3rd Rock from the Sun

The WORST episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

A Sitcom about aliens who look like earthlings (but can't quite get the hang of acting like them), and who observe human society from their vantage point of Rutherford, Ohio.

Last Updated: 6/10/2022Network: NBC
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My Mother, My Dick
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6.69
309 votes

#1 - My Mother, My Dick

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/20/2001

When a new alien accidentally arrives through the time space portal, Dick tells Harry and Sally that it's their responsibility to take care of him. And Dick alienates Mary by taking sides with her detested mother as he tries to navigate through the minefield that separates the two women.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Dick and Harry Fall Down a Hole
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6.81
314 votes

#2 - Dick and Harry Fall Down a Hole

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/2/2000

Dick and Harry tumble down an abandoned airshaft, prompting a televised search-and-rescue headed by an eccentric Scottish expert known as "the Hole," who promptly clashes with an agitated Sally over his unorthodox rescue method. Meanwhile, down in their dark prison, an excitable Dick finally loses control while Zen-like Harry remains cool and calm. Above ground, Tommy tries to make a fast buck by hawking souvenirs of his trapped friends.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Pickles & Ice Cream
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6.89
406 votes

#3 - Pickles & Ice Cream

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/28/1998

Harry's pet follows him to Earth -- in human form; Sally visits her first gynecologist and decides to pretend she is pregnant.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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The Fifth Solomon
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6.89
333 votes

#4 - The Fifth Solomon

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/2/1999

The Solomons don't realize how fond they are of their car until Dick wrecks it. Meanwhile, Harry finds out about insurance.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner?
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6.97
290 votes

#5 - Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner?

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/23/1999

The Solomons learn about racism when they mistakenly attend a white power rally, then enter a poetry contest for elementary school students.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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What's Love Got To Do, Got To Do With Dick?
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7.06
339 votes

#6 - What's Love Got To Do, Got To Do With Dick?

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/28/1998

Dick, frustrated because busy dean Mary never seems to have time for him, finds himself increasingly enchanted with his new officemate, Jennifer. Confused by his feelings, he vows to resist the attraction, but it's too much for him -- they kiss. Sally tries to fix Nina up with Don's friend Eric, then takes it as a personal insult when it doesn't turn out to be a love match. She schemes to bring them back together, but the only passion she manages to ignite between them is their rabid dislike for each other -- hardly a satisfying victory for Sally. Tommy fixes up the "Love Tester" machine at the bar where Harry works, then is miffed that he can't make it go higher than "Cold Fish."

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Why Dickie Can't Teach
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7.08
307 votes

#7 - Why Dickie Can't Teach

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/5/2000

Tommy can't decide where to go to college, and Dick is really pushing Pendleton: when it's all said and done, Princeton and Pendleton both serve fish sticks. Dick says he'll give Tommy a personal tour of the campus. Harry wants to go too but the other aliens remind him that he's not going to college. Meanwhile, Sally's upset that Don's not included in a newspaper article on Rutherford's ten most powerful men; she can't fathom how this is possible. Sally says maybe she's let Don down; maybe she hasn't thrust greatness upon him. It's time to rebuild him into the powerhouse he's never dreamed of being. On campus, Mary tries to help Dick recruit Tommy, but Tommy just wants to sit in on a class. Sally decides to throw a power brunch to turn Don into a success; she invites everyone on the top ten list plus other important townspeople. At the brunch, she wangles an assistant's job for Don with Gus DeMarmel, president of DeMarmel lunchmeat; never mind that Don has absolutely no business experi

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Sex and the Sally
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7.08
321 votes

#8 - Sex and the Sally

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/30/1999

While Sally finds out about birth control and Dick learns about tipping, Tommy and Harry discover the rewards of panhandling.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Sally Forth
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7.15
299 votes

#9 - Sally Forth

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/9/1999

When Sally tells Officer Don she can't take living with Dick, Harry, and Tommy anymore, he assumes that she wants him to propose. Sally realizes, however, that what she really wants is to start living as an independent woman, and they tearfully break off their engagement. When Dick has a tenant-landlord dispute with the Dubceks, he casts Harry out of the family for consorting with the enemy. The situation escalates to the point where Dick, frozen and filthy, is reduced to squatting in his apartment without benefit of heat or lights. The feud ends when Dick realizes he was so preoccupied that he didn't pay attention to an important milestone in Sally's life -- her all-too-brief engagement. When Alissa, the girl of his dreams, gets detention, Tommy works hard to get punished as well, in the hopes that it will provide him with the perfect opportunity to ask her out.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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B.D.O.C.
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7.16
302 votes

#10 - B.D.O.C.

