Bobby Ewing Syndrome - Term coined by
Star Trek fan Ross A. Filmore from Columbus, Ohio.
Accordingly, the Bobby Ewing Syndrome (BEEs) are "episodes in which we find
out that a good deal of the story has taken place in the mind of our hero.
The name Bobbie Ewing (Patrick Duffy), of course, refers to the CBS TV show DALLAS in which
an entire season of the program took place in the mind of Pam Ewing.
Consequently, when she wakes from a dream, she finds Bobbie alive and taking a
Some classic Star Trek BEEs included:
- STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION: "Remember Me;" "Future Imperfect"; "The
Inner Light"; "Ship in a Bottle"; "Frame of Mind"; and "Eye of the Beholder"
- DEEP SPACE NINE: "Whispers and Distant Voices"
- STAR TREK VOYAGER: "Nemesis"
And of course, we can't forget the all time great BEE from the final scene of
the the rural comedy NEWHART/CBS/1982-90 when Chicago psychologist, Dr. Robert
"Bob" Hartley (Bob Newhart) from the urban sitcom series THE BOB NEWHART
SHOW/CBS/1972-78 wakes up from a bad dream claiming he had lived the last eight
years in a Vermont Inn as an innkeeper named Dick Loudon with Joanna, his
beautiful wife (Mary Frann) who wore a lot of sweaters.
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