|“|| Customer: Excuse me, where can I find Aliens?
Harry: Nowhere! Not here, that's for sure. Nobody here but us humans. (in a nervous sing-song voice) La, la, la... la, la, la... Stop looking at me!
–Customer asking Harry for the film Aliens
|Season 1, Episode 12|
|Air date||March 26, 1996|
|Written by||Linwood Boomer|
|Directed by||Robert Berlinnger|
The Art Of Dick
Mary and Dick are going to Chicago to be presented with awards for teaching, but upon getting on the plane, Dick panics and gets the pair thrown off. They begin to drive there but when it snows, Dick panics again, believing the flakes to be alien. He commandeers the car, but promptly crashes it, leaving the pair of them deserted at a truck stop.
Meanwhile, Harry gets a job in a video rental store and takes it upon himself to rearrange all the videos according to his preference, while Sally, believing the human race to be dead, attempts to re-start mankind with Dick's student Leon, who arrives to drop off some homework.
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
Recurring Cast Edit
- Simbi Khali as Nina Campbell
- Ian Lithgow as Leon
- John Raitt as Trucker Gil
- Teresa Tudury as Connie
- Robert Knott as Ellis
Production Notes Edit
There is a refference to John Lithgow's role in the 1983 film 'The Twilight Zone : The Movie' when Dick shouts "There's something on the wing".
The production code for this episode is 117.
This is the eleventh episode to be directed by Robert Berlinger and the first to be written by Linwood Boomer.