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->''"Come live your fantasy in Beverly Hills\\
Come on and make your dreams come true.\\
And there's a teen club in Beverly Hills\\
So many things that we can do!\\
FUN FOR ME AND YOU!"''
-->--'''ExpositoryThemeTune'''

Ever wondered what ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''[[note]]Which this show predates.[[/note]] would be like if it was animated and didn't take itself so seriously? Well that actually happened. Actually, aside from the city and the teenagers, this show didn't have much in common with that other show. This has far more in common with ''Series/{{Dynasty}}'', ''ComicBook/RichieRich'' and [[TheEighties the fun, excessive side of the 1980s: being rich, popular, and totally radical]] (the cocaine abuse and fear of catching AIDS, fortunately, weren't present). Just about everything SoBadItsGood of that decade was featured on that show, as long as it was G-Rated. But that still left room for ''a lot''.

What was it about? Well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it's about teenagers living in Beverly Hills]]. There wasn't much of a plot, as the show was almost a SitCom with a very thin plot. Basically, it's better to just understand the characters.

Characters include:
* '''Bianca Dupree''' the raven-haired RichBitch of the group. Has a poodle named Empress.
* '''Blaze Summers''' A cowgirl and a {{tomboy}}.
* '''Buck Huckster''' A guy who always wears his shades, and thinks he's a business genius.
* '''Chester [=McTech=]''' A boy genius with a crush on both Bianca and Larke.
* '''Gig''' A burgeoning rock star, with [[OohMeAccentsSlipping either a British or Aussie accent]].
* '''Jett''' A ValleyGirl who is part of Gig's band.
* '''Larke Tanner''' A [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold sweet blonde]] who Bianca sees as her rival (particularly over Troy). She has a cat named Tiara.
* '''Nikki Darling''' An aspiring actress and fashionista.
* '''Pierce Thorndyke III''' A self-centered CasanovaWannabe with an American posh accent.
* '''Jillian Thorndyke''' Pierce's younger sister, who tries to act more adult than some of the other cast.
* '''Radley''' the SurferDude.
* '''Shanelle Spencer''' the TokenMinority, and the most level headed of the group.
* '''Brenda, aka Switchboard''' the gossip hound of the group.
* '''Tara Belle''' a SouthernBelle, although she acts more demure and naive than she actually is.
* '''Troy Jeffries''' Larke's boyfriend, although every other girl is basically his UnwantedHarem.
* '''Wilshire Brentwood''' Bianca's chauffeur, but is so in love with her, that he's willing to be her ExtremeDoormat ([[EveryoneHasStandards save for certain instances]]).

Take those characters, and mix and match with any appropriate SitCom plot you can imagine, and you get a show that's [[GuiltyPleasure more enjoyable than it has any right to be]].

The whole series is now on two budget DVD boxsets courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AbsenteeActor: Presumably the case with episodes 31 and 32, where Blaze and Bianca (both voiced by Terri Hawkes) are either absent or have no speaking role.
* {{Adorkable}}: Chester and Wilshire.
* AffectionateParody: Of 80's decadence and greed.
* AllJustADream: "Fairy Tale Flake Out" and the appropriately titled "Bianca's Dream".
* AlphaBitch: Who else but Bianca?
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: At the end of the WeightWoe episode ("Diet, Please"), there is a warning not to try this kind of regimen and diet at home without consulting a doctor.
* AnimalJingoism: Empress and Tiara.
* AnimationBump: A handful of episodes and the intro were done by a Japanese company, and it ''shows''.
* {{Animesque}}: About less than half of the episodes are animated this way. [[OffModel The rest, however]]...
* AttentionWhore: Bianca and Nikki.
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Blaze Summers, among other examples.
* TheBeautifulElite: Every single character is ridiculously cute and/or attractive.
* BettyAndVeronica: Larke and Bianca for Troy
* BizarreAndImprobableGolfGame: One where Pierce attempts to throw off Troy by coughing. After a bit of PinballProjectile, the ball goes straight into the hole.
* BlunderCorrectingImpulse: There is a variation in an episode where Jett quits the band. In the end, the rest of the gang take her to Gig's solo concert. Seeing how badly he manages without her, she goes back. As she says "I can't handle all this humiliation. Even when it's someone I despise".
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Bianca at the end of ''Downhill Racer''.
* BrokeEpisode: Happened to Tara in one episode, when some long lost relative showed up and claimed the family fortune. Of course, by the end of the episode, it turned out to be a scam.
* BurningWithAnger: Nicci in "Scene Stealer".
* ButtMonkey: Bianca (by her plans always failing), Wilshire, Pierce, and to a lesser extent Switchboard.
