California Dreams

The WORST episodes of California Dreams

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 4/13/2022Network: NBC
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Shaken, Rattled, and Rolled
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#1 - Shaken, Rattled, and Rolled

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/14/1996

Tony gets caught in an earthquake while playing his drums and nearly gets killed by a speaker. He decides to try and move to Ohio where there aren't any earthquakes. Meanwhile, Sly tries to get Jack Zyans, a big music producer, to come and listen to the California Dreams play.

Directors: Patrick Maloney
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Honest Sly
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#2 - Honest Sly

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/20/1996

Sly gets a job working as a used car salesman at a store run by Gem Diamond. Sam comes to buy a used car and in order to make a sale, Sly sells her a bad car. Not being a very good driver, when Sam comes to return the car, she drives it right into a telephone pole. Meanwhile, Lorena pretends to be interested in Mark in order to help him get another girl's attention.

Directors: Patrick Maloney
Mop n' Pop
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#3 - Mop n' Pop

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/28/1996

Jake's dad, Al, gets laid off from his job as an airplane mechanic. He takes on a job as PCH's new janitor. Sly starts making fun of Jake's dad, causing Jake to be embarrased and ashamed of his father. Meanwhile, the gang (minus Jake) plays a water version of tag called Ba-Boom.

Directors: Patrick Maloney
Diss-Honored
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#4 - Diss-Honored

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/5/1996

Sam becomes the new president of the Honor Society at school. Since Tony isn't a member, he never seems Sam because she's busy with activities involving the Honor Society. Tony decides to cheat on a test in order to be able to join Sam in the club. Harvey Cramdon, the old Honor Society president, will stop at nothing to get his old position back.

Directors: Patrick Maloney
Reel Teens
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#5 - Reel Teens

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/12/1996

Jake gets chosen to be followed around by the TV show ""Reel Teens"" for a week. The purpose of the show is to show how real teens deal with stress, school, and overall life. The show follows Jake as he fixes Tiffani's car, writes a new song for the band, and the stress becomes overwhelming for Jake.

Directors: Patrick Maloney
Father Knows Bets
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#6 - Father Knows Bets

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/19/1996

Feeling neglected because his dad never spends any time with him, Sly starts to gamble. His gambling gets too out of hand when he ends up losing the bands equipment. The band has to figure out how to fix the relationship between Sly and his father. Meanwhile, Tony is on the Senior Awards committee and can't keep the fact that Jake is going to be awarded with the Himalaya Award (an award that is given to the most unique senior) a secret.

Directors: Patrick Maloney
Letters from Woo
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#7 - Letters from Woo

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/25/1996

Sam creates a video letter to send back home to her Uncle Tze Tze to show him that she has made friends in America. The episode is full of flashbacks from previous episodes.

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Senior Prom
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#8 - Senior Prom

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/2/1996

During the contest for Prom King and Queen, Jake and Tiffani tie Tony and Sam for the crowns. The competition between the two couples starts getting way out of hand. Meanwhile, Mark tries to ask a girl to the Prom and Sly books the band for a gig on the day of the Prom. - The gang ends up getting stranded in the woods before they make it to the Prom.

Directors: Patrick Maloney
Babewatch
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#9 - Babewatch

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/9/1996

Tiffani, Sly, Mark, and Lorena, become extras on the television show ""Babewatch"" that films in their area. Sam also gets a job working on the show, and one of the crew members takes a liking to her, causing Tony to become jealous. Jake also gets a job working for the show as the assistant to the producer.

Love Letters
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#10 - Love Letters

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/16/1996

The gang decides to rectify the thing that they most regret doing or not doing during their time at high school. Sly's biggest regret is never telling Lorena that he has feelings for her. He tries to fix the problem by sending her anonymous love letters. Tiffani's biggest regret is being mean to a boy that asked her out freshman year. While, Sam and Tony regret not competing in the dance contest. Mark regrets letting the school's gym teacher get to him and Jake regrets not playing the bagpipes in public.

Directors: Don Barnhart
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Graduation
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#11 - Graduation

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/23/1996

While trying to impress Sara, a girl that he likes, Mark decides to drink at Lorena's graduation party. He's too drunk to drive home, but does, and that leads to Sara ending up in the hospital and Mark ending up in jail. Meanwhile, Jake and Tiffani have to finish a class project or they won't graduate. The gang also finally get their diplomas from the Principal.

Directors: Don Barnhart
A Band Divided
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#12 - A Band Divided

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/30/1996

The band's amp blows and Lorena offers to buy them a replacement. The only catch is that she want's to be co-manager of the band alongside Sly. When she and Sly start arguing, it costs the band gigs. The new amp that Lorena buys blows the wiring at her loft and Jake and the guys try to fix it.

