History YMMV / ThirdRockFromTheSun

21st Oct '17 12:24:42 AM wyattte
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** Dick once [[DidISayThatOutLoud blurted out to his class]] that Earth would be destroyed by a meteor in 2015. Looks like we're good.
14th Oct '17 10:20:50 AM speedyboris
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* TearJerker: ''3rd Rock'' is a relentlessly goofy show, which sometimes makes the rare moments of drama that much more striking.
** Season 4's "Sally Forth" ends with Sally and Don's breakup in Don's car, after his marriage proposal goes south.
** The final episode, "The Thing That Wouldn't Die, Pt. 2," where the Solomons reminisce over everything they'll miss about Earth, leading to Mary realizing at the last second that she just can't leave her life behind for Dick.

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* TearJerker: ''3rd Rock'' is a relentlessly goofy show, which sometimes makes the rare moments of drama that much more striking.
** Season 4's "Sally Forth" ends with Sally and Don's breakup in Don's car, after his marriage proposal goes south.
** The final episode, "The Thing That Wouldn't Die, Pt. 2," where the Solomons reminisce over everything they'll miss about Earth, leading to Mary realizing at the last second that she just can't leave her life behind for Dick.
[[Tearjerker/ThirdRockFromTheSun Now has its own page.]]
14th Oct '17 10:18:20 AM speedyboris
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** Much of season one was also broadcast out of order. The biggest problem caused by this is that "Dick Is from Mars, Sally Is from Venus", in which Tommy starts attending high school for the first time, was broadcast after two episodes in which Tommy was already in school.

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** Much of season one was also broadcast out of order. The biggest problem caused by this is that "Dick Is from Mars, Sally Is from Venus", in which Tommy starts attending high school for the first time, was broadcast after two episodes in which Tommy was already in school. Though arguably worse was "Truth or Dick", the second episode filmed but the ''tenth'' aired. Tommy suddenly looks much younger.
14th Oct '17 10:16:46 AM speedyboris
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** In "Dick the Vote", Don wonders if the Solomons are Amish. In the season 6 episode "Mary Loves Scoochie (Part 1)", Sally and Harry become Amish.
16th Aug '17 11:04:28 PM Eagal
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Pretty much everyone loves Harry.
13th Aug '17 6:42:55 PM Eagal
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* HollywoodHomely: In "Dick and the Single Girl", a frumpy physicist falls for Dick. Nina says that only a complete lunatic would be attracted to her. She's played by Creator/ChristineBaranski.
18th Jun '17 2:23:45 PM Psyclone
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** In "The Dicks They Are A-Changin" (originally aired in 1996), Dick looks at a CD and remarks "Such primitive technology. I wonder if the people on this planet will ever discover the superior sound of vinyl". Vinyl would go through a major revival in the 2010s, with several people unironically vouching for its superior sound.
30th May '17 10:28:26 PM wyattte
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'''Dick''': Oh, right. ''[grabs a Post-It note and begins writing]'' "Nina...is...black. ''[slaps the note on her chest and turns back around]''

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'''Dick''': Oh, right. ''[grabs a Post-It note and begins writing]'' "Nina...is...black. " ''[slaps the note on her chest and turns back around]''


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** And even before they broke up, Dick dropped this epic comeback on her:
-->'''August (leaving in a huff):''' Your son is impossible.
-->'''Dick:''' And you're a pain in the ass; you're ''made'' for each other!


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* TheWoobie: Alissa was very sweet and approachable (so long as you don't get her near a hockey game) and deserved better than InnocentlyInsensitive Tommy.
30th May '17 2:42:44 PM wyattte
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--> '''Dick''': "Nina please, we're talking about prejudice here, something you know nothing about." \\
'''Nina''': "I'm black." \\
'''Dick''': "Oh, right." *grabs a Post-It note and begins writing* "Nina...is...black." *slaps the note on her chest and turns back around*

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--> '''Dick''': "Nina Nina please, we're talking about prejudice here, something you know nothing about." about. \\
'''Nina''': "I'm black." I'm black. \\
'''Dick''': "Oh, right." *grabs Oh, right. ''[grabs a Post-It note and begins writing* writing]'' "Nina...is...black." *slaps ''[slaps the note on her chest and turns back around*around]''



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Pretty much everyone loves Harry.



** The dream episode. Joseph-Gordon Levitt trapped in a nightmare world and desperately trying to escape? [[Film/{{Inception}} Sure nothing like that will ever be seen again]].

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** The dream episode. Joseph-Gordon Levitt trapped in a nightmare world and desperately trying to escape? [[Film/{{Inception}} Sure Surely nothing like that will ever be seen again]].


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* SeasonalRot: Rising star Joseph Gordon Levitt settling into a recurring role in season 6 coincided with the episode plots getting significantly DenserAndWackier. Coupled with frequent time slot changes, it was no surprise when the show never made it to a seventh season.
10th Feb '17 1:42:54 PM Random888
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* OutOfOrder: Nearly all the episodes in season five were aired in a seemingly random order compared to the order they were written in. This normally wouldn't be noticeable, except in "Dick Puts the ID In Cupid", he references being naked under a table at a function Mary organised. Had they aired in the order they were written in, this would make sense. However, in the order they are aired, he's referencing something that hasn't happened yet, or for first time viewers makes it appear to be a NoodleIncident.

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* OutOfOrder: OutOfOrder:
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Nearly all the episodes in season five were aired in a seemingly random order compared to the order they were written in. This normally wouldn't be noticeable, except in "Dick Puts the ID In Cupid", he references being naked under a table at a function Mary organised. Had they aired in the order they were written in, this would make sense. However, in the order they are aired, he's referencing something that hasn't happened yet, or for first time viewers makes it appear to be a NoodleIncident.NoodleIncident.
** Much of season one was also broadcast out of order. The biggest problem caused by this is that "Dick Is from Mars, Sally Is from Venus", in which Tommy starts attending high school for the first time, was broadcast after two episodes in which Tommy was already in school.
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