* CheatersNeverProsper: Bianca. Several of her ''successful'' attempts to sabotage Larke during a competition are actually seen by the judges as an original touch deserving a first place.
* ChickMagnet: Troy.
* ChildProdigy: Chester
* CirclingBirdies: Pierce experiences these after a fall, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I1yfTUd_S8 as seen here.]] Gig and Wilshire get the circling stars variety in other episodes.
* CityMouse: Bianca and Pierce
* CompletelyDifferentTitle: Known as ''BéCéBéGé'' in France.[[note]]This is what the French dub is called onscreen. However, several sources have given an alternate title of "Club B.C.B.G.".[[/note]]
* CoolButImpractical: Bianca gives Troy a set of pure gold golf clubs. Everyone soon finds out they are way too heavy to be practical.
* CryingWolf: Switchboard in ''Nothing But Gossip''.
* DatingServiceDisaster: Two episodes are centered around Chester using a computer for that. The results... Well, it actually works out the first time, but only 50/50.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Wilshire can go from desperately wanting Bianca to love him back or just being happy with her abusing him.
* ADogAteMyHomework: There is an episode with that name, although it's actually a subversion (the excuse is true, not used, and it's not a paper, but a floppy which is ruined).
* DoomedNewClothes: The gold lamé pants and silk cape ensemble Bianca tried to wear to a photo shoot.
* DoubleEntendre: Maybe not intentional, but a question about why boys aren't home "polishing their limos" is hard to take literally in the middle of the night.
* DramaQueen: Nikki, an aspiring actress.
* DressesTheSame: At a costume party, Bianca and Larke wear similar outfits. When they got new outfits, ''those were still similar''.
* EekAMouse: Happens in "Hold the Anchovies". To both Larke ''and'' Tiara. Well, they both recover quickly enough.
* TheEighties
* EightiesHair: Almost everyone, some more than others, with Jett having the poofiest, with Gig coming close.
* ElSpanishO: Buck Huckster attempts that when speaking to the mayor of Pompei (he wants to buy the city to use as a stage set). He hangs up and says "I don't believe this guy. He doesn't even speak Italian."
* EnemyMine[=/=]EvilerThanThou: "Death Valley 500", to an extent, where all the teens, including Bianca, are competing against another team. A team fully willing to cause potentially lethal incidents, something that gave Bianca a MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment in an earlier episode.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Happens frequently.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry
* EvilTwin: "A Splitting Image".
* {{Expy}}: Larke and Bianca resemble the original BettyAndVeronica.
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Don't expect Bianca to succeed. ''Ever''.
* FairyTaleEpisode: ''The Dog Ate My Homework''. Chester sure makes a good fairy godmother.
** Also literally done in "Fairy Tale Fake Out".
* FakeBand: Jett and Gig's group. Gig plays guitar, Jett plays keyboards.
* FangsAreEvil: Pierce's EvilTwin.
* {{Fanservice}}: The characters are in swimsuits a ''lot''.
** And at least one episode has them in an automated dressing room. That one is more in the GettingCrapPastTheRadar area.
* FakedKidnapping: "Take My Hostage, Please!" is about Bianca attempting this. It has GoneHorriblyWrong... for everyone.
* FeudEpisode: "Star Split".
* {{Fiction 500}}: Most of the cast would fit this, but particularly Bianca's family. Her dad ''owns Texas''.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In "The Slumber Party", during the storm, you can see a few pictures on the walls. One of them is a toddler Larke (presumably, since she has Larke's trademark earrings).
* FriendshipMoment: In episode Poll Climbers after Pierce loss the class president elected Lark agrees to go on a date with him after seeing how sad he looks, even saying he has potential to be a good boyfriend.
* FormFittingWardrobe: The girls' outfits in "Death Valley 500". The word "hot" was actually allowed to be said.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Bianca, and to a lesser extent Pierce.
* FurBikini: A BellyDancer in one episode wears a top trimmed with white fur.
* GemEncrusted: If something can possibly have jewels on it, it does.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''The Teen Cup'' seems to have a few {{Double Entendre}}s.
** In the dance during the Silver Spoon Olympics, Bianca sees a sheikh with a belly dancer, and says she's just there for decoration. Bianca dryly says "Some decoration".
* TheGenericGuy: Troy. Larke and Chanelle seem to be Generic Girls.
* GirlsHaveCooties: Normally averted with Chester, who is quite interested in female attention (and gets much more than some of the older boys). However, in one episode [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Jillian]] responds to a remark about "embracing" boys with "how totally yucky". She changes her mind after a few minutes, when she is thrown into the air and Troy catches her.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: Many items in the show are made of gold, based solely on whether it looks good.
* GoneHorriblyRight: "Potions of Love".
* GradeSkipper: Chester is an elementary school aged student attending high school.