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/12/2000

The aliens give Tommy a big send-off to college, including two cases of beer and a fake ID, but as he's leaving Sally and Harry get ready to interview his replacement. The candidates have materialized in the closet and are ready and waiting. Both aliens are sold on Christie, an extremely efficient young woman, until they meet the incredibly handsome Bryce. Sally's bowled over by Bryce and hires him on the spot. Harry's upset, but he's quickly overruled. Meanwhile, Dick drops Tommy off at his dorm, and they reminisce about all the missions they've been on together. Sally's loving every minute that Bryce is around, but after Bryce's first day on the job, Dick decides to go get Tommy and bring him back. Tommy's already enjoying college and flirting with girls. Dick arrives and tries to convince Tommy to come home and go to Pendleton if he must go to college, but Tommy says he's not leaving. He does manage to convince Tommy that to impress the girls and really make a name for himself he ha

Directors: Terry Hughes
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A Dick Replacement
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7.16
302 votes

#11 - A Dick Replacement

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/30/2001

Dick and Mary visit Rita, a psychic, together, and Dick scoffs that the whole thing's a rip-off—until the psychic says that Dick and Mary are from two different worlds. She adds that one of these days Dick will leave Mary and go back where he came from. Dick immediately decides that he should devote himself to locating his successor, someone worthy who will wait in the wings until Dick has gone. Later, Sally tells Harry that if the psychic talked about Dick's leaving the planet, she must know they're aliens; they have to kill her. Dick takes Mary to a singles bar in search of the perfect replacement, but he acts so strangely that the bartender thinks Mary's a hooker and asks them to leave. Harry and Sally set about hatching wildly unrealistic plots designed to do away with the psychic. Nina tells Dick about Gary Hemmings, a visiting lecturer who's dying to substitute for him. Dick talks with Gary and offers him the chance to replace him; Gary thinks he's being offered a staff position

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Dick for Tat
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7.16
292 votes

#12 - Dick for Tat

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/28/1999

After he learns that Mary once had a fling with Dr. Strudwick, Dick determines that he must retaliate -- but he has to convince Mrs. Strudwick to take part in his plan.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Alien Hunter
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7.17
300 votes

#13 - Alien Hunter

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/4/1999

A mysterious woman, Charlotte, turns up in Dick's life, claiming first to be auditing his class, then to be writing an article about him, then to be an "intellectual groupie." She charms Sally, Tommy, and Harry, who are happy to oblige when she offers to help plan the surprise birthday party that Dick has demanded they throw him. Dick is too busy having his ego stroked, and the family is too busy being grateful for her help, to wonder what Charlotte's real story is -- which they regret when they learn she's an alien hunter, come to dissect Dick's brain with the help of her hulking son, Ned. Although Charlotte's called all the invitees to tell them the party's canceled, they begin showing up anyway, interrupting the skull-cutting process. Ned ties them all up in Mrs. Dubcek's basement. Sally, Harry, Tommy, Don, and the others run upstairs just as the FBI arrives to capture Charlotte, a well-known crackpot who has mistakenly thought any number of innocent citizens to be aliens. The Solom

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Feelin' Albright
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7.18
371 votes

#14 - Feelin' Albright

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/1998

When Sally learns that she's not Don's first girlfriend, she is consumed with retrospective jealousy and determines to track down his exes. Meanwhile, Dick learns what it's like to be the dean's boyfriend when everyone ignores him at a function except the other "faculty wives". He decides to prove his worth by staging a fashion show to raise money for repairs to the campus statue, but succeeds in raising only $100 above expenses. Meanwhile, Harry and Tommy "creep out" Mrs. Dubcek by setting themselves up in business with a lemonade stand.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Les Liaisons Dickgereuses
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7.18
433 votes

#15 - Les Liaisons Dickgereuses

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/24/2000

Mary's rich, spoiled sister Renata arrives in Rutherford. Dick formulates a plan to help Mary get the best of her once and for all. But Dick's falls in temptation when he gets a chance to live a life of luxury.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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There's No Business Like Dick Business
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7.22
276 votes

#16 - There's No Business Like Dick Business

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/16/2001

While Dick and Sally form an act to entertain at children's parties, Mary and Harry get involved in Officer Don's self-defense class.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Doctor Solomon's Traveling Alien Show
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7.22
426 votes

#17 - Doctor Solomon's Traveling Alien Show

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/1998

Discovering that Harry has been kidnapped, the other aliens search for him, somewhat handicapped by the fact that the Big Giant Head is punishing them for not filing their reports by shutting down Dick's higher brain functions.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Citizen Solomon
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7.22
348 votes

