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Bracket Racket: Vote Newhart or Mad Men in round 1 of our best dream sequence bracket

To vote in this lineup, scroll to the poll at the bottom of the page, then head back to the bracket to see all of round one of The Best Pop Culture Dream Sequence, The A.V. Club’s no-holds-barred competition to see which dream sequence from TV or film deserves the title, “Greatest Of All Time.”

Newhart (1982-1990)

Looking back, it makes a certain twisted sense for Bob Newhart’s second major sitcom to be revealed as nothing but a dream. After all, the funniest Newhart conversations often feel like bad dreams, with harried innkeeper Dick Loudon—inheriting the “only sane man” mantle held by predecessors like Green Acres’ Eddie Albert—unable to find the right holes to poke in the idiotic arguments put forward by his ever-invasive neighbors, like Tom Poston’s bumbling handyman George, or Peter Scolari’s fast-talking city boy Michael. After eight seasons spent suffering …

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