3rd Rock from the Sun
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Dick on One Knee - S2-E16

Other mistake: When Dick is trying to get into the jewelry store, the clerk keeps trying to buzz him in. When that doesn't work because Dick doesn't understand to wait for the buzzer to finish before he tries opening the door, the clerk goes over to the door and unlocks the deadbolt and opens the door for him. If the door was locked by a deadbolt, then a buzzer wouldn't really do anything to unlock the door. (00:14:05 - 00:15:00)

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Suggested correction: It's not a deadbolt. If it was they have retracting deadbolts.

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Y2dicK - S4-E17

Revealing mistake: In the scene with www.planetsolomon.com, you can see that it is a pre-filmed video (not a live stream as he said), as it has a time slider and play/pause controls etc. (00:13:05 - 00:13:45)

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Suggested correction: During streaming, any video player can be used. Meaning "play" or "scroll" buttons are still visible, just not functional.

The color of non-functional buttons will be muted. You can see in the picture that the stop button is solid black, indicating that it is functional. The marker on the status bar is also partially advanced. In a live stream, the marker would remain at the beginning position unless someone paused the stream, in which case resuming play would cause the marker to advance in order to catch up to the delay. In this scene, Dr. Solomon is teaching his class and interacting with his students, meaning no-one paused the stream.

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Guilty as Dick - S2-E15

Other mistake: When Dick is up in the tree fort, the aliens are looking at him through their hand binoculars, but the image is taken from the same height as Dick. However, since he is higher than they are, they would be seeing him at an angle. The view as seen would be impossible unless they were at the same height as he was.

luke f

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Suggested correction: What the camera shows is for the audience. It's not meant to be a POV shot of what the three are seeing.

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Dick Puts the Id in Cupid - S5-E11

Other mistake: While talking to his therapist, Dick tells her that one of the mishaps that he caused in his relationship with Mary was showing up to a fundraiser naked. While true, this doesn't happen until Episode 13 (Rutherford Beauty) - two episodes later. This was due to the fact that most of Season 5 was aired out of production order.

Douglasac

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Suggested correction: The show was produced in the right order, so this isn't a mistake. Being aired out of order isn't a mistake of the show. It should be noted that for each of the 6 season, episodes were constantly aired out of order.

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Dick and Taxes - S4-E12

Question: At the end of their audit, the Solomons are ordered by the IRS to pay back-taxes, some of which for years they weren't even on the planet. Can the IRS actually make people pay taxes for years in which they had no income?

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Answer: No, the IRS cannot make you pay taxes during years in which you had no income but this family hasn't reported any income for years. You are still required to report your income every year, and if you fall below a certain threshold you don't pay federal income taxes. The IRS is assuming they are humans who have a house and careers but they have only filed taxes for a couple years (if at all). To the IRS it looks like simple tax evasion.

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