3rd rock from the sun is an old sitcom about 4 aliens on earth trying to "fit in". They were sent here to get information about the humans. I used to watch it here and there when I was a kid, but one night after not knowing what to watch, I decided to give it another try. After that, it totally gave me a different impression than I previously had.
This comedy is actually very clever and you can learn a lot about humans. It can be very helpful if you are aliens walking among us. However, if you are not, there is a lot of cool and interesting things you can also learn. One of the first things that comes to mind is emotions. They are figuring out emotions for the first time and it is so clever. It is just genius how the writers give light to certain things humans do that we sometimes overlook.
It just cracks me up to see these characters be clueless about things that seem so simple to us. I remember one episode, the characters come rushing into their home thinking it was the apocalypse or something because everyone was buying food and freaking out.
HOWEVER, it was just thanksgiving. Once they figured out what thanksgiving was, they tried their best to have a "normal" thanksgiving dinner. And by normal, I mean completely NOT NORMAL. this show is very clever with what they are trying to say, or at least what I think they are trying to say. It makes you appreciate the human race, and be thankful for "human things.
The characters are so innocent and you can't help but love every single one of them. They are all so unique and different and it just give the show loose rains to work with. What I mean by this is that, they do say some offensive things about race, gender inequalities etc. But then you really can't get mad at them because they don't know any better. On the other hand, it also teaches good lessons. In one of the episodes Dick, the commander, was so confused about race. He has a secretary who is african American woman. One day when him, the secretary and one of his co-workers were talking about race and what they were, he was so confused why people are different races and he said that he didm't know the difference between the black and white woman. "All you people look the same" He said. He was meaning that all humans look very similar to him and he didm;t pick up on the difference in skin color. I think that scene is a very important scene. As much as this show makes fun of a lot of stereotypes, it also makes you realize that people really are all the same, and It shouldn't matter what race you are. We are all just humans.