Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Series / DreamOn

Go To



* {{Fanservice}}: Despite being kind of dumpy-looking, Martin hooked up with an astonishing amount of hot naked women.


Added DiffLines:

* KavorkaMan: Despite being kind of dumpy-looking, Martin hooked up with an astonishing amount of hot naked women.


* StylisticSuck: Martin's play/musical, though because the German director thought Martin's play was a dull examination of his divorce.

to:

* StylisticSuck: Martin's play/musical, though because the German director the aforementioned Moorecock thought Martin's play was a dull examination of his divorce.


* SpiritualSuccessor: Kathy Kinney's' Mimi is strongly reminiscent of Denny Dillon's Toby.

to:

* SpiritualSuccessor: Kathy Kinney's' Kinney's Mimi is strongly reminiscent of Denny Dillon's Toby.

Added DiffLines:

* SpiritualSuccessor: Kathy Kinney's' Mimi is strongly reminiscent of Denny Dillon's Toby.

Added DiffLines:

* StylisticSuck: Martin's play/musical, though because the German director thought Martin's play was a dull examination of his divorce.
-->'''Play!Judith:''' ''(singing)'' Take the man from woman, and what you got is "wo" / I am "wo", I am "wo", I am "wo"!


An {{Creator/HBO}} original comedy made in the first half of TheNineties by the creators-to-be of ''Series/{{Friends}}'', David Crane and Marta Kaufman. The series was essentially a sex farce, detailing the life of Martin Tupper (Brian Benben), a neurotic [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New Yorker]] trying to get laid in the wake of his divorce, his expectations of life addled by a childhood spent watching old TV.

to:

An {{Creator/HBO}} original comedy made in the first half of TheNineties by the creators-to-be of ''Series/{{Friends}}'', David Crane and Marta Kaufman. The series was essentially a sex farce, detailing the life of Martin Tupper (Brian Benben), (Creator/BrianBenben), a neurotic [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity New Yorker]] trying to get laid in the wake of his divorce, his expectations of life addled by a childhood spent watching old TV.


* BlackBestFriend: Eddie Charles.


* IncestIsRelative: In the episode "Theory of Relativity", Martin [[KissingCousins and his cousin Sarah]] (played by Helen "Supergirl" Slater) find themselves attracted to each other but unable to act upon it for most of the episode. When they finally find themselves alone and unable to be interrupted, their mutual passion fizzles out when they notice how much their feet resemble each other's.

to:

* IncestIsRelative: KissingCousins: In the episode "Theory of Relativity", Martin [[KissingCousins and his cousin Sarah]] Sarah (played by Helen "Supergirl" Slater) find themselves attracted to each other but unable to act upon it for most of the episode. When they finally find themselves alone and unable to be interrupted, their mutual passion fizzles out when they notice how much their feet resemble each other's.


* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Martin Tupper went through woman after woman in a effort to replace his true love, his ex-wife, Judith. (It should be noted that many fans of the show found Martin and Judith's [[LastMinuteHookup final season reconciliation]] to be the show's SharkJump moment.

to:

* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Martin Tupper went through woman after woman in a effort to replace his true love, his ex-wife, Judith. (It should be noted that many fans of the show found Martin and Judith's [[LastMinuteHookup final season reconciliation]] to be the show's SharkJump moment.


* PrimaDonnaDirector: Sir Roland Moorecock (DavidBowie) in "The Second Greatest Story Ever Told" -- he's nasty to everyone but is kowtowed to nonetheless. Martin ultimately tries to call him out on his nastiness only to discover that he's more than aware of how much he's resented; he just ''doesn't care''.

to:

* PrimaDonnaDirector: Sir Roland Moorecock (DavidBowie) (Music/DavidBowie) in "The Second Greatest Story Ever Told" -- he's nasty to everyone but is kowtowed to nonetheless. Martin ultimately tries to call him out on his nastiness only to discover that he's more than aware of how much he's resented; he just ''doesn't care''.



