I was maybe nine years old when I first saw the M*A*S*H episode, ‘Dreams’, and forty years later, I’m still not over it.  As far as terrifying hallucinatory sequences go, it’s right up there with the Holy Trinity: Dumbo’s ‘Pink Elephants On Parade’, the boat ride from ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and Reinhardt’s final fate in ‘The Black Hole.’  Surrealism and flat-out dreams have been cornerstones of comic books forever, while ‘Gilligan’s Island’ is a good forty percent dream sequences, leading to today’s REM query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still hasn’t entirely forgiven Rodrigo for a Critical Hit dream sequences about seven years ago, asking: What’s the best Dream Sequence in all of fiction?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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