3rd Rock from the Sun

Dick's Big Giant Headache (1) - S4-E23

Trivia: When the Solomons meet the Big Giant Head at the airport and ask how his flight was, he says that it was horrible because when he looked out the airplane window, he saw something on the wing of the plane. Dick responds that the same thing happened to him. William Shatner appeared in the 1960's Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" in which a gremlin tried to destroy the wing of a plane. John Lithgow appeared in "Twilight Zone: The Movie" playing the same character in the same situation.

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Tricky Dick - S3-E3

Trivia: Dick's rant about his perceived evils of rock music is identical to Reverend Moore's (also played by John Lithgow) opposition to dancing from the film "Footloose."

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Dick on a Roll - S3-E12

Trivia: Dick is never seen walking in this episode and is only in an upright position when he moves from the chair in the lounge room to the wheelchair in the opening scene. This is because John Lithgow hurt his ankle playing tennis, and the episode was written to allow him to be in a wheelchair for the entire episode.

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This Little Dick Goes to Market - S5-E14

Trivia: When Dick and Tommy walk through the Eversoll office, the door they open up has the name "Gary Parkinson." Gary was the Buckeye Fidelity insurance salesman from s05e03, "The Fifth Solomon." They also pass the office of "Ted Hughes." Ted also worked at Buckeye. Terry Hughes was the director of the episode.

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Jolly Old St. Dick - S2-E12

Trivia: When Dick asks Tommy when they first landed on the planet, Tommy says "January 9th. It was a Tuesday, exactly at 8:30PM." That was when the first episode aired on NBC (in 1996).

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Trivia: Leon is played by John Lithgow's real life son, Ian Lithgow. Although he is often portrayed as a somewhat dim-witted college student, Ian had already graduated from Harvard (like his father) prior to the series starting.

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Fifteen Minutes of Dick - S2-E23

Trivia: At the book signing with Mark Hamill, a poster of the comic "Black Pearl" is displayed. Mark Hamill created and wrote "Black Pearl."

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Indecent Dick - S4-E8

Trivia: When Don and Dick are lamenting about their respective girlfriends posing nude for photos, they unwittingly recite some of the chorus lyrics to the song "Centerfold" by the J. Geils Band. A portion of the song's intro can also be heard during one of the episode's transitional animatics.

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My Mother The Alien - S2-E9

Other mistake: When Harry spits baby food on the baby (the camera lens in actuality) in retaliation for the baby spitting food on him and Tommy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt breaks character and laughs uncontrollably and looks at and gestures to off-screen crew members a couple times. (00:06:25)

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Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner - S5-E6

Dick: Does anyone remember why we all decided to be white?
Harry: Oh, um, I went with white ‘cause I thought it'd be a little cooler in the summer.
Tommy: Well don't you remember, Dick? All the television signals that we picked up in outer space were filled with white people.
Sally: Oh, except for that, uh, that black nerd with the hiked-up pants and the oversized glasses. What was his name?
Tommy: Bryant Gumbel.
Sally: Right.

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Dick and Taxes - S4-E12

Question: At the end of their audit, the Solomons are ordered by the IRS to pay back-taxes, some of which for years they weren't even on the planet. Can the IRS actually make people pay taxes for years in which they had no income?

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Answer: No, the IRS cannot make you pay taxes during years in which you had no income but this family hasn't reported any income for years. You are still required to report your income every year, and if you fall below a certain threshold you don't pay federal income taxes. The IRS is assuming they are humans who have a house and careers but they have only filed taxes for a couple years (if at all). To the IRS it looks like simple tax evasion.

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