List of California Dreams episodes

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California Dreams is an American teen sitcom. The series ran for five seasons, airing on NBC from September 12, 1992 to December 14, 1996, as part of the network's Saturday morning TNBC teen-focused programming block. It was created by writers Brett Dewey and Ronald B. Solomon, was produced by Franco Bario, and was executive produced by Peter Engel as his first followup to Saved by the Bell for NBC.[1] California Dreams centered on a group of friends who form the fictional titular band.[2]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)
218September 11, 1993 (1993-09-11)February 5, 1994 (1994-02-05)
317September 10, 1994 (1994-09-10)January 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)
415September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)April 6, 1996 (1996-04-06)
515September 7, 1996 (1996-09-07)December 14, 1996 (1996-12-14)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1992)[edit]

In its first season, California Dreams was conceived as being as much a family sitcom as a teen sitcom about the titular band, which is reflected by the fact that the Garrison parents, as well as Matt and Jenny Garrison's younger brother Dennis, were a part of the cast:

  • Brent Gore as Matt Garrison
  • Heidi Noelle Lenhart as Jenny Garrison
  • Michael Cade as Sylvester "Sly" Winkle
  • Kelly Packard as Tiffani Smith
  • William James Jones as Tony Wicks
  • Michael Cutt as Mr. Richard Garrison
  • Gail Ramsey as Mrs. Melody Garrison
  • Ryan O'Neill as Dennis Garrison
List of California Dreams season 1 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Battle of the Bands"September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)6051[3]
22"Beat of His Own Drum"September 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)6053
33"Double Date"September 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)6055
44"Dream Man"October 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)6060
55"The First Gig"October 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)6052
66"Friends First"October 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)6054
77"Guess Who's Coming to Brunch"October 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)6061
88"It's a Guy Thing"October 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)6062
99"Mother and Child Reunion"November 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)6059
1010"Romancing the Tube"November 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)6063
1111"They Shoot Videos, Don't They?"November 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)6057
1212"The Time"November 28, 1992 (1992-11-28)6056
1313"Where's Dennis"December 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)6058

Season 2 (1993–94)[edit]

In the second season of California Dreams, the Garrison family was deemphasized – Heidi Noelle Lenhart herself left the show, and Jenny was written out in the season's third episode – and the show was refocused on the band, including the new band members – guitarist Jake, and new singer Sam Woo (from the fourth episode of season 2 on):

Notes
  1. ^ Main credited for the first three episodes of season #2 only.
  2. ^ Main cast credited from the fourth episode of season #2 on.
List of California Dreams season 2 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
141"Jake's Song"September 11, 1993 (1993-09-11)6064
152"Ciao, Jenny"September 19, 1993 (1993-09-19)6066
163"Wooing Woo"September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)6067
174"Sleazy Rider"October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)6068
185"The Sly Who Came to Dinner"October 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)6073
196"Surfboards and Cylces"October 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)6076
207"A Question of Math"October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)7401
218"High Plains Dreamer"October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)7403
229"Bwa Ha Ha Means I Love You"November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)7402
2310"Vote of Confidence"November 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)6070
2411"The Year of the Woo"November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)6074
2512"Schoolhouse Rock"November 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)7404
2613"Save the Shark"December 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)6072
2714"21 Jake Street"December 25, 1993 (1993-12-25)6071
2815"Can't Buy Me Love"January 8, 1994 (1994-01-08)6069
2916"Rebel Without A Clue"January 15, 1994 (1994-01-15)6075
3017"Dirty Dog Days"January 29, 1994 (1994-01-29)6065
3118"Indecent Promposal"February 5, 1994 (1994-02-05)7405

Season 3 (1994–95)[edit]

In the third season of California Dreams, the Garrison family element was completely eliminated and Brent Gore was dropped from the show. In his place, two new cast members were added – Lorena Costa, a rich girl who effectively became the band's groupie, and new keyboardist Mark Winkle, who is Sly's cousin. The cast from the show's third season remained unchanged through the fourth and fifth seasons of the series:

