Dream On

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (13)

  • Martin (refuting the charge that he never liked malted milk balls): I just feel bad for all the little malted milk men.

  • Eddie (without a hint of irony): That's fine. Lash out at me all you need. I can take it. I'm adored by millions.

  • Martin (preparing to lick whipped cream off his date's legs): I'm a little concerned about the cholesterol.

  • Toby: Look, I won't be here tomorrow. I'm taking a personal day. Martin: A personal day? Is everything alright? Toby: It's personal!

  • Nina: (After realizing that the condom box is empty) Oh, we should have gotten a bigger box.Martin: Yeah, well, they don't make a bigger box. The next size is only sold to the military.

  • Martin: You don't get divorced from people so that they can stay in your life, I mean that's why they call them ex-wives.
    Tanya: Martin, are you going to keep talking about your ex-wife, or ah are we going to have some sex here?

  • Gibby: I didn't risk $1200 dollars just to own women's clothing.

  • Martin Tupper: (Martin tries to convinvce a potential beef-loving investor that the magazine will be to his taste.) We are planning a very....beefy story about Pulizter Prize-winning author John Updike.

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Notes (135)

  • David Crane and Marta Kaufamn came up with the plot of this series after director/producer John Landis asked Universal Studios for permission to use material from old tv series archives and asked them to make a series premise he could pitch to Universal.

  • Theme in this episode's "Eddie Charles Show": Lawyers in Lingerie.

  • Martin is editing "Babette: A Prisoner of Passion."

  • Susan Lentini is credited as a Special Guest Star.

  • Theme for "Eddie Charles Show" - People who keep things in jars.

  • Theme for "Eddie Charles Show": Guest Author Eden Pilott and his book: "Where'd I Leave My Penis?"

  • Steve Forrest is credited as a Special Guest Star.

  • Stella Stevens & Stanley Brock are both credited as Special Guest Stars.

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Trivia (81)

  • The slightly annoying maid, Melkis, does not make it past this episode. The actress has had an extensive career, which includes reoccuring parts on "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "Passions" (and in 2004: "The Parole Commissioner" in "Method & Red"). Marianne Muellerleile is credited as a Special Guest Star.

  • Laura Albert returns in the 25th episode (Pants on Fire), where her stated character name is 'Tanya.'

  • Jeannine Renshaw (the college student), is best known as a writer for "Angel" and "Charmed." As an actress, she has also appeared on "Growing Pains" and "Home Improvement." Robin Curtis appeared on "General Hospital" as "Carol Pulaski" (1991) and has appeared in several Star Trek related shows/movies.

  • GOOFS Scene: Martin's in bed after return from hospital. Wife(soon ex) and son try to comfort him. Son gives Martin breakfast on a tray. After a clip from an old show, the tray (and napkin) has disappeared. Scene is otherwise unchanged.

  • June Gable is best known as Joey's agent "Estelle" on the show "Friends." Gable continued to appear on both shows for most of both shows run (1990-1996 for "Dream On" - 3rd episode to 118th episode; 1994-2003 for "Friends" - 6th episode to 222nd episode).

  • Taylor Negron is better known as a stand-up comic (who has acted in numerous things; according to IMDb, he is best known as the villain in The Last Boy Scout).

  • Sydney Walsh appeared in five episodes of "Melrose Place" as the character "Kay Beacon."

  • Arleen Sorkin may be best known for playing "Calliope Jones Bradford" on the show "Days of our Lives" from 1984-1990, 1992. 2004 credits: "Frasier"

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Allusions (59)

  • Death Takes a Holiday The title of this episode is based on the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday, which was remade in 1998 as Meet Joe Black.

  • Sex and the Single Girl The title of this episode is taken from the 1964 film Sex and the Single Girl with Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood.

  • Three Coins in the Fountain The title of this episode is based on the 1954 film, Three Coins in the Fountain.

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told The title of this episode alludes to the 1965 movie about the life of Jesus, "The Greatest Story Ever Told."

  • The Seven Year Itch The title of this episode (The 37-year Itch) is a reference to the Marilyn Monroe movie The Seven Year Itch.

  • Fatal Attraction The title of this episode refers to the 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction.

  • Play Misty For Me The title of this episode is a take-off on the 1971 film Play Misty For Me, which is also about a deranged fan. The 'Melville' in the title is Herman Melville, in keeping with the theme of the book show in the episode.

  • To Have and Have Not The title of this episode is taken from the Ernest Hemingway novel, "To Have and Have Not."

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