Frasier (1993–2004)
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The Impossible Dream 

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.


David Lee


David Angell (created by), Peter Casey (created by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kelsey Grammer ... Dr. Frasier Crane
Jane Leeves ... Daphne Moon
David Hyde Pierce ... Dr. Niles Crane
Peri Gilpin ... Roz Doyle
Dan Butler ... Bulldog Briscoe
John Mahoney ... Martin Crane
Edward Hibbert ... Gil Chesterton
Byrne Piven ... Dr. Sigmund Freud
Lisa Melilli Lisa Melilli ... Dream Girl
Pauley Perrette ... Rebecca (as Pauley P.)
Bette Rae Bette Rae ... Elizabeth
Kieran Culkin ... Jimmy (voice)
Christopher Durang 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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Release Date:

15 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The celebrity callers in this episode are Kieran Culkin as Jimmy, who calls in claiming his parents are stupid and asks how long it'll last, and Christopher Durang who plays Rudy, who tells on air the plot of a sad movie while crying. See more »


When Frasier is discussing his dream with Martin in the kitchen, Martin's lips are out of sync with the audio in multiple shots where he is in profile. See more »


Frasier: I'm on a bus to Hell.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Featured in Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter (2004) See more »


Tossed Salads and Scrambled Eggs
Written by Bruce Miller and Darryl Phinnessee
Performed by Kelsey Grammer
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Sleep Deprived
4 October 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Frasier is obsessed with a recurring dream he is having. He wake with a tattoo in motel room. Out of the bathroom comes that food critic. This is really disturbing and he and Niles begin to hit the books, trying to interpret the dream. Of course, Roz can't keep her mouth shut, and Frazier, once again, must endure ridicule. It's funny but quite discomfiting.

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