----

to:

----


* MagicPlasticSurgery: Eddie Charles is [[TheOtherDarrin replaced by a different actor]] partway through the first series. This is explained away by having him get surgery to change his eyelids. So he gets a whole new face and several extra inches of height! However, everybody says that he doesn't look any different. Martin quips "A little younger maybe." Devillishly clever, these eyelid surgeons!

to:

* MagicPlasticSurgery: Eddie Charles is [[TheOtherDarrin replaced by a different actor]] partway through the first series. This is explained away by having him get surgery to change his eyelids. So he gets a whole new face and several extra inches of height! However, everybody says that he doesn't look any different. Martin quips "A little younger maybe." Devillishly Devilishly clever, these eyelid surgeons!



----> '''Jeremy''': (looking stunned) Sex can be bad?!
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs:In "The Second-Greatest Story Ever Told", Richard's life is becoming a {{Biopic}}. Martin falls in love with the woman playing Judith...and then she meets the man playing Richard...

to:

----> --> '''Jeremy''': (looking stunned) Sex can be bad?!
* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs:In WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In "The Second-Greatest Story Ever Told", Richard's life is becoming a {{Biopic}}. Martin falls in love with the woman playing Judith...and then she meets the man playing Richard...


* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs:In "The Second-Greatest Story Ever Told", Richard's life is becoming a BioPic. Martin falls in love with the woman playing Judith...and then she meets the man playing Richard...

to:

* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs:In "The Second-Greatest Story Ever Told", Richard's life is becoming a BioPic.{{Biopic}}. Martin falls in love with the woman playing Judith...and then she meets the man playing Richard...


* ImagineSpot

to:

* ImagineSpotImagineSpot: The series' core gimmick.


* BigApplesauce

to:

* BigApplesauceBigApplesauce: Very much a New York show.



* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: Nice little sendup -- Martin has to give up coffee. Suddenly ''every one'' of the little film clips in his head is about....

to:

* ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere: Nice A nice little sendup -- Martin has to give up coffee. Suddenly ''every one'' of the little film clips in his head is about....about...



* MagicPlasticSurgery: Eddie Charles, is [[TheOtherDarrin replaced by a different actor]] partway through the first series. This is explained away by having him get surgery to change his eyelids. So he gets a whole new face and several extra inches of height! However, everybody says that he doesn't look any different. Martin quips "A little younger maybe." Devillishly clever, these eyelid surgeons!
* TheMissusAndTheEx: This happened in the episode "Three Coins in the Dryer". Martin imagined all kinds of craziness about them viciously fighting each other. It turned out that they were indeed rather awkward and uncomfortable with each other, but perfectly nice to each other. Martin's ex-wife only reacted with a friendly detached amusement that they had so obviously been having sex.
* TheOtherDarrin: The aforementioned magic face of Eddie.

to:

* MagicPlasticSurgery: Eddie Charles, Charles is [[TheOtherDarrin replaced by a different actor]] partway through the first series. This is explained away by having him get surgery to change his eyelids. So he gets a whole new face and several extra inches of height! However, everybody says that he doesn't look any different. Martin quips "A little younger maybe." Devillishly clever, these eyelid surgeons!
* TheMissusAndTheEx: This happened happens in the episode "Three Coins in the Dryer". Martin imagined imagines all kinds of craziness about them viciously fighting each other. It turned turns out that they were indeed are rather awkward and uncomfortable with each other, but perfectly nice to each other. nice. Martin's ex-wife only reacted reacts with a friendly detached amusement that they had have so obviously been having sex.
* TheOtherDarrin: The aforementioned magic face of Eddie.
sex.



* TheTalk: Spoofed Martin steels himself to tell Jeremy The Facts Of Life and is hugely relieved when Jeremy says, "Dad, I know all this. We learned it at school." Martin smiles and relaxes, calmly asking if Jeremy has any questions. "Yeah, what's cunnilingus?" Cut to man falling from a building with a horrified scream.

to:

* TheTalk: Spoofed Spoofed. Martin steels himself to tell Jeremy The Facts Of Life and is hugely relieved when Jeremy says, "Dad, I know all this. We learned it at school." Martin smiles and relaxes, calmly asking if Jeremy has any questions. questions...
**
"Yeah, what's cunnilingus?" Cut to man falling from a building with a horrified scream.



*** Played straight(er) later by Martin talking to Jeremy about a completely different and wrapping up by saying it was "as awkward as bad sex".

to:

*** ** Played straight(er) later by Martin talking to Jeremy about a completely different and wrapping up by saying it was "as awkward as bad sex".

Showing 15 edit(s) of 17

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report