Cheers: Season 8, Episode 1

The Improbable Dream: Part 1 (21 Sep. 1989)

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Rebecca is in agony. She's not sleeping because she's having erotic dreams about Sam. She's used to dreaming about the rich and powerful, like Evan Drake, Donald Trump, Ted Turner and Robin... See full summary »



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Rebecca is in agony. She's not sleeping because she's having erotic dreams about Sam. She's used to dreaming about the rich and powerful, like Evan Drake, Donald Trump, Ted Turner and Robin Colcord. To help her over her troubles, she asks Frasier and Lilith for some free advice. The problem with that act is not so much their advice or lack thereof, but that Sam overhears. To capitalize on this new information, Carla suggests to Sam that he make Rebecca go to sleep, and as she gets to the part in her dream where she and Sam are getting it on - and Sam should be able to tell by Rebecca's moaning and rolling around - he translate the fantasy of the dream into reality by actually being there in the flesh. He thinks it's a good idea. Rebecca reluctantly takes a nap in her office. When she's asleep, Sam sneaks into her office and places what he thinks are suggestions into her head. Sam's move doesn't have quite the effect he was hoping but he still may end up with the girl after all, unless... Written by Huggo

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In the opening sequence, the guys in the bar wonder whether an olive could float in beer, so Cliff drops an olive in Frasier's beer to find out. Norm says that the olive didn't float when the camera clearly shows the olive floats to the top. See more »


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Written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
Music Directed by John Scott as Johnny Scott
Performed by The Righteous Brothers
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The Improbable Dream: Part 1 (#8.1)
7 June 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rebecca has erotic dreams about Sam. She tells it to Frasier and Lilith but Sam overhears it.. He tells it to others and asks for advice on how to use it. Carla gives him one. He gets Rebecca to sleep and gets into her office but it doesn't go the way he wanted. Still she thinks she should try it with him until Robin Colcord walks in.

A nice start of the season. One already wonders what is about to happen. It was just weird how Carla was so into Sam in this episode. Wonder if it will go on, I hope not.

The Cranes talking to Rebecca about her dreams was the best part.They make me laugh all the time

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