The BEST Episodes of California Dreams

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2021

Network: NBC

California Dreams is a show about a group of high school teens that form their own band, The California Dreams. The show follows the group through their problems in high school as well as their problems in trying to score a record deal.

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Mother and Child Reunion

#1 - Mother and Child Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 7, 1992

Tiffani's mother finally returns to reunite with her daughter after trying to become a dancer for ten years in New York. The reunion doesn't go so well and Tiffani's anger finally catches up with her in the middle of her 16th birthday party.

star 7.60
5 votes
The First Gig

#2 - The First Gig

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 1992

The band gets their first gig, playing for a girl that Matt has a bit of a crush on- Randi Jo. The date of the gig is the same day that Matt's dad is planning on taking a family trip to the Grand Canyon. The band plans to get the date of the tickets switched by posing as Van Halen. - The band also neglects to let Sly in as manager of the band.

star 7.50
18 votes
Schoolhouse Rock

#3 - Schoolhouse Rock

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 27, 1993

The band gets an audition to open for Sting, but Sgt. McBride is on the rampage and gives Jake and Tiffani detention. The two have to try to escape detention in order to make the audition with the rest of the band.

star 7.50
2 votes
Indecent Promposal

#4 - Indecent Promposal

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 5, 1994

After not wanting to go to the prom, Jake decides that Tiffani can go with Glen, who in exchange for a date with Tiffani will hire the band to play the prom. Tiffani goes to the prom with Glen, but Jake breaks up with her when he sees them kissing.

star 7.50
2 votes
Wooing Woo

#5 - Wooing Woo

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 25, 1993

Los garrison aceptan a un estudiante de intercambio de China, Samatha Woo. Mientras tanto la banda trata de encontrar un reemplazo para Jenny. Samantha hace la actuacion y resulta ser muy buena entonces la cuadrilla le pide unirse al grupo. Los muchachos se quedan embelesados ante ella y hacen una apuesta para ver quien puede besarla primero. Cuando Tiffani lo averigua se lo dice a Sam estando dispuestas ha darles una leccion a ellos. Sam les dice que ella vuelve a China porque ellos no tienen ningún respeto por ella. Ellos le dicen que ellos harán cualquier cosa si con ello consiguen que se quede así ella los convence para disfrazarse como una mujer para que vean lo que se siente al ser tratada como un pedazo de carne.

star 7.17
6 votes
Winkle/Wicks World

#6 - Winkle/Wicks World

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1994

The band must work on a project for school, creating their own television shows. Tiffani and Mark partner up to create ""Ms. Smith's Neighborhood"", which is a cross between a surfing show and ""Mr. Roger's Oceanside."" Jake, Lorena, and Sam partner up to create ""Hall Monitors,"" a take-off on ""Cops."" While Sly and Tony create ""The Goo-Ga-Moo Guys,"" a ""Wayne's World""-type show for guys that are interested in girls. ""The Goo-Ga-Moo Guys"" becomes a hit show on a local station and Sly quits being manager of the band. However, Sly and Tony's friendship gets strained over greed.

star 7.00
2 votes
Family Tree

#7 - Family Tree

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 1994

The gang is assigned a school project to research their family tree and give a report. Tony isn't able to find anything about his family past the Civil War. Embarrassed, Tony lies about his family's background. Sly and Mark give a speech about their ancestors who had the Winkle charm, and try to use it on girls.

star 7.00
2 votes
Boyz R Us

#8 - Boyz R Us

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 17, 1994

An old friend from Tony's childhood, Darren, pays a visit to Tony. He aks Tony to help out one of their friends from a gang that he's joined. The friend ends up in the hospital and Tony has to decide if he should help get revenge on the gang. The rest of the band takes a job delivering singing telegrams.

star 7.00
2 votes
The Fashion Man

#9 - The Fashion Man

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 7, 1996

Sly decides to become a model for the Amber Dubois Modeling Agency, after seeing an ad. The agency claims to have discovered the famous model Samson, but when Amber starts charging Sly large amounts of money, the gang thinks that it might be a scam.

star 7.00
1 votes
Sleazy Rider

#10 - Sleazy Rider

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 2, 1993

Jake decide presentarse a una competicion con su Harley. Sin embargo cuando él tiene que irse de la ciudad él pide a Matt cuidar de ella. Sly decide tomarla para dar una vuelta y termina chocando contra Tony. Tony se rompe su pierna y termina en el hospital. Jake está furioso con Sly cuando él vuelve y averigua que pasó. Mientras tanto Tiffani piensa que a Tony le gusta ella y viceversa, las cosas se ponen muy extrañas entre ellos hasta que ellos hablan y lo clarifiquen.

star 6.67
3 votes
Follow Your Dreams

#11 - Follow Your Dreams

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 17, 1994

Everyone takes a career aptitude test at school that will tell them what career would be perfect for them. Mark a guidance counselor, Sam a photographer, Tiffani a veteranarian, Jake a florist, and Lorena and Sly both a fashion designer. In trying to get a date with Lorena, Sly copied off of her test so that they would have more in common with each other. While Jake has trouble writing a new song, he decides to work on his new florist career.

