Degrassi High

Season 1 Episode 4

Dream On

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Nov 20, 1989 on CBC
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Episode Summary

Caitlin is on every boy's mind. Arthur keeps fantasizing about her, but his dreams keep getting interrupted before he can even kiss her. Joey has a date with her on Friday, but she cancels to go out with Claude instead, to see a French film. Kathleen signs up for the school play at the suggestion of an older student, Scott, who then asks her to go to the football game with him and his friends.moreless

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  • Arthur has a crush on Caitlin.

    "Dream On" is a good Degrassi High episode. I didn't like the "A" plot, but I loved the subplot. I could care less if Arthur has a crush on Caitlin. I realize he isn't my favourite character, but I find he's given the most useless plots. I would rather have Arthur have a crush on a girl that likes him back. This is the beginning of Caitlin being interested in the awful Claude character. I love the subplot in this episode. I love how Kathleen and Melanie can never get to their lockers because of bullies. I love how Kathleen uses her angriest voice and she tells off the the bullies. That's one of her best moments on the show. I give this episode a 8/10.moreless
  • Arthur has a crush on Caitlin, and has dreams about her. But he always wakes up before they can kiss. In reality she is not interested in him. Kathleen and Melanie have trouble getting to their lockers because of bullies.moreless

    Arthur's crush is hilarious! And so realistic that the good part he never gets to. He handles it well, though. Puts the energy into their project. Caitlin kissing him on the cheek, that was totally wrong of her; she could've led him on. Okay, just my own personal pet peeve. The part with the band, it's funny how careful "sacrifices" can be made. But all their excuses are good. Wheels needed to be in counselling, and Snake shouldn't have to give up seeing his grandparents or whatever he was doing. And Joey's date with Caitlin, well, it shows all the difficulty in balancing life, which is the life of a performer. Good prelude. If I knew someone like Kathleen in the locker scene, boy, would I be proud! Someone's got to stand up for bullies who do that. And Kathleen's new boyfriend, well, Scott wasn't showing his bad side yet; just being totally charming. Playing into her longing for a boyfriend, to catch up in growing up. And the ironic thing is, he encourages her to try out for the play too.......moreless

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Trivia: There are several humorous PA announcements asking a student named Drew Peterson to report to the office. The first asks him to report to the office; the second adds that it's for his own good; and the third asks anyone knowing of Drew Peterson's whereabouts to report to the office.

    • Trivia: There are references to "boom boxes" and "ghetto blasters" in the PA announcements. Those terms were dated even in the 1990s when the series was originally aired.

    • Trivia: All the Degrassi High Varsity jackets worn by students are absolutely filthy, and all appear to have the number "99" on the sleeve.

    • Product Placement: There are obvious product placements in this episode, including an open jar of Skippy Peanut Butter on the lunch table where Arthur and Alex are sitting.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Kathleen: Get out of there, now.
      Tabi: Excuse me?
      Kathleen: These are our lockers, not yours. Go stand in front of your own lockers.
      Tabi: Hey, let me go, watch it.
      Kathleen: (shouting) Who do you think you are? How dare you block the lockers? We have just as much right to be there as you do! And another thing: your hairspray is polluting the environment! Get out of here, NOW!

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