Beverly Hills 90210

Season 1 Episode 1

Class of Beverly Hills

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 04, 1990 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • In this episode Brenda tells Brandon that the car he drives is not just his, it is theirs. That fact will change after this episode. The car Brandon drives is called Mondale and exclusively Brandon's car.

    • As most pilots are shot far in advance of the actual episodes of a show (including this on) there are many differences to note from the pilot to the first episode, and later episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210.

      ~The Walsh home is not the Spanish style house used in all future episodes.
      ~Brandon's car is not the same car he drives from episode 1-2 on
      ~Kelly's mom refers to a boyfriend named Bob, who is not mentioned in the future.
      ~Brandon's hair is longer, and his later famous sideburns are missing in the pilot.

    • Class of Beverly Hills was the working title of the series before it became known as Beverly Hills 90210.

    • In this episode, Brenda changes her Minnesota driver's license and uses it as a fake I.D. to get into the bar. In later shows, it's an ongoing story that Brenda doesn't have her license and must learn to drive.

  • Quotes

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

    • Brenda: Everyone here looks like they stepped out of a music video. I don't even have the right hair.

    • David: Before we go, I have to tell you one thing. I don't have my license. Is that a problem for you?
      Steve: YEEHAW!!
      David: Guess not.

    • Steve: (about Kelly) She's lousy in bed, she's got a nasty personality...
      David: I could live with that.
      Steve: Who are you?!

    • Marianne: You smell so good. What is that you're wearing?
      Brandon: Uh... I don't know. Tide?

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

    • Brenda: Look for me at lunch, okay?
      Brandon: Sure.
      Brenda: I don't wanna look like some geek without any friends.
      Brandon: Right, together we'll look like two geeks without any friends.

    • Steve: Hey, get off it. I'm the guy who taught you how to work that clutch.
      Kelly: I drive an automatic thank you very much.
      Steve: Figures.

  • Notes

    • The real Beverly Hills High School, which the show is based on, is actually located in the area code 90212.

    • The high school that was used on Beverly Hills 90210 was also used in the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    • Featured Music:
      I Want Your Love by Transvision Vamp
      All I Want Is Everything by Jellyfish
      If I Wanted (performed by a band at the party)
      Clear To You by Innocence Mission
      Motion Of Love by Gene Loves Jezebel (at the club when Jason buys a drink for Brenda)
      Wild In The Streets by Garland Jeffries

    • Original UK airdate Saturday January 5th 1991 5.55pm - 7.45pm ITV

    • Despite being the daughter of the show's producer Aaron Spelling, Tori Spelling (Donna Martin) claimed for years that she auditioned under the name Toria Mitchell for the casting director who purportedly had no idea who she was. However, Tori recently admitted to ABC news that she got the role "from my dad" but says she lobbied hard to turn her supporting role into a leading one.

    • According to the E! True Hollywood Story, actor Lyman Ward was originally cast in the role of Jim Walsh, but his scenes were re-shot with James Eckhouse because Ward was considered too "cartoonish."

    • The outside of the Walsh house is not the same as the one used during the majority of 90210's run, neither is the inside of the house.

    • This episode is 90 minutes long. It is stretched to two hours in syndication.

    • Pamela Galloway plays Jackie Taylor in the pilot, but Ann Gillespie takes over the role in subsequent episodes.

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