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There’s been laughter, there’s been tears, there’s been hour-long arguments about whether Leonardo DiCaprio is still in a dream at the end of the movie. After a week of voting, you’ve all determined which sequence from film or television deserves the title “Greatest Of All Time.” And trouncing its fellow finalist with more than double the votes needed for a victory, the winner of our Bracket Racket for the Greatest Pop Culture Dream Sequence is…
In the end, the Coen brothers’ trippy and imaginative dream sequence of Dudes, bowling balls, and Julianne Moore dressed like a cartoon Viking defeated The Sopranos’ more allegorical and understated dream—though to be fair, that one did feature a talking fish. But The Big Lebowski’s iconic imagery and music pushed it over the top, and now we have an answer the next time someone asks us to name the all-time best dream sequence. A scientific answer, no less, because the internet is nothing if not the final word on all important matters, like The Big Lebowski or whether a dress is white and gold or blue and black.
Thanks for voting, everyone, and we’ll see you at the next A.V. Club Bracket Racket.