Fascinating commentary on what most all of us experience either nightly or frequently.
I'm not altogether sure about your introductory statement "...for your nightly viewing pleasure," even while your last line is "I wake up in cold sweat to dream another time."
You know, Michael, years ago I used to wake up laughing in the middle of the night over some dream situation which didn't sound at all funny when I related it to my wife. I guess I've mostly outgrown the funny dreams since I'm more concerned with Heaven's Door nowadays than Disneyland. (Sign of my aging times.)
Others that find dreams fascinating are clinical psychiatrists, who also want to know when in our sleep we dreamed a certain dream. In return, I've always wanted to ask them the same questions. One of these days!