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Sweet dreams are not made of this

A Lot Going On Upstairs
Brian travels inside of Stewie's mind.

Season: 14 Episode: 15
Total Episode Count: 264
Prod. no.: DACX11
First Aired: March 6, 2016

Guest Starring: Glenn Close
Featuring: Brian, Stewie Griffin
Also Appearing: Lois, Chris, Meg, Peter, Joe, Cleveland, Quagmire, Rupert, Phineas & Barnaby, RJ, Fouad, Vern and Johnny, Dr. Hartman, Tom Tucker, Seamus, Ernie The Giant Chicken, Herbert, Consuela, Ollie Williams, Angela, Tricia Takanawa, Jerome, Mort, Mayor Adam West, Opie, Obie, Carter Pewterschmidt, Miss Tammy, Elmo, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Glenn Close, The Dovells
Musical Numbers: Bristol Stomp

Director: Joe Vaux

Assistant Director: Mark Covell
Writers: Steve Callaghan
Storyboarders: Dante Leandado, Michael Rundle, Debbie Shin

Plot:
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As Stewie sleeps, he dreams of his preschool where a monster appears. His dream shifts to a dinner party hosted by Glenn Close and the monster appears again and continues to appear though his other dreams, causing him to forget his lines during the title song. He awakens and is invited by Lois to sleep in their bed.

He describes his problems to Brian the next morning and announces his plan to never sleep again. However, he drifts off and finds himself drowning as he is captured by the monster again until he awakens with Brian who promises to help him get over his problem. Brian's research reveals that it is something in his subconscious so he tries to dress Chris as Frankenstein's monster and a chain of Meg and the neighbors to pose as each other to try to address a possible fear of monsters, but as the nightmares continue, Stewie builds a dream interface to bring Brian inside of his dreams to help him.

Bringing Brian into his dream, he finds the same dinner party as before where he gets to know the dream version of Close, but when Stewie arrives, they move on to another dream and find themselves at the doctor's, then though other dreams where they are manipulated by Stewie's monster. Taking a syringe from a horrifying dream Dr. Hartman, Brian kills the monster which dissolves into Brian himself. Stewie deduces that he is worried that he is afraid of disappointing Brian who lets him know they are pals. Awakening, Brian tells Stewie what happened but is dismissed as a weirdo.

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Meanwhile, Stewie's sleeping in his parent's bed forces Peter to seek other sleeping arrangements. He tries to sleep on the kitchen table until he finds out about a futon in the attic from Brian and decides to turn it into his “Pete Pad,” moving stuff in to make it more homey. With the guys over, they have insulation fights and avoid doing the chores, leaving them to Lois. Their game of lawn darts causes Lois to try to break up the party but when they refuse, she seals them inside. Trapped, the guys try to yell for help but Meg has tuned everything out. Unsuccessfully begging Lois and then threatening to defecate on her wedding dress, she caves in and pries the door open, dumping them on the floor but they had already destroyed her dress.

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