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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun  

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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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Dial M for Dick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dial M for Dick 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: A Dic... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
The Loud Solomon Family: A Dickumentary 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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Dick Like Me is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick Like Me 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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The Thing That Wouldn't Di... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
The Thing That Wouldn't Die Part I Season 6 Episode 19: Dick tells Mary he's an alien, and Mary's never been more turned on!

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Two-Faced Dick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Two-Faced Dick 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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Collect Call for Dick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Collect Call for Dick 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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See Dick Run is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
See Dick Run 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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The Thing That Wouldn't Di... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
The Thing That Wouldn't Die (Part 1) 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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Dick Solomon & The Indiana Sol... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick Solomon & The Indiana Solomons Season 4 Episode 11: The Solomons attend a 'Family reunion.'

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Y2Dick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Y2Dick Season 4 Episode 17: Dick goes online. And he's staying there!

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Superstitious Dick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Superstitious Dick Season 4 Episode 16: Will a broken chain letter jinx Dick?

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Dick v. Strudwick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick v. Strudwick Season 4 Episode 21: Sally still has a "thing" for Don.

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Sex and the Sally is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Sex and the Sally 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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Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick Season 2 Episode 10: The Solomons’ first Thanksgiving is a real turkey.

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Lonely Dick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Lonely Dick 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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Just Your Average Dick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Just Your Average Dick Season 3 Episode 22: The Solomons search for a 'normal' life.

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Eleven Angry Men and One Dick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Eleven Angry Men and One Dick Season 3 Episode 7: Dick gets called for jury duty and finds the experience baffling from the very beginning. He doesn't want to be on the jury for any case that he finds boring or insignificant, but he is also highly insulted when he's excused several times in the jury selection process.

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The Tooth Harry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
The Tooth Harry Season 3 Episode 26: Sally makes her "move" on Don!

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Auto Erodicka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Auto Erodicka Season 3 Episode 17: Dick has a one-night stand.

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Fankie Goes to Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Fankie Goes to Rutherford 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 Rutherfor... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Fear and Loathing in Rutherford 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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Dick And The Other Guy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick And The Other Guy Season 3 Episode 23: A new professor out-Dicks Dick!

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Dick Puts the 'ID' in ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick Puts the 'ID' in Cupid Season 5 Episode 11: Dick discovers that Mary is seeing a therapist and freaks out that she may be talking about him. Meanwhile, Tommy plans to take Alissa to a hotel on Valentine's Day to lose his virginity. And Don gives Sally a Valentine's card, teasingly telling her that it's from a secret admirer.

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Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Eat, Drink, Dick, Mary 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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Body & Soul & Dick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Body & Soul & Dick Season 1 Episode 8: Tommy's two-timing gets him in trouble.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Pilot Season 1 Episode 1: They came, they saw, they're staying!

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World's Greatest Dick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
World's Greatest Dick Season 2 Episode 8: Sally's hunky date has a surprise.

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Dick, Who's Coming to Dinn... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner Season 5 Episode 6: Dick can't understand why Nina won't let him attend the Black Student Union meeting with her. When Nina explains that it's a kind of support group for black students, Dick assumes it must be something like Weight Watchers. The next day in class, Dick learns that Caryn attended the meeting and he wants to know what happened.

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Dick, Smoker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick, Smoker Season 1 Episode 5: Sally complains to Dick that, as second in command, she never gets to make decisions. Dick runs into some of his students in a restaurant, sees one of them smoking and is fascinated by how sophisticated he looks. Grabbing a cigarette, Dick is hooked with one puff.

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Dick Behaving Badly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick Behaving Badly Season 2 Episode 19: When the family accuses Dick of being "whipped" by Albright, Harry helps him become his own man. Meanwhile, Sally and Tommy have a showdown with the game Monopoly.

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Dick And Tuck is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick And Tuck Season 5 Episode 5: Dick wants to be drop dead gorgeous, at any price. David Hasselhoff guest stars!

