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3rd Rock from the Sun

Season 2 Episode 18

I Brake for Dick

Aired Unknown Mar 16, 1997 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Consumed with guilt after running over a chipmunk, Dick becomes an animal rights activist, forcing his views on Albright and the family. Tommy writes a letter to an advice columnist after neglecting to ask August to the Spring Dance.

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    Nicki Lynn Aycox

    Nicki Lynn Aycox


    Guest Star

    Bodhi Elfman

    Bodhi Elfman


    Guest Star

    Shay Astar

    Shay Astar


    Recurring Role

    Ian Lithgow

    Ian Lithgow


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    David DeLuise

    David DeLuise


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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Dick: It's past six. My chipmunk is in pain. I don't understand why he has to have this pain. All he had to do was hold out until six and it's past six! My chipmunk is in pain, can't you understand that!
        Doctor: You're going to have to behave yourself.
        Dick: Give my chipmunk the shot!!

      • Sally: A chipmunk? What, like one of those Disney rats?

      • Mary: Just be glad you're at the top of the food chain and nothing eats you.
        Dick: What about the shark in Jaws? He was so scary.

      • Tommy: Okay, August, do you want me to ask you to do the dance?
        August: Are you asking me the dance?
        Tommy: I'm asking you whether you want me to ask you to the dance. (pause) Okay, August, do you want to go to the dance?
        August: That depends. Are you just asking me because I'm mad at you?
        Tommy: Yes.
        August: Don't bother.

      • Tommy: (about August) I don't understand her.
        Sally: What's to understand? Kill her and get a new one.
        Harry: Oh, no, you can't do that. You've got to get a new one and then you kill her.

      • Sally: Who're the Boy Scouts?
        Harry: They're an elite, prepubescent, paramilitary society and I'm going to follow their ways.
        Sally: But Harry, you're neither elite nor prepubescent.
        Harry: All in good time, Sally... all in good time.

      • Sally: It's these ants, they're everywhere!
        Harry: Well, you can't kill them, I'm breeding them!
        Sally: (sarcastic) Oh, that makes sense.
        Harry: I'm going for my merit badge in insect husbandry.
        Sally: So you've turned my kitchen into an ant farm?!
        Harry: No, the ant farm is under your bed. The kitchen is more of a lounge area.

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      • The scene where Dick is begging the doctor to give the chipmunk a pain shot is a take on the scene from "Terms Of Endearment" where a scenery chomping Shirley MacLaine is screaming for pain shots for her suffering daughter. John Lithgow appeared in that movie and won an Oscar nomination for "Best Supporting Actor".