History Series / CaliforniaDreams

10th Jun '16 4:34:15 PM Market43Fan
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* BadJobWorseUniform: The uniform Jake wears at the start of the episode "Stand By Your Man" for his job at a seafood restaurant involves a pirate uniform complete with parrot. [[spoiler:This is the job Jake returns to after taking a job at a motorcycle shop results in his being MistakenForCheating.]]
1st Jun '16 5:02:44 AM Market43Fan
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* MistakenForCheating: Jake gets hit with this at least twice; with both instances[[note]]Season 2's "Bwa Ha Ha Means I Love You" and Season 5's "[[Stand By Your Man]]"[[/note]] involving jobs he had to take on (one involving a gift for the 2-month anniversary of when Jake and Tiffani first began dating; the other involved paying for insurance for Jake's motorcycle). In both cases, the name of the person turns out to be Jake's boss; who happens to have a GenderBlenderName[[note]]the supervisor at [[SoulSuckingRetailJob Maniac Music]] in the first example is a male employee named Sandy; the owner of the motorcycle shop is a woman named [[TomboyishName Mel]][[/note]] and the reason for Tiffani's mistaken belief is due to overhearing a completely different conversation.

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* MistakenForCheating: Jake gets hit with this at least twice; with both instances[[note]]Season 2's "Bwa Ha Ha Means I Love You" and Season 5's "[[Stand "Stand By Your Man]]"[[/note]] Man"[[/note]] involving jobs he had to take on (one involving a gift for the 2-month anniversary of when Jake and Tiffani first began dating; the other involved paying for insurance for Jake's motorcycle). In both cases, the name of the person turns out to be Jake's [[spoiler:Jake's boss; who happens to have a GenderBlenderName[[note]]the supervisor at [[SoulSuckingRetailJob Maniac Music]] in the first example is a male employee named Sandy; the owner of the motorcycle shop is a woman named [[TomboyishName Mel]][[/note]] and the reason for Tiffani's mistaken belief is due to overhearing a completely different conversation.conversation]].
1st Jun '16 5:01:44 AM Market43Fan
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* MistakenForCheating: Jake gets hit with this at least twice; with both instances[[note]]Season 2's "Bwa Ha Ha Means I Love You" and Season 5's "[[Stand By Your Man]]"[[/note]] involving jobs he had to take on (one involving a gift for the 2-month anniversary of when Jake and Tiffani first began dating; the other involved paying for insurance for Jake's motorcycle). In both cases, the name of the person turns out to be Jake's boss; who happens to have a GenderBlenderName[[the supervisor at [[SoulSuckingRetailJob Maniac Music]] in the first example is a male employee named Sandy; the owner of the motorcycle shop is a woman named [[TomboyishName Mel]][[/note]] and the reason for Tiffani's mistaken belief is due to overhearing a completely different conversation.

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* MistakenForCheating: Jake gets hit with this at least twice; with both instances[[note]]Season 2's "Bwa Ha Ha Means I Love You" and Season 5's "[[Stand By Your Man]]"[[/note]] involving jobs he had to take on (one involving a gift for the 2-month anniversary of when Jake and Tiffani first began dating; the other involved paying for insurance for Jake's motorcycle). In both cases, the name of the person turns out to be Jake's boss; who happens to have a GenderBlenderName[[the GenderBlenderName[[note]]the supervisor at [[SoulSuckingRetailJob Maniac Music]] in the first example is a male employee named Sandy; the owner of the motorcycle shop is a woman named [[TomboyishName Mel]][[/note]] and the reason for Tiffani's mistaken belief is due to overhearing a completely different conversation.
1st Jun '16 5:01:23 AM Market43Fan
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* MistakenForCheating: Jake gets hit with this at least twice; with both instances[[note]]Season 2's "Bwa Ha Ha Means I Love You" and Season 5's "[[Stand By Your Man]]"[[/note]] involving jobs he had to take on (one involving a gift for the 2-month anniversary of when Jake and Tiffani first began dating; the other involved paying for insurance for Jake's motorcycle). In both cases, the name of the person turns out to be Jake's boss; who happens to have a GenderBlenderName[[the supervisor at [[SoulSuckingRetailJob Maniac Music]] in the first example is a male employee named Sandy; the owner of the motorcycle shop is a woman named [[TomboyishName Mel]][[/note]] and the reason for Tiffani's mistaken belief is due to overhearing a completely different conversation.
20th May '16 8:24:27 AM Market43Fan
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* CitizenshipMarriage: A variation occurs in the Season 4 episode "My Valentine" when Tony proposes to Sam because he's scared of losing her once they graduated and Sam had to go back to Hong Kong. [[spoiler:The others eventually talk them out of it.]]



* FollowTheLeader: A pretty clear case, with this one coming directly on the heels of Engel's ''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
** Albeit with a band who are, you know, actually decent and who ''consistently'' band.


