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3rd Rock from the Sun

Season 6 Episode 16

Dick Soup for the Soul

Aired Unknown May 01, 2001 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Dick thinks he's found the key to true happiness after reading Mary's favorite self-help book, so he rids himself of all conflict in his life -- including Mary, his main source of friction. Sally tries to help Tommy get into his college fraternity of choice by posing as the Assistant Pledge Master during Hell Week, but her grueling physical tests push Tommy to the limit. Meanwhile, Harry becomes tortured in his quest to re-paint the kitchen ceiling.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: Sally complains about taking a four hour bus ride to go help Tommy, but in episode 6x07 B.D.O.C., Tommy says that college is only an hour away, so he can do his laundry at home.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Mary: You're breaking up with me because of this book? Dick: Yeah, I'm afraid so. Mary: (Browses book) ... No! Dick: I know it's hard Mary... Mary: No, it's not hard, Dick, it's just not happening...

    • NOTES (1)

      • This episode marks the final time the word 'Dick' is used i an episode title. In total, 108 out of 139 episode titles, including this one, have had the word 'Dick' in it.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Episode Title
        The title of the episode alludes to the book Chicken Soup for the Soul, it could as well be a reference to the Marx Brothers movie Duck Soup.

      • Mc Donald's
        John says he stopped yelling at the clown at the drive-through which is most likely an allusion to famous Ronald McDonald, the fast food chain clown.