The _Beverly Hills 90210_ thread

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Prompted by this apparently random 'where are they now' story. Sample:

Actor: Ian Ziering (Steve)

Who Were They?: Corvette-driving jock and ladies' man. This rich kid eventually settled down, buying and running his own newspaper, marrying, becoming a father and taking on diaper duty.

Post-'90210' Peak: None

Post-'90210' Nadir: None

Where Are They Now?: Ziering, 42, appeared with buddy Brian Austin Green in 2005's "Domino," directed by Tony Scott and starring Keira Knightley. Divorced former Playboy Playmate Nikki Schieler after five years of marriage.

The outlook: "I've got a few things in the fire. Nothing really that I'd like to discuss as of yet. Until they come to fruition, I don't want to jinx myself. It's just, you know, if slow and steady wins the race, I still feel like I've got legs for a long career in front of me."

Career Trajectory: Career?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 June 2006 16:57 (fourteen years ago) link

Post-'90210' Nadir: Appearing in a 2004 stage version of "When Harry Met Sally … " in London, promptly eviscerated by tough and nasty Brit critics.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Wednesday, 7 June 2006 17:05 (fourteen years ago) link

The Doherty page conveniently forgets the entire "I Hate Brenda" movement and her awful Sci-Fi channel show "Scare Tactics"

LOL Thomas (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 7 June 2006 23:13 (fourteen years ago) link

I will love Brenda and her messed up eye forever.

Bluebell Madonna (Ex Leon), Wednesday, 7 June 2006 23:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Then there's this:

http://www.djangos.com/images/cover200/DRD100/D127/D127071K28C.jpg

The importance? The graffiti-laden bathroom you see is the women's restroom for...KUCI. It was done back in late 1992 or so, specifically for this album cover.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 7 June 2006 23:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Wasn't there also some girl with glasses early in the series? I think she dated Brandon. And I remember there's was a minor scandal when it was found out that the actor who played her was 30 or something in real life.

For the first couple of years the show was called "L.A. Beat" in Finland, I think because the Finnish distributor feared that Finnish kids wouldn't understand what the title refers to.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 8 June 2006 07:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh yes! The one with the bad perm? She was nerdy. Wanted to go to an ivey league college but was poor or something?

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Thursday, 8 June 2006 07:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Andrea, she was called. I loved Beverly Hills 90210. Loved it.

And I remember there's was a minor scandal when it was found out that the actor who played her was 30 or something in real life.

As opposed to Luke Perry, the oldest "teenager" not in the cast of Grease?

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 8 June 2006 08:29 (fourteen years ago) link

The first season of 90210 is out on DVD (in the UK) in September.


Ben Mott (Ben Mott), Thursday, 8 June 2006 08:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Ah, according to IMDb the actress who played Andrea was Gabrielle Carteris, and she was born in 1961, which makes her 4 years older than even Luke Perry.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 8 June 2006 09:17 (fourteen years ago) link

remember the mtv awards during which brenda/shanon was booed off stage?

I don't want to jinx myself.

Uh, you were in BH90210!

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Thursday, 8 June 2006 11:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Why did people hate Brenda? I don't think there was anything like that going on in here.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 8 June 2006 12:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, but Luke Perry *looked* older. Like the Fonz next to Jason Priestley's Richie Cunningham, or something.

ailsa (ailsa), Thursday, 8 June 2006 12:00 (fourteen years ago) link

I just bought the I Hate Brenda paperback (co-authored by Darby of Ben is Dead) at a library booksale for 20 cents.

tokyo nursery school: afternoon session (rosemary), Thursday, 8 June 2006 12:50 (fourteen years ago) link

sometimes I still learn for a Dylan to take me to visit me late at night or take me to Baja... his best line was "at the risk of sounding glib Kell, that's why I drink" which took many plays to decipher (slurred in his husky whisper) during one of his "alcoholic" stages.
I love all the messed up girls: Val, Christine Elise's character who nearly burned down the Walsh's house and was supposedly JP's lover in real life... oh and all the sexual tension between Brandon and his male buddies

spectra (spectra), Thursday, 8 June 2006 14:57 (fourteen years ago) link

what's Tori Spelling up to these days?

spectra (spectra), Thursday, 8 June 2006 14:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I saw Christine Elise at a tiny film festival in Michigan a couple of years ago -- she was really nice and dressed sorta butch.

