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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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »
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 Martin 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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 Jeremy Tupper (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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8 July 1990 (USA)  »

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John Landis asked Universal Studios if he could make a show out of all the old TV programs that Universal had in its library, a lot of which were anthology shows. He then asked David Crane and Marta Kauffman to come up with a premise. This was the result. See more »

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Claire: I'm sorry, is the smoke bothering you?
Martin: Actually, yes.
Claire: Then don't inhale.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) See more »

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Seasons 1 and 2
10 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dream on follows the adventures of Martin Tupper (Brian Benben) as he tries to get on with life after his divorce from Judith (Wendie Malick). Dealing with her perfect new husband, caring for his son, dealing with his cranky secretary, and bedding stunningly hot women along the way. The first season was OK and had it's fair share of funny episodes. But season 2 with the introduction of a new Eddie (Dorien Wilson, replacing Jeffrey Joseph), Micheal McKean joining the cast as Gibby, Martin's new boss, and some great cameos the series really came into it's own. Sadly, none of the cast or creators (save for McKean and John Landis) went onto do anything even moderately entertaining in subsequent years after this show finished. And yes I know about "Friends" and "Veronica's Closet". I still stand by my statement. THIS is the series "Sex & the City" WISH it could have been.

My TV Grade: A

DVD Extras: John Landis Intro; Trailers for "Quantum Leap: Season 2"; "Magnum, PI: Season 1"; "Law and Order: Assorted spin offs and seasons"

Seasons 1 & 2 Eye Candy: The following all get topless: Jeanine Renshaw in episode 2, Susan Lentini in episode 3, Dedee Pfeiffer in episode 6; Deirdre Imershein in episode 8, Julie Carmen in episode 9, Monique Gabrielle in episode 12, Lisa Saxton and Anastasia Barzee in episodes 15 & 16, Carolyn Lowery in episode 17, Mimi Craven in episode 18, Connie Woods and Maggie Wagner in episode 20, Susan Ashley in episode 22, Laura Albert in episode 25, Cheryl Boudreau, Lisa London, Kimber Sissons in episode 26, and Cherie Michan in episode 27


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