3rd Rock from the Sun

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)

8 corrected entries

(2 votes)

Starring: John Lithgow

Genres: Comedy, Sci-fi

The Thing That Wouldn't Die (2) - S6-E20

Corrected entry: At the end of the show the aliens leave and Dick chops Mary's neck to supposedly help her forget he ever existed. However, what about all the others? It makes no sense to make Mary forget them when everyone else would still remember them. How could she explain not knowing Dick when she would invariably have his stuff around or hear others talking about them?

luke f

Correction: Dick only erased Mary's memory because she was torn between her love for him and her desire to stay on Earth. It had nothing to do with making sure no one remembered them, just to hopefully help Mary move on with her life.


You Don't Know Dick - S6-E13

Corrected entry: When Dick and Harry call the radio show to try and win Gordon Lightfoot tickets, the DJ asks them to correctly identify Lightfoot's first single in order to win the tickets. Harry answers with "If You Could Read My Mind" and wins. "If You Could Read My Mind" was not Gordon Lightfoot's first single, it was his fifteenth.

Phaneron Premium member

Correction: The DJ asked what was Gordon Lightfoot's first American single, not what was his first single ever. "If You Could Read My Mind" was also Lightfoot's first charting single in the US, peaking at #5 in 1971.


Green-Eyed Dick - S1-E6

Corrected entry: When Dick is in the gym with Sally he stands up and you can see part of a set light on the top right, just above his head.


Correction: It's hanging way too low to be a set light. It's simply a light in the locker room.

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Just Your Average Dick (1) - S3-E22

Corrected entry: In this episode the aliens are talking about what the average American does. One thing mentioned is divorce. One out of every 4 Americans is divorced, and Harry wants to be the one. However in an earlier episode Dick finds out he has a wife and it is said that he will divorce her. Thus they already have a divorcee...Dick. Since he was already divorced, Dick should have remembered.

luke f

Correction: Even if Dick were to mention that he was a divorcee, Harry volunteers for it before he has the chance to do so. Not only that, but moments later Dick says the family needs to focus on things that the majority of Americans do, and not the minority. Since 1 out of 4 is a minority, the idea is discarded altogether.

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Season 6 generally

Corrected entry: When Tommy goes to college, he shows up back at home with laundry, saying that he is only an hour away. Later when Tommy is trying to enter a fraternity, Sally goes to help, and when she gets there she claims that it was a four hour trip.


Correction: I don't think this is necessarily a continuity error. Sally says it took her four hours by bus. She may have planned a poor route, or Tommy may have received a ride home from someone.

Green-Eyed Dick - S1-E6

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dick plays racquetball with Jeff, before the game Dick is not wearing a watch. When he comes out of the game (screaming "I won, I won!") he is wearing a watch on his left wrist. Credit goes to my brother Jason for spotting this one. (00:05:30 - 00:06:20)


Correction: When he's sitting on the bench in the locker room, speaking with Sally before the game, if you look closely, you'll catch a glimpse of his watch. You can actually see the outline of it underneath his sleeve, which is rolled down and long enough to almost completely hide the fact that he's wearing one.

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: In the intro the characters are described with their function (high commander, military officer, etc.). And when they show Harry you hear "well, they had an extra seat" making it look like Harry went along for fun and isn't important. But he is the transmitter and he had to go with them or they wouldn't be able to make contact with their home planet. So he's not just "an extra seat" as is said in the intro.


Correction: It is explained later in the series that Dick was hesitant about telling Harry his function for the mission because he didn't want him to know he had a transmitter in his head.

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Show generally

Corrected entry: In the episode, The Solomons and Dr. Albright go on a "Murder Mystery Weekend". Toward the end of the episode Tommy and Sally are in a hallway upstairs. Sally is carrying a lit candle. Tommy says to stop waving it under her face because it makes her look spooky. Suddenly the lit candle disappears, never to be seen again - the only place it might have been put is a long table to Sally's right, about 5ft away with some kind of arrangement on it, but it's not there.

Randy DeShong

Correction: If you look to the far right of the screen, you get a glimpse of the candle so it is actually there, you see it when Don turns the corner at 15:38.

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