Directors: Don Barnhart
The Last Gig
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#13 - The Last Gig

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/14/1996

The next year of school starts in a week. Tiffani is going to study oceanography at the University of Hawaii. Sam is going to study physics at Oxford, while Mark is going to study music at Juliard. Sly and Lorena are both going to attend Pacific University, while Tony is going to go off and study acting. Jake tries to keep the band together by scoring a record contract. When he finally gets Brett Dewey of StyleJam records to offer them a contract, the rest of the band decides that they would rather go off to college than continue on in the band, but they encourage Jake to take the record contract for himself and continue on in music. Jake isn't sure that he wants to go on without the rest of the band.

Directors: Patrick Maloney
The Sly Who Came To Dinner
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#14 - The Sly Who Came To Dinner

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/9/1993

El padre de Sly se va de la ciudad, entonces él convence a Matt de dejarle quedarse con él. En vez de pasar el tiempo con Matt, Sly pasa todo su tiempo tratando de hacercarse mas a Sam, ayudandole con sus tareas. Pero resulta no lleva muy bien esa asignatura entonces él roba uno de los trabajos de un estudiante del Sr. Garriso. Consiguiendo que al final Sam saque una mala puntuacion y tanto ella como Matt acaban estando artos de Sly y queriendo que él se marche pero el acaba finjiendo estar enfermo. Ellos le dejan quedarse y esperar que se recupere. Pero ellos descubren que él no esta enfermo y hacen de todo para hecharlo. Mientras tanto Tiffani sigue recibiendo regalos de un admirador secreto y Jake y Tony se vuelven muy protectores con ella, pero acaba siendo simplemente un borde inofensivo.

Surfboards and Cycles
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#15 - Surfboards and Cycles

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/16/1993

Los muchachos deciden tomar clases de cocina y las muchachas deciden tomar clases de mecanica. Tiffani quiere demostrar que ella puede hacer algo que los chicos pueden hacer. Y los chicos solamente quieren conocer a chicas. Jake piensa que Tiffani no podra con esto, pero entonces el finalmente intenta ayudarla cuando ella trata de areglar su coche, una cosa conduce a la otra y ellos comparten un beso. Matt presencia todo y se lo cuenta a todos, la cuadrilla no siente que esto sea lo mejor para el grupo entonces ellos dicen a Tiffani que Jake tarde o temprano la dejara y ellos dicen a Jake que él perderá su actitud borde. Mientras tanto Tiffani y Jake escriben una canción sobre su relación, pero no pueden olvidarse sobre lo que estan diciendo todos llegando a discutir y rompiendo. La cuadrilla se siente responsable y planean una cena romántica para ellos y Tiffani Jake a caban volviendo juntos..

Where's Dennis?
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#16 - Where's Dennis?

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/5/1992

While Mr. and Mrs. Garrison are away for the evening, Matt is in charge of babysitting his little brother Dennis. The band sets up a performance at the Garrison's house, but Dennis turns up missing.

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High Plains Dreamer
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#17 - High Plains Dreamer

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/30/1993

Tony faints at a Western movie when his date's old flame shows up. He has a dream that he and the rest of the band are back in the Old West.

The Year of the Woo
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#18 - The Year of the Woo

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/20/1993

After the van breaks down again, Sam gives the band the money that she was going to use to go back to Hong Kong to celebrate the New Year. After giving the money to the mechanic, the gang is scammed and no repairs are done on the van.

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21 Jake Street
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#19 - 21 Jake Street

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/25/1993

Sly decides to get fake IDs for the band, but the plan doesn't work out when Jake's new girlfriend is really an undercover cop. Matt and Tony also decide to use Sam and Tiffani as models for projects in art class.

Rebel Without A Clue
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#20 - Rebel Without A Clue

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/15/1994

After actually studying for a history test, Sly gets an A and his teacher accuses him of cheating. Tony also has to pick which girl will get to sing Tiffani's new song at the high school dance.

The Princess and the Yeti
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#21 - The Princess and the Yeti

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/29/1994

Lorena's father hires the band to play at his ski resort in Colorado. During their stay they run into some weird things, including an old mountain man and a Yeti driving the guests away from the resort.

Family Tree
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#22 - Family Tree

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/26/1994

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.

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Boyz R Us
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#23 - Boyz R Us

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/17/1994

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.

Junior Achievements
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#24 - Junior Achievements

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/24/1994

For an economics project at school, the gang decides to sell Sam's Great Great Grandmother's cold remedy. Sam is overwhelmed with greed, and later has to decide what's more important- money or her Great Great Grandmother's honor. Jake and Mark decide to create their own business as music teachers.

The Treasure of PCH
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#25 - The Treasure of PCH

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/31/1994

Lorena makes a bet with Jake that greed can rip apart friendship, even the band's friendship. Lorena and Jake create a plan to make the gang believe that there is buried treasure hidden nearby. Lorena's right- friendships start to get strained. Both Jake and Lorena end up surprised at the extent of everyone's greed.