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Beverly Hills, 90210
Season 9 inter-title
Genre Teen drama
Starring See: Cast
Theme music composer John E. Davis
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 10
No. of episodes 296 (List of episodes)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) 90210 Productions
Fair Dinkum Productions
Spelling Television
Torand Productions
Distributor Paramount Television
Original channel Fox
Audio format Monaural
Original run October 4, 1990 (1990-10-04) – May 17, 2000 (2000-05-17)
Status Ended
Followed by Melrose Place
Models Inc.
Melrose Place (2009)

Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American drama series that aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox in the United States, and subsequently on various networks around the world. It is the first series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The show followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California University after graduation. The show was created by Darren Star and produced by Paul Robinson. The "90210" in the title refers to the city's ZIP code.

The original premise of the show was based on the adjustment and culture shock that twins Brandon (played by Jason Priestley) and Brenda Walsh (played by Shannen Doherty) experienced when they and their parents, Jim (played by James Eckhouse) and Cindy (played by Carol Potter) moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Beverly Hills. In addition to chronicling the friendships and romantic relationships of a group of close-knit teenagers, the show also addressed numerous topical issues including date rape, alcoholism, domestic violence, gay rights, drug abuse, teenage suicide, AIDS, teenage pregnancy, and abortion.

The series gained popularity during the summer of 1991, when Fox aired a special "summer season" of the show while most other series were in reruns. The series became one of Fox's top shows when it began its next season that fall. Viewership increased dramatically and the cast members, particularly Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, became teen idols, while the series would make actresses Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling household names in the US. The show also had many cast changes, though Garth, Spelling, Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green were regulars during its entire run.



Main cast
Actor Character Seasons Year
Jason Priestley Brandon Walsh 1–9 1990–1998
Shannen Doherty Brenda Walsh 1–4 1990–1994
Jennie Garth Kelly Taylor 1–10 1990–2000
Ian Ziering Steve Sanders 1–10 1990–2000
Gabrielle Carteris Andrea Zuckerman 1–5 1990–1995
Luke Perry Dylan McKay 1–6; 9–10 1990–1995; 1998–2000
Brian Austin Green David Silver 1–10 1990–2000
Douglas Emerson Scott Scanlon 1–2 1990–1991
Tori Spelling Donna Martin 1–10 1990–2000
Carol Potter Cindy Walsh 1–5 1990–1995
James Eckhouse Jim Walsh 1–5 1990–1995
Joe E. Tata Nat Bussichio 1–10 1990–2000
Mark Damon Espinoza Jesse Vasquez 4–5 1993–1995
Kathleen Robertson Clare Arnold 4–7 1994–1997
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen Valerie Malone 5–9 1994–1998
Jamie Walters Ray Pruit 5–6 1994–1996
Hilary Swank Carly Reynolds 8 1997–1998
Vincent Young Noah Hunter 8–10 1997–2000
Lindsay Price Janet Sosna 8–10 1997–2000
Daniel Cosgrove Matt Durning 9–10 1998–2000
Vanessa Marcil Gina Kincaid 9–10 1998–2000

Notes: Characters with ";" on their seasons section means they are guest starring after the symbol. Example: Luke Perry (Dylan McKay)


The show was known for frequent casting changes. This was especially true during the show's later years:

Shannen Doherty

Following reported on-set friction, Shannen Doherty left the show at the end of the fourth season. Doherty's character, Brenda Walsh, was written off the show as moving to London to attend school at the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts. While the character's absence was originally described as only being for a year, she never actually returned, despite being mentioned from time to time during the show's remaining seasons. She was replaced with former Saved by the Bell star Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, who played bad girl character Valerie Malone. Shannen Doherty has appeared as Brenda Walsh in the 2008 spin-off series, 90210 along with former costars Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Ann Gillespie, and Joe E. Tata.

Gabrielle Carteris

Gabrielle Carteris left the show following the fifth season. Her character, Andrea Zuckerman, changed radically during the transition from high school to college. In high school, Andrea was the brainy editor of the West Beverly Blaze, who had a crush on Brandon and secretly lived out of district. During the fourth season, the character's freshman year of college, Andrea drops journalism (but ends up still going to school to become a doctor), becomes pregnant, and gets married to someone she barely knows (Jesse Vasquez) before the year is out. While the pregnancy plotline was written at Carteris' request, so as to incorporate her real life pregnancy, this was a major shift for the character, and also caused her to become somewhat isolated from the other characters on the show. Andrea Zuckerman eventually left the show during the end of the fifth season because she decided to finally go to Yale. After her original five-year contract ended, Carteris voluntarily left 90210 for her own self-titled talk show, which lasted only one season. Carteris returned to 90210 for guest appearances during the sixth, eighth, and tenth seasons.

James Eckhouse and Carol Potter

Both actors left the show following the fifth season at the end of their original five year contracts. During the high school years of the show, Jim and Cindy Walsh played secondary roles, offering advice to Brenda and Brandon, along with their friends, but were rarely given plotlines of their own. They generally would spend most of their time reacting to various things that Brenda, Brandon and later Valerie did. As the show entered the college years, Jim and Cindy were moved even farther into the background as the show took on a much more soap operatic tone and the characters grew up, reducing their need for parental oversight. Following the fifth season, both characters left Beverly Hills for Hong Kong, making occasional guest appearances in the sixth, seventh and eighth seasons. Even though all the Walshes eventually left the show, the Walsh home continued to play a central role in the series. The show explained this by having Brandon tell Steve his parents had given the green light for Steve to keep living in the house.

Luke Perry

Luke Perry left Beverly Hills, 90210 towards the beginning of the sixth season. Perry's send-off features his character, Dylan McKay, marrying Antonia Marchette (Rebecca Gayheart), the daughter of the mob boss (Stanley Kamel) who ordered his father's death during the third season. Before the marriage, Dylan thinks that Toni is a guy but finds out that it's a girl and attempted to use Antonia to get to her father, but falls in love with her instead. Dylan and Antonia decide to get married but her father, uncomfortable with the marriage, orders Dylan's death. He hired a hitman to kill Dylan to stop Antonia from getting married but inadvertently kills Antonia instead due to the fact that she is driving Dylan's car at the time of the planned hit, and is wearing a hooded raincoat, so the hitman cannot see whom he is shooting. Dylan is heartbroken about the death of Antonia and decides to leave town, after his father-in-law reluctantly agrees to a truce in the wake of his daughter's death. During the seasons where Perry is absent, it is explained that his character Dylan has reconciled with Brenda and is living with her in London. It is revealed later in the series that Dylan's father was not really murdered and that he had faked his death in order to enter the Witness Protection Program. Perry returned permanently during the ninth season of the show, but was now credited as a "Special Guest Star"—much like Heather Locklear was on Melrose Place. He admits on the beach to Kelly that he returned because he missed his friends, but most of all because he missed her. There is a conflict between the timelines of his time with Brenda Walsh and returning from Europe. He tells Kelly that they had been broken up for 2 years but at the time of Brandon and Kelly's wedding he was still with her.

Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley left the show at the beginning of the ninth season. However, he remained credited as an executive producer for 90210 until the end of the series, and directed occasional episodes. In the show, Brandon is still recovering from his aborted wedding to Kelly, and is offered a job in Washington, D.C., which he accepts. Brandon was the last Walsh family member to leave Beverly Hills, and his only other appearance on the series following his departure is by video to Donna and David at the time of their wedding.

Priestley was the first cast member to direct episodes of the show.

Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen (credited as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, late of Saved By the Bell) replaced Shannen Doherty after her departure following the fourth season. Thiessen portrayed Valerie Malone, an old Walsh family friend from Buffalo, New York who moves into Brenda's old room, and smokes pot. While Valerie is meant as a replacement for Brenda, the characters are very different, and Valerie has a rocky relationship with most of the gang during her time on the show. Valerie leaves Beverly Hills soon after Brandon, saying that she is going to return home to Buffalo. Thiessen returned to the show for the series finale for Donna and David's wedding. Thiessen had discussed the option of leaving with Priestley and left two episodes after Priestley's departure.[1]



Tentative titles for the show included Class of Beverly Hills (which would end up being the name of the first episode) and Potomac 20854, with Star's actual high school, Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland—a school with similar demographics to Beverly Hills High—as an inspiration. The show's episodes were originally issue-based until the producers decided it should become a teen soap opera.

Jennie Garth had to audition fives times for the role of Kelly Taylor[2] and was the first to be cast on the show.[3] Gabrielle Carteris felt that she was too old to play a high school student. She first audition for Brenda because she thought that being a real life twin would help her chances but the producers felt that she would be better for the part of Andrea.[4] When Tori Spelling auditioned for the show, she used the name Tori Mitchell while she auditioned for the role of Kelly Taylor but she was eventually recognized and was instead cast as Donna Martin.[5] Lyman Ward was originally cast as Jim Walsh in the pilot, but was replaced by James Eckhouse and the scenes were cut and re-shot with Eckhouse. Kristin Dattilo was also up for the role of Brenda Walsh, but turned it down. She would later guest star as Melissa Coolidge in an episode of the first season. Additionally, Luke Perry had auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders, but the role eventually went to Ian Ziering before being cast as Dylan McKay. His character was not an original cast member of the show and he was first featured in the show's second episode. He was originally intended to only appear in one story arc, for one or two episodes. Fox was initially reluctant to have him included as a regular, but Aaron Spelling felt differently and gave Perry a bigger role himself during the first two years until the network was won over.

