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I Enjoy Being a Dick 

Sally and Harry get a job and Dick feels kept out when he can't come to Dr. Albright and Nina's women-only study group.


Robert Berlinger


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Episode cast overview:
John Lithgow ... Dr. Dick Solomon
Kristen Johnston ... Sally Solomon
French Stewart ... Harry Solomon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Tommy Solomon
Jane Curtin ... Dr. Mary Albright
Simbi Kali ... Nina (as Simbi Khali)
Elmarie Wendel ... Mrs. Dubcek
Shay Astar ... August
Ileen Getz ... Judith
Jane Galloway Jane Galloway ... Dr. Blumfeld
Teresa Tudury Teresa Tudury ... Woman #2
Scooter Stephan Scooter Stephan ... Man
Bart McCarthy ... Grouch


At school, Dick hears Dr. Albright and Nina talking about going to a women-only study group and when they tell him he can't come, he feels kept out. This however doesn't stop Dick and he tries to figure out how to 'get in'. At the same time, Sally shops 'till she drops which annoys Dick because it costs lots of money and he tells her so. Sally is fed up with Dick telling her off about this and, together with Harry, she gets a job in a pancake restaurant. Tommy doubts if he should tell August where he really comes from. Written by Marco van Hoof <k_luifje7@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi



Did You Know?


This isn't the first time John Lithgow has appeared in drag. In "The World According to Garp" (1982), Lithgow played Roberta Muldoon. See more »


When Dick storms in and starts taking off his clothes, you can see Tommy smile, and look away twice, trying to hide the fact that he's breaking character. See more »


Dr. Dick Solomon: Well, that was a wash! The woman I love won't let me be a woman! I need some herbal tea and a fat-free cookie.
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References Flower Drum Song (1961) See more »

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This Episode Is Funny!
15 October 2019 | by gab-14712See all my reviews

"I Enjoy Being A Dick" is a really good episode, because yes, this title applies to Dick's personality very well. At work, Dick overhears Dr. Albright and Nina talking about a study club for women. Dick feels left out when he is told he cannot go, so he will do everything in his power to attend. Meanwhile, Sally goes shopping and does lots of it. When Dick reminds her how much shopping costs, she becomes angry but finds a job at a pancake house. Harry also finds a job. Tommy continues his relationship with August but has thoughts about whether he should tell her who he really is.

This episode is better than the last episode. It's funny and has some very surprising moments. Did not expect to see John Lithgow dressed in drag. But that was absolutely hilarious! One of the funniest moments of the first season, in my humble opinion. The other storylines are also really good-especially with Tommy and August.

My Grade: A-

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21 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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