star 6.67
3 votes
Romancing the Tube

#12 - Romancing the Tube

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 14, 1992

Sly figures out a way to pick up chicks- surfing. Sly tries to get Tiffani to teach him how to surf and she agrees. After they start out lessons, Tiffani and Sly realize that there's something besides friendship between them. However, Tiffani's afraid that Sly wouldn't be able to commit to one girl. Matt, Jenny, and Tony decide to try and get the band a new lighting system and get a job painting some of the Garrion's rooms. Mr. Garrison agrees to pay them $300 in advance to buy the equipment with.

star 6.60
5 votes
Battle of the Bands

#13 - Battle of the Bands

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 1992

Matt is determined to win the Battle of the Bands contest. The California Dreams are up against their biggest competition- Bradley and the Billionaires. Sly's idea of how to win the contest? One of the judges, Angela, likes Matt. All Matt needs to do is date her to swing the vote. Tony also thinks about getting an earring, until Tiffani tells him how they pierce an ear.

star 6.50
4 votes
Beat of His Own Dream

#14 - Beat of His Own Dream

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 1992

Tony's dad (AKA Coach Wicks) does not believe that Tony should be part of the band. This leads Tony to quit the band and so he starts playing football to try and get his dad's approval. Tiffani finds out that she has a secret admirer that could be Dennis.

star 6.50
6 votes
Jake's Song

#15 - Jake's Song

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 11, 1993

Matt and Sly (as well as the rest of the band) are scared of the ""tough guy"" at school, Jake Sommers. Then Jake starts to take an interest in joining the band.

star 6.50
6 votes
The Long Goodbye

#16 - The Long Goodbye

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 15, 1994

After Allison announces that she's going away to another school, Sly is heartbroken. Lorena and Sam accuse Jake and Tony of not being as romantic as Sly. Jake and Tony try to prove that they are romantic, too.

star 6.50
2 votes
Trust Me

#17 - Trust Me

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 22, 1994

The gang competes in a video competition. When trying to write a new song, Mark spends a lot of time at Lorena's house. They end up kissing and Mark tries to find a way to confess to Jake without getting the pulp beat out of him.

star 6.50
2 votes
Harley and the Marlboro Man

#18 - Harley and the Marlboro Man

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 1994

Jake enters a motorcycle contest and Uncle Frank pays a visit to help Jake win the competition. Uncle Frank gets Jake hooked on smoking. The whole gang thinks that smoking is a bad idea, especially Lorena. She threatens to not date Jake anymore if he doesn't quit. The band also finds a box filled with money on the beach. Mark is left in charge of it and Sly thinks investing the money in a get-rich-quick program is a good idea.

star 6.50
2 votes
Double Date

#19 - Double Date

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 1992

Sharkey leaves on a vacation and leaves Tony in charge. Sly, the wannabe money-maker that he is, talks Sharkey into throwing a big Hawaiian-style part at Sharkey's, complete with a cover charge for every partier there. Sly books the band to play the party. Trouble is, Matt has already promised his crush, Randi Jo, that they will perform that same night at her sister, Debbie's, wedding. The party can't be cancelled- Sly has already used some of Sharkey's money for promoting the event. Matt can't cancel on Randi Jo because he doesn't want to disappoint her.

star 6.40
5 votes
This Time

#20 - This Time

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 28, 1992

Eric, an old boyfriend of Jenny's resurfaces after leaving to pursue his acting career. Meanwhile, a new van that Sly has purchased makes it all the way to the Garrison's garage before breaking down.

star 6.40
5 votes
Blind Dates

#21 - Blind Dates

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 1, 1994

Sly's trying to find a date for the Romance Dance at school. So, he heads online and meets a girl, Allison, on the online chat room ""Comp-U-Chat"". When he finally meets her, he finds out that she's blind. After seeing Sly's good luck getting a date, Tony and Sam decide to give ""Comp-U-Chat"" a try for themselves.

star 6.33
3 votes
Secret Admirer

#22 - Secret Admirer

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 1995

In order to get the California Dreams a gig, Sly goes on a date with an overweight girl that he used to tease. He finally does get a conscience and starts to feel bad about using her. Meanwhile, a poem that Mark wrote for a crush goes from Mark to Lorena to Jake and then to Tony, making everyone think that the poem was written for them.

star 6.33
3 votes
They Shoot Videos, Don't They?

#23 - They Shoot Videos, Don't They?

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 21, 1992

Sly decides that the band should enter a video contest. His vision for the video is to have the band chased by girls until Nicki Dentine kisses Matt at the end. Randi Jo, Matt's girlfriend, however, does not find the concept very appealing. Sly tricks Matt into getting the kiss and Randi Jo breaks up with Matt as a result. The breakup leads to a new song for the band written by Matt and a new video concept for Sly.

star 6.25
4 votes
Dream Man

#24 - Dream Man

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 1992

Sly and Tony decide to listen in on Jenny's slumber party and hears Jenny talking about her dream guy. Sly decides to try and change his personality to be the man of Jenny's dreams. While Sly hits on Jenny, Tony's busy with her friend Jasmine. Tiffani writes lyrics to a song, but Matt just can't come out and tell her that they aren't good.

star 6.17
6 votes
It's a Guy Thing

#25 - It's a Guy Thing

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 31, 1992

Jenny and Tiffani create a fake supermodel from Paris named Monique to show Sly and Tony how shallow they are. The plan ends up backfiring on the girls, then working out to their advantage. During this, the Garrison family tries to fix their broken washing machine and saving themselves from calling a real professional.

star 6.00
4 votes