3rd Rock from the Sun

Season 4 Episode 20

Alien Hunter

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Aired Unknown May 04, 1999 on NBC
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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 Solomons remain unharmed and undetected... for now.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Kathy Bates

    Kathy Bates

    Charlotte Everly

    Guest Star

    Dorian Gregory

    Dorian Gregory

    Byron

    Guest Star

    Chuck Roy

    Chuck Roy

    Ned

    Guest Star

    Ian Lithgow

    Ian Lithgow

    Leon

    Recurring Role

    David DeLuise

    David DeLuise

    Bug

    Recurring Role

    Chris Hogan

    Chris Hogan

    Pitman

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When Leon, Nina, and Mary come over and they are given a very potent, undiluted wine, this knocks Nina and Leon right out. But when Leon is on the floor, you can clearly see his eyes blink twice, they open and close!

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Harry: (to Ned) You know, I don't get to say this to a lot of people, but... I'm smarter than you!

      • Officer Don: The F.B.I. are coming into town tomorrow.
        Dick: What for?
        Officer Don: That's classified.
        Tommy: You have no idea, do you?
        (pause)
        Officer Don: That's also classified.

    • NOTES (4)

      • August (Shay Astar) appears very briefly in the end of this episode, and has no speaking parts. She is seen tied up along with the guests in the basement, but we never see her enter, nor is it explained what she was doing at the party.

      • This role gave Kathy Bates an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

      • Kathy Bates's character is much like the character from Misery, which earned her one Oscar; a "Number One Fan" that later turns out to be a psycho killer.

      • Don realizes that the three guys are called Tom, Dick, and Harry. Tom, Dick, and Harry is an informal expression that means anybody at all; a member of the public at large, this implies that they choose these names because they wanted to sound average, like everyone else.

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