In the first season, when Donna tries out for school D.J., she is referred to as Donna Morgan. Throughout the entire show, her name is Donna Martin. In addition to this, in the first season Donna's mother was named Nancy Martin and played by actress Jordana Capra. When she was reintroduced in season two she was named Felice Martin and was played by actress Katherine Cannon. In the pilot episode, the role of Jackie Taylor was first played by Pamela Galloway and then by Ann Gillespie for the rest of the series. Terence Ford and Arthur Brooks portrayed Dylan's father, Jack McKay, in two episodes before Josh Taylor assumed the role. Alicia Silverstone was offered the role of Valerie Malone but turned it down before being given to Tiffani Thiessen. Aaron Spelling then created the character of Gina Kincaid especially for Vanessa Marcil to serve as a replacement to the departure of Valerie Malone.


Torrance High School was used as a primary filming location for the fictional West Beverly High School.

The series was produced in Van Nuys, California. During the 10 years the series was in production it was filmed in a warehouse complex in Van Nuys, the interiors of the series as well as the exteriors of the Peach Pit parking lot and P.P.A.D. club entrance were all located off the 15000 block of Calvert St in Van Nuys, CA. An unmarked gated studio entrance now stands at this address, but the exterior brick facing of the P.P.A.D. is still visible down the alley on the side of the building. The studio building complex has since been the home to various projects including the CBS series Jericho, which guest starred James Eckhouse in one episode. Until February, 2010 the CW remake of Melrose Place (2009 TV series) was also produced at the original 90210 Calvert studios. Post-production services for Beverly Hills, 90210 were provided by LaserPacific for all seasons.

Many changes were made after the pilot episode. The producers first used a location that was used only once during the pilot episode for the Walsh house that was located in a gated community of Brentwood, California.[citation needed] After the pilot episode the Walsh house was moved to Altadena, California.[citation needed] The house used for Dylan's home in the show, is also located in Altadena, California, in the same neighborhood of the Walsh Home.

Three different locations were used for the frontage of the "The Peach Pit" during the show's ten year history. The original location was only used in first few episodes of season one and is located on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. It was changed to a different location for the rest of season one. When the Peach Pit was fictionally remodeled during season two, the producers used Rose City Diner in Pasadena, California to film the exterior of the gang’s hangout and it remained the same throughout the rest of the show's run.[citation needed] Most of the filming during the second season of the summer season at the The Beverly Hills Beach Club took place in Santa Monica, California. The beach club used in the show was the very same beach club that was used during one summer season of Saved by the Bell.

Beverly Hills High School is actually located in ZIP code 90212. There are three zip codes in Beverly Hills and the most affluent homes lie within the mostly residential 90210, where the High School does not. (Most of the 90210 zone is in fact in Los Angeles City despite the name.) However, the characters attended the completely fictitious West Beverly High School, which could have been located in any ZIP code. The filming location for West Beverly High School was in the middle class community of Torrance, California at Torrance High School located in the 90501 zip code. Torrance High can also be seen in other shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The characters later began attending the then-fictitious California University in the show's fourth season, and the scenes around campus were actually filmed at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California. Kelly and Donna's beach house used in the show is located in Hermosa Beach, California.[6] The Golden Oak Ranch outside Santa Clarita, Ca was also used for filming.[7]

Opening sequence

The opening credits of Beverly Hills, 90210 went through various changes during its ten-year run.

Season 1

The opening credits start with a postal worker walking up to the Walsh home in Minnesota. The worker then writes "Please forward to 953 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills CA, 90210." The text "Beverly Hills, 90210" then jumps from the letter onto the screen on top of various videos of Beverly Hills (this was later removed after a couple of episodes). Then, footage from the show of each cast member is shown with their names. The last few scenes in the opening are of the Walsh family together. The theme was composed by John E. Davis and the opening was designed by Kathie Broyles. The cast shown in this version are Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Douglas Emerson, Tori Spelling, Carol Potter and James Eckhouse.

Seasons 2–4

The opening credits start with the younger cast gathered around a white background (mainly playing around and having what seems to be fun). The opening then flashes white (turning the live action film into a still picture) and then goes to a title card. Footage from the show (and during the summer episodes, footage from a beach photo shoot taken in 1991) is shown with the word "starring". Then video taken from a photo shoot (from the shows first and fourth seasons respectively) of the cast is shown with each cast members name.

Noticeably missing is Douglas Emerson, whose character Scott Scanlon, was dropped to recurring and later killed off early on in the second season. This caused original footage of the cast that was taken from the photo shoot which Emerson participated in not to be used and replaced with the new footage.

At the end of the opening, the cast is shown shaking hands and then walking away from the camera. In season 4, the footage is replaced with the ending scene from the show's third season finale, "Commencement". The opening(s) were designed by Luise Hollowell. The theme used is a remixed version of the Season 1 theme by John E. Davis. The theme is later remixed once again by John E. Davis in Season 4. The cast shown in these versions are Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Carol Potter, and James Eckhouse.

Season 5

With Shannen Doherty's Brenda now gone, the opening credits went through some remodeling. The theme song was cut down to 58 seconds instead of 1 minute and 38 seconds. And new cast members Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and Mark Damon Espinoza were added. Also, a new logo and text effect. Jennie Garth also moved up to the lead actress spot in the opening (vacated by Doherty). The opening originally featured scenes from the show, but this was later replaced by more footage from a photo shoot. After Andrea (Gabrielle Carteris) and Jesse (Mark Damon Espinoza) left the series on the second to the last episode of the season, their footage remained in the opening for the next episode which was the season finale. The opening was designed by an unknown person, whose name is not listed in the end credits for this season, though William Brown has been speculated by many as the designer. The cast shown in these versions are Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Mark Damon Espinoza, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Carol Potter and James Eckhouse.

Seasons 6 and 7

With new executive producers, the opening once again went through some major changes. In were Kathleen Robertson (Clare Arnold), Jamie Walters (Ray Pruit), and for the first time Joe E. Tata (Nat Bussichio). Out was Darren Star's name at the end of the credits (due to Star's selling of all his shares in both Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place). A new logo was introduced (which unlike previous logos, overlaid on top of a cast shot), as well as another text effect (which was very similar to the one used in Season 5). The opening(s) were designed by William Brown. The cast shown in these versions are Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Luke Perry (Season 6, episodes 1–10 only) Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen, Joe E. Tata, Jamie Walters (Season 6, episodes 1–13 only) and Kathleen Robertson.

Season 8 and 9

With a new executive producer, the departure of Kathleen Robertson, and the cast of characters now out of school, the opening credits were once again revamped. New cast members Hillary Swank (Carly Reynolds) and Vincent Young (Noah Hunter) were added (and later Daniel Cosgrove and Lindsay Price in season 9). And footage of the cast together at a photoshoot received a blue hue, instead of the traditional grainy film look. The opening(s) were designed by Brian Dollenmayer. The cast shown in these versions are Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen, Joe E. Tata, Hilary Swank (season 8, episodes 1–19 only) Vincent Young, Lindsay Price (starting in season 9) and Daniel Cosgrove (season 9).

Season 9 and 10

With the departure of the series leading man Jason Priestley (Season 9, Episode 5), the opening credits were once again revamped, starting in Episode 6 of the ninth season. This time featuring more or less the same effects from previous seasons (blue hues, grainy film effects). Season 9 also saw the departure of Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Season 9, Episode 7). There were also two additions to the cast: Vanessa Marcil and the return of Luke Perry (now being credited as a special guest star). Season 10 saw the departure of Vanessa Marcil (Episode 17) and the on-again/off-again presence of Joe E. Tata in the opening credits. S9, Ep. 6-S10 cast: Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Tiffani Amber Thiessen (S9, Ep. 1–7), Vincent Young, Vanessa Marcil (S9-S10, Ep. 1–17), Lindsay Price, Daniel Cosgrove, Joe E. Tata and Luke Perry (Special Guest Star beginning on S9, Ep. 7).

Additional notes

Torand Productions was a dba used by the production company for several seasons on the show. Torand productions came from the first three letters of Aaron Spelling's first child, Tori and the first four letters of his second child, Randy's, name.

Entertainment Weekly named the show #20 on its list of top 100 TV shows in the past 25 years.[8] The magazine also named the theme song #15 on its list of top 25 TV theme songs in the past 25 years[9], and the "90210 Sideburns" #50 on its list of Pop Culture Moments that Rocked Fashion.[10]

Shannen Doherty's departure from the show would be the longest the continuity had seen with a lead cast member not making another guest appearance after they had left the show. Spanning for a time of 14 years, Brenda Walsh was not seen in any 90210 incarnation until September 2, 2008 in which she reprised her role in the CW's spinoff, 90210.

