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"Dream Reamer" is the ninth episode of Season 1 and the ninth episode of China, IL.
Unable to play games with Baby Cakes, Pony suggests he find more friends, with Frank suggesting he sign up for a Facebook account. At Leonard's suggestion, Baby Cakes sends everyone he knows a friend request but is startled when he encounters an old imaginary friend of his—Dream Reamer. Hesitating, he sends the old friend a friend request anyway, then has a nightmare wherein the so-called friend sends friend requests to Baby Cakes' friends and acquaintances in the real world in an attempt to toy with their realities. Awakening the following day, Baby Cakes tries to spread the word about Dream Reamer, but his friends don't believe him, instead thinking optimistically of his imaginary friend. Suddenly, Baby Cakes sees Dream Reamer standing in front of him, and when he attacks him, it appears to others that he's going insane, leading to his imprisonment in a mental asylum.
The staff realize that Baby Cakes was right when Dream Reamer reveals their secrets. Ready to combat this, they bail Baby Cakes out of the mental asylum, seeking help to stop Dream Reamer. According to Baby Cakes, they must fall asleep with their heads touching one another so they enter his dream world and can take the Dream Reamer into the outside world. As such occurs, Baby Cakes captures Dream Reamer and instructs everyone to wake up; when this occurs, Dream Reamer indeed enters the real world, then is imprisoned.
- Crystal's hairstyle is merely a wig.
- In the dream world, Frank becomes Steve, Baby Cakes is a warrior named Man Cakes, Pony is a wealthy college graduate, and Sammy is a ballerina.
- The images that move across the screen as Baby Cakes adds friends are of Kenny Winker, Hanz, Nelly, Stephen, Donny, Donna, Stacy Megan, and Dream Reamer.
- Frank has Donna, Hanz, Stacy Megan and Donny as Facebook friends, but he hides Hanz and Donny since he reveals he hides male friends in order to stare at the female ones.
- In this episode, Donny's name is spelled as Donnie despite the following one spelling it as Donny.
- A poster in Baby Cakes' room advertises a movie airing on October 26, 2012. A poster that frequently appears in the history office advertises a movie airing on October 26, 2011.
- Ronald Reagan appears at the insanity department when the Dream Reamer is arrested.
- Donna makes her last appearance in this episode. Because of the events of "Prom Face/Off", Donna remains faceless.
- Baby Cakes utters, "Fuckin' dad!" for the second time, the first being "Prom Face/Off".
Staff Secrets Edit
- Pony: inadvertently killed an acquaintance while intoxicated
- Frank: sent pictures of his genitalia to his now-ex-girlfriend
- Falgot: is the father of an unplanned baby
- The Dean: evidently caused an atrocity in Vietnam
- Sammy: evidently is now incapable of ballet dancing
- Crystal's secret remains unknown, but it provokes a search of her body.
- Sammy: Why does every human have a band?
- Baby Cakes: Did you find Mom on Facebook and bury a hatchet in her?
- Leonard Cakes: [Laughs] Oh you sweet boy. No. God no!
- Baby Cakes: Fucking dad!
- [At the insanity department, a Caucasian female doctor consults Baby Cakes.]
- Caucasian Female Doctor: You can be honest with us, Baby Cakes.
- Baby Cakes: Well then, [Points to a bald male doctor] you smell tough and [Points to an African female doctor] that girl's a ghoulie and [Points to Falgot] that guy I'm pretty sure is a river Gremlin.
- Caucasian Female Doctor: That's not really what I meant.
- Baby Cakes: I'm horny now! [Points to Leonard] You're fatter than you think, [Points to the Caucasian female doctor] and you could be sexy.
- Caucasian Female Doctor: We need to keep him here. He's clearly insane because I am sexy.
- The Dean: I thought what happened in 'Nam stayed in 'Nam.
- Dream Reamer: Well played, Babe-eth Cakes.
Characters Appearing Edit
- Baby Cakes
- Donna (pictured only)
- Dream Reamer
- Kenny Winker (pictured only)
- Ronald Reagan
- Stacy Megan
- The Dean
|"Chinese New Year"||"Dean's List"|
|Pilots||"China, IL: The Funeral" • Unaired Pilot|
|Season 1||"Rewind, Pause, Pay!" • "Dean vs. Mayor" • "Baby Boom" • "Coming Out of the Casket" • "Secret Society" • "Prom Face/Off" • "Frankensteve" • "Chinese New Year" • "Dream Reamer" • "Dean's List"|
|Season 2||"The Perfect Lecture" • "Is College Worth It?" • "Do You Know Who You Look Like?" • "The Diamond Castle" • "Kenny Winker Rules" • "China-Man Begins" • "Total Validation" • "Surfer God" • "Prank Week" • "Wild Hogs"|
|Season 3||"A Gentleman's Bet" • "Best Face Forward" • "Charlize" • "Crow College" • "Bi-Topping-Ality" • "Parent's Day" • "Displays of Manhood" • "Life Coaches" • "Gummie World" • "Magical Pet"|