Charmed

Sand Francisco Dreamin'

Season 5, Ep 14, Aired 2/9/03
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  • Episode Description
  • A demon attacks The Charmed Ones with dream dust, causing their nightmares to come to life. Paige is harassed by an evil clown at a baby shower, Piper has an affair and Phoebe is chased by a maniac with a chainsaw. The sisters must use magic to put themselves to sleep to re-enter their nightmares and unmask the symbolic meaning of their dreams.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Brian Krause (I)

    Leo Wyatt

  • Rose McGowan

    Paige Matthews

  • John T. Kretchmer

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Sand Francisco Dreamin'

    By TrueTvWatcher, Apr 22, 2012

  • Ya snooze, you lose.

    By MovieMark, Sep 11, 2011

  • Troubling Dreams...

    By iltarion, Jul 31, 2011

  • It Put Me To Sleep Alright!

    By lenzinoH20, Jul 17, 2011

  • Here goes...

    By JoshuaBaker2, Dec 18, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • (Leo just walked in the kitchen with a very pregnant stomach. Piper and Paige notice instantly) Paige: Oh my god. Piper: Oh my god. Leo (noticing Piper's dream lover): Oh my god. Wh-

    • Piper: Who would want to kill people's dreams? They're harmless, erotic fun! Phoebe: Did you just say "erotic"? Piper: Exotic! I said exotic!

    • Piper (looking down at her non-pregnant belly): Hey! Where's my baby? Leo (he gets up and it's visible that he's now pregnant): Over here! Slappy: Yuck!

    • Paige: Phoebe, will you deal with your issues already.

    • Tracer Demon: Prepare to die witches! (he notices the nightmares have been vanquished) Where are the dreams? Piper: Boy, are you ever late. (She blows him up)

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Dobrou noc (Good Night) France: Le Marchand de sable (The Sandman)

    • This episode scored 5.1 million viewers.

    • The WB used the promo title Dreamspell for this episode.

    Trivia (23)

    • In the previous episode, it was shown that Leo sleeps on the left side of the bed, but in this episode, it is reversed.

    • When Phoebe leads the chainsaw man downstairs for Piper and Paige to trap, they run right through the observatory and no one else is there (until Piper and Paige come out). Then in the next shot we see the chainsaw man, "Slappy" the clown, and Piper's dream guy, all trapped very close to each other, even though they clearly weren't already there a second ago.

    • When Leo becomes pregnant, his bump is twice the size of Piper's yet it's supposed to be the same baby.

    • When two additional men appear next to the chainsaw man, one of them removes a crystal from the crystal cage, but the cage doesn't break completely, when the second man moves the other crystal, it does. But that's not possible, as shown in other episodes, the cage is supposed to completely break once one of the crystals is removed.

    • When Leo heals Phoebe, she wakes up immediately, but the chainsaw man stays unconscious for a few more seconds. How is that possible? He was healed when Phoebe was healed (since they are connected somehow) so he shouldn't be lying there that extra time. Besides, it's always shown that when people are unconscious, once they're healed, they wake up immediately, so this is normally the case.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Tracker Demon: Would Freud have a field day or what?
      This is an allusion to Sigmund Freud who was an Austrian neurologist who specialized in dream interpretation.

    • Title: Sand Francisco Dreamin'
      This is a reference to the 1966 song, "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas. It may also be a pun on the name of guest actress Shauna Sand, who plays Sienna. Plus it's also a reference to the city of San Francisco, in which the series is set.

    • Piper (to Leo, whose dream made him pregnant): Honey, we've got our own dreams to deal with, and the tracer. We'll deal with your Mr. Mom issues later.
      A reference to the 1983 movie "Mr. Mom", in which Michael Keaton agrees to stay home with the kids while his wife, played by Teri Garr, goes to work.

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