3rd Rock from the Sun
Sally: Dick! Permission to bitch!

Dick: Permission granted.

Dick, Smoker
Season 1, Episode 5
Air date February 6, 1996
Written by Bill Martin & Mike Schiff
Directed by Robert Berlinger
Episode guide
Dick is from Mars, Sally is from Venus
Green Eyed Dick

"Dick, Smoker" is the fifth episode of season 1 of 3rd Rock from the Sun. The episode originally aired on 6 February, 1996.


In a bar, Dick sees a nerdy student smoking. When he realizes the smoking makes the student cool, he takes up smoking as well, he soon becomes addicted. While with Sally at the dentists office Dick is told he isn't allowed to smoke in the building. While searching for a place to smoke, Dick accidentally locks himself in a stairwell and he's unable to find a way out.

Dick smoking in university smoking area

Meanwhile, Sally is getting sick and tired of Dick overruling her all the time and besides that, she has a sore tooth. When Dick doesn't come home, she declares herself High Commander.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast and Guest Stars

Production Notes

John Lithgow won the 1996 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in this episode.

Jane Curtin doesn't appear in this episode, however she still has her name in the opening credits.

The production code for this episode is 107

The episode is the fourth episode to be directed by Robert Berlinger and second to be written by Bill Martin & Mike Schiff