The initial diner used as The Peach Pit in the first episodes of the series is actually The Applepan, a veritable Los Angeles institution. Located in West Los Angeles, it is blocks away from the city of Beverly Hills. The Peach Pit was fashioned after this restaurant.

In May 2003, a majority of the original cast came together for the retrospective television special, Beverly Hills, 90210: 10 Year High School Reunion. The special reunited Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh), Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh), Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor), Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders), Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman), and Luke Perry (Dylan McKay). James Eckhouse (Jim Walsh), Carol Potter (Cindy Walsh), and Joe E. Tata (Nat Bussichio) joined the reunion during the last segment. Douglas Emerson (Scott Scanlon), Brian Austin Green (David Silver), and Tori Spelling (Donna Martin) did not appear on this tv special. This marks the first reunion of the Walsh family since Doherty's departure nine years earlier in 1994. The reunion took place in a mocked set of the Walsh living room and even had a Walsh Family Photo on a table. The photo is from circa 1990.


Beverly Hills, 90210 originally aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox in the United States; SoapNet currently airs reruns seven days a week. Unlike the DVD releases, the syndicated episodes still feature the show's original music.

Various networks around the world subsequently aired Beverly Hills, 90210. In the United Kingdom, ITV showed the first two seasons until the satellite channel Sky1 acquired the rights for the rest of its run from Seasons 3–9; Season 10 was never shown. Five later acquired the repeat rights of Seasons 1–4 . Australia aired the show on Network Ten, Fox8 and their now ceased Fox Kids. In Canada, the show's later seasons aired on Global. It was also shown on TVA (in French), and aired in syndication on TVtropolis. It is shown in Denmark on TV2. In Spain, the show was aired on Tele 5 from 1991 to 2005.

In Malaysia the series is now airing through 8TV beginning Jun 14 onwards every Saturday, 11:45pm

In Italy, Rai 4 is now airing again this series every day at 6:45pm and 7:35pm, beginning on November.

In Slovenia, TV3 is now airing all seasons of the show every day at 4:10pm until 9th of April 2009 (when last episode will be shown).

In the Philippines, the website to lists the TV show airing through Super 40 which airs from 7:48PM to 8:30PM.


Seasonal ratings in the United States

Season Timeslot (EDT) Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 Thursday 9:00 P.M. (October 4, 1990 – May 7, 1992) October 4, 1990 May 9, 1991 1990–1991 N/A 14.2
2 July 11, 1991 May 7, 1992 1991–1992 N/A 17.6
3 Wednesday 8:00 P.M. (July 15, 1992 – May 17, 2000) July 15, 1992 May 19, 1993 1992–1993 N/A 18.3
4 September 8, 1993 May 25, 1994 1993–1994 N/A 21.1
5 September 7, 1994 May 24, 1995 1994–1995 #46[11] 14.7[11]
6 September 13, 1995 May 22, 1996 1995–1996 #53[12] 14.5[12]
7 August 21, 1996 May 21, 1997 1996–1997 #61[13] 13.2[13]
8 September 10, 1997 May 20, 1998 1997–1998 #50[14] 11.2[14]
9 September 16, 1998 May 19, 1999 1998–1999 #75[15] 9.7[15]
10 September 8, 1999 May 17, 2000 1999–2000 #96[16] 8.4[16]

TIMESLOT NOTE: At the beginning of the 3rd season, in July and August 1992, all new summer episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 were playing during the series new time slot of Wednesday's at 8pm but viewers could catch repeats from Beverly Hills, 90210's first season in the original time slot of Thursday's at 9pm. The FOX Network was heavily promoting the new time slot so the viewers could find the show. Tori Spelling hosted.

  • The 7th season started earlier than usual because of the 1996 Olympics.


When Beverly Hills, 90210 began, the show was heavily issue-oriented with the Walsh twins facing a different teen issue nearly every week in largely self-contained episodes. As the show progressed, it became more character-driven with the characters entering into various love triangles, while dealing with general adult issues.

The show was constantly climbing in viewers during the first four seasons. (Season 1: 14.2 million, Season 2: 17.6 million, Season 3: 18.3 million, Season 4: 21.1 million) The show peaked in Shannen Doherty's final season as Brenda Walsh. The 5th and 6th season averaged 14.7 and 14.5 million viewers respectively which slightly outperformed the 1st season's average of 14.2 million viewers. Starting in season 7 and beyond that show dropped to below 13.3 million viewers and continued to drop until the 10th season.

Ratings for the tenth season declined to an average of 10 million viewers per episode (according to a May 2000 issue of Us Weekly). The ratings were small compared to previous seasons. The lower ratings, along with the high costs associated with any television show in its later seasons led Fox to cancel the series in January 2000. Though there were many cast changes, over 25 million people tuned in to watch the final episode which aired in May 2000.


Melrose Place

The series Melrose Place was a spin-off from the show, as actor Grant Show (who played Jake on Melrose Place) appeared for a multi-episode run as Kelly's love interest, and a friend of Dylan's. Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering made appearances as their Beverly Hills, 90210 characters in the first few episodes of Melrose Place.

Models Inc

Models Inc., a series about the personal and professional struggles of several young models, spun-off from Melrose Place. The series was introduced via the characters Hillary Michaels, the mother of Melrose Place's Amanda Woodward, and model Sarah Owens—both of whom had appeared in a multi-episode run on MP. Jake Hanson, originally introduced in Beverly Hills, 90210, was the only character to appear in both the first show and the third.


A third spin-off premiered in 2008, focusing on a family from Kansas who move to Beverly Hills when the children's grandmother suffers from alcohol addiction. It premiered on The CW Network on September 2, 2008.

In guest appearances, Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty and Tori Spelling reprised their roles as Kelly Taylor, Brenda Walsh and Donna Martin, respectively. Joe E. Tata also reprised his role as Nat, owner of the Peach Pit, diner turned Coffee house, for a couple of episodes at the beginning of show's first season.

Melrose Place (2009)

A fifth series was officially picked up by The CW on May 21, 2009. The show is an updated version of Melrose Place, featuring a group of young adults living in a West Hollywood apartment complex. Smallville producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer are writing the pilot script, and will be the executive producers on the series.


Rap duo, Insane Clown Posse, released an EP titled Beverly Kills 50187, whose title is similar to the show's title.

Star later produced a series Grosse Pointe, which satirized the production of a high-school soap opera being filmed in Los Angeles. The show was clearly a 90210-style show.

The short-lived The Ben Stiller Show did a parody of this show, The Heights and Melrose Place called Melrose Heights 90210-2420 that portrayed the cast as superficial, self-absorbed, and self-pitying. A typical episode's "issue" was a character getting a headache, which affected all the other characters. Each episode would end the same upbeat song (resembling The Heights hit single "How Do You Talk To An Angel") performed by the whole cast with new lyrics for each episode.

Another aspect of the show that was the subject of parody was the fact that a number of the show's cast members were in their mid-to-late 20s and not teenagers. In particular, Luke Perry and Gabrielle Carteris were singled out for most of the criticism regarding being too old to play teenage characters. Carteris was 29 during filming of the first season, Perry was 23, Jason Priestley turned 21 prior to the show's premiere, and Ian Ziering was 26. Brian Austin Green (then 17), Shannen Doherty (19), Tori Spelling (17) and Jennie Garth (18) were the only cast members to have started the show as teenagers who grow older later on in the show. This was the premise of the Family Guy parody, where Andrea is portrayed as a senile elderly woman.

Saturday Night Live did their own parody of the show when Jason Priestley hosted in 1992. In the episode, it is announced that the zip code 90210 would be changed to 90218. Several of the kids took offense to it and reacted in different ways (Kelly and Donna go shopping, Dylan gets drunk, Brandon keeps taking everyone's keys and putting them in a lock box feeling they are not able to drive, etc.). In the end, the zip code reverts to 90210 after protest.

The short-lived Fox Television sketch show The Edge did a parody of 90210 that mocked Tori Spelling. During the sketch, the character of Tori constantly says, "I can do whatever I want because this is my Daddy's show." Aaron Spelling took offense to this, and asked for an apology from the producers of the show (he never got one).

The Mickey Mouse Club did a parody sketch called Beverly Hillbillies 90210, combining the characters of both 90210 and The Beverly Hillbillies. In 1999, Christina Aguilera from the Mickey Mouse Club made a cameo performance on Beverly Hills 90210 as herself performing at the PPAD for David Silver's surprise birthday party, season 10 episode 2: "Let's Eat Cake". Music from former MMC members Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez of 'N Sync also was originally used during several opening title sequences during the mid to late seasons of 90210.

