History Series / ThirdRockfromtheSun

26th Jan '16 10:06:24 AM thevisualboy37
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** In "Tricky Dick", Dick tells a car repair guy, who only speaks Spanish, that Mary's car needs to be repaired. Then he adds that she wants it re-painted and to have huge speakers put in. Mary doesn't know about this. Near the end of the episode, Dick and Mary call a truce on their pranks, and we hear a car engine and music that sounds like it's coming out of huge speakers. Judith then says "Mary, it appears your Volvo is back from the repair shop."
19th Jan '16 6:39:43 PM SarcasmKid
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** In one of the later season episodes featuring Sally working as a weather girl, she believed a major storm was going to destroy Rutherford. The Solomons planned on spending it out in a bomb shelter with their loved ones, and Harry brought with him a cashier he picked up at the supermarket by telling her it was a party. --->'''Cashier''': I get off at 8. --->'''Harry''': No, the party's at 8. You get off at ''9''.
7th Jan '16 10:25:06 AM aye_amber
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->'''Dick''': When we've learned everything there is to know... about life.
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->'''Dick''': When we've learned everything there is to know... about About life.
23rd Dec '15 6:31:53 PM randomsurfer
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* NamesTheSame: InUniverse. In "See Dick Run," evil Dick re-names Harry, Sally, and Tommy to all being named Tommy.
29th Oct '15 3:57:12 PM tenryufan
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* CreatorCouple: The opening titles end with the credit "Created by Bonnie Turner & Terry Turner." They are a married couple. Incidentally, the show is set in Ohio because Bonnie is an Ohio native.

* ExecutiveMeddling: Kristen Johnston, when discussing the finale, says that network decisions compromised the show's long term potential, indicating that she felt the show might have ended too soon.

* HeyItsThatGuy: Some of it retroactive. ** Tommy's goth love interest is Lindsay Weir. ** Harry's smarmy insurance salesman is Sarah Silverman's manager. ** The maid Dick steals from Mary is the social worker assigned to Dawn Summers. ** The Doublemeat Palace lady runs a bed-and-breakfast.

* NamesTheSame: In "See Dick Run," evil Dick re-names Harry, Sally, and Tommy to all being named Tommy.
19th Oct '15 6:40:56 AM speedyboris
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* NotHelpingYourCase: In "Dick "The Mouth" Solomon", when Don thinks Tommy's working for the mob: --> '''Don''': Let me lay out the cold, hard facts for you, Tommy. If you're involved in something criminal, there's a 1-in-5 chance you'll be caught. If you're prosecuted, there's a ''2%'' chance you'll be convicted! So... don't play with fire.
30th Aug '15 4:34:56 PM sharkmug
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** 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.
30th Aug '15 8:47:57 AM sharkmug
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** The Solomons also celebrate Christmas, and never give any indication that they're even aware of Hanukkah. While it makes sense that pop culture osmosis would cause them to only be aware of Christmas, the fact that others who believe them to be Jewish never question it is a bit unusual.
21st Aug '15 4:56:35 PM Bassball_Batman
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** Dick's fake long-lost cousin is Red Forman.

** The Solomons face off in a poetry contest against Lilly from ''Hannah Montana''.
21st Aug '15 4:40:50 PM Bassball_Batman
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* AnalProbing: ** One episode began with the main characters watching an episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' on television, groaning over how laughably inaccurate the show is. One scene, described by Tommy as an alien inserting a probe through someone's ear, is met with the derisive comment from Dick, "''Everyone'' knows the proper place to insert an alien probe is the butt!" ** In a later episode involving a psychotic alien hunter who kidnaps Dick and accuses aliens like him of "probing the butt of the poor American farmer," Dick denies that aliens anally probe anyone. However, he mentions an incident involving a farmer near Akron, who was "asking for it. ** Dr. Albright's brother Roy claims that he has been probed.

* AnalProbing: ** One episode began with the main characters watching an episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' on television, groaning over how laughably inaccurate the show is. One scene, described by Tommy as an alien inserting a probe through someone's ear, is met with the derisive comment from Dick, "''Everyone'' knows the proper place to insert an alien probe is the butt!" ** In a later episode involving a psychotic alien hunter who kidnaps Dick and accuses aliens like him of "probing the butt of the poor American farmer", Dick denies that aliens anally probe anyone. However, he mentions an incident involving a farmer near Akron, who was "asking for it." ** Dr. Albright's brother Roy claims that he has been probed.

** Other characters: Mrs. Dubcek (eclectic), Mary Allbright (melancholic), Nina (choleric), Don (phlegmatic), and Vicky Dubcek (sanguine).
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** Other Human characters: Mrs. Dubcek (eclectic), Mary Allbright (melancholic), Nina (choleric), Don (phlegmatic), and Vicky Dubcek (sanguine).

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Every episode has Dick's name in it, resulting in "A Dick Replacement," "My Mother, My Dick," "Shall We Dick," etc.
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Every Nearly every episode has Dick's name in it, resulting in "A Dick Replacement," "My Mother, My Dick," "Shall We Dick," etc.

*** Surely the worst offender is "Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick" *** In the same vein, there's "Dick, Smoker".
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*** Surely the worst offender is "Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick" Dick." *** In the same vein, there's "Dick, Smoker".Smoker."

* GRatedDrug: Dick becomes addicted to collecting [[Toys/BeanieBabies Fuzzy Buddies]] in "Collect Call For Dick". All the classic tropes associated with this genre are spoofed.
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* GRatedDrug: Dick becomes addicted to collecting [[Toys/BeanieBabies Fuzzy Buddies]] in "Collect Call For Dick". Dick." All the classic tropes associated with this genre are spoofed.

* IAteWhat: In "Proud Dick", the Solomons' reaction when they realize they're eating cat food. They seem to have thought they were eating food made ''from'' cats not ''for'' cats (which they were ok with).
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* IAteWhat: In "Proud Dick", Dick," the Solomons' reaction when they realize they're eating cat food. They seem to have thought they were eating food made ''from'' cats not ''for'' cats (which they were ok with).

* {{Irony}}: In "Dick and the Other Guy", Dick managed to save the earth from Dr. Neesam, who claimed he spared his kind because of how impressed he was with Dick's intelligence, despite that Dick's an alien.
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* {{Irony}}: In "Dick and the Other Guy", Guy," Dick managed to save the earth from Dr. Neesam, who claimed he spared his kind because of how impressed he was with Dick's intelligence, despite that Dick's an alien.

* NamesTheSame: In "See Dick Run", evil Dick re-names Harry, Sally, and Tommy to all being named Tommy.
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* NamesTheSame: In "See Dick Run", Run," evil Dick re-names Harry, Sally, and Tommy to all being named Tommy.

* PlayingAgainstType: Before landing the part of Dick, John Lithgow tended to be most visible in movies as AxCrazy [[PsychoForHire Psychos For Hire]]. ** And after that, he decided to become a children songs artist.

--> '''Sally''': No, a genius! (Mary is flattered once again)
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--> '''Sally''': No, a genius! (Mary is flattered once again)again.)
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