Frasier: Season 4, Episode 3

The Impossible Dream (15 Oct. 1996)

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Frasier is tormented by a recurring erotic dream in which he wakes up in a cheap hotel bed with Gil Chesterton. He desperately searches for any psychological explanation besides the obvious one.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Byrne Piven ...
Lisa Melilli ...
Dream Girl
Rebecca (as Pauley P.)
Bette Rae ...
Jimmy (voice)
Christopher Durang ...
Rudy (voice)


Frasier has been having a recurring dream, one where he wakes up in a cheap hotel room. He has a tattoo on his arm that says "Chesty" and he's obviously not alone as someone is in the shower. Frasier waits in anticipation but is shocked when Gil Chesterton steps out wrapped in a towel. He begins to obsess over what it means and gets a variety of opinions. Niles of course searches for a scientific explanation. Martin thinks he's wasting his time as dreams don't ever make any sense. Roz thinks the whole situation is hilarious and Daphne thinks it has to do with fish. None of it helps Frasier. Written by garykmcd

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The title is based on the song "The Impossible Dream" composed by Mitch Leigh, with lyrics written by Joe Darion for the 1965 musical Man of La Mancha. The song is performed by Richard Kiley and was a hit for many other singers in the 1960's. The original stage production opened at the ANTA Washington Square theater in New York City on 22 November 1965, moving to Broadway after a short run, and eventually having a total of 2329 performances. "Man of La Mancha" won the 1966 Tony Awards for the Best Musical and Best Score. See more »


Niles: In this dream of yours, were there any cigars, bananas, or short, blunt swords?
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When the title "Frasier" and the usual silhouette of Seattle are on screen, several lights are being lit in the "windows" of the buildings. See more »


References Man of La Mancha (1972) See more »


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