MONDO EXTRAS

Feeling Minnesota

by Sars October 15, 2005
Beverly Hills, 90210: Pilot

Jason drops Brenda off at a sorority house and gives her his business card. Barf. It comes out that she lied that their house doesn't have a phone, although why he couldn't just call her at home isn't clear to me; it's not like Jim and Cindy would know he's twenty-five, but whatever, he's sorry she couldn't spend the night. She lies that she is too. He nerds that he thinks she should get a phone, because "communication's important." She's like, "Yeah...bye," hits him with a quick kiss, and hops out. He watches her go up the walk, then pulls away, and when he's gone, she peeks out...

...and presumably calls a cab, which is depositing her at home in the next scene. Brandon arrives at the same time, and each of them bitches at the other for breaking curfew and then they say in unison "don't tell Mom" and wah. Wouldn't Cindy wait up for them?

Kelly is asleep in bed. She jerks awake, and then the phone rings. Good work, Strasberg. Anyway, it's Brenda, calling to squee over Jason, and despite the fact that it's 6 AM, Kelly is ready to dish, until her mom -- who is not Ann Gillespie, who played Jackie afterward -- comes tromping in in a K-Mart peignoir and robe set to bitch at Kelly for waking up "Bob." Stepfather tension, blah, Kelly's mom is a friend-mom instead of a parent, blah, psychobabble about being "mature" (which Kelly's mom pronounces "ma-TOUR," which I hate), blah. Not-Awesome-Jackie leaves, and Kelly goes back to gossiping that Brenda lied to Jason about going to UCLA and what should she do, and Kelly's like, "Just have a good time," and asks if Jason has a friend. You'd better like 'em stiff, blondie.

School. Kelly teases Steve about his car. He gets pissy. She asks if he did it himself or if it was "that dorkmeier" who drove him home that night. Okay, most of the slang on the show is painful, but I'm adopting "dorkmeier" and raising it like my own child. Anyway, Steve doesn't know what she's on about, and he quizzes her, and she tells him the guy looked like a freshman. She sashays off. Steve: "I'm gonna find him, and I'm gonna kill him." Whatever.

Chemistry. Beethoven (or, actually, a Casio-ized version thereof) is playing on a boom box while Josh Mostel mimes playing the cello using a blackboard pointer and a bust of said composer. Kelly and Brenda arrive, late, to find that he's giving a pop quiz. The information you need: Brenda hasn't studied all week; Kelly is copying off her; Josh Mostel delivers the clunky "I'm talking about Chemistry, but also about your life" lines he's given with all the nuance of a punch in the throat.

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Feeling Minnesota

by Sars October 15, 2005
Beverly Hills, 90210: Pilot

Jason drops Brenda off at a sorority house and gives her his business card. Barf. It comes out that she lied that their house doesn't have a phone, although why he couldn't just call her at home isn't clear to me; it's not like Jim and Cindy would know he's twenty-five, but whatever, he's sorry she couldn't spend the night. She lies that she is too. He nerds that he thinks she should get a phone, because "communication's important." She's like, "Yeah...bye," hits him with a quick kiss, and hops out. He watches her go up the walk, then pulls away, and when he's gone, she peeks out...

...and presumably calls a cab, which is depositing her at home in the next scene. Brandon arrives at the same time, and each of them bitches at the other for breaking curfew and then they say in unison "don't tell Mom" and wah. Wouldn't Cindy wait up for them?

Kelly is asleep in bed. She jerks awake, and then the phone rings. Good work, Strasberg. Anyway, it's Brenda, calling to squee over Jason, and despite the fact that it's 6 AM, Kelly is ready to dish, until her mom -- who is not Ann Gillespie, who played Jackie afterward -- comes tromping in in a K-Mart peignoir and robe set to bitch at Kelly for waking up "Bob." Stepfather tension, blah, Kelly's mom is a friend-mom instead of a parent, blah, psychobabble about being "mature" (which Kelly's mom pronounces "ma-TOUR," which I hate), blah. Not-Awesome-Jackie leaves, and Kelly goes back to gossiping that Brenda lied to Jason about going to UCLA and what should she do, and Kelly's like, "Just have a good time," and asks if Jason has a friend. You'd better like 'em stiff, blondie.

School. Kelly teases Steve about his car. He gets pissy. She asks if he did it himself or if it was "that dorkmeier" who drove him home that night. Okay, most of the slang on the show is painful, but I'm adopting "dorkmeier" and raising it like my own child. Anyway, Steve doesn't know what she's on about, and he quizzes her, and she tells him the guy looked like a freshman. She sashays off. Steve: "I'm gonna find him, and I'm gonna kill him." Whatever.

Chemistry. Beethoven (or, actually, a Casio-ized version thereof) is playing on a boom box while Josh Mostel mimes playing the cello using a blackboard pointer and a bust of said composer. Kelly and Brenda arrive, late, to find that he's giving a pop quiz. The information you need: Brenda hasn't studied all week; Kelly is copying off her; Josh Mostel delivers the clunky "I'm talking about Chemistry, but also about your life" lines he's given with all the nuance of a punch in the throat.

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