your birth mother, huh? Well, listen, can it wait? You know, it's been 16 years. What's another day, right? (...) Uh, well, maybe I could come, you know? We could catch a movie, swing by your birth mom's. (...)
Hello? Hello? Hel- oh, man. Got cut off.

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--> '''Tommy''': Janine, hi. It's Tommy. (...) Uh, from the reunion? (...) Right, yeah, the one who told you you were adopted, right. Anyway. Say, uh, you wanna go out on Sunday? (...) Oh, meeting your birth mother, huh? Well, listen, can it wait? You know, it's been 16 years. What's another day, right? (...) Uh, well, maybe I could come, you know? We could catch a movie, swing by your birth mom's. (...)
) Hello? Hello? Hel- oh, man. Got cut off.
14th Oct '17 6:53:59 AM speedyboris
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* NoSympathy: Tommy in "Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons". After Janine learns that she's adopted, Tommy (who is excited she's not actually "related" to him) calls her up for a date:
--> '''Tommy''': Janine, hi. It's Tommy. (...) Uh, from the reunion? (...) Right, yeah, the one who told you you were adopted, right. Anyway. Say, uh, you wanna go out on Sunday? (...) Oh, meeting your birth mother, huh? Well, listen, can it wait? You know, it's been 16 years. What's another day, right? (...) Uh, well, maybe I could come, you know? We could catch a movie, swing by your birth mom's. (...)
Hello? Hello? Hel- oh, man. Got cut off.
10th Oct '17 1:18:59 PM speedyboris
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* BigBrotherIsWatching: PlayedForLaughs in "Red, White & Dick" when the household turns into a communist-esque regime: Harry announces that the house will be filled with intercoms so he's always listening.
10th Oct '17 6:38:34 AM speedyboris
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** In "Why Dickie Can't Teach": Dick wants Tommy to go to Pendleton, while Tommy is more interested in the major universities like Princeton. Dick argues that, at the end of the day, both Princeton and Pendleton serve fishsticks on Friday. He takes it a step further when it's discovered that Princeton has eight Nobel prize winner faculty members:
--> '''Dick''': Let me tell you something about Nobel Prize winners, Tommy. They eat fish sticks, and ''we'' eat fish sticks.
6th Oct '17 12:04:49 PM speedyboris
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** Alternate versions were used during Christmas episodes
** In Season 6, a alternate jazz version of the song was used for the two-part episode

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** Alternate versions were used during Christmas episodes
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** In Season 6, a alternate jazz version of the song was used for the two-part episodeepisode.
* VocalEvolution: Harry's voice in the first season (and part of the second) was originally more nasal, lower-pitched, and nebbish. Eventually, as he gained more range, his voice changed to more raspy and rough, which only made his lines funnier.
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