Things you didn’t notice in Beverly Hills, 90210 as a teenager
“90210 ″ was always at its best during the high school years, and that’s probably why he didn’t point out to anyone at the time that West Bev students were forced to repeat their junior year.
Season 1 kicked off with our driving age team heading to the school parking lot ready to start their first year. In fact, Brenda explicitly states, “I’m a junior at West Beverly High… a 16-year-old junior” in the pilot. Season 2 heats up halfway when the gang are then ready to start their … junior year, forced to stress about the SATs again.
This repeat of the junior year was never touched on on the show, or in general, until show creator Darren Star reflected to the New York Times, “It’s a show where these kids are going to go to college. school forever. OK, the junior year lasted two seasons, basically. The good thing is. When confronted with writer Alan Sepinwall, one of the show’s writers said, ‘Look, we did what we had to do’ in order to keep the show in high school for as long as they did. could.
Apparently, executive producer Aaron Spelling was also fooled, telling the AP in 1993: “We started them in sophomore, and we played a sophomore, junior year, and senior year. I’m sure the network would have liked us to stay in high school for another four years. “
Luckily for Steve, that threat from Ms. Teasley of having to repeat her junior year, technically for the third time, was anything but a nightmare to start Season 3.