The post-Seinfeld, Scott Bakula dream

I don’t ordinarily dream of interacting with fictional characters, but last night I had a strange dream in which I found myself at Elaine’s (from Seinfeld) new apartment. She mentioned that Jerry was going to be moving into her apartment and I was, quite frankly, surprised. It seemed strange that Jerry would be moving into Elaine’s apartment. She gave me some long-winded, Elaine-like explanation for why he was moving in, but it was virtually incomprehensible in my dream and I couldn’t even begin to reproduce it here.

Then we were all in Elaine’s living room and Scott Bakula was there–as himself. I imagine he entered my dream because I’ve been watching a lot of Star Trek: Enterprise lately. In any case, I made some reference to “like a rock” and he didn’t seem to get it, at which point I began to do a parody of a typical American car commercial which, in my mind, was funny enough to get me laughing in my sleep. This happens from time-to-time, but last night I laughed hard enough to wake myself up. It would have been interesting to see where things went if the dream continued, but it was still fun hanging out with both the fictional and non-fictional characters for a little while, even if it was only a dream.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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