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Sally Solomon

Sally Solomon (played by Kristen Johnston) is a fictional character from the television sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.

Sally Solomon
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Kristen Johnston as Sally Solomon
First appearance "Brains and Eggs"
Last appearance "The Thing That Wouldn't Die: Part 2"
Created by Bonnie and Terry Turner
Portrayed by Kristen Johnston (John Lithgow in "Two-Faced Dick")
Species Extraterrestrial
Gender Female (in human form)
Occupation Security officer
Various short-lived jobs
Title Lieutenant
Significant other(s) Don Orville


Role as femaleEdit

Prior to arriving on Earth, the Solomons had some sort of contest to determine who would be male or female (their species makes no such differentiation). Sally, a highly trained, decorated, combined combat specialist/military tactician, became the woman, something she found to her disliking, at least at first.[1]

Being in a body that was driven by stereotypical sitcom-female archetypes, Sally's innate penchant for violence was often at odds with the prejudices and natural tendencies associated with her sex. From this disjunction, most of the humor with her character is derived. She eventually manages the awkward harmony/truce with the human shell so classic of all the Solomons as the series progresses, coming to utilize her wiles to enjoy life as a female. But at first, Sally asked Dick why she was chosen to be the woman and Dick replies to her, "Because you lost."

Alternate UniverseEdit

In the two-part episode "Dick'll Take Manhattan" from season six, in which Dick, Harry and Sally enter into an alternate reality, an alternate universe Sally writes a sex column for the newspaper (an homage to the Carrie Bradshaw character from the HBO comedy series Sex and the City). She finds out that she is still dating Don, who is now the Mayor of New York City. However, it turns out that he's actually just having an affair with her.[2]

Romantic lifeEdit

Of her forays into the romantic, her most successful was with Officer Don Orville, the first real example of martial authority she encountered on Earth. Their relationship lasted for half the series, ending when Sally discovered that Don's real passions lay in baking, as opposed to law enforcement, and she whipped him up into a force to be reckoned with, thus taking away the spark they once had. However moments after the two salute one another they begin passionately kissing each other.[3]


  1. ^ "Brains and Eggs". 3rd Rock from the Sun. Season 1. Episode 1. 1996-01-09. NBC. 
  2. ^ "Dick'll Take Manhattan (Pt. 1)". 3rd Rock from the Sun. Season 6. Episode 4. 2000-11-21. NBC. 
  3. ^ "The Thing That Wouldn't Die". 3rd Rock from the Sun. Season 6. Episode 19. 2001-05-22. NBC. 

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