3rd Rock from the Sun

Just Your Average Dick (1)

Season 3, Ep 22, Aired 4/28/98
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  • Episode Description
  • John Cleese puts his zaniness to good use in a two-part guest shot as a new professor who's even nuttier than Dick. And smarter. He's hotshot Dr. Liam Neesam, and he's a little too good at everything he does. He makes his first appearance in Part 1, as Albright (Curtin) is getting fed up with the fact that Dick -- and the rest of the Solomons, for that matter -- are "weird." "It's like being around the Addams Family," she moans. So Dick sets out to make his brood "average," and succeeds so completely that Albright finds him boring. Enter the off-kilter Dr. Neesam, who she thinks is kind of charming.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Lithgow

    Dick Solomon

  • Kristen Johnston (I)

    Sally Solomon

  • French Stewart

    Harry Solomon

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Tommy Solomon

  • Simbi Khali

    Nina Campbell

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Solomons try to become "like everyone else" and succeed better than anyone wanted them to. Ultimately, they realize that nothing is weirder than being completely normal.

    By sandrilene23, Jul 27, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Nina: What's wrong with being black? Dick: Let's face it, Nina, most white people aren't. Nina: But they want to be.

    • (August tosses a coke can in the trash) Harry: Hey, don't throw that away! (Harry takes the can out of the trash) August: Oh, why? Do you recycle? Harry: (holding the can) No, I'm trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's biggest can collection. August: How many do you have? Harry: So far... just the one.

    • Harry: Hey, I've seen this before! This is stain-resistant carpet, watch. (Harry pours the entire contents of a coke can on the carpet and wipes it with his foot, but nothing happens) That's a good place for a chair.

    • Sally: I'm part of a community. A community that embraces wholesome, American values. And if you cross us... we will destroy you.

    • Sally: It says here the average American uses 4.1 pounds of butter a year. Tommy: Orally?

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    Trivia (2)

    • In this episode they said "Mr Potato Head", they had been calling the toy "Mr Potato Man" before.

    • Tommy gets his hair cut in this episode.

    Allusions (1)

    • Liam Neesam Liam Neesam is an obvious reference to the actor Liam Neeson.

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