MADtv made its own parodies of the show as Beverly Hills, 90210 B.C. set in prehistoric Beverly Hills. When Luke Perry made his high profile return to the series, MADtv did a second parody entitled Beverly Hills 9021-H20 which had the characters being stalked and killed off by Luke Perry (Pat Kilbane), who had rejoined the cast as a masked killer who was a parody of Michael Myers of the Halloween film series.

Czech TV Nova parody show Tele Tele made parody of the show known as "Heverly Debils". Three mini-episodes (about 10 minutes each) were filmed.

GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan released a song called "Killah Hills 10304", an ironic reference to the show's title in a song about crime and a rough neighborhood.

A VH1 promo for I Love the 90s featured Hal Sparks and Michael Ian Black sitting in the Peach Pit, with Beverly Hills, 90210's theme music playing. Joe E. Tata also appears in the promo as Nat.

In 2009, The Simpsons aired an episode called "Waverly Hills 9021-D'oh," which features Lisa wanting to go to a better school and finding it in the very posh town of Waverly Hills.

Actors Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green played parodies of themselves in director Tony Scott's film Domino, protraying themselves as stereotypical self-involved Hollywood actors.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1991 Young Artist Awards Nominated Best New Family Television Comedy Series
Won Best Young Actor Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series Douglas Emerson
Nominated Best Young Actor Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series Brian Austin Green
Nominated Best Young Actress Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series Jennie Garth
Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series Shannen Doherty
1992 Won Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series
Nominated Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series Shannen Doherty
Won Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Television Series Brian Austin Green
Won Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Jennie Garth
Nominated Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Tori Spelling
1993 Won Favorite Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series Jason Priestly, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling
Nominated Best Young Actor Recurring in a Television Series Cory Tyler
Won Best Young Actress Recurring in a Television Series Dana Barron
1994 Nominated Best Youth Actress Guest Starring in a Television Show Sabrina Wiener
1998 Nominated Best Performance in a TV Drama Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Danielle Keaton
1992 Golden Globe Award Nominated Best TV-Series – Drama
1993 Nominated Best TV-Series – Drama
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Drama Jason Priestley
1995 Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series – Drama Jason Priestley
1992 TP de Oro Won Best Foreign Series
1993 Won Best Foreign Series
1995 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Won Top TV Series
1995 Emmy Award Nominated Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Milton Berle
1996 BMI Film & TV Awards Won BMI TV Music Award
1999 Teen Choice Awards Nominated TV – Choice Actress Jennie Garth
2004 TV Land Awards Nominated Favorite Greasy Spoon
Nominated Favorite Teen Dream – Male Luke Perry
2006 Nominated Most Happening Greasy Spoon or Hangout
2007 Nominated Break Up That Was So Bad It Was Good Luke Perry and Shannen Doherty




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Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990-2000) was a television drama series about the lives of a group of teenagers living in a wealthy neighborhood in Beverly Hills California. The show followed the group from high school to college as they dealt with a wide array of issues.


Season 1

Class of Beverly Hills [1.01]

Brandon: First day of school. Strange city, new house, no friends...I'm psyched!

Steve: You got a nose job!
Kelly: Yeah, I did.
Steve: It looks...looks good.
Kelly: Big improvement, huh?
Steve: Well yeah, they took about a foot off.
Kelly: Now I know why I broke up with you.

Secretary: Mr. Clayton, would you please explain to this young man our new restrictions on leather this year?

Scott: I can't find my locker. Number 1533. This place is huge, like five times as big as junior high!
David: Yeah I know, the steps are even bigger. But the babes...are outrageous.

Steve: She is the biggest bitch at West Beverly High. I should know, I went out with her for a year.

Steve: Oh, sure, just put the gas in the ignition and step on the key!

Scott: That is the studliest thing I have ever seen.

The Green Room [1.02]

Brenda: Just remember me when uh...everybody wants to get into your green room.

Every Dream Has Its Price (Tag) [1.03]

The First Time [1.04]

Brandon: I mean, she knew everything about me.
Brenda: Even how you used to eat Mom's makeup?

One on One [1.05]

Higher Education [1.06]

Brandon: Nice house, man.
Steve: This is nothing. You should have seen where I used to live before my parents got divorced.
Brandon: When was that?
Steve: Which time?
Brandon: They've divorced each other twice?
Steve: Oh, amongst other things. There have been other marriages mixed in, other kids, other houses, you know. What, your parents are still together?
Brandon: Yeah.
Steve: Well look, it's not your fault. You've got to stop blaming yourself.

Donna: Oh, how embarrassing. I am wearing both contacts on the same eye!

Brenda: So, who else is in his class anyway?
Brandon: I don't know, uh, Andrea, Donna, Steve Sanders...
Brenda: Dylan McKay?
Brandon: No, he's too smart to take this class.
Brenda: Or too busy chasing blondes?
Brandon: What are you talking about?
Brenda: I just don't understand why every guy's dream girl has to have hair like Daryl Hannah and a body like Kim Basinger.
Brandon: Bren, I'm trying to study here.
Brenda: Well excuse me for living.

Dylan: Hi.
Brenda: Hi.
Dylan: I thought that was you, but didn't your hair used to be a little different?
Brenda: Yes, no, well maybe just a little bit. I hate this color, if that's what you can call it.
Dylan: It's not that bad.
Brenda: If one more person says that...
Dylan: It's not that bad!
Brenda: Don't all you guys out here have a thing for blondes? I mean, that's what you told Kelly.
Dylan: Blondes, brunettes, redheads... girls in tanktops... but, if you really hate that color, I, uh -- I have a friend who does hair and he owes me a favor.
Brenda: Well, I don't really hate the color. But maybe we should still go see him. For a second opinion, or something, don't you think?
Dylan: No problem.
Brenda: I like your butt...I mean your bike.
Dylan: Oh, well thank you. Hop bike, that is.

Brenda: Dylan says it looks incandescent.
Brandon: My friend Dylan?
Brenda: My friend Dylan.

Perfect Mom [1.07]

David: I think it's the blonde hair that gets me the most. I have this incredible urge to just sniff it!
Scott: You better not be recording any of this...

Jackie: I can't be everything to everybody!!
Kelly: You don't have to be. But when you are drinking, mom, you are nothing. To nobody.

Jackie: Someday I can be as proud to have me as a mother, as I am to have you as a daughter.

The 17-Year Itch [1.08]

David: Yo West Beverly, my name is Dave
And I'ma give you all the songs that you crave
And all the babes are gonna be my slave
And all from a guy that don't even shave, word.

Brenda: I remember when I was a little girl, and dad went away to this accounting convention. I thought he was gone forever. I cried and cried. And then I wished with my magic star wand, and then he came back. My eyes were so puffy I could barely see him.
Brandon: I wish I had a bag of tricks. But I don't.

David: Yo, West Beverly this is DJ Dave
Now I'm not Vanilla Ice but chill out and be brave
Cause I'll rock the microphone for you over the air
'Til you say, "Who's that freshman? Check him out, he's aware."

The Gentle Art of Listening [1.09]

Isn't It Romantic? [1.10]

Brenda: [talking to Brandon] Well, whatever gets you through the night, right? I mean, isn't that what you always say?
Dylan: That's what I always say.
Brenda: Hi, I didn't see you.
Dylan: I saw you...

Scott: W-why does this class have to be co-ed?
David: It's much better this way.
Scott: Why?
David: Because when they start talking about sex things with guys around, it gets them in the mood

Teacher: Consent forms, people. I need them. You need them. They're required.
Scott: My mom's never gonna sign that form
David: Why not?
Scott: She -- She thinks I'll be getting the wrong kind of message at school.
David: Well what kind of message are you getting at home? Your mom has six kids.

Cindy: So Shelley and Paul went to this spa. They spent two days soaking in herbal mud, and ended up completely potatoed.

B.Y.O.B. [1.11]

Kelly: [talking about Dylan] Brenda, bring him. There's always room for one more cute guy.
David: Did you hear her say 'cute guy'?
Scott: [laughing] She wasn't talking about you!
David: You know, sometimes your negativity is overwhelming.

Steve: Purple pleasure, a blend of 7 essential ingredients, plus vitamins A, B, C, and T .
Brandon: T?
Steve, Brandon, and Other Guy: Tequila!

One Man and a Baby [1.12]

Kelly: You didn't say this was a date call.
Brandon: It's not. I met her at lunch, she dropped her Latin paper.
Kelly: Who would wanna date a girl who takes Latin?

Brandon: I don't even know what to say.
Kelly: Try "E pluribus unum."
Brandon: Where'd you learn that?
Kelly: It's on money.

Melissa: Just for a second I would like to be a teenage girl...and not a damn baby machine.

Jim: I love it when you talk crossword.

Slumber Party [1.13]

Amanda: Dammit.
Kelly: What?
Amanda: It's after midnight!
Brenda: So what? Do frat boys turn into pumpkins?
Amanda: No, they turn into drunken slobs.

Amanda: BNJ
Brenda: What's that?
Amanda: Before nose job.

