Dream On (1990–1996)

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Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly ... See full summary »

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 Martin Tupper (119 episodes, 1990-1996)
Chris Demetral ...
 Jeremy Tupper (119 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Toby Pedalbee (119 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Judith Tupper Stone / ... (119 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Eddie Charles (105 episodes, 1991-1996)
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Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly looking for dates, but without a clue how to relate to women. Working as a book editor, with a ditsy, headstrong secretary, who cramps his style as often as helping him. The series is crammed full of hundreds of clips from all manner of old films, used as metaphors for Martin's reactions (hence the title); and it is renowned for its use of sexual references, plus, in its early seasons, occasional swearing and numerous scenes of nudity. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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One of HBO's first original series. See more »

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Gibby: How's the operation?
Martin: What operation?
Gibby: Since you handed in your son's book to your mistress, I assume you got a new pair of balls.
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16 March 2003 | by (Central Oregon) – See all my reviews

I loved this series. Martin was a boy whose mom had continually used the TV as his baby sitter. Therefore, in the show Martin was continually flashing back on moments from old b&w TV shows that relate to the situation in his life. The technique was done very well, very funny, and I occasionally see it done on current television. Of course being a cable series, the show revolved around topics that can't be done on regular TV, usually Martin's sex life. The version of the show that aired on Comedy Central was cleaned up and a watered down version at best. How could you show a cleaned up version of the scene where Martin, while leaving a message on his mom's answering machine spills a beer on himself, and expect it to be funny? I wish this show would hurry up and come out on DVD.


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