The Milkmaid (82375538-A) (The Milkmaid), Thursday, 8 June 2006 15:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Tori got divorced. While still married, she got together with the actor of one of the Z-grade films (or series?) she was *acting* in as well. Apparently her dad's (or was it mum?) was angry and they might disown her cause she ridiculed her mum on a show she does? I'm not too sure, I was never a big fan of her. Oh yeah, apparently she doesn't accept any money from daddy as she prefers to live a Simpler Life. heh.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Thursday, 8 June 2006 15:12 (fourteen years ago) link

so notorious is funny, though not nearly as sick and wrong as fat actress.
The actress who plays Lane on Gilmore Girls is like 32.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 8 June 2006 15:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Brenda/Shannen Doherty was the best part of 90210; I couldn't watch it after she left. fucking Kelly Taylor.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Thursday, 8 June 2006 16:22 (fourteen years ago) link

I saw Christine Elise at a tiny film festival in Michigan a couple of years ago -- she was really nice and dressed sorta butch.

She was in a semi-recent episode of Law And Order too - playing a messed up drug dealer.

LOL Thomas (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 8 June 2006 17:47 (fourteen years ago) link

I remember one episode where the blonde kid shot himself in the face or something. I was 13. I got all emotional and shit haha.

mummy wrapped in bacon (nickalicious), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:01 (fourteen years ago) link

It was hilarious how JOE E. TATA got into the main credits around Season Seven, once they'd purged the show of every other "adult" character.

NoTimeBeforeTime (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:07 (fourteen years ago) link

U4ia!

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:11 (fourteen years ago) link

And Brenda became intolerable after Kelly and Dylan started going out. Her character literally had nothing else to do other than complain about how unfair her life was. It wasn't as bad as Pam on "Dallas" after Bobby started dating Jenna Wade, but it was pretty bad.

NoTimeBeforeTime (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:12 (fourteen years ago) link

highlights:
- The F'Lips episode
- the episode where Dylan freebased heroin and drove off a cliff
- any episode involving BAG rapping.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:14 (fourteen years ago) link

Ah, according to IMDb the actress who played Andrea was Gabrielle Carteris, and she was born in 1961, which makes her 4 years older than even Luke Perry.

Carteris was also in the first season of The Surreal Life

Lindsay Price turned up in a couple episodes of Kitchen Confidential

LOL Thomas (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:16 (fourteen years ago) link

I remember one episode where the blonde kid shot himself in the face or something. I was 13. I got all emotional and shit haha.

I still don't understand how the cowboy hat he was wont to wear didn't protect him.

And you realize he died so that his best friend David could join the Cool Kids, right?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:16 (fourteen years ago) link

And Brenda became intolerable after Kelly and Dylan started going out.

yeah, but that was when Dylan became intolerable, too! and Kelly was always intolerable.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:18 (fourteen years ago) link

OHMIGOD, THE FLAMING LIPS EPISODE!!!

I was just thinking about that the other day. The most WTF? moment I'd seen on commercial television in a long time.

I Only Pretend To Like Spacerock (kate), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:19 (fourteen years ago) link

remember the episode where Brenda couldn't stop listening to REM's "Losing My Religion"? THAT was intolerable.... sadly, the template for shows that 90210 provided has resulted in a ton of totally unwatchable shit.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Highlights:

-- DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!! DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!! DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!! DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!! DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!!

-- Brenda ripping into Dylan and Kelly on the street when she found out they'd been seeing each other during the summer. This might have been Brenda's finest moment (the ep when she snuck away to Baja with Dylan is right up there) but it was also one of her last scenes that was decent in any way.

-- Dylan giving David the straight talk on drugs and helping him flush his stash down the toilet.

NoTimeBeforeTime (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:24 (fourteen years ago) link

Andrea was the type of character that served no purpose once they were out of high school (no need to have the stereotypical nerdy chick anymore) although it was entertaining to see her go from frigid to popping out babies in about one season's time.

NoTimeBeforeTime (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:27 (fourteen years ago) link

I loved it when they brought Tiffani-Amber Thiessen over from Saved by the Bell to smoke pot and intimidate people. She rooled.

The Milkmaid (82375538-A) (The Milkmaid), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:30 (fourteen years ago) link

And her trashy red-haired friend? They helped the plot along more than Aaaaaahndrea ever did.

The Milkmaid (82375538-A) (The Milkmaid), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:30 (fourteen years ago) link

haha I just had to go find the flaming lips ep on youtube and there it is. (ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJC6GWZGswY)
I watchted show a lot until season 5 or so ... but I cannot remember this ep for the life of me, although I did watch the season where valerie had her club ...

clodia pulchra (emo by proxy), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:51 (fourteen years ago) link

remember the episode where Brenda couldn't stop listening to REM's "Losing My Religion"? THAT was intolerable.... sadly, the template for shows that 90210 provided has resulted in a ton of totally unwatchable shit.

Remember the episode in which Dylan, curled into a ball on the couch, remembered his father playing with him on the beach? REM's "You Are the Everything" was on the soundtrack.

