Season 3 Episode 4

Don't Go to Sleep

Aired Unknown Sep 20, 1997 on FOX
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Matt hates his tiny bedroom. It's so small it's practically a closet! Still, Matt's mom refuses to let him sleep in the attic. After all, they might need to use it some day; or year. Then Matt does it. Late one night. When everyone's paying no attention. He sneaks into the attic and falls asleep. Poor Matt. He should have listened to his mom. Because when Matt wakes up, his whole life has changed. For the worse. And every time he falls asleep, he wakes up in a new nightmare.moreless

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  • Matt learns about facing "reality" the hard way in this Goosebumps tale.

    I remember reading the book of this episode. Unlike the TV adaptation, Matt wakes up as different people or creatures every time he wakes up from sleeping.

    I thought this episode was just as totally freaky as the book version. Matt pleaeds with his mother to sleep in the attic because of the limited size of his bedroom. It was also because Matt was getting tired of being the youngest and dealing with reality. He has some very crazy dream about living in an adult life is doesn't even know about yet. When the reality police take him to court to see the reality judge, Matt learns that he has to face reality from the start no matter what.

    "Don't Go to Sleep" is what I'd say a mediocre story for the TV version.moreless
Tyler Kyte

Tyler Kyte

Matt Amsterdam

Guest Star

Kyle Welton

Kyle Welton

Greg Amsterdam

Guest Star

Amanda Zamprogna

Amanda Zamprogna

Pam Amsterdam

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Reality Judge: You, Matthew Joseph Amsterdam, are charged with crimes against reality. How do you plead?
      Matt: I don't know what you're talking about.
      Reality Judge: Silence! (He pounds his gavel) How do you plead?
      Matt: Not guilty.
      Reality Judge: I'll be the judge of that.

    • Matt: Reality, who needs it? I hate reality.

    • Matt: It's not fair! How come I never get anything I want. Greg gets to stay up late. Pam gets her own phone line.
      Mrs. Amsterdam: Look, honey. I know it's frustrating, but you won't be twelve forever. Pretty soon you'll be able to do everything your brother and sister are doing.
      Matt: I don't wanna be twelve. I hate being the youngest.
      Pam: Sorry, but that's the way it is. That's reality, Matt.

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