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1 April 1956 (USA) See more »
A dancing woman of the future wants her hubbie to buy every car she sees. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tad Tadlock ... Woman
Marc Breaux ... Man
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Thurl Ravenscroft ... (voice)

Directed by
William Beaudine 
Produced by
Victor Solow .... producer
Original Music by
George Kleinsinger 

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10 min
Color (Technicolor)
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The main car featured in this short film, the Firebird 2, was never made available to the general public.See more »
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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A rebuttal to "Roger and Me"..., 11 July 2006
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

...was how Crow defined "Design for Dreaming" when he, Servo and Mike had to watch it. It portrays a happy-go-lucky woman living a fantasy in which a jolly man buys her any car that she wants, and a kitchen has all the appliances that a 1950s housewife could ask for. Very much a product of the 1950s.

A previous reviewer called this short "I Dream of Jeannie" on LSD. I thought that it looked like the Broadway sequence in "Singin' in the Rain" on LSD. But either way, the movie is beyond pathetic, just the sort of schlock that Dr. Forrester would cruelly beam aboard the Satellite of Love to torture Mike, Servo and Crow.

In conclusion, the movie itself is 0/10, but the "MST3K" is 10/10.

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