|“|| Mrs. Dubcek: Of course, I shouldn't talk.
Dick: Well, it's true. Your voice is not one of your best assets.
|Season 1, Episode 13|
|Air date||April 2, 1996|
|Written by||Linwood Boomer|
|Directed by||Robert Berlinger|
The Dicks They Are A Changin'
Dick befriends his next door neighbor, Frank Muller, while Sally befriends his wife, Patty. Dick feels it's time for the Solomons to actually meet them, because he thinks they'll learn much more about humans that way instead of just observing them. This will also allow for bad cook Sally to get some cooking lessons from Patty.
An argument comes up with Dick's Rambler being on Franks property, however the Solomons cross the line when they visit their 'new friends' at 4am.
The next day Dick visits Frank to apologize and offer him a gift, but he becomes angry at trying to be bought, and the pair end up fighting. They eventually make up.
Meanwhile, Harry becomes addicted to television.
Main Cast Edit
- John Lithgow as Dick Solomon
- Kristen Johnston as Sally Solomon
- French Stewart as Harry Solomon
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tommy Solomon
- Jane Curtin as Mary Albright (Credit Only)
Recurring Cast and Guest Stars Edit
- Elmarie Wendel as Mrs. Mamie Dubcek
- David DeLuise as Bug Pollone
- Ian Lithgow as Leon
- Danielle Nicolet as Caryn
- Chris Hogan as Aubrey Pitman
- Mike Starr as Frank Muller
- Lois Foraker as Patty Muller
Production Notes Edit
In Latin America, the title was translated into "Amigos", which means "Friends".
Jane Curtin and Simbi Khali do not appear in this episode, however, Jane Curtin's name does remain on the opening credits. This is the second episode Jane is absent from, the first being Dick, Smoker.
Frank and Patty's kitchen surprisingly resembles the kitchen of Roseanne's From the TV show Roseanne, in which Joseph Gordon Levitt played DJ's weird friend, George.
The production code for this episode is 104.
This is the twelfth episode to be directed by Robert Berlinger and the second to be written by Linwood Boomer.