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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Series cast summary:
Brian Benben ...  Martin Tupper 119 episodes, 1990-1996
Denny Dillon ...  Toby Pedalbee 119 episodes, 1990-1996
Wendie Malick ...  Judith Tupper Stone / ... 119 episodes, 1990-1996
Chris Demetral ...  Jeremy Tupper 119 episodes, 1990-1996
Dorien Wilson ...  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) See more »

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Drøm videre See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The opening credits began with a television set turning on to display nothing but static. This has since become the generic logo for all HBO Original Series. 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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Alternate Versions

When "Dream On" was rebroadcast on the Fox network, episodes were re-edited to remove swearing, tone down the sex, and remove nudity. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) See more »

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The most innovative and original comedy series out there!
25 November 1998 | by WJKingSee all my reviews

"Dream On" is (I should say was) the most innovative and original comedy series out there. The show ended in 1996, but is still in re-runs in many areas. The show follows Martin Tupper, a divorced New York City book editor, on his seemingly never-ending quest for love. Unfortunately, none of his one- night-stands measure up to the love of his life, his ex, Judith Tupper Stone.

But...he keeps looking. Martin goes through more women than socks. Still, he remains a truly lovable character, though a bit on the cheap side. And, of course, he's always loses in the end, poor schmuck!

As this show's main focus is Martin's quest for love (read: sex), it's definitely not for kiddies. The show features some pretty risque themes, and some rather graphic simulated sex. This may explain why "Dream On" is generally found only on premium cable channels (eg HBO).

The most brilliant part of the show is the constant interjection of old movie scenes which illustrate the inner workings of Martin's warped mind. While hard to explain, trust that this is both effective and hilarious.

And humor is what the show's all about. It's screamingly funny, not to mention incredibly well-acted. The show never shies away from controversial subject matter, either. Certainly, "Dream On" remains one of the overlooked gems of television history.


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