Solomon Family Gnome - Small white-bearded gnome
statute seen on the sci-fi sitcom 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN/NBC1995-2001.
The cheery-looking gnome (about 8-inches tall) is one of many pieces of
bric-a-brac in the apartment of the Solomon family - a group of aliens who have
taken up residence on earth.
The gnome sports a red cap, green jacket, brown pants, black shoes and grips a
tiny little axe in his hands that he uses to chop a log resting at his feet.
The original gnome used on the show was a 1950s plaster tchotchke, but rubber
duplicates of the gnome were used for stunts. Because the gnome was frequently
given screen close-ups, it was billed in the show's scripts as "THE GNOME...as
The Gnome rests on the apartment's pot-bellied stove, but can be seen in other
locations from time to time. The stars of the program have admitted to
manhandling the gnome. Kristin Johnson confessed "I'll hit French (Stewart) with
it occasionally, just for the hell of it."
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