Mr. Walsh was Mr. Hogan of "The Hogan Family"!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:54 (fourteen years ago) link

SO choice:

1. BAG getting hooked on speed or meth or whatever and zooming through his college radio show
2. The “racism is bad” episode, post L.A. riots
3. Jason P’s descent into alcoholism and exit from the show (what happened there plotwise? I had stopped watching by the time this went down – once they got to college and Brenda left it got boring boring boring)
4. Gabby having an affair with a heartless married dude that was discovered by sensitive Luke Perry
5. the episodes that spun off into Melrose Place
6. Perry’s dad’s (grizzled vet from Days) boat blowing up real good
7. The episodes where Dylan rescues his sister from a kidnapping so convoluted I can’t recall teh details now

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Mr. Walsh was Mr. Hogan of "The Hogan Family"!

Nope, that was Dylan's dad (also a Days of Our Lives regular, as Raymond noted).

Another daytime soap connection: Kelly's dad was played by the actor that played C.C. Capwell on "Santa Barbara".

NoTimeBeforeTime (Barry Bruner), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Mr. Walsh was Mr. Hogan of "The Hogan Family"!

He's also Roman Brady on Days Of Our Lives, which my wife shamefully watches.

In the fall of 1999, I started watching re-runs of 90210 on FX every night from 5-7 when I was getting home and making dinner and such. This was the last year that actual new episodes were on the air, so I ended up watching the entire ten year run of the show (reruns on FX, new epidoses on Fox) in about 9 months. It was pretty intense, and I've not watched it or even thought much about it since then.

There was a time though when I was really drunk and trying to make up rap lyrics about 90210 - the only bit I remember was "getting lost like the Martian lander / cheating on the big test like Steve Sanders".

And what is Jamie Walters doing RIGHT NOW?

joygoat (joygoat), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:20 (fourteen years ago) link

In the fall of 1999, I started watching re-runs of 90210 on FX every night from 5-7 when I was getting home and making dinner and such. This was the last year that actual new episodes were on the air, so I ended up watching the entire ten year run of the show (reruns on FX, new epidoses on Fox) in about 9 months. It was pretty intense, and I've not watched it or even thought much about it since then.

There was a time though when I was really drunk and trying to make up rap lyrics about 90210 - the only bit I remember was "getting lost like the Martian lander / cheating on the big test like Steve Sanders".

And what is Jamie Walters doing RIGHT NOW?

joygoat (joygoat), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, sorry, that's who I meant. I get all their improbable last names mixed up.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Jamie is dreaming of his ex Drew Barrymore.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:33 (fourteen years ago) link

oh my god, that happened. Drew Barrymore dated Jamie Walters.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:35 (fourteen years ago) link

PEACH PIT AFTER DARK.

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:35 (fourteen years ago) link

Didn't Christine Elise have a reoccurring role on ER? Didn't she sleep with George Cooney after giving a little kid a spinal tap?

Super Cub (Debito), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:39 (fourteen years ago) link

She gave Clooney's spine a tap.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Wait... the Cramps!? I def dont remember that!

Οὖτις, Monday, 16 October 2017 23:51 (two years ago) link

Babyface and Jade otoh

Οὖτις, Monday, 16 October 2017 23:51 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6_mDFx2Zi8

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 17 October 2017 09:21 (two years ago) link

so wtf we got to the Flaming Lips episode and their scene was edited out! I also noticed that the episode with Jade was missing, as was the episode with Color Me Badd. I assume Hulu must have some problem securing the music rights...? So fucking lame.

Οὖτις, Friday, 20 October 2017 17:24 (two years ago) link

Yep.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 October 2017 17:34 (two years ago) link

I have reached the end. In the season 5 finale Kelly *almost* becomes a lesbian, Steve hits on a transvestite, Brandon makes out with Valerie, Ray pushes Donna down the stairs, and Dylan gets dangled out of a funicular by a mobster. Everything has become so ridiculous *all the time* I'm now inclined to accept Alfred's initial estimation that after the first 2 seasons any semblance of recognizable teenage reality began to be eroded in favor of silly soap opera hijinks.

Dylan's past-life regressions were p funny tho. I think I liked "Hobo Dylan" the best.

Οὖτις, Monday, 23 October 2017 21:29 (two years ago) link

Wife and I did a complete re-watch a few years back and I remember being pleasantly surprised by the second-to-last season, whichever one that is. If memory serves, Valerie puts the show on her back and carries it. Don’t give up yet!

tobo73, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:48 (two years ago) link

my wife has soldiered on to season 6 w out me (she claims she will only watch it until Donna loses her virginity lol), I can't take it anymore

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:25 (two years ago) link

poor Mr. and Mrs. Walsh up and left for Japan

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 16:31 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

What in the

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/90210-revival-lands-at-fox-summer-debut-1191050

The six-episode "event series" will see original stars Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling play heightened versions of themselves shopping a reboot of, what else: 'Beverly Hills, 90210.'