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I Enjoy Being a Dick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
I Enjoy Being a Dick 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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Dick Digs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick Digs Season 6 Episode 9: 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.

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Post Nasal Dick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Post Nasal Dick Season 1 Episode 2: Dick escorts Mary to a very wacky wedding.

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Indecent Dick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Indecent Dick Season 4 Episode 8: Will Sally be a centerfold?

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Alien Hunter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Alien Hunter Season 4 Episode 20: When Don reminds Dick that his birthday is May 5, Dick orders the other aliens to throw him a surprise party. Dick invites his class and makes it clear that the gifts he receives could easily affect their grades. Dick is approached by Charlotte who first claims to be a housewife auditing his class but then reveals herself to be a reporter working on a story about greatness.

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Proud Dick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Proud Dick Season 2 Episode 13: Dick gets fired. Now he's flipping burgers.

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See Dick Continue to Run, Cont... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
See Dick Continue to Run, Continued 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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Fourth and Dick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Fourth and Dick Season 2 Episode 7: During Pendleton's homecoming weekend, Dick learns firsthand the importance humans place in competition. Tommy has a crush on his glee club teacher. Sally makes Nina her best friend. Harry gets a job as a security officer.

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The Big Giant Head Returns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
The Big Giant Head Returns Season 5 Episode 12: Dick and Nina are at the office when the Big Giant Head, who goes by Stone Phillips, suddenly appears in the doorway. Obnoxious as ever, he announces that he's back in Rutherford to claim his son so he can groom him for his future throne.

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Dick's Big Giant Headache ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick's Big Giant Headache (Part 1) Season 4 Episode 23: Harry gets a transmission from the Big Giant Head: the mission has received a sub-standard evaluation, and the BGH is on his way to Earth to check things out. The aliens go into panic mode, each blaming the other for the shortcomings of the mission.

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What's Love Got to Do, Got... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do with Dick? Season 4 Episode 5: Since Mary became dean, Dick feels she's been neglecting him. He's even more unhappy when he learns he's about to have a new officemate: Dr. Jennifer Ravelli, a comparative literature professor from Harvard.

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Dick's First Birthday is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick's First Birthday Season 1 Episode 3: When Nina enquires about Dick's birthday to update her records, Dick has no idea how to respond - the concepts of age and "acting his age" are meaningless to him. Dick informs the other aliens that they need to know how old they are and they also need birthdays.

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Brains and Eggs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Brains and Eggs Season 1 Episode 1: Four aliens arrive on Earth, form human bodies and assume the identities of Dick, Sally, Harry and Tommy - the Solomon family - to conduct experiments and observe life on the planet.

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Dick is from Mars, Sally is fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Dick is from Mars, Sally is from Venus Season 1 Episode 4: Sally's first date is a real doozy!

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Truth or Dick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Truth or Dick Season 1 Episode 10: She's got a license, now she's Mustang Sally

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Selfish Dick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Selfish Dick Season 1 Episode 19: When Dick learns that Dr. Albright is getting a bigger, better office and is leaving him with a new, eccentric office mate, he's devastated and tries to make her change her mind. But she won't hear of it, so Dick quietly makes a few phone calls.

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Sally Forth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Sally Forth Season 4 Episode 13: Will Don and Sally tie the knot?

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Fifteen Minutes of Dick is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Fifteen Minutes of Dick Season 2 Episode 23: Sally becomes a pseudo-celebrity when she beats up Mark Hamill in a restaurant, and Dick becomes jealous while Tommy's school life is affected by Sally's newfound fame. As Sally's assistant, Harry becomes obsessed with keeping Sally on top.

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Mary Loves Schoochie (Part 2) is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Mary Loves Schoochie (Part 2) Season 6 Episode 18: Liam Neesam, a man from Mary's past, confesses to the "Scoochie" letters. Mary can't believe that he has been writing them for the past three years. Dick tells the other aliens that he has to fight back to keep Liam from stealing Mary.