A group of aliens are sent to Earth, disguised as a human family, to experience and report life on the 3rd planet from the sun.
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 Dr. Dick Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Sally Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Harry Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Tommy Solomon (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Dr. Mary Albright (139 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Nina (135 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Mrs. Dubcek (120 episodes, 1996-2001)
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 Officer Don (101 episodes, 1996-2001)
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A group of aliens has come to Earth to learn about its population, customs, etc. To avoid detection, they have taken on human form which gives them human emotions, physical needs etc. WITHOUT the understanding of what they mean or the inhibitions normally present in humans. Their leader takes the position of a college professor, their military expert as his sister, their intelligence expert, supposedly oldest of group takes form of his teenage son. The uninhibited reactions turn everyday events into unusual situations. Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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9 January 1996 (USA)  »

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3rd Rock  »

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(124 episodes) | (7 episodes)

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In scene breaks there often is an image of earth spinning, as seen from space. Just before the final credits it appears again--only now it's spinning backwards. See more »

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Sally Solomon: You just can't imagine what it feels like, Dick. It's like he reached in... and pulled all the bones out of my body...
[Sally starts crying]
Dick Solomon: My god, what are you doing?
Sally Solomon: [Wipes her tears] Apparently I'm leaking!
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Toooo funny!
14 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This comedy is one of the funniest to grace the tube. These people are TOO FUNNY and I wish it was still in first run but glad to see it in syndication! John Lithgow and Jane Curtin are BOTH great comics and I would love to see a 3rd Rock reunion someday, a definate +10 on my scale! Definate must see TV!


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