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The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun 

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Updated May 23, 2019 651 votes 409 voters 2.4k views 139 items

There are so many good episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Dial M for Dick" the best, or is "The Loud Solomon Family: A Dickumetary" your favorite episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun are, let's rank every 3rd Rock from the Sun episode from best to worst.

In the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, an alien research expedition settles on Earth in Rutherford, Ohio, to observe human life. John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred as the Solomons, with Jane Curtain as Mary Albright. 3rd Rock from the Sun was nominated for numerous awards during its six-year run, including 31 Emmy Awards. For his portrayal of Dick Solomon, Lithgow was nominated for an Emmy six times, winning three. 3rd Rock from the Sun was named "Oustanding Comedy Series" in 1997.

Vote up your favorite episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one 3rd Rock from the Sun episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Dick Like Me is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 1 Episode 16: When Dick and Sally meet with Tommy's teacher, they learn that Tommy is having trouble fitting in. Sally is less concerned with Tommy's problem than with getting to know his handsome teacher, Mr. Randell. The aliens are mystified when Tommy announces that they must have an ethnic identity because, to them, all earthlings look alike, and Dick resolves to do some research on the issue.
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Dial M for Dick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 5 Episode 4: Mary invites the Solomons to accompany her to a murder-mystery weekend. The victim of bad prawns, she takes to her bed, unaware that the oblivious Solomons have no idea that all of the events are being staged by actors.
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The Loud Solomon Family:... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 5 Episode 9: When Mary asks Dick if the Solomons will be the subjects of her documentary on the typical American family, he's thrilled and agrees immediately.
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Collect Call for Dick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 4 Episode 4: Dick gets a Fuzzy Buddy Jiggly Pig as a giveaway at a local burger joint. Nina, a serious Fuzzy Buddy collector, goes crazy when she sees it and persuades Dick to give it to her. Sally, shopping at a pharmacy, witnesses a stampede when a new shipment of Fuzzy Buddies arrives. Sucked into the excitement, she brings home a bag of the stuffed toys.
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Two-Faced Dick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 4 Episode 10: Chaos ensues when the Big Giant Head, responding to a three-year-old request, switches Sally's body with Dick's. Both Dick and Sally are completely freaked out to be in different bodies. Harry immediately puts in a request for them to be returned to their original bodies, but they're informed that they've been put on a waiting list.
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The Thing That Wouldn't ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 6 Episode 19: Dick tells Mary he's an alien, and Mary's never been more turned on!
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Dick Solomon & The I... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 4 Episode 11: The Solomons attend a 'Family reunion.'
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See Dick Run is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 1 Episode 20: Tommy has sent a report to the aliens' boss, the Big Giant Head, informing him that Dick has been squandering time in pursuit of an earth woman. When Dick hears about it, he vows to have a successful date with Dr. Albright. Nina intercedes on Dick's behalf, and Dr. Albright agrees to go to dinner at a Japanese restaurant where Dick dazzles her with his prowess as a chef.
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Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Di... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 2 Episode 10: The Solomons’ first Thanksgiving is a real turkey.
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The Tooth Harry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 3 Episode 26: Sally makes her "move" on Don!
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Y2Dick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 4 Episode 17: Dick goes online. And he's staying there!
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The Thing That Wouldn't ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 6 Episode 19: Dick informs the other aliens that Mary saw him turn Neesam into a chimp. After a brief discussion, it's agreed upon that denial is the best method of damage control.
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Superstitious Dick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 4 Episode 16: Will a broken chain letter jinx Dick?
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Dick v. Strudwick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 4 Episode 21: Sally still has a "thing" for Don.
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Lonely Dick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 1 Episode 7: Sally takes on the job of researching women and their grooming and beauty secrets. Tommy runs into August, a girl from school. And when Dr. Albright leaves town for a short retreat, Dick feels devastated and abandoned.
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Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 3 Episode 27: The other aliens feel betrayed when they learn that Tommy's been hiding the fact that he's an accomplished chef. Meanwhile, Harry gets a transmission from the Big Giant Head that the aliens' status report is long overdue.
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Fankie Goes to Rutherfor... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 5 Episode 19: Frank Cooper, a former student of Mary's and now an academic himself, shows up at Rutherford. Cooper, a very handsome man, greets Mary affectionately and Dick's instantly overwhelmed with jealousy.
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Fear and Loathing in Rut... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 6 Episode 2: Tommy, in an attempt to reconcile with Alissa, goes to her house with the feeble excuse that she still has the beer tap that they rented for the senior party and it needs to be returned.
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See Dick Continue to Run... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 2 Episode 2: With the help of the other aliens, Dick escapes the basement and vanquishes Evil Dick. Dennis Rodman returns as a guest star.
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Sex and the Sally is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 5 Episode 7: Sally decides to go on the pill without telling Don because she thinks he'll be insulted that she doesn't want to breed with him.
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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 1 Episode 1: They came, they saw, they're staying!
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Body & Soul & Di... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 1 Episode 8: Tommy's two-timing gets him in trouble.
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I Enjoy Being a Dick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 1 Episode 15: When Dick confronts Sally about her obsessive shopping habits, she decides that it's time she and Harry get jobs to earn their own money. Feeling excluded when Nina and Dr. Albright do some female bonding, Dick dresses in drag, crashes a women's study group meeting in the teacher's lounge, shares his feelings and humiliates Dr. Albright.
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World's Greatest Dick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 2 Episode 8: Sally's hunky date has a surprise.
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Dick And The Other Guy ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Season 3 Episode 23: A new professor out-Dicks Dick!