History Series / CaliforniaDreams

12th Sep '17 6:33:31 PM Redfarmer1980
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: In real life, whenever the cast reunites (such as on the DVD or on ''Jimmy Fallon''), the actors who played Mark and Lorena are never shown or even mentioned. Even though they appeared in more episodes than the actors who played Matt and Jenny.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: ChuckCunninghamSyndrome:
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In real life, whenever the cast reunites (such as on the DVD or on ''Jimmy Fallon''), the actors who played Mark and Lorena are never shown or even mentioned. Even though they appeared in more episodes than the actors who played Matt and Jenny.Jenny.
** In the first season, Matt and Jenny's younger brother, Dennis, appears as a regular. However, he is never seen or mentioned again after the first season, even Jenny's sendoff episode.
23rd Jan '17 3:58:09 PM LarryMullen
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* OutOfOrder: Several episodes filmed for season 3 weren't shown until the middle of season 4. This is incredibly obvious since the fourth season's official couples, Tiffani/Jake and Sam/Tony, are all of a sudden single and dating other people.
11th Oct '16 6:11:35 PM Market43Fan
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* DeadpanSnarker: Each band member has flashes of this, but the most prolific in that department are Jenny and Jake.
22nd Sep '16 7:39:02 PM Market43Fan
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* DownerEnding: The anti-smoking episode "Harley and The Marlboro Man" had a double-whammy. It ends with Jake finding out that his uncle is dying of lung cancer. When the episode ends, a title card appears informing the audience that 24 people died from smoking in the amount of time it took to watch the episode.



* DownerEnding: The anti-smoking episode "Harley and The Marlboro Man" had a double-whammy. It ends with Jake finding out that his uncle is dying of lung cancer. When the episode ends, a title card appears informing the audience that 24 people died from smoking in the amount of time it took to watch the episode.

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* DownerEnding: The anti-smoking episode "Harley and The Marlboro Man" had a double-whammy. It ends with Jake finding out that his uncle is dying of lung cancer. When DropInCharacter: Sly could be this at times during the episode ends, a title card appears informing early seasons (when the audience that 24 people died from smoking in series was focused primarily on the amount of time it took to watch the episode.Garrison family).
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''.
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