3rd Rock from the Sun

Selfish Dick

Season 1, Ep 19, Aired 5/14/96
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  • Episode Description
  • The ever-present influence of television turns the Solomons' first trip to a hospital into a madcap exercise in fantasy versus reality. After Mrs. Dubcek cuts her finger, and the sight of blood leave Sally unconscious, Harry and Tommy rush them to the hospital, where the smell of sterile corridors and the gleam of surgical scrubs remind the aliens of the exciting work of their favorite TV doctors -- work that they practice on several unsuspecting patients. Meanwhile, Dick has work issues of his own when Dr. Albright finally gets her long-coveted private office.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Lithgow

    Dick Solomon

  • Kristen Johnston

    Sally Solomon

  • French Stewart

    Harry Solomon

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Tommy Solomon

  • Jane Curtin

    Mary Albright

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Dick: A terrible injustice has been done. Professor Suter: What? Dick: (raising his voice) I said a great injustice has been done! Professor Suter: (annoyed) I heard you. What's the big injustice? Dick: Someone has taken something that rightfully belongs to you. Professor Suter: What? Dick: (raising his voice) I said someone has taken something that rightfully belongs to you!

    • Judith: Believe me, you will like me. Most people do.

    • Dick: I can't wait to show these to Dr. Albright and Nina. You know over time I've come to think of them less as my co-workers and more like a family. I'm the all-knowing father, Mary's the wife and Nina is our adopted love-child.

    • (Sally, Tommy and Harry are pretending to be doctors) Sally: When's our next shift? Harry: Well, it's hard to say; we're not doctors.

    • Harry: Looks like a burst appendix. Don't let the saline count fool you, I know this man is a diabetic. Doctor: This is a uterus. Harry: You're suspended!

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    Allusions (2)

    • Dick: Die Hard was in an office building. Die Hard is a 1988 action movie starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. John McClane, a New York City police detective, goes to Los Angeles to reunite with his ex-wife for the Christmas holidays. They meet at her place of work - The Nakatomi Plaza, a large office building. Meanwhile a gang of terrorist led by Hans Gruber invades the building and seizes control of the building's security and communication systems isolating it from the outside.

    • Dick: (sobbing) I'm sorry I just can't believe what passed for literature in the 70s.
      Dick was reading Erich Segal's novel Love Story.

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