The BEST Episodes of Dream On
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2020
Dream On is an American adult-themed situation comedy about the family life, romantic life, and career of Martin Tupper, a divorced New York City book editor played by Brian Benben. The show centered on Martin's life in an apartment in New York City with his teenage son, and relating to his ex-wife, while trying to date other women and succeed as an editor for a small book publisher. The show was notable for its frequent use of clips from old movies and TV shows to express Martin's inner life and feelings, which lent it much of its quirky appeal, reminding viewers about the impact of TV on their consciousness. The show was also significant for being one of the first American sitcoms to use uncensored profanity and nudity.
#1 - Toby or Not Toby
Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 6, 1991
Martin arrives at work to find Toby extremely happy. Martin questions her happiness, and Toby notes that it is her birthday. Martin's in trouble for forgetting, but can get out of it if he uses Toby's gift suggestions. Toby plans on celebrating her day with many activities, but strange currents are running against her (surprise wedding; many business calls; measles). Martin has to go to a wake for his Aunt Minnie, and Toby, sad that her day has been ruined, decides to join Martin. At the wake, Toby learns that Aunt Minnie is beginning to sound a lot like her. Considering the remarks made, and life described, Toby becomes rather sad. As Martin tries to lift Toby's mood, Toby responds relatively well. Then things take a turn for the worse. Then things turn ugly. Toby and Martin arrive back at work the next day very hung over.
#2 - To Have and Have and Have and Have Not
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 1, 1991
After walking out for cigarettes fifteen years ago, Martin's former girlfriend Veronica Sheridan finally returns. Veronica returned because she is pulling together a photo-book of all the famous men of New York. Everyone warns Martin to stay away from Veronica, but he can't help himself. Martin and Judith become worried when Veronica's photo session with Richard runs very late.
#3 - Home Sweet Homeboy
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 7, 1993
Andre Williams, a militant black writer of Martin's, bemoans the lack of publicity for his new book â€˜Yo! Homeboy', so Martin gets him a slot on Eddie's show. The appearance is a disaster, as Andre accuses Eddie of being â€˜the world's whitest black dude'. Shortly thereafter, Eddie makes some changes in his life, trying to increase his 'blackness.'
#4 - So Funny I Forgot to Laugh (aka Stop It, You're Killing Me)
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 29, 1991
An old female friend of Martin's, Bonnie, returns to New York City from Cleveland to pursue a stand-up career. Bonnie's first performance as a stand-up bombs. Martin tries to encourage her by suggesting that she should use her past relationships in her act (which has more humor in it than her current act). Martin and Bonnie start to fall for each other and end up sleeping together. The whole gang shows up for Bonnie's second performance as a stand-up comic. Bonnie, following Martin's advice, discusses her relationships in her act. Unfortunately for Martin, Bonnie sticks to talking about her current relationship. The gang, and the audience, except for Martin, love the new act. Afterwards, the gang offer Bonnie funny stories about Martin. Alone together back at Martin's apartment, Martin almost starts to tell Bonnie about his reactions to her new act. A phone call interrupts. An HBO scout was in the audience and loved the act. Next Friday, Bonnie is informed, an HBO big-wig wil
#5 - It Came from Beneath the Sink
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 17, 1992
Martin does battle with a rat.
#6 - The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (2)
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 7, 1991
Second half of one hour season premiere. NOTE: DVD version combines Parts 1 and 2 into a one hour episode.
#7 - Pants on Fire
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 8, 1991
Martin and Judith are audited by the IRS for the last year of their marriage. They go through old receipts together. An old receipt proves that Martin had an affair with Nicki Rosen, Judith's friend, while still married to Judith. Jeremy wants to go to a party that lacks parental supervision, but his parents won't allow him. Martin and Judith fight about the affair during audit at the IRS office. Jeremy uses the conflict to trick his parents so that he could go to the party. At the party, Jeremy plays spin the bottle.
#8 - Bad Girls
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 11, 1992
Martin decides that Jeremy's tough and sarcastic new girlfriend Clair is a bad influence and forbids him from seeing her.
#11 - To the Moon, Alex!
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 31, 1992
Gibby foists his possibly illegitimate son and Whitestone's newest editor upon Martin - Alex Farmer. Toby takes an immediate dislike to Alex and his secretary Skylar.
#12 - The Charlotte Letter
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 15, 1991
Martin's new girlfriend of three weeks, Charlotte, has a porn star past. Martin learns from Eddie. Charlotte reveals that her biggest secret is that she cannot drive. Martin begs to differ, and Charlotte admits to appearing in six porn videos to pay for college and is not ashamed. Martin and Charlotte try to continue their relationship despite this conflict. Martin tries to continue dating Charlotte, even though he keeps seeing her in porn star roles and settings.
#13 - The Name of the Game Is Five-Card Stud
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 22, 1991
Gibby informs the crew that they are all fired, just to soften the blow that there will not be bonuses (not really fired). Martin is talked into a nickel and dime porker game with his co-workers. They play in Martin's apartment. Expecting pizza, Martin finds Gibby at the door. Carter, the brown nose, had told Gibby about the game. Gibby lays down a large pile of $100s (the firm is doing financially badly, not him). All but Martin want to play high stakes, until Martin sees his cards. After losing big ($12,000), Gibby starts betting vacation days. Eventually clothing and household appliances get bet.
#14 - And Bimbo Was His Name-O (2)
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 6, 1992
Martin decides to date Sandra regardless of the consequences.
#15 - Nightmare on Bleecker Street
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 13, 1992
Toby is plagued by nightmares in which she murders Martin in gruesome scenes of violence.
#16 - For Peter's Sake
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 20, 1992
Gibby convinces a reluctant Martin that the big Xmas book should be the memoirs of a gay man dying of AIDS.
#20 - Where There's Smoke, You're Fired
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 23, 1994
Gibby takes a vacation, leaving Martin in charge of Whitestone with one simple condition â€“ he has to fire one of the company's book editors. Judith is depressed when her patient commits suicide.
#22 - Try Not to Remember
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 19, 1995
Martin has trouble climaxing and is referred to a therapist. Through hypnotism, she leads him to suspect he is repressing the memory of childhood abuse.
#23 - Silent Night, Holy Cow (2)
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 18, 1993
Martin and Judith take a pre-Xmas drive and get stranded in a barn, Eddie is stood up by a girlfriend and spends Xmas in a bar with Santa Claus, Toby wants to become a nun and Jeremy's special Xmas present from his girlfriend doesn't quite go according to plan.
#24 - And Your Little Dog, Too
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 14, 1991
Australians have bought Whitestone, and great change is in the air. Gibby Fiske makes his first appearance as the new boss at Whitestone, and he doesn't want to publish literature. Gibby calls Whitestone employees into his office, one at a time. Most of Whitestone's employees suddenly find themselves ex-employees. At his meeting with Gibby, Martin mentions many books, but all are too literary, not sleazy enough. Finally, and desperately, Martin states that he can get the autobiography of the host of the sleazy Eddie Charles Show. Martin begs Eddie and Eddie admits that if he did write an autobiography, he would go to a larger publisher. After more begging, Eddie eventually agrees to allow Whitestone to publish his life story. Conflict erupts when Martin seems to be leaning towards the more scandalous stories.
#25 - Super Freak
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 28, 1993
It's summer, and New York is experiencing a chronic heatwave. Martin is sweltering in his apartment due to broken air-conditioning. He seeks out his building's new super, a gorgeous woman named Debra. After fixing the fan, the two of them go all the way in torrid fashion, and all is well until . . .