3rd Rock from the Sun

Season 2 Episode 3

Hotel Dick

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Aired Unknown Sep 29, 1996 on NBC
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Aghast at the treatment of aliens in a hit science fiction movie, the Solomons attend a science fiction convention to try to set the record straight -- and Sally's first experience of hotels get her hooked on room service.

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When Mary and Dick enter the science-fiction convention, you can see two people dressed as Coneheads leaving. Jane Curtin (Mary Albright) played a Conehead in "Saturday Night Live" (1975) and in Coneheads (1993).

    • QUOTES (8)

      • (Dick is looking at himself in a mirror)
        Dick: How can you look at yourself? deceiving the person you love at the sake of a mission! Look at you!...You're gorgeous!!

      • (Sally just learned about room service. She is using the phone.)
        Sally: Hi. Yes..um...this is Sally Solomon in room 605. Can I get a turkey sandwich? I can? Can I get 10?

      • (Sally runs into the hotel room with the manager)
        Sally: See..somebody broke into the room! Look at this place!
        Manager: Looks clean to me..
        Sally: Exactly! They cleaned everything! Made the beds, re-racked the soap, sanitized the toilet for my protection! Look! Look! Look!

      • (Dick is about to tell Mary that he is an alien, when there is a knock on the door. Dick opens it.)
        Dick: Sally!
        Sally: Hi (to Mary) I have to talk to Dick in private. Don't you have some little girly thing to do in the bathroom?
        Mary: No.
        Sally: Just go sit in there!
        Mary: Excuse me?!
        Sally: You're excused!

      • Mary: When I was a little girl, 9,10...17, I was fat.
        Dick: How fat?
        Mary: Fat enough that everybody made fun of me.
        Dick: Fat as a cow? Is that how fat?

      • (Sally, Tommy and Harry walk into their hotel room. They stop because they are amazed)
        Sally: Look at this place! Our first hotel room!
        Tommy: Wow! Why do I have the sudden urge to trash it?
        (Harry comes out of the bathroom holding a bottle)
        Harry: Hey you guys! Look at this tiny bottle I found in the bathroom! Evidence of a superior race of tiny people.
        Tommy: How can you tell they are superior?
        Harry: Because it is a Shampoo and Conditioner in one!
        (Sally opens the fridge)
        Sally: A tiny fridge! Filled with tiny bottles of alcohol and tiny bags macademia nuts!
        Harry and Tommy: Wow!
        Tommy: These people may be tiny, but they know how to party!
        Harry: How do they get up on the bed? Especially when their all drunk and fat on nuts!

      • (Dick has told Sally, Tommy and Harry that he is going to tell Mary that he is an alien. Sally tells him that they should play out what happens. Once Dick tells Sally [who is pretending to be Mary] that he is an alien, Sally screams and faints into Harry and Tommy's arms)
        Tommy: She's dead!
        Harry: You've killed her, you alien bastard!! Why? WHY?!

      • Harry: (to people waiting to see the movie) Attention, ticket holders! At the end of the movie when the President turns out to be an alien and he barbecues all the Congressmen, don't believe it; because aliens hate barbecue!

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Harry: If you prick an alien, does he not say 'ow, ow, ow!'?
        This is an allusion to Shylock's famous anti-racist tirade from Shakespeare's late 16th century play, The Merchant of Venice.

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