  • Kelly Packard as Tiffani Smith
  • William James Jones as Tony Wicks
  • Michael Cade as Sylvester "Sly" Winkle
  • Jay Anthony Franke as Jake Sommers
  • Jennie Kwan as Samantha Woo
  • Diana Uribe as Lorena Costa
  • Aaron Jackson as Mark Winkle
List of California Dreams season 3 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
321"The Unforgiven"September 10, 1994 (1994-09-10)60252
332"Follow Your Dreams"September 17, 1994 (1994-09-17)60251[4]
343"Budget Cuts"September 24, 1994 (1994-09-24)60255
354"Blind Dates"October 1, 1994 (1994-10-01)60256
365"Yoko, Oh No!"October 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)60263
376"The Long Goodbye"October 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)60265
387"Trust Me"October 22, 1994 (1994-10-22)60261
398"The Princess and the Yeti"October 29, 1994 (1994-10-29)60259
409"Winkle/Wicks World"November 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)60267
4110"Daddy's Girl"November 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)60266
4211"Family Tree"November 26, 1994 (1994-11-26)60269
4312"Harley and the Marlboro Man"December 3, 1994 (1994-12-03)60270
4413"Rebel Without a Nerve"December 10, 1994 (1994-12-10)60271
4514"Boyz 'r Us"December 17, 1994 (1994-12-17)60264
4615"Junior Achievement"December 24, 1994 (1994-12-24)60257
4716"The Treasure of PCH"December 31, 1994 (1994-12-31)60258
4817"Tiffani's Gold"January 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)60253

Season 4 (1995–96)[edit]

The cast for the fourth season of California Dreams was the same as the cast for the third season.

List of California Dreams season 4 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
491"Two Too Much"September 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)60272
502"My Valentine"September 16, 1995 (1995-09-16)60276
513"Principal Tiffani"September 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)60280
524"The Dateless Game"October 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)60281
535"Fallen Idol"October 14, 1995 (1995-10-14)60278
546"Defending Sly's Life"October 21, 1995 (1995-10-21)60284
557"Secret Admirer"November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)60277
568"Old"November 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)60275
579"Operation Tony"November 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)60274
5810"Community Service"November 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)61651[5]
5911"Heal the Bay"December 2, 1995 (1995-12-02)60254
6012"Woo-ops"December 30, 1995 (1995-12-30)60273
6113"We'll Always Have Aspen"January 6, 1996 (1996-01-06)60260
6214"Lorena's Place"March 30, 1996 (1996-03-30)60279
6315"Dancing Isn't Everything"April 6, 1996 (1996-04-06)60282

Season 5 (1996)[edit]

The cast for the fifth season of California Dreams was the same as the cast for the third and fourth seasons.

List of California Dreams season 5 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
code
641"Stand by Your Man"September 7, 1996 (1996-09-07)TBA
652"Shaken, Rattled and Rolled"September 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)TBA
663"Honest Sly"September 21, 1996 (1996-09-21)TBA
674"Mop N' Pop"September 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)TBA
685"Diss-Honored"October 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)TBA
696"Reel Teens"October 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)TBA
707"Father Knows Bets"October 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)TBA
718"Letters From Woo"October 25, 1996 (1996-10-25)60283
729"Senior Prom"November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)TBA
7310"Babewatch"November 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)60268
7411"Love Letters"November 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)60254
7512"Graduation"November 22, 1996 (1996-11-22)TBA
7613"A Band Divided"November 30, 1996 (1996-11-30)TBA
7714"The Fashion Man"December 7, 1996 (1996-12-07)60262
7815"The Last Gig"December 14, 1996 (1996-12-14)TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greg Braxton (November 27, 1992). "'Bell' Hearing the Sounds of Success : Television: With a TV movie, foreign broadcasts, syndicated reruns and a plethora of merchandise, 'Saved by the Bell' intends to be noticed". Los Angeles Times. Times Mirror Company. Retrieved February 5, 2016. The series ["Saved by the Bell"] is seen in 34 countries and is the most popular program of its kind in France, the producers say. Its success at home, meanwhile, prompted the creation of another Engel-produced show, "California Dreams," which joined the NBC Saturday morning lineup this season.
  2. ^ Rebecca Ascher-Walsh (October 2, 1992). "California Dreams". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 5, 2016. ...a show about high schoolers, stars a teenage brother and sister who practice in the garage with their rock band...
  3. ^ "California Dreams : no. 6051, [The first gig] / directed by Don Barnhart". United States Copyright Office. October 19, 1992. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "California dreams : no. 60251, Follow your dreams / directed by Patrick..." United States Copyright Office. October 25, 1994. Retrieved April 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "California dreams : no. 61651, Community service / directed by Patrick Maloney". United States Copyright Office. December 2, 1995. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

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