* GrandFinale: A two-part YetAnotherChristmasCarol. It doesn't really resolve anything, though it ends on a ''gigantic'' CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming
* GratuitousEnglish: The French version of the theme song:
-->"'Relax teenager' de Beverly Hills
-->Dan tes déliers soit "coo-oo-ool"
-->T'as mi le 'select' derrière le colline..."
* HarmlessFreezing: Pierce and Bianca in "Jillian's Lesson".
* HereWeGoAgain: The ending to "A Time to Remember".
* HilariousInHindsight: In "Rad to Worse", Radley tells Chanelle she will be the first female president. Later,she says it's "twenty years away". Now, maybe not female, but the first ''black'' (which she also is) president ''did'' turn out to be twenty years away (taking into account the frequency of elections).
* HypocriticalHumor: In "From Rad to Worse", Chester states Radley has never been able to tie his own shoelaces. Chester's own shoelaces are untied in that scene, as they usually are.
* IdleRich: Most of the cast, althouh the events they get caught in make them less idle than the trope typically would be.
* IAteWhat: Bradley in ''Now we're Cooking''. "Did you say... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escargot snails]]?"
* ImpactSilhouette: In an episode where Tara tried to cook an ox tail soup - while it was still attached to the ox.
* IncrediblyObviousBug: In ''Chase of a Lifetime'', Bianca plants a tracking device in Troy's back pocket. It is as big as the pocket, yet Troy never feels it.
* InstantCultured: Radley in "From Rad to Worse". He is also an Instant Jerkass...
* InvisibleParents: Parents are alluded to but never seen.
** However, "Look Deep Into My Eyes" does have Pierce receiving a video call from his mother.
* ItCameFromBeverlyHills
* JerkAss: Bianca has nearly zero redeeming traits, at least on the surface.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ocasionally Pierce, and more often in later episodes.
** Buck.
* KidAppealCharacter: Chester was very clearly meant to be this. Interestingly enough, he's actually one of the more developed characters.
* KissingTheGround: Pierce does that after a somewhat bumpy water trip.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Played literally (and for laughs) in "Take My Hostage, Please!"
* LampshadeHanging: Bianca tries to rig a contest to date Troy, but ends up with the prize for dating Radley. She said she knew here behavior deserved punishment, but no that much.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Gig (at least InUniverse).
* LotsOfLuggage: Bianca once brings half a dozen suitcases with "absolute necessities of life" along. Doesn't sound like much? Well, perhaps it should be mentioned she brought them for a day in a beauty salon...
* LuminescentBlush: Chester and Jillian tend to react that way to Larke and Troy, respectively.
* MarilynManeuver: In "Pierce's Hundred Dollars".
* [[MrExposition Miss Exposition]]: Switchboard's role in most of her appearances.
* MirrorsReflectEverything: In "Death Valley 500".
* MirrorUniverse: "Bianca's Dream" is basically Bianca dreaming up a version of that... that is, a world where everyone has a personality close to her own.
* MundaneUtility: A common source of humour. Pierce for example uses a high-tech and sentient PDA to search for dates.
* NaiveEverygirl: Larke, but mostly Tara.
* NeverSayDie: Normally played straight, although there was at least one case where Tara said she might die from embarrassment.
* NextSundayAD: The futuristic gadgets seem to imply this. Overlaps with a good amount of {{Zeerust}} when the only copy of the homework is on a five inch floppy (Three inchers were out since 1983, with 1.44 MB capacity since 1986. A CD writer drive was first demonstrated in 1987).
* NiceJobBreakingItRivals: When for some reason, a shop only has one sack of flour.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: Larke winning due to Bianca's "successful" sabotage. It happens ''all the time''.
* NonSequiturThud: In ''Teen Club Carnival'', Bianca is knocked out by a ball and starts blabbering after waking up. That is, [[OhCrap she repeats her evil plan instructions to Wilshire in front of the entire gang]].
* ObstacleSkiCourse: Chester has the "track on both sides of the tree" gag in "McTech, P.I.". And it is shown how he does that. Later repeated by Pierce in ''Troy Triathlon''.
* OffModel: The art style seems to change a ''lot''.
* OfficialCouple: Troy and Larke, and Gig and Jett.
* OnlySaneMan: Shanelle seems to be the most "normal" of the recurring cast.
* OnlySixFaces: Blaze and Larke suffer the most from this, as do Radley and Troy.
* OperaGloves: Bianca's evening dress.
* PeekABangs: The girl Pierce tried to hook up with in "Look Deep Into My Eyes".
* PimpedOutDress: A few turn up.
* PimpedOutCar: The characters drive around in a pimped up limo ''with a swimming pool on it''.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Bianca's pink dresses and her bathing suit, Larke's pink car.
