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.

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.


Trivia: Kristen Johnston kept the gnome statuette that was in the Solomon's attic apartment after the series concluded, but claims to have lost it.

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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.


Trivia: One of the reasons John Lithgow agreed to star in this show was because he wanted to have something to do other than playing "cornball villains."

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B.D.O.C. - S6-E7

Trivia: The title of this episode is an initialism for "Big Dick on Campus." Although numerous episodes of this series had titles that were double entendres, the network censors apparently felt this one was a little too risqué.

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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 can also be heard during one of the episode's transitional animatics.

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Dick the Vote - S2-E6

Trivia: Al Franken appears in this episode as a slimy politician. Franken would become a politician later in life, serving as a Senator for Minnesota. He ended up resigning in 2018 after photos surfaced of him on a USO tour pretending to grope the breasts of radio host Leeann Tweeden while she was asleep.

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D3: Judgement Day - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Jennifer comes into work the next day after her dinner date with Dick, her face is covered in hives from an allergic reaction. Later when Dick interrupts her choral group, the hives on her face have disappeared. She and Dick are wearing the same clothes in both scenes, so she couldn't have overcome such a reaction in such a short amount of time. (00:12:30 - 00:15:00)

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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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