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:11 (one year ago) link

The new 90210 is described as irreverent and is inspired by the six original stars' real lives and relationships.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:14 (one year ago) link

Written by Tom Stoppard

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:16 (one year ago) link

Nah, Pirandello. Six Actors In Search of a Pension Top-Up.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 18:18 (one year ago) link

i was worried this would be an RIP thread, like maybe Joe E Tata

calumy (rip van wanko), Friday, 1 March 2019 02:30 (one year ago) link

Yeah same. Damn we old now. A stroke!

nathom, Friday, 1 March 2019 09:36 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

I'm bummed this new miniseries is a meta-faux-reality TV thing and not, like, a proper reunion of the fictional characters "in-universe".

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 15:43 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

lol this one took me by surprise last night
https://ew.com/tv/beverly-hills-90210-guest-stars/?slide=5567472#5567472

Οὖτις, Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:30 (nine months ago) link

huh Gabrielle Carteris is SAG-AFTRA president

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:39 (nine months ago) link

Voted most likely to do just that at West Beverly iirc

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:46 (nine months ago) link

lol

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 November 2019 19:59 (nine months ago) link

most unlikely to be granted her own talk show

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 November 2019 20:00 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

in the episode where the gang wrestles with an anti-semitic/Nation of Islam-type "controversial" african american speaker coming to campus, Brandon gets in the classic line "Maybe we should have just invited Bill Cosby instead"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:52 (six months ago) link

omg i just saw that episode

surm, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:53 (six months ago) link

gotta be honest tho that grandma's got nothing on Andrea's first grandma

surm, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:53 (six months ago) link

haha yes, too many grandmas!

possibly the most "LOL 90s" episode

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:54 (six months ago) link

nobody knows how many grandmas Andrea actually had, but they all survived Buchenwald

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:54 (six months ago) link

Grandma Rose (Grandma 1 )

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/90210/images/0/07/RoseZ.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170306224116

this actress is amazing, she also played Maxine on Desperate Housewives lol

surm, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:55 (six months ago) link

lol xp. sorry image so big. but tbh she deserves it

surm, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:56 (six months ago) link

And she walked around in a bathrobe all day!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:57 (six months ago) link

lol remember when she wouldn't lie about her address for Andrea's sake about

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:57 (six months ago) link

about

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:57 (six months ago) link

YES. omg Andrea got so upset. honestly Andrea upset is one of the most comical things to watch, she just gets so worked up

surm, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:58 (six months ago) link

wait I thought Andrea played Andrea and Andrea's grandmother

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:58 (six months ago) link

lol. did you know that Andrea is the current president of the Screen Actor's Guild??!??!?!?! like where did that come from?

surm, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:59 (six months ago) link

lol remember when she wouldn't lie about her address for Andrea's sake about

this is what came to mind when I read "Andrea's grandma". so yes I remember. can't remember the name of my friend's stepdaughter but I remember a minor plot point from 90210.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:04 (six months ago) link

i mean, it was a big deal for Andrea

surm, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:11 (six months ago) link

what *isn't* a big deal for Andrea

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:20 (six months ago) link

I like how her husband (MARK DAVID ESPINOZA) got an opening credit after being on the show less than two seasons - up yours, Joe E. Tata!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:21 (six months ago) link

Ta-ta!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:22 (six months ago) link

musta had a mafia-backed agent, tho you'd think Joe E Tata would be the one with that

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:26 (six months ago) link

That actress is Lainie Kazan!

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:36 (six months ago) link

holy shit

Her popularity increasing, Kazan posed nude for the October 1970 issue of Playboy, which was reused in Pocket Playboy #4, issued in 1974. Her appearance in the magazine opened the door for her to headline at, and operate, two different Playboy Jazz Clubs. Overseen by Hugh Hefner himself, the clubs were called "Lainie’s Room West" and "Lainie's Room East," each on opposite coasts, with the first one located in Los Angeles and the other in Manhattan. Her Playboy photographs inspired the look of Jack Kirby’s DC Comics superheroine, Big Barda.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:37 (six months ago) link

She’s also only 21 years older than Gabrielle Carteris.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:37 (six months ago) link

(bolded text most likely only of interest to Jewish comic nerds like me)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:38 (six months ago) link

STOP
OMG
so funny because in Desp Housewives she played like a Digital madame
this is AMAZING!

surm, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:41 (six months ago) link

I have a couple of her records, I can’t remember if I have that one.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 22:42 (six months ago) link

Squash it!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 23:09 (six months ago) link

Increase the peace.

DJI, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:53 (six months ago) link


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