3rd Rock from the Sun

Season 1 Episode 15

I Enjoy Being A Dick

Aired Unknown Apr 21, 1996 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Dick dons a dress to infiltrate Dr. Albright's women-only study group, Sally and Harry get jobs at a pancake restaurant and Tommy ponders telling August the truth about where he comes from.

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  • Quite the hilarious episode

    One hilarious laugh after another. This would probably have to be one of my favorite 3rd Rock episodes. Dick feels jealous when he finds out Mary will be attending a Women's study group and decides to infiltrate it. By dressing as a woman!! John Lithgow is at his comedic best in this one as his comments and female mannerisms are just hilarious. Tommy is debating on whether or not to tell August that he's an alien but Sally quickly shoots down that idea. Her and Harry get jobs at a pancake house and at the end of the day realize that the workforce isn't what it's cracked up to be. Great one-liners and John Lithgow in a dress make this a 3rd Rock episode not to be missed.moreless
Jane Galloway

Jane Galloway

Dr. Blumfeld

Guest Star

Teresa Tudury

Teresa Tudury

Woman #2

Guest Star

Scotter Stephan

Scotter Stephan


Guest Star

Ileen Getz

Ileen Getz

Judith Draper

Recurring Role

Shay Astar

Shay Astar


Recurring Role

Elmarie Wendel

Elmarie Wendel

Mrs. Dubcek

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Harry: I want to make the world a better place. I want to bring mankind the gift of electricity.
      Tommy They have electricity.
      Harry: Oh! Then my work is done.

    • Harry: Wow! Twenty seven dollars and fifteen cents.
      Sally: Come on Harry, you must have missed a couple hundreds. Let me see this. (Sally grabs dollar bills off the table) I worked eight stinking hours for a lousy pile of pennies!? I could have found this in a couch!
      Harry: Remember we're splitting it.
      Sally: Shut up!

    • Dick: The woman I love won't let me be a woman! I need some herbal tea and a fat-free cookie.

    • Dick: Dr. Blumfeld is right. We can't hold ourselves back any longer. Knock, knock, who's there? Me!!

    • Mary: Do you ever have this little voice in your head that says 'This might be a bad idea!?'

    • Dick: Has August ever belonged to a secret Women's organization?
      Tommy: Well, sure the Girl Scouts. She got out because she thought the cookie selling verged on racketeering.

    • Tommy: Sally I got a question for you. Now we've been on this planet a while now and I was just wondering if we were to tell someone we really cared about where we were actually from do you think it would be so dangerous?
      Sally: No not at all Tommy. In fact I've already told Mrs. Dubcek, the mailman, ooh and that nice guy down at the mini-mart because I want us all to die like lab rats at the hands of primitive scientists!!

    • (Harry is in another room using an electric razor)
      Sally: Harry, what are you doing?
      Harry: Well the training manual said no hair below the shoulders. Now, I don't think anybody's gonna look there but... you know, rule's a rule.

    • Sally: Oh boy did we luck out. You know not everybody can walk in off the street and get a job at a pancake house.

    • Mary: Nina, are you going to that lecture series on Thursday? Dr. Natalie Blumfeld is speaking.
      Nina: Yes.
      Dick: It sounds wonderful. Can I come too?
      Mary: It's really not for you. It's a place where we can open up and share our feelings.
      Dick: Oh. I have feelings.
      Nina: It's a women's study group.
      Dick: Well I'll take notes. Please let me come.
      Mary: Does everything have to involve you?
      Dick: In a perfect world, yes.

    • (Dick walks in on Nina and Mary giggling)
      Dick: What?
      Mary: Girl talk.
      Dick: Girl talk?
      Mary: Oh, I'm sorry. Did that sound sexist?
      Dick: No, sexist would be if you told me I had a tight butt and said if I didn't go to bed with you I'd be fired.

    • Nina: I had that dream again last night.
      Mary: Which one?
      Nina: The one where I'm riding a tractor and smoking a cigar.
      Mary: Oh! You're ovulating.

    • Sally: Fine, High Commander. Take it all back to the store and get your money back! I'm gonna get a job and make my own money! I am sick and tired of having to justify myself to you everytime something pretty goes on sale! Come on Harry, you're gonna get a job too.
      Harry: I am? (Harry follows Sally down the stairs as they leave)
      Sally:Yes. I will not go un-accesorized.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The World According To Garp
      The wig John Lithgow wears in this episode is exactly like the one he wore for his Oscar-winning performance as a transsexual ex-pro football player in 1982's The World According to Garp.

    • Episode Title
      This title is a pun on the song title "I Enjoy Being A Girl" from the 1958 Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein Flower Drum Song.