#18 - Citizen Solomon

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/29/1999

Now that Sally's moved out and won't clean for them anymore, the male Solomons decide that it's time to get a maid. They hire Mary's cleaning woman, Cathy, an inscrutable woman who makes their place sparkle. Overwhelmed by the results, the Solomons begin thinking of Cathy less as help and more as a treasured family member -- despite the fact that Cathy gives them no encouragement to do so. Meanwhile, Sally, jealous of the guys' affection for Cathy, decides that she'll turn the tables -- if Cathy can "steal" Sally's family, Sally can steal Cathy's. Finally, Cathy, tired of the Solomons' intrusion into her private life, quits. Also, Tommy joins the staff of the school paper and is made editor, displaying a penchant for unearthing scandals both real and imagined. Busy with his new duties, Tommy assigns ex-girlfriend August to review Alissa in "My Fair Lady." August's review is unflattering but honest, and Tommy, true to his journalistic ideals, decides to run it. When confronted by a tear

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Power Mad Dick
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7.23
404 votes

#19 - Power Mad Dick

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/7/1998

When Mary is named the new dean, Dick assumes her power also applies to him, and wastes no time in firing his nemesis from the lunchroom, Lucy -- who immediately files a grievance. Meanwhile, an excited Sally prepared to lose her virginity to Don, but finds herself unable to discuss the event with anyone.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Episode I: The Baby Menace
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7.23
364 votes

#20 - Episode I: The Baby Menace

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/21/1999

Greatly relieved when Vicki's baby turns out to be human, the aliens are freshly alarmed to discover that she intends to sell her story to the tabloids.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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The Big Giant Head Returns
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7.24
348 votes

#21 - The Big Giant Head Returns

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/22/2000

William Shatner reprises his role as the Solomons' supreme leader, the Big Giant Head, who returns to Earth to claim his son. Even though he's startled at first that the 6-month-old doesn't resemble a warrior, Stone Phillips (the Big Giant Head's earthling name) quickly becomes a proud papa. He also falls head over heels for the infant's mom, Vicki, who has abandoned her trashy look. But she despises him and has no plans to give up his heir. This causes a frightened Dick (to find himself between a Stone and a hard place when ordered to either make Vicki love the leader--or die!

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Glengarry Glen Dick
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7.25
330 votes

#22 - Glengarry Glen Dick

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 4/17/2001

After Dick and Don each buy half of a timeshare "luxury getaway," they take Mary and Sally on their first vacation there. Meanwhile, Harry's afraid of shrinking now that Tommy's taller than he is.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Dick Digs
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7.26
304 votes

#23 - Dick Digs

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/9/2001

When Mary invites Dick to accompany her on an archeological dig, he eagerly accepts; he's seen "Raiders of the Lost Ark," so he knows how exciting and dangerous archeology can be. The Rutherford Garlic Festival is underway, and hotel rooms are at a premium. Since Dick's gone on the dig, the other aliens decide to rent out his bed. Soon the Solomons' apartment becomes "The Inn at Solomon House" with Tommy and Sally committed to giving their guests outstanding service in hopes of earning four stars in the Crown Travel Guide. Harry's not enthusiastic about the new venture, because he gets to do all the dirty work. At the dig, Dick's disenchanted when Mary gives him a trowel, a brush and an air bulb and tells him to carefully dust the sediment in one square foot of land. Dick grudgingly gets to work and later complains that he's been working five hours and all he's found is a pointy rock. Mary's astonished when she identifies his "pointy rock" as a spear head. She sadly confesses that s

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Body & Soul & Dick
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7.26
611 votes

#24 - Body & Soul & Dick

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/27/1996

When an obnoxious professor dies during a party in his honor, Dick finds the will specifies that he must deliver a "forthright and honest" eulogy about the universally despised academic. Meanwhile, Tommy neglects his female pal August to hit it off with an "easy" cheerleader.

Directors: Robert Berlinger
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Fun with Dick and Janet (2)
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7.26
394 votes

#25 - Fun with Dick and Janet (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/1997

Dick receives an unpleasant order from the home planet on the hour-long third-season opener: he must marry the Big Giant Head's niece Janet. As Sally, Harry and Tommy escort Janet on the rocket to Earth, the bride-to-be sets out to prove that she's a true domestic goddess, brushing up on her skills by reading The Joy of Cooking, The Joy of Sex -- and The Joy of Yiddish. But a defiant Dick is sticking by Mary; whether Mary will stick by Dick is another question. Meanwhile, Janet's arrival in Rutherford is anything but quiet: Officer Don suspects that aliens have landed.

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