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Dick: "Nina please, we're talking about prejudice here, something you know nothing about."
Nina: "I'm black."
Dick: "Oh, right." *grabs a Post-It note and begins writing* "Nina...is...black." *slaps the note on her chest and turns back around*

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The main theme. Also Harry's Dream Sequence Musical Number, "Life Has Been Good To Me". He's not a bad singer, surprisingly.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song, easily.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Harry/Nina. One episode demonstrated their potential, but they broke up before Nina got back together with Rodney due to a One Dialogue, Two Conversations misunderstanding.
  • Idiot Plot: There are numerous plots where the problems/misunderstandings would be solved quickly if only some more specific language was used. Of course, if that was the case, things wouldn't be nearly as funny. It also should be mentioned that the idiot plot is justified for this show, since the Solomons are learning Earth culture and of course wouldn't know about many facets of humanity.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Joseph Gordon-Levitt played Tommy. After the show, Gordon-Levitt appearing in a bunch of independent films before finally becoming a big star on the back of one of those indie films in the late 2000's.
    • Every time Tommy appears on screen, it's hard to restrain yourself from screaming (in a high-pitched voice) "COOOBRAAA!!!".
  • The Scrappy: Tommy's first girlfriend, August. Manipulative, selfish, snooty, Straw Feminist and all-around bitch who broke up with Tommy due to his "immaturity", after being caught cheating on him and lying about it to his face.
  • Straw Man Has a Point: When Dick is called for jury duty, he's entirely gung-ho about the process until he learns the defendant is someone he's met. The case is iron clad and he's completely guilty and Dick knows it, but Dick can't bear to send someone he knows to jail, and have him know Dick in turn. Dick even uses the words "now he has a face" to explain why it bothers him. He's still an idiot, but he sees the defendant as a person and not just a criminal to be convicted.

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