I had a dream last night in which, among other oddities, I checked into a hotel (I believe in Florida- it was on the beach anyway) and the desk clerk was Steve Landesberg, bka Dietrich from Barney Miller. I can’t remember the last time I even thought of this guy- it certainly wasn’t before going to bed last night. In the dream he was Steve Landesberg, because I remember thinking “I guess the Barney Miller money is long gone”.
I’ve had dreams in the past that had the Olesons from Little House on the Prairie, once I bought a car from Mr. Drummon from Diff’rent Strokes, and another time I rented a room in my house to Lucy Liu (can’t remember if she was Lucy Liu or a character played by Lucy Liu- either way I seem to recall she was a good roommate). I’ve no idea the significance of any of these people or why they showed up in my dreams; perhaps I just fell asleep with the TV on and they “crossed over”, but I didn’t last night (and don’t even know what Steve Landesberg would have been on if I had since I usually have it tuned to CNN or NatGeo when I leave it on “sleep timer” and unless he died (doesn’t appear to have done so) or happens to be an expert on lunar impact craters I can’t think of why he’d be on either. (He’s in that class of celebrity that generally has to shoot their wife in suspicious circumstances or claim to be Jamie Lynn Spears’ baby’s father in order to get on the news, and then it’s only good for 5 minutes a week and maybe a Larry King show after the trial.)
So what celebrities have you seen in dreams? And in what contexts?