History Trivia / ThirdRockFromTheSun

16th Jun '18 10:03:59 AM Dragon101
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** Creator/JohnCleese in his second appearance disguises himself as a black knight at a renaissance fair, a call back to one of his most famous roles in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.
2nd Mar '18 11:13:32 PM Pinokio
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* TheWikiRule: [[http://3rdrock.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page The 3rd Rock from the Sun Wiki]].
28th Dec '17 2:00:07 PM nombretomado
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** He redid his entire anti-music speech from ''{{Footloose}}'' resulting in giant amounts of hilarity.

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** He redid his entire anti-music speech from ''{{Footloose}}'' ''Film/{{Footloose}}'' resulting in giant amounts of hilarity.
12th Oct '17 9:20:15 AM speedyboris
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* YouLookFamiliar: Pat Finn played a brief boyfriend of Sally's in "The Great Dickdater" before having a recurring role as anchorman Chaz Montana in season 6.

!!Miscellaneous trivia:
9th Jun '17 9:36:37 PM nombretomado
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*** Double Allusion: When the Big Giant Head (WilliamShatner) visits Earth, upon disembarking from a plane, he tells Dick that he had to be sedated (with something wonderful called "alcohol") after also seeing "something on the wing." Dick exclaims, ''"Same thing happened to me!"'' The character Lithgow played in TheMovie was portrayed in the original [[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]] episode by Shatner.

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*** Double Allusion: When the Big Giant Head (WilliamShatner) (Creator/WilliamShatner) visits Earth, upon disembarking from a plane, he tells Dick that he had to be sedated (with something wonderful called "alcohol") after also seeing "something on the wing." Dick exclaims, ''"Same thing happened to me!"'' The character Lithgow played in TheMovie was portrayed in the original [[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]] episode by Shatner.
26th Jan '17 4:59:11 AM Douglasac10
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** The 3D episode was apparently forced upon them by the network. Bonnie Turner said that they would do it, just in a way that would make sure that nobody else would ever do one again.
26th Jan '17 4:53:12 AM Douglasac10
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Do you know how many times NBC changed the series' timeslot? Fifteen times... at least. Coupled with often being scheduled against stiff competition, making it to six seasons was quite an accomplishment. NBC particularly hurt the show with its scheduling choices in Season 6 - with ratings taking such a hit that production knew they wouldn't be back for a seventh.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Do you know how many times NBC changed the series' timeslot? Fifteen times... at least. Eight happened in the first three seasons. Coupled with often being scheduled against stiff competition, making it to six seasons was quite an accomplishment. NBC particularly hurt the show with its scheduling choices in Season 6 - with ratings taking such a hit that production knew they wouldn't be back for a seventh.seventh.
** The constant time slot changes resulted in "irritation" from John Lithgow, who called the show "the wandering Jew of television".
30th Dec '16 2:25:30 AM bombadil211
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* DyeingForYourArt: John Lithgow had to start working out extensively because the show turned out to be much more physically demanding than he expected.
16th Nov '16 10:37:03 AM Random888
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** Elaine Stritch plays the overbearing mother of a main character on both shows. Jan Hooks has a RecurringCharacter on both shows as well.

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** Elaine Stritch plays played the overbearing mother of a main character on both shows. Jan Hooks has had a RecurringCharacter on both shows as well.
12th Sep '16 4:45:23 AM themisterfree
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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.

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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.native (their other show from Carsey-Werner, ''Series/That70sShow'', had the town, Point Place WI, named for a section of Toledo).
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