** In ''The Teen Cup'', a pink yacht. The only one with an all female crew.
* PityTheKidnapper: The episode name "Take My Hostage, Please!" speaks for itself.
* PrecociousCrush: Chester seems to have one on both Larke and Bianca. And, like all the girls, Jillian has one on Troy.
* PrettyInMink: the girls often wore fur garments, and a common thing is fur rugs draped over various seats, whether in cars, or even chairs at the beach. This was still before FurAndLoathing became a trope, so the connotations of corruption and decadence aren't there(well no more than for any other form of opulence in the show, anyway).
** Bianca wears a brown fur wrap with her evening dress.
** Nikki wears a white fur coat a few times.
* RapunzelHair: Most of the girls aren't far from this trope. Also, in "Fairy Tale Fake Out", Chester makes Blaze's hair (she is locked in a tower like Rapunzel) grow with some magic formula. It seems like the formula was flawed, though, since unlike normal hair, which can support twenty tons, the new hair couldn't even support the weight of the prince (Troy, that is).
* RealAfterAll; Two episodes about ghosts end that way.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense: Bianca, Thorndyke, and a few supporting characters.
* RightOnQueue: The OhCrap moment at the end of ''Teen Club Carnival''.
* RuleOfGlamorous: Many things in the show happen just because of this trope.
* RunningGag: Bianca's sabotage making Larke ''succeed''. By episode 38, it was used half a dozen times (including one time she sabotaged Chester), and at least once it ''wasn't even the main plot''.
* SchmuckBait: Subverted, to an extent, in "A splitting Image". Chester tells Pierce not to press a big red button on his invention. You half expect him to press it as soon as Chester is out, but it actually takes some persuasion from an EvilTwin to do that.
* SchoolPlay: "Casting Call".
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Chester, though justified as he's significantly younger than most of the cast.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Bianca and to a lesser extent, Switchboard.
* StatusCellPhone: A few are seen over the course of the series. By our standards, they are huge and ''very'' seldom used.
* ShirtlessScene: About every male character gets one. It's up to the viewer if this counts as {{Fanservice}}.
* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon: Which aired over the course of ''two months''.
* SpoiledBrat: Bianca, although only a few of the characters are immune to this.
* SpoiledSweet: Most of the characters are pretty decent for the most part. They're ridiculously extravagant per the 80's Beverly Hills lifestyle, but decent.
* StandardSnippet: The William Tell Overture Finale, a couple of times.
* StopHelpingMe: One episode has Wilshire serving Pierce instead of Bianca due to a [[IOweYouMyLife life debt]]. The results are... less than optimal.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Averted. If it weren't for their similar way of speaking you'd have no idea Pierce and Jillian were related.
* SurferDude: Radley. He even owns a ''flying surfboard''.
* TalkingToHimself: Terri Hawkes is Blaze, Bianca and Jillian. Michael Beattie is both Buck and Chester.
* TemptingFate: "May I be struck from above if I'm not telling the truth." Cue being smashed by Pierce falling from a tree.
** In another episode, she says "you don't see me running around yelling at everyone." Next moment, a living fish is dropped into her cleavage, making her do that exactly.
* ThisIsReality: In "Star Split":
-->'''Tara''': It's like I always say. If you want a happy ending, have a romance novel.
* TitleDrop: "From Rad to Worse"
* ThoseTwoGuys: Tara and Nikki in a few episodes.
** Jett and Gig are a mix of this and OfficialCouple.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In episode Poll Climbers Pierce loss the class president elected, but Lark seeing how sad he looks agrees to go on a date with him, even saying he has potential to be a good boyfriend.
* TokenMinority: Shanelle is the only person of colour in ''the entire main cast''. She's unfortunately TheGenericGuy.
** There tends to be a couple of these in any sizable crowd.
* TotallyRadical: Especially Radley and Jett.
* TransformingMecha: "Green With Envy" has a Japanese car transform into a robot for serving golf clubs.
* TreasureIsBiggerInFiction: Just look at the size of the gems.
* UnclePennybags: All but Bianca & Pierce.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: And ''how''.
* UnwantedHarem: Most female characters to Troy.
* VagueAge: Just how old is Chester supposed to be?
** Well, in "Chester the Matchmaker" he said he won't be a man for ten more years, so probably eight or so.
* ValleyGirl: Jett, or something?
* VaudevilleHook: Happens to Nikki in ''Old at Heart''.
* VillainProtagonist: A lot of episodes are focused on Bianca, to the point that some sources list her as the main character. Just look at the [[http://www.millcreekent.com/catalog/product/gallery/id/5644/image/12710/ DVD cover]] and count. With the second set cover her, Troy and Larke all appear three times (