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* HypocriticalHumor: Sam tends to be the focus of this trope, often calling other band members out for the same things she's doing.


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* ThirdPersonPerson: Lorena has a habit of doing this on occasion.
19th May '16 4:16:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Part of NBC's TNBC programming block in the 90's, California Dreams was another Peter Engel "sitcom for teens" much like his most popular creation ''[[SavedByTheBell Saved By the Bell]]''. Starting out as a fairly formulaic sitcom for the first season, it eventually became more like Engel's previous hit with the focus shifting to the teens and their lives. The show is notable for having an almost [[{{Anvilicious}} anviliciously]] multi-ethnic lead cast[[note]]probably second only to later offering ''One World'', which gave us a multiethnic ''adopted family''[[/note]] and the Aesops that each show had when it wasn't doing [[VerySpecialEpisode very special episodes]] as a result.

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Part of NBC's TNBC programming block in the 90's, California Dreams was another Peter Engel "sitcom for teens" much like his most popular creation ''[[SavedByTheBell ''[[Series/SavedByTheBell Saved By the Bell]]''. Starting out as a fairly formulaic sitcom for the first season, it eventually became more like Engel's previous hit with the focus shifting to the teens and their lives. The show is notable for having an almost [[{{Anvilicious}} anviliciously]] multi-ethnic lead cast[[note]]probably second only to later offering ''One World'', which gave us a multiethnic ''adopted family''[[/note]] and the Aesops that each show had when it wasn't doing [[VerySpecialEpisode very special episodes]] as a result.



* CompressedVice: Tiffani's one-episode steroid addiction... Wait, does this [[ThatSoundsFamiliar sound familiar]]? If you guessed it, yep: [[spoiler: Jessie Spano of ''SavedByTheBell'' also had a one-episode (and an infamous one, at that) drug addiction - caffeine pills, to be exact]]. Both characters were under so much pressure to succeed that they took quite some desperate measures; and later in the episode, they would have a major meltdown. The differences being that for the former it was sports-related, while for the latter it was academic-related... and the addiction was quite [[GRatedDrug G-rated in comparison]]. Not to mention, Kelly Packard's (Tiffani) acting here wasn't ''nearly'' as over-the-top and hammy as Elizabeth Berkley's, ironically.

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* CompressedVice: Tiffani's one-episode steroid addiction... Wait, does this [[ThatSoundsFamiliar sound familiar]]? If you guessed it, yep: [[spoiler: Jessie Spano of ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' also had a one-episode (and an infamous one, at that) drug addiction - caffeine pills, to be exact]]. Both characters were under so much pressure to succeed that they took quite some desperate measures; and later in the episode, they would have a major meltdown. The differences being that for the former it was sports-related, while for the latter it was academic-related... and the addiction was quite [[GRatedDrug G-rated in comparison]]. Not to mention, Kelly Packard's (Tiffani) acting here wasn't ''nearly'' as over-the-top and hammy as Elizabeth Berkley's, ironically.



* DisabledHottie: One GirlOfTheWeek. VerySpecialEpisode topic was the focal character's discomfort with his date's disability, and getting over it. ''SavedByTheBell'' had a similar episode but with a different angle.

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* DisabledHottie: One GirlOfTheWeek. VerySpecialEpisode topic was the focal character's discomfort with his date's disability, and getting over it. ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' had a similar episode but with a different angle.



* FollowTheLeader: A pretty clear case, with this one coming directly on the heels of Engel's ''SavedByTheBell''.

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* FollowTheLeader: A pretty clear case, with this one coming directly on the heels of Engel's ''SavedByTheBell''.''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
13th Feb '16 3:39:29 PM atomiccake
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In the first season, Jenny gets upset with her actor boyfriend Eric, who is depicted as arrogant and selfish, because he won't take time out for her even though she ditched the band for him several times. However, he correctly calls out Jenny by telling her that if she cared about the band at all she wouldn't have ditched them in the first place much like she wouldn't have expected him to ditch his commitment to the school play just to hang out with her.
13th Feb '16 3:38:39 PM atomiccake
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: In the first season, Jenny gets upset with her actor boyfriend Eric, who is depicted as arrogant and selfish, because he won't take time out for her even though she ditched the band for him several times. However, he correctly calls out Jenny by telling her that if she cared about the band at all she wouldn't have ditched them in the first place much like she wouldn't have expected him to ditch his commitment to the school play just to hang out with her.
23rd Dec '15 4:53:34 PM IlGreven
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* BattleOfTheBands: At least once a season. Never a doubt that the Dreams win every time.
24th Oct '15 1:15:58 PM atomiccake
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Originally the show was half family sitcom and half teen sitcom. There were only four members in the band and most episodes would feature a music video of the band. Every attempt to set the show apart from ''Saved by the Bell'' was eventually fazed out after a couple of seasons.
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