A group of aliens have come to Earth to learn about its population, customs, etc. To avoid detection, they have taken on human form which gives them human emotions, physical needs etc. The show derived much humour from the contrast between the outward appearance adopted by the aliens and his or her actual, internal nature.
Last Episode06x20 The Thing That Wouldn't Die (2) Aired: May. 22, 2001
As a result of the manner in which Dick settled his dispute with Liam, the group is ordered home. Of course, there are always loose ends to tie …
Series Fun Facts
- In scene breaks there often is an image of earth spinning, as seen from space. Just before the final credits it appears again--only now it's spinning backwards.
- One of John Lithgow's reasons for doing this television series was to allow him a "family friendly" work schedule which he was unable to manage in theatre with 8pm curtain and motion…
[show]One of John Lithgow's reasons for doing this television series was to allow him a "family friendly" work schedule which he was unable to manage in theatre with 8pm curtain and motion pictures, which require location shooting. Lithgow wanted to be at home with his family and 3rd Rock gave him that.
- Don's coworkers Rico and Rusty are rarely played by the same actor between episodes.