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 himself."
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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