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The Dicks They Are A-Changin' 

Dr. Albright thinks Dick is actually an activist she met in the 1960's.

Director:

Robert Berlinger

Writers:

Bonnie Turner (created by), Terry Turner (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Lithgow ... Dr. Dick Solomon
Kristen Johnston ... Sally Solomon
French Stewart ... Harry Solomon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tommy Solomon
Jane Curtin ... Dr. Mary Albright
Simbi Kali ... Nina (as Simbi Khali)
Elmarie Wendel ... Mrs. Dubcek
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Storyline

Tommy has provided none of the Solomons with a personal background, which is a burden to Dick because he has to change subject every time Dr. Albright asks him about his past. Ultimately she thinks Dick is actually an activist - currently hiding for the FBI - she met in the 1960's. Since she really liked this man, Dick sees no point in denying he's the guy. Meanwhile, the Solomons experience music because Harry has become a CD club member. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A few of the songs Harry got from the Records club were "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant and "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" by Wham! See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mary Albright: [talking about the '60s] You wouldn't believe it to look at me now, but back then, I was a wild woman. If I wanted to do something, I just did it. Did you ever drop acid?
Dr. Dick Solomon: [lying] Oh, constantly.
Dr. Mary Albright: You did a lot of tripping?
Dr. Dick Solomon: That's how I dropped the acid.
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Connections

References Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

D-I-V-O-R-C-E
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Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman
Performed by Tammy Wynette
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Is Dick An Old Soul?
15 October 2019 | by gab-14712See all my reviews

"The Dicks They Are A-Changin'" is the fourteenth episode of the hit comedy series, 3rd Rock from the Sun. It's a good episode, but it could have been great considering the subject matter. When the Solomons first came to Earth, Tommy did not give the family his personal background. That makes it interesting when Dr. Albright brings up their past. She believes that Dick was an activist hiding from the FBI- a man that she met in the 1960's. Dick pretends he is that guy. The Solomons also get to experience the sound of music when Harry joins a CD fan club (wow, I remember these!).

The whole subject matter certainly intrigues me, but I do not think the episode played it to its high potential. That said, there are still plenty of jokes. Apparently, frozen French fries can be passed off as joints, as least in the mind of Dick Solomon's. I do the B-storyline about the CD's. Makes me feel my age, but at least Harry has some good taste. Nothing wrong with Wham!

My Grade: B


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