3rd Rock from the Sun

Season 1 Episode 2

Post Nasal Dick

Aired Unknown Jan 16, 1996 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Tommy's "make-out session" has an unintended consequence: he catches a bug and the crew gets its first taste of human illness. Martha Stewart has a cameo curing Harry with her apple cobbler. An ill Dick goes to a wedding with Mary and hijinx ensues.

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  • Dick wants some attention. . .and Mary is forced to give it to him!

    A great episode! Dick and Marry attend a wedding after much begging on Dick's part for Mary to invite him. All he wants is attention, but Mary just thinks he's out to ruin her reputation. Meanwhile, Harry meets Martha Stewart in a very funny segment of the episode, and Tommy learns about getting sick after getting a kiss. A great episode for a great series!

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Mary has granted Dick's request to take her to the wedding the following day. They obviously go to the church and the reception. Mary told Dick to pick her up at 7pm. With a two hour drive to get there, what church wedding starts at 9 o'clock at night? That would mean the reception wouldn't start til well after 10pm.

    • Notice how when the girl who got them sick comes over, Tommy's cold seems to have magically disappeared, as his voice is completely normal, whereas Sally and Harry's are still nasal.

    • When Dick invited Mary to dance at the wedding, he said in Spanish, "Yo quiero bailar contigo porque sus ojos son el sol de mi corazon." Its translation being "I want to dance with you because your eyes are my heart's sun."

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Mary: (To Dick who is holding a bouquet of flowers) I really wish you hadn't wrestled the Maid of Honor for that.
      Dick: Men and women are completely equal until something pretty is being given away.
      Mary: Keep your voice down!
      Dick: And what was with that little girl throwing flowers, what the hell was her problem?

    • Sally: (While looking down Tommy's throat and holding a can of bug spray) I don't know what the school nurse is talking about, I don't see any bug.

    • Dick: A wedding?
      Mary: Yeah, big reception.
      Dick: A ritual?
      Mary: Very traditional. Crying. Dancing.
      Dick: And the female devours the male immediately after the ceremony?
      Mary: No! That's a process that takes years and years.

    • Dick: (While reading 'A Tale of Two Cities') "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". I'm not reading 387 pages if he can't make up his mind in the first sentence!

    • Tommy: Well, I don't know what came over me, but, they were so big, and round, and beautiful. I just had to touch them.
      Dick: Then what?
      Tommy: She screamed "Ow, my eyes!" and that just, basically killed the mood.

    • Dick: (While reading Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time") 'The force carrying particles exchanged between matter particles are said to be virtual particles because unlike real particles they cannot be directly detected by a particle detector'. The people on this planet will swallow anything!

    • Dick: (To Mary) Be sure to wear something that shows the crack in your breasts.

    • Sally: (to Tommy) This is all your fault! You brought a foreign germ into this house!
      Harry: Hey, I've got just as much a right to be here as anyone else.

    • Dick: This is interesting, my throat tickles.
      Harry: Mine too! You know, I tried using a stick to scratch it... but that just brought a whole new set of problems.

    • Sally: (after experiencing her first sneeze) Wow!
      Dick: What was that?
      Sally: I don't know, but I want another one.

    • Dick: Mary, there's something I have to tell you. I come from another world.
      Mary: And this is news?

    • Dick: (explaining a wedding) The ceremony begins with the bride being given away.
      Sally: Excuse me? Given away? Like an object? As in 'free girl with every large fries'.
      Tommy: Hey, there are free girls? Can I go?
      Harry: Fries? Can I go?

    • Priest at the wedding: We are gathered here, before God....
      Dick: (to Mary) Now, which one of those guys is God?
      Mary: Will you be quiet?
      Dick: Okay, but be sure to introduce me later, because I want some answers.

    • Dick: Nina, are you married?
      Nina: No.
      Dick: Well, why not? What are you doing wrong?
      Nina: You sound just like my mother.
      Dick: That must be very confusing for you.

  • NOTES (1)

    • When Dick tries to get rid of his cold he downs a bottle of Robitussin which many teenagers do to get high; this is known as "robo tripping".