Kelly: And I'm sorry I called you pretentious.
Andrea: And I'm sorry I called you gossipy.
Kelly: It's ok. Sometimes I am.
[Group hug between Brenda, Kelly, Andrea]
Donna: [When left out of group hug] Well...well I'm sorry for not having more problems! But I plan to.

East Side Story [1.14]

Brenda: Uh oh.
Brandon: What's wrong?
Brenda: You've got that look this morning.
Brandon: What look?
Brenda: That "Come on baby, light my fire" kind of a look.

Steve: Yo, Sam. Sam!
Scott: Me?
Steve: Come here.
Scott: I'm Scott.
Steve: Whatever. What's going on with him and MC Hammer?
Scott: David wants him to play at the prom.
Steve: MC Hammer's not gonna play at any school dance.
Scott: You know that, and I know that, and MC Hammer knows that. But unfortunately, somebody forgot to tell David.

A Fling in Palm Springs [1.15]

Brenda:'s like, the geese flying south. Or north, or wherever they go.

Brandon: Come on, Dad, you know how hard I work. And last night Nat tells me that I can't go to Palm Springs this weekend with all of my friends because his sister's sick, and now I have to work all weekend, but you don't hear me complaining, do ya?
Jim: Yes.

Tuesday: My name's Tuesday.
David: Tuesday? My favorite day of the week.

Brenda: It's weird, I mean, I want to be with Dylan and everything but part of me just wants to get it over with, like I'm the last person who hasn't done it yet.
Kelly: Brenda, you are.
Donna: Oh, you are not. Look, Brenda, you're really gonna like it. Uh, probably. Maybe?

Brenda: Dylan, stop talking and take off your clothes.

Fame Is Where You Find It [1.16]

Jim: So, which one is "Keep it Together?"
Cindy: Oh, you know, it's the one about that uh, cute little orphan girl, Flipper.
Brenda: Mom, it's Skipper. And she's not an orphan anymore.

[Girls in the hall cluster together whispering about Brandon]
Steve: Forget the agent, what you need is a bodyguard.
Brandon: Is this weird, or what? They won't stampede, will they?
Dylan: No, only if they smell fear.

[Brenda walks into the Peach Pit dressed up as singing waitress Laverne]
Brenda: Sir! Welcome! I'm Laverne, charmed I'm sure.
Nat: I don't get it. What is it, Halloween?
Brenda: Hey don't you worry, pops. You'll get no trick-or-treats with this little lady. I'm strictly a class act. A one hundred percent, U.S. certified, hostess with the mostest!
[Sal the Customer laughs]
Brenda: See, here's a gentleman who appreciates fine beauty.
Nat: He's a customer who needs an order taken.
Brenda: Why, certainly. Would you like to hear today's specials?
Nat: We don't have any specials!
Brenda: The special pasta today is spaghetti. It has meatballs on it, with a red sauce, um, I think it's tomato....And for dessert we have pie. We have peach pie, cherry pie, apple pie, pecan pie, lemon pie, cream pie...honey pie. But if you want pizza pie, you gotta go across the street. Ask for Grito, he'll take care of ya. So what will it be?
Sal the Customer: Anything you want, sweetheart!
Brenda: You look like...meatloaf and mashed potatoes, am I wrong?
Sal the Customer: Bring it on!
Brenda: Only if you promise to save room for dessert! Ok, we got a taker for squished taters and a beefy roll.
Nat: We what?
Brenda: Mashed potatoes and meatloaf. Get with the lingo, pops.
Nat: Brenda, you're too much.
Brenda: It's Laverne...thank you!

Stand (Up) and Deliver [1.17]

Brenda: Mom, have you ever felt like a phone call that's been disconnected?
Cindy: Honey, goes with the territory of being a teenager.
Brenda: Along with hormone hell. Bad driving. Classes that don't relate to life.

Sky: Anyway, like I said, my name is Sky, it really is, my parents named me that. No kidding. And it gets worse. My middle name is Blueyonder. You see, my dad was in the Air Force. My mother was a pothead. I guess that makes me an airhead, huh?

Brenda: Mom, these performance-oriented coffeehouses are really happening, I mean I really felt a part of it.
Cindy: Right, is this button crooked?
Jim: No, it's fine
Brenda: And Dad I'm pregnant.
[Jim and Cindy look up at Brenda in shock.]
Brenda: Just testing.

Kelly: [waves to David] David!
David: My God, She's waving at me!
Scott: She must need something.
David: She needs me. She just doesn't know it yet.
Kelly: David, hi, um, listen. I really need you.

Kelly: Brenda, how can you wear that costume?
Brenda: Well Kelly, you put one arm through one sleeve, and one through the other.

It's Only a Test [1.18]

Brenda: [to her mother] You told him, didn't you?
Jim: Brenda, it's nothing to be embarrassed about.
Brenda: Dad, I know that. I just didn't want you getting upset over nothing.
Jim: I'm not upset!
Brenda: Well, why not?
Jim: Because it...could be a million things!
Brenda: Like what?
Jim: I don't know. Maybe it's...well, an ingrown hair.
Brenda: An ingrown hair? On my left breast? I sincerely hope not. You know, Mom, this is why I didn't want you to tell him, this is the kind of explanation Brandon would come up with.
Brandon: What is?
Brenda, Jim, Cindy: Nothing!
Brandon: Uh huh...

Brenda: Does a needle biopsy have anything to do with a needle?

Steve: You know what?
Andrea: Hmm?
Steve: You're pretty cute without your glasses on.
Andrea: [laughs] God! Is that supposed to be some kind of compliment?
Steve: No. This is.
[Steve kisses Andrea.]

Brandon: Hey. You're gonna be just fine.
Brenda: How do you know that, Brandon?
Brandon: Cause I'm older. And wiser.
Brenda: And just how much wisdom did you accumulate in those momentous four minutes?
Brandon: A small lifetime.
Brenda: Very small.

Brenda: Doesn't anyone know any more jokes? Dylan?
Dylan: None that I could tell here.
[The doorbell rings.]
Cindy: [Answers the phone] Hello?
Jim: Honey, it's the doorbell.

April Is the Cruelest Month [1.19]

Roger Azarian: Survival of the fittest, Walsh. It's kill or be killed.
Brandon: Talking about the jungle or Beverly Hills?
Roger: Same difference.

Roger: Want a beer?
Brandon: No, thanks.
[Roger is holding a gun.]
Brandon: What are you doing with that thing?
Roger: Target practice.

Spring Training [1.20]

Steve: Crawford, get your finger out of your nose!
Kid: [laughs] He eats 'em too.
Steve: Take a lap.
Brandon: Steve! Steve, what's the problem? He wasn't doing anything.
Steve: Yeah he was, he was grossing me out. Last thing we need is a booger-picker playing second base.

Nat: You know, the improvement from one week to the next is remarkable.
Brandon: Oh, yeah. The kids are showing a lot of promise.
Dylan: But, we still need a pitcher that can put the ball over the plate.
Nat: Yeah, but win or lose, the most important thing is how good the kids feel about themselves.
Brandon: Absolutely.
Nat: Totally.
Dylan: Yeah, I mean, in the long run, that's all that counts.
Brandon: Absolutely.
Nat: Totally.

Spring Dance [1.21]

Andrea: Are you, uh, going to the school dance?
Brandon: No, are you?
Andrea: Uh, no.
Brandon: Personally, I hate to dance.
Andrea: You do?
Brandon: Yeah. I always step on people's toes, I have no sense of rhythm, it's awful.
Andrea: So, you probably wouldn't want to go even if someone asked you?
Brandon: I don't know. Would you?
Andrea: Well, I have fundamental ideological problems with teenage social rituals that basically do nothing but exacerbate fears of total insecurity and inferiority over one's appearance while frenetically exploiting, and I must hasten to add, distorting, the feminine ideal. I mean, in an act which reaches it's apogee with the election of the spring queen.
Brandon: Was that a yes or a no?
Andrea: What was the question?

Kelly: Brandon, don't you think we'd make a great couple?
Brandon: I guess I don't. It's like...I know you too well or something.
Kelly: Well what if we were complete strangers?
Brandon: I'd probably be in love with you.
Kelly: Can't you fake amnesia or something?
Brandon: I don't know it just, it...feels're another sister.
Kelly: That is probably the ugliest thing any guy has ever said to me.

Andrea: Look, I feel like a fool for coming but...I don't care, all I know is, I don't want to turn into some deranged axe murderer...or...or worse yet...wake up one morning, ten years from now, and suddenly realize that I totally missed out on high school.

Home Again [1.22]

[Steve comes in wearing an eye patch.]
Kelly: Look, it's Captain Hook!
Steve: Isn't that what we used to call you before you got your nose job?

Dylan: There's so much that we haven't done.
Brenda: I thought we've done everything.
Dylan: [laughs] I didn't mean that. I mean like...well, I haven't even taken you to my favorite surf shop, or to check out my favorite band.
Brenda: Going to a surf shop together is pretty serious stuff. You sure you want to take that major step?
Dylan: I think so.

