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3rd Rock From the Sun - Season 2 (1996)

John Lithgow , Kristen Johnston  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Format: Box set, Color, Closed-captioned, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 572 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AQ69TA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #183,141 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "3rd Rock From the Sun - Season 2" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Brand new John Lithgow Interview
  • Hilarious Bloopers
  • Behind-the-Scenes
  • Season 2 Highlights

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63 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hilarious Sci-Fi Comedy! September 1, 2005
By M. Hart
Format:DVD
When a group of four extraterrestrial aliens assumed human form in order to study humanity, the results were hilarious on NBC's 1996-2001 sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun". The unrelated traveling extraterrestrial foursome takes up residence in the fictional midwestern college town of Rutherford, Ohio. The "High Commander" (John Lithgow) takes on the identity of a father and college physics professor named Dick Solomon. The "Security Officer" (Kristen Johnston) takes on the female identity of Dick's sister Sally. The "Information Officer" (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) takes on the identity of Dick's son Tommy. The fourth alien (French Stewart) takes on the identity of Dick's brother Harry. Having never experienced life as human beings, the alien foursome quickly find that dealing with strange human feelings and senses can be very challenging. This was especially true for Sally, who, as a woman, experiences a greater array of emotions. Then, there's the human woman that inadvertently captures Dick's heart: a college professor by the name of Dr. Mary Margaret Albright (Jane Curtain). Dick falls madly in love with Mary, who for a long time has little interest in Dick's advances and thinks that Dick is a bit odd. Then there's Dick's human secretary Nina Campbell (Simbi Khali), who also thinks he's very odd. Other humans that the Solomon's frequently interact with are their eccentric landlady Mrs. Dubcek (Elmarie Wendel) and Police Officer Donald 'Don' Orville (Wayne Knight). Don becomes quite infatuated with Sally. Other humans that Dick interacts with frequently are the students in his physics classes. Read more ›
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
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When "3rd Rock From The Sun" arrived in the spring of 1996, it was like a breath of fresh air amist the plethora of Seinfeld-clone sitcoms which littered the tv landscape. Led by the wonderful John Lithgow, "3rd Rock" achieved a kind of brilliant lunacy.

While the first season had it's share of hit 'n miss episodes, the second season was solid and funnier with the cast more comfortible in their zany roles. From the opening two-parter ("See Dick Run"...you'll notice that almost ALL the episodes have "Dick" in the title) that set the tone for rest of the season through such glorious highlights as "Big Angry Virgin From Outer Space", "World's Greatest Dick" has John Lithgow go completely nuts over the football team (just wonderful) & the introduction of the great Jan Hooks in "Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick", this is a season not to be missed for the devoted 3rd Rock fan.

However, there are a couple of things I need to warn you about, the first concerns the season-ending two parter "A Nightmare on Dick Street" which has the wonderful 3-D scenes. The original presentation was of a single, hour long show (I know since I still have the original airing on NBC) and this two-parter is from the syndicated release, meaning that there are small sections CUT from the original show. This is rather unusual since I expect all episodes to be shown without syndicated cuts. Since I do not have other Season 2 episodes on tape, it's possible that the entire season may be the "syndicated" variety and not the way the show was originally aired.

Also, the box cover claims that there is an alternative ending to the 3-D episode...WHERE? I've gone through all the extras and have watched the episodes in their entirety and yet have not found this "alternate ending".
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5.0 out of 5 stars You'll Laugh Yourself Silly November 17, 2005
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Not to repeat all the wonderful points made by other reviewers, this second season of 3rd Rock is even funnier than the first. With topflight writing, and a brilliant ensemble cast performing before a live audience, this season contains some of the highlights of the entire series. Just some of the things to look out for:

In "Much Ado About Dick", the penultimate cocktail party at the Dean's house is a veritable hoot culminating in Dick singing "Night and Day" at the piano with Sally, Tommy and Harry backing him up in full harmony;

In "Dick and the Single Girl", the great Christine Baransky sings the wonderful and sultry "You've Awakened My Passion, Dick Solomon" (and her reference to Nikolai Lobachevsky is a wry nod to Tom Lehrer and his song "Lobachevsky");

And in the wonderful two-part season finale, "Nightmare on Dick Street", the dream sequences are utterly delicious: Dick's nightmare sequence-- where his captors and he run into the expressionistic backdrop, and Jane Curtin does her wonderful Marlene Dietrich impression ("First I sing a song I wrote this morning: Falling in love again...")and Dick faces the Mother of All Jellos; Sally's is a delicious Fellini movie -- at times in Italian with subtitles-- and she later delivers the precious line, "I could never give myself to poultry..."; Tommy's is expressionistic and includes his music teacher seducing him to the strains of "Bali Hai"; and Harry's is a delightful musical comedy dance number to the Randy Newman song, "Life Has Been Good to Me"-- and he is a terrific dancer!

And the extras are great, especially the Season Two Bloopers, which are hilarious. All in all, a wonderful release! I can't wait for Season Three (which if I recall begins with Tommy, Sally and Harry returning with the Big Giant Head's niece, whom He commands to be Dick's wife-- played by Roseann Barr).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd rock from the son season 2
absolutly Crazy but enjoyable
Published 5 days ago by dhannon
3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series, odd DVD retention inside the case
This show has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid. Unfortunately no TV network in my area re-runs 3rd Rock. I love the show and this collection is good. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Jason R
5.0 out of 5 stars love this show
This show is great, I am so happy to finally get to see all the episodes that I missed YAY
Published 23 days ago by Jennifer m
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as advertised
I specifically chose this cover because the other available season 2 was reviewed to have missing scenes and shortened episodes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Heather Click
5.0 out of 5 stars my god, .. lithgow is sooooo funny
i went through a severe life-threatening illness, several years ago, ..

we watched the entire series, .. TWICE, ... laughing all the way through, .. Read more
Published 3 months ago by R. Holloway
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I was very satisfied with this purchase. The item was received as described and well within the stated time frame.
Published 4 months ago by Samuel E Maddox
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd Rock From the Sun - Season 2
3rd Rock From the Sun - Season 2
I gave this 5 stars because it's a really funny DVD.
I would recommend it to anyone who like The Office, Big Bang Theory or Drew Cary.
Published 4 months ago by Al Gore
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this show.
I owned seasons 1 through 5 once before on DVD in those old. bulky cases, but they were damaged in a move. Read more
Published 6 months ago by DoctorWho0204
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
Having Third Rock on DVD is even better than watching it on TV. There are no commercials and you can watch it again and again.
Published 8 months ago by Kuke
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
I'm totally in love with this series. I wish it would have never ended. The pricing was a little bit much, but worth it.
Published 8 months ago by April Murray
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Why the syndicated versions?
This seems to be a very common practice for some reason, and it's really disappointing. You assume that you're getting the complete versions and then when you watch them you realize some of the best lines are missing. In "A Nightmare on Dick street", the whole joke about the Jehovah's... Read More
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3D glasses included?
Seems that problem is not uncommon. As to WHY, I have no idea!
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