We're Not in Kansas Anymore

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/2/08
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  • Episode Description
  • In part one of the series premiere, Harrison Wilson accepts the position as Principal of West Beverly Hills High, forcing the Wilson family to relocate from Kansas to California and adjust to new life in the city - all while keeping a close watch on their alcoholic grandmother, fading Hollywood actress Tabitha Wilson.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gabe Sachs

  • Jeff Judah

  • Mark Piznarski

  • Lindsey Hayes Kroeger

  • David Rapaport

  • Fan Reviews (45)
  • Great pilot

    By tigerdude22, Apr 07, 2011

  • The Wilson family moves from Kansas to take care of their matriarch Tabitha Wilson a former actress who has a bit of a drinking problem

    By TMH11293, Dec 31, 2010

  • It's a very good start... I'm reviewing both parts here.

    By CharmedXenaGirl, Jun 26, 2010

  • I need poor stories

    By nutrygina85, Jun 16, 2010

  • alright

    By Ploki_Ikolp, Nov 29, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (28)

    • Dixon: Excuse me. Is this journalism class? Navid: Yes, it is, Dixon Wilson, newly arrived from Wichita, Kansas, brother of Annie and also the son of the new principal Harrison Wilson. I'm Navid. I covered your story. I kept the whole adoption angle out. Figured that could be its own piece. People, they eat that crap up. Dixon: Okay. Navid: Anyway,you can sit right here. Jeremy's out all week with pink-eye, so just, uh, watch where you put your hands. So, anyway, I hear you're trying out for lacrosse team. Dixon: Okay. Navid: I may cover it, but I can't promise any photos. Just watch out for Ethan Ward; he's the star player. You'll know him when you see him. He's the one with the spotlight shining out of his ass.

    • Dixon: But still, it's gonna be a lot easier out here for you. I mean come on. You're a cute girl. Dudes are gonna be throwing themselves at you. Annie: Oh, please. You had, like, a million friends. Dixon: There. Back home. And they all knew, you know? About the whole adoption story. Just don't want to have to tell my story over and over and over again. Annie: Then don't. All they need to know is that you're my brother. That's my story.

    • Annie: Aren't you a little freaked out starting over at a new school? And, like, a week late? Dixon: What are you worried about? You already got, like, a boyfriend out here.

    • Debbie: There's a lot of temptation here. I'm concerned about how it's gonna affect the kids.

    • Harry: You have been amazing with this whole change. Debbie: Why wouldn't I be? I've lived in Kansas my entire life. If I don't try something new now, when will I? And besides, they still get married in L.A., right? Harry: Yeah. Debbie: Plenty of weddings for me to shoot.

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    Notes (17)

    • The school used for West Beverly Hills High is the same as Sunnydale High from the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    • Jessica Stroup (Silver) and Kellan Lutz (George) have previously starred in the horror movie Prom Night.

    • The debut episode of 90210 registered higher ratings than any other scripted CW show, including Smallville, formerly the highest rated drama on the network.

    • AnnaLynne McCord (Naomi) and Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna) both appeared on ABC Family's Greek.

    • In the original pilot, Naomi Clark's house was the Spelling mansion.

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    Trivia (2)

    • The Wilsons drive a Dodge Grand Caravan.

    • Silver's blog is named The Vicious Circle.

    Allusions (4)

    • Dixon mentions to Annie that he saw their grandmother in a movie on Showtime. Showtime is a paid cable channel, famous for showing racy movies.

    • Annie mentions that she discovered Division Day through Brandon Flowers. She is referring to the lead singer and keyboardist of The Killers.

    • Reboot recap song The song that Annie sings in her musical flashback was the same format as the season 3 recap song in the (regular) series finale of Reboot.

    • Episode Title: We're Not in Kansas Anymore

      We're not in Kansas anymore is a well-known quote from the famous movie The Wizard of Oz and means that one is in an unfamiliar place, far from home.

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