Dylan: I don't do cameras.

Dylan: Brenda, who saved me from going back to drinking. She saved me from myself. I don't know what I'm gonna do without you guys. At the risk of sounding mushy... you Walsh people are the only family I got.

Season 2

Beach Blanket Brandon [2.1]

David: I can't believe that we're finally free! An entire summer of nothing but beaches and babes.
Scott: For you, maybe. I'll be spending the summer at my grandparents' in Oklahoma.
David: You'll have fun.
Scott: Name one thing fun about Oklahoma.
David: I bet you not one girl there has ever met a California stud before.

Kelly: Besides, what cute guy is gonna take an acting class?
Brenda: Kelly, can't you ever stop thinking about guys for one second? I mean, there is more to life!
Kelly: Sounds like it's that time of the month.
Brenda: Well, it is. And it isn't, if you know what I mean.
Kelly: What are you talking about?
Brenda: I'm five days late.

Brenda: What color is it supposed to be again?
Kelly: Uh, blue for positive, red for negative.
Brenda: It's green.
Kelly: That's impossible.
Donna: Well, maybe that means twins or something.
Brenda: Donna, that's not funny.
Kelly: Let me see.
Donna: I wanna see.
Kelly: Mmm, it's kind of a pinkish green.
Brenda: Donna, what color does it look like to you?
Donna: Honestly? St. Patrick's Day.
Brenda: I can't believe this. I wait to have sex with the guy that I love, I act responsibly, I take every precaution, and I'm green.

Brenda: For a moment there, I thought that maybe I was pregnant. My period was a few days late, so I got worried.
Jim: Well, did you do something that would...give you reason to believe that if you... were a few days late that...that would indicate that you were pregnant?
Brenda: You mean like sex?
Jim: Yes, something like that.
Brenda: Yes, of course.

The Party Fish [2.2]

Brenda: You're going to the beach club tonight?
Cindy: One of your father's clients has invited us to join.
Brenda: The Beverly Hills beach club?
Cindy: Mmhmm, they're having a big party to honor prospective members.
Brenda: [to Grandma on phone] Hold on. [to Cindy] The Beverly Hills beach club where Brandon works?
Cindy: Mmhmm, isn't that a hoot?!
Brenda: [to phone] Granny hold on. [to Cindy] Does Brandon know that you're going there tonight?
Cindy: Yeah. Why don't you join us?
Brenda: Oh, no, no, I can't, um...I'm talking to Grandma.

Sandy: You know, the way my head is pounding, I don't think anything could make me happy tonight.
Brandon: Not even the sight of 10,000 wild and crazy grunion having an orgy on the beach?

Steve: This is an incredible piece of machinery.

Brandon: Oh no, this isn't about my mommy and daddy, it's about you and your sugar daddy!

Summer Storm [2.3]

Brenda: You scared me.
Dylan: It was awesome.
Brenda: Yeah, really awesome. Look at you. You're lucky to be alive.
Dylan: I'm fine. You look like an angel.

Cindy: Oh, Brenda, would you take this up to Dylan for me, please?
Brenda: Sorry, Mom, it was your idea, I'm not gonna play Nancy Nurse.
Cindy: Brenda!
Brenda: Well, what do you want, Mom? I mean, first you and Dad tell me not to sleep with him and then you tuck him in the next bedroom?

Brandon: Guess a couple busted ribs are God's way of telling you you're grounded, huh?
Dylan: Yeah, that's funny. I'd laugh, except it hurts.

Brenda: To be a bitch, or not to be a bitch. That is the question.
Brandon: I wouldn't say you've been a bitch. Then haven't said a word to him and he has been here all day.

Brenda: Nobody's here?
Dylan: [turning off television] Just me and Oprah.

Anaconda [2.4]

Brenda: I got more sun than I expected
Cindy: Honey, you are burnt to a crisp!
Brenda: I know. I fell asleep. I mean, it's not fair, just because I take a nap, now I can't go to this party tonight with Donna. She's getting dressed up right now and I'm here fried!

Danny Waterman: Big Dave, are you gonna light that thing or what?
David: Are you kidding, it could stunt my growth!
Steve: Too late.

[During police interrogation]
Donna: I uh...I had a cigar. I threw up.

Play It Again, David [2.5]

Donna: What's the big deal? I mean, just because David's a geek doesn't mean his dad is.
Kelly: Donna, the avocado doesn't fall far from the tree.
Donna: No, you know, David's not that bad. I kinda got to know him when we did our scene.
Kelly: I don't know, he's always looking at me like I'm naked or something. And now he's fully bragging about this date like it's the two of us going out.

Jackie: Doesn't that sound fun?
Kelly: No, that sounds totally excruciating.

Mel Silver: You're gonna love this place, it's one of my favorite resaurants.
Jackie Taylor: Oh, It's gorgeous.
Kelly: Mom, isn't this the place that gave, uh, Lori food poisoning?
Jackie: I don't think so.
David: So, Kel, you ever dream this would happen?
Kelly: Not in my wildest, Freddy Krueger nightmares.
Mel: Well, Kelly I hope we're not dragging you away from your friends tonight, but Jackie and I thought that having dinner together would be fun.
Kelly: Why?
Jackie: So that I could get to know David and so that you could get to know Mel.
Kelly: Let me tell you something about Kelly, Mel. To know her is not to love her.
Jackie: Kelly!
Mel: Well, that's not what I hear. Or rather, see, on video.
David: Dad, you're embarrassing me.
Kelly: I hardly think that that's possible.
Jackie: David, your father tells me that you're West Beverly's video historian.
David: Yeah. Something like that.
Kelly: I can hardly turn around anymore without that obnoxious video lens being stuck right in my face.
David: It's nothing personal.
Kelly: No, it's just a little perverted. What do you call those guys, uh, voyeurs or something...
Jackie: Kelly...
Mel: David, I forbid you to commit one more inch of videotape to that gorgeous face.
Kelly: Thank you. I thought I was gonna have to get one of those restraining orders to keep him away from me.
Jackie: Let's order.
Kelly: Actually, I've lost my appetite.
Mel: You'll be missing out, Kelly, really. This restaurant has one of the best chefs in town.
Kelly: Well. I knew there must have been some reason why you dragged us here.
Jackie: Kelly! That's enough!
Mel: How 'bout a drink, to start.
Kelly: A drink? You want my mother to order a drink?
Jackie: I'll have a mineral water.
Mel: Whatever.
Kelly: Because the last thing you do is ask a recovering alcoholic what she wants to drink!
Jackie: KELLY! Why don't you just shut up?!

Cindy: Well, Kelly, if it's meant to be, it's meant to be. I mean, true love is kind of like a locomotive, it tends to flatten anything that gets in its way.
Kelly: Tell me about it. I feel like Gumby.
[Brenda glares at Kelly.]
Kelly: Gumby, he's flat.

Kelly: Truce?
David: Sweetheart...this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.

Pass, Not Pass [2.6]

Brenda: Do you know my brother has the exact same shoe size as Paul Newman ?
Andrea: Figures he would.

[Acting out a scene in their acting class.]
Andrea: I'm better for her than you are.
Brenda: The hell you are!
[Brenda slaps Andrea. Andrea turns her head and looks like she is about to cry. They both walk out into the hallway.]
Andrea: Brenda...Brenda! That is not how we rehearsed the slap!
Brenda: Oh no?
Andrea: You know damn well it wasn't.
Brenda: Well I guess I just got too involved in my character.
Andrea: That is so lame. There was something else behind that slap and you know it!
Brenda: Sense memory work?
Andrea: Oh. And what is that memory based on?
Brenda: Oh, quick learner. I think you know, Teacher's Pet!
Andrea: This is perfect. I confide in you, share my feelings. Something I never do, and you completely turn on me!
Brenda: Yeah, well who confided in who first?
Andrea: I said I was sorry, Brenda. I had no idea that he was interested in me as anything more than a pupil with stage fright!
Brenda: Yeah well now we know differently, don't we?
Andrea: Look, Brenda. You can't steal something from someone that they don't have in the first place!
Brenda: You know, all school year I listened to you rattling on and on about your feelings for my brother.
Andrea: This has nothing to do with Brandon.
Brenda: You're right. it has to do with you and me.
Andrea: Not anymore.

Andrea: Funny me. I thought what we had was personal.
Chris Suiter: Look, Andrea, If you were just five years older...
Andrea: If I were just five years older you would still be cheating on your girlfriend!

Camping Trip [2.7]

Brenda: What is that?
Brandon: It's my lucky hat!
Brenda: I'm sorry Brandon, but that is one nerdy-looking thing.
Brandon: Come on, I think it's cool.
Brenda: Well, maybe to a beaver!

Cindy: And be extra careful on those deep hiking trails.
Brenda: We will.
Cindy: And be sure to head back to the camp well before dark!
Brenda: We will.
Cindy: And make sure those boys stay on top of you...when you're hiking, that is.

Donna: I'll go too.
Brenda: Donna!
Donna: For, uh, the ride.
Kelly: Don't encourage them, alright?
Donna: There's, uh, something I need to get while we're out.
Brandon: Like what?
Steve: Yeah, like what?
Donna: Uh, uh, a feminine product, okay? Is everyone happy now?

Neil: What did I say, and why are you making me do this in front of a bunch of strangers?
Allison: Why not? You're as much a stranger to me as they are!
David: [holding video camera] I'm sorry, could you guys get a little bit closer together? I can't seem to get you both in the shot.
Neil: Do you mind?!
Neil: [to Andrea] Excuse me. [to Allison] Ally, honey, at the risk of sounding like a sexist pig, I have to ask, is it that time of the month?

Donna: So! Anybody know any good divorce songs?

Wildfire [2.8]

Donna: Oh, wait, I've got it, know that Robert Palmer song that David was playing today, Addicted to Love ? We could do Addicted to Sex.
Brenda: Donna, Hello Day is supposed to be a G-rated event.

Kelly: Brenda, she said he had a cute scar, what do you think is gonna happen?
Brenda: Kelly, are you gonna do any homework this year?

Dylan: You can't have it both ways, Bren. The fact of the matter is you gave up any right to ask me questions about my sex life when you decided you didn't want to be a part of it.

Brandon: Actually, I'd say you're doing just fine.
Emily Valentine: I was, 'til I broke the 11th Commandment, "Thou shalt not go out with Brenda Walsh's boyfriend."
Brandon: That's my fault, I was the one who told her.
Emily: It's not your fault, Brandon, and it's not Dylan's. It's not mine, either. If Brenda had a problem, she should have said something to me.
Brandon: She didn't really have a chance, things happened kinda fast.
Emily: So I like guys, so guys like me, what's wrong with that?

Dylan: Hey, did you bring your guitar?
Emily: Yeah, I did, it's in the living room.
Brandon: Oh, well go get it, we could use some music around here.
Emily: K.
Brenda: Oh great, a hootenanny.
Brandon: Brenda!
Brenda: Oh, excuse me. I didn't mean to be rude.
Emily: Yes, you did. In fact, it seems like you're going out of your way to be rude to me, Brenda.
Brenda: Well Em, why don't you just go get your guitar, and bring it back in here, and we'll all gather 'round and swoon.
Emily: Hey! You're the one that invited me to this party, remember? If you want me to leave, just ask, I'll be happy to oblige.
Brenda: Oh and disappoint your fans? I wouldn't dream of it.
Dylan: Brenda!
Brenda: Dylan, stay out of it. This is between me and Emily.
Emily: Geez! This isn't Beverly Hills, it's Knot's Landing! When I got to school they should have given me a score card instead of a class schedule, so I could keep track of everyone's boyfriends.
Brenda: Oh yeah, like that would have made any difference.
Emily: Oh, grow up, Brenda! You, of all people, should know what it's like to be the new kid in school! All I was trying to do was make friends. I shouldn't have bothered.

Ashes to Ashes [2.9]

Necessity Is a Mother [2.10]

Brenda: So I'm thinking of going blonde again. Or maybe bald, you know, go for that Sinéad look.
Dylan: What?
Brenda: You haven't heard a word I've said.

Iris: [talking about Hawaii] It's a great place to drop your inhibitions, Jim, you know? Grow a beard, swim naked.
Jim: How...alternative.
Brandon: Oh, come on, Dad, let's do it, let's just drop out for a while.
Cindy: Couple of weeks in Hawaii doesn't sound bad to me right now.
Iris: It is a magical place, you should have seen Dylan when he was there, it even mellowed him out.
Dylan: It didn't mellow me out, I was bored out of my gourd.

Iris: You are a magical young lady.

Bartender: Hey don't have to flash that fake I.D. every time you come in here.

Brandon: I just don't wanna scrape you off a telephone pole today, it's this thing I got against it.

Leading from the Heart [2.11]

Brenda: I mean, didn't you guys used to have nightmares about taking your driver's test?
Kelly: God, no. I passed with flying colors. I think some people are just born to drive. I mean, I think it's in my genes.
Donna: Oh, please! You should have seen Kelly when she first got her license. For the first month, I felt like a crash test dummy.
Kelly: So, I had a few fender benders. That's how you learn.

Bobby: So, it doesn't seem like your brain's been totally fried by the sun out here.
Brandon: Well, what'd you expect?
Bobby: Well, I thought that every other word would be like, "hey dude, like let's so catch some totally fun, gnarly, radical waves."

[The gang is playing charades.]
Brenda: Oh I cannot believe this, who picked this? Who--who wrote this?
Steve: Well is it a t.v. show, movie or book?
Brenda: Steve, you better pray it's not a book.

Surfer Dude: Oh, what happened to you man?
Bobby: Nothing. I'm just real lazy.

Kelly: I guess I was just being led by the heart.

Down and Out of District in Beverly Hills [2.12]

Andrea: Brandon, why is everybody staring at me, I mean, what's--what's wrong?
Brandon: Didn't you forget something?
Andrea: No, I-- [whispers] Oh my God! I forgot my clothes!

Steve: Oh, I can't make it, I'm going to see R.E.M. that night.
Dylan: Oooh with, uh, Christine? Sounds a little continuous.
Kelly: Sounds kind of nauseating if you ask me.

Brandon: Oh, wait, this Saturday I've gotta go dune bugging with Dylan. I can come home early though, if you want.
Andrea: Maybe I should go with you. I might break my neck and then I wouldn't have to deal with this anymore.

Brenda: He changes his address like a model changes her clothes.

Christine: You know who Steve reminds me of? Richard Gere in the movie Pretty Woman.
Brenda: And you're Julia Roberts, right?
Christine: Why not?
Brenda: Because she was a prostitute.

Halloween [2.13]

Steve: Don't be a squeef.

David: Do you wanna dance?
Cleopatra: No. [walks away.]
David: So I guess a night of hot monkey love is out of the question.

Brandon: Well, well, welly-well, well.

Dylan: Can I say something? I mean, I know the last thing you need right now is another guy telling you what to do or what to think.
Kelly: Go ahead, please.
Dylan: You're blaming yourself for leading that guy on, but I want you to know as a guy it doesn't matter how much of a magnet a girl turns on. A guy always has a choice of not making her do something she doesn't want to do.
Kelly: I didn't make that choice very easy, now did I?
Dylan: Yeah, you did. You said no.

Emily: We'll just say we're another couple going as Brandon and Emily. Hey, just think how impressed they'll be with our masks.
Brandon: Well, I'm pretty impressed with your mask already.

The Next Fifty Years [2.14]

U4EA [2.15]

Steve: Hi. I'd like to exchange an egg.
Cashier: You want to exchange an egg. Do you have a receipt?
Steve: No. Do I need a receipt? I mean, is that part of the thing?
Cashier: It's customary to have a receipt when you want to exchange something.
Andrea: I think we're in the wrong place.
Steve: [To Andrea] No, no, this is all part of the deal, watch. [To cashier] I want to exchange an egg.
Andrea: Look, Steve, let's go.
Cashier: What's wrong with the egg?
Steve: Nothing!
Cashier: But you want another.
Steve: No, I don't want another egg, I want information!
Cashier: Look, I don't know what you kids are on, but I'm calling the police.
Steve: You know, I think we're in the wrong place.

My Desperate Valentine [2.16]

Chuckie's Back [2.17]

Steve: I was actually thinking of breaking down and asking Kelly to the dance. I think she deserves another chance.
Brandon: You're giving her another chance. Isn't she the one who broke up with you?
Steve: Yeah. But, I forgive her.

Steve: Eat it.

Steve: I punched out Chuckie Wilson today.
Samantha Sanders: Oh my God, well no wonder he's stalling on this deal, how could you do this to me?

A Walsh Family Christmas [2.18]

Fire and Ice [2.19]

Cindy: I don't look too much like Madonna?
Brenda: Well, I don't know, it depends on what Madonna looks like this week.

Brenda: The power to persuade someone to buy something they didn't even know they wanted in the first place, there's nothing like it in the world.

Brenda: I'm sorry that everybody is put off by the idea of an independent woman trying to take an aggressive posture in pursuit of a specific goal.

Brandon: Donna, gum is not food.

Cindy: Time to face the day!
Brenda: Why?
Cindy: Don't you have work today?
Brenda: No comment.

A Competitive Edge [2.20]

[After Brenda gets into a fender bender]
Brenda: Oh my God. Oh my God, tell me this isn't happening.
David: This isn't happening.

Donna: Bren, don't be like that, you're a good driver!
[Brenda scoffs]
Donna: Well, you're improving.

Brandon: I even called Ripley's, and they don't believe it either!

Steve: Where you going?
Kelly: To bed.
Steve: Ok, if you insist, I'll join you.

[Phone rings]
Brenda: Oh, if that's Kiefer Sutherland, tell him that I'm a little busy.
Brandon: [answering phone] Hello, Kiefer?

Everybody's Talking 'Bout It [2.21]

Baby Makes Five [2.22]

Cardio-Funk [2.23]

The Pit and the Pendulum [2.24]

Meeting Mr. Pony [2.25]

Things to Do on a Rainy Day [2.26]

Donna: [while watching the video for I Adore Mi Amor] It's the greatest video in the history of videos.

[The guys are waiting for a stripper to show up; the doorbell rings.]
Steve: She's here, she's here!
Brandon: What do I do?
Dylan: Answer the door.
Brandon: What do I say?
Dylan: I hear "hello" is really popular.
[Brandon answers the door and sees Andrea.]
Brandon: Hel--lo.
Andrea: Brandon, hi! [laughs]
Brandon: Andrea, what are you doing here?
Steve: [to Dylan] Zuckerman, moonlighting?
Dylan: Nah...

[Discussing what they will say to Color Me Badd.]
Donna: Well, I'm gonna ask them what their favorite color is.
Kelly: Their favorite color is badd, of course!

Bryan Abrams: I was thinking you might like a pass, you can come check out the show later on.
Kelly: Oh. No, I couldn't, really.
Bryan Abrams: Aww, come on
Kelly: Well, I have 3 friends. Could I get 4?
Bryan Abrams: Ok, you talked me into it. Come on. I'll get you as many as you need. I got 3 friends too.

[While the guys are watching the stripper]
Steve: Hey, guys, you think a burger comes with that shake?

Mexican Standoff [2.27]

Brenda: Dylan invited me to go to Baja with him.
Kelly: And Cindy and Jim are letting you go?
Dylan: She hasn't asked them yet.
Kelly: Oh, well in that case, what videos should we rent?
Brenda: Kelly, they might say yes.
Kelly: Yeah, right.
Brenda: Anyway, if they do, is it okay? I mean, do you mind?
Kelly: Yeah, I mind. I don't see why you'd want to go and spend an incredibly cool and romantic weekend with your boyfriend, when you could stay here in town and be miserable with me.
Brenda: Thanks Kel, I knew you'd understand.

Dylan: We better go before the porsche turns into a pumpkin.
Brenda: Do we have to?
Dylan: Yeah, it's either that or you call Jimbo and ask if we can stay down here another week.
Brenda: Ooh, adios Mexico.

Border Patrol Officer: Hey, I'm sorry, but we're gonna have to get a legal guardian down here with your birth certificate; or failing that, they'll have to sign a sworn affidavit verifying you a citizen. Unless, maybe you're not an American citizen.
Brenda: Of course I am. It's just that if you call my parents, I'm a dead American citizen.

Wedding Bell Blues [2.28]

Kelly: Dylan McKay, that's all we ever talk about! Did it ever occur to you that other people have relationships that they take seriously!?
Brenda: How can you even compare your problems with Jake who you barely even know to my problems with Dylan? I mean, you're not even up there with Donna and David!
Donna: What's that supposed to mean?
Kelly: That means that Brenda's being a self-centered little bitch!

Donna: You guys, come quick!
Jackie: What?
Donna: It's raining in the living room!

Brenda: Donna, what kind of wedding are you gonna have?
Donna: I don't know. Maybe something traditional, in a church. Or maybe I'll do something really wild, like that couple who got married bungee jumping.
Kelly: Bungee jumping?
Donna: Yeah, it's totally perfect. You know, you jump off the cliff with the long, rubber cord attached to you. It's totally death-defying, just like marriage.
Brenda: Oh, and that's when you say, "I dooooooooo!"

Andrea: If 4 out of 10 marriages end in divorce, and Kelly's mom's been divorced 3 times and David's dad's been divorced once, then they've already beat the odds; between them both they've been divorced 4 times, this marriage is gonna last forever.

Season 3

Misery Loves Company [3.1]

Henry Thomas: See, no one's innocent, Walsh. All of us have been hurt.

Donna: I can't go to Europe.
David: Why not?
Donna: [hands him her passport] Look at this!
David: What's wrong?
Donna: I can't show that picture to anyone, I look horrible!

Brenda: Can I say something? Can I please say something?
Jim: No, you cannot say something. Don't say a word. I'm finished listening to what you have to say, Brenda, do you understand me?
Brenda: No, I don't understand you. I don't understand anything!!

Andrea: Everybody, you remember Jake Thurman, don't ya?
Kelly: Yeah!
Steve: You know the Blaze hasn't been the same since you left.
Jake: Yeah.
Andrea: And what am I, chopped liver?
Steve: Yeah!

Jackie: My water just broke.
David: [looks at his watch] Oh man, I don't know if we can get a plumber this late.
Kelly: You idiot, she's going into labor!

The Twins, the Trustee, and the Very Big Trip [3.2]

Too Little, Too Late/Paris 75001 [3.3]

Brenda: [Brenda spits out her food] It's brains.

Sex, Lies and Volleyball/Photo Fini [3.4]

Shooting Star/American in Paris [3.5]

Castles in the Sand [3.6]

Song of Myself [3.7]

The Back Story [3.8]

Highwire [3.9]

Home and Away [3.10]

A Presumption of Innocence [3.11]

Destiny Rides Again [3.12]

Rebel with a Cause [3.13]

Wild Horses [3.14]

The Kindness of Strangers [3.15]

It's a Totally Happening Life [3.16]

The Game Is Chicken [3.17]

Midlife... Now What? [3.18]

Back in the High Life Again [3.19]

Parental Guidance Recommended [3.20]

Dead End [3.21]

The Child Is Father to the Man [3.22]

Season 4

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye [4.01]

Katie Destable: So, I gotta ask, do you know any movie stars or kids of movie stars?
Brenda: Just Samantha Sanders' son.
Darla Hansen: Gosh, I guess he's pretty screwed up, huh?
Brenda: No, actually Steve's a really good guy.
Darla: He's not a snob?
Brenda: He's my brother's best friend.
Katie: Is he spoiled?
Brenda: No more than anyone else.
Jan Myler: Anyone from Beverly Hills, that is.
Katie: So, what kind of car does he drive?
Brenda: He drives a corvette. And my ex-boyfriend drives a Porsche. And most of my other friends drive BMW convertibles. They shop on Rodello Drive and they're all incredibly shallow, phony, and braindead. Are there any other stupid questions that I can answer?

The Girl from New York City [4.02]

Donna: Well, maybe somebody else has... the exact same porsche.

The Little Fish [4.03]

Greek to Me [4.04]

Radio Daze [4.05]

Cindy: Dinner is almost ready.
Brenda: I'm too tired to chew.

Brandon: [to Steve] Admit that you're a horse's ass.

Windstruck [4.14]

David: Say goodnight, Donna.
Donna: Goodnight, Donna.

Mr. Pitts: Uh, David, uh... what's with, uh, you and Donna and the old mattress mambo?
David: Well, I just want us both to share the intimacy of a real relationship.
Mr. Pitts: Wow. Wow, what a rap! Dr. Martin, Felice... you buy that?
Dr. Martin: Well, as a doctor I'm familiar with the hormonal drives of young adults... but I leave all the parenting to Felice.
Felice Martin: And I don't buy it. Call me old-fashioned, but... I don't believe in the motives of young men who wear earrings.
[David takes off earrings.]
Mr. Pitts: What earring? Look at this, the guy's willing to sacrifice for a shot at your daughter.
David: Dr. Martin, Mrs. Martin, I love Donna. Not just for her body, but for her mind.
Mr. Pitts: Woah.
David: And... if she has sex with me, I promise, I'll marry her.
Mr. Pitts: Woah, I think we've exposed some raw honesty, I'll tell you what... I'll spring for the condoms, what do you say, Felice?
Felice: Well, I guess in that case, it's alright! Donna, if you're listening, sweetheart... we give you our blessing to do the wild thing with David.

Somewhere in the World It's Christmas [4.15]

Donna: Don't look now, but you're standing under the mistletoe!
Dylan: Well, signed, sealed, delivered, I'm here... I'm yours.

Thicker than Water [4.17]

Donna: David, is that you?
David: No, it's Saddam Hussein.


Simple English

Beverly Hills, 90210 was a long-running popular primetime television drama series that aired from October 4 1990, to May 17 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. The show followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and then-fictitious California University. The show was created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling and Spelling Television. The "90210" in the title refers to one of the suburb's postal ZIP codes.

The original premise of the show was based around the adjustment and culture shock that twins Brandon (played by Jason Priestley) and Brenda Walsh (played by Shannen Doherty) had after they and their parents, Jim and Cindy moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Beverly Hills. The show addressed several topical issues like date rape, alcoholism, domestic violence, gay rights, drug abuse, teenage suicide, AIDS, and teenage pregnancy.

The show gained popularity during the summer of 1991, when FOX aired a special "summer season" of the show while most other series were in reruns. The series became one of FOX's top shows when it began its next season that fall. Viewership increased dramatically and the cast members, particularly Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, became teen idols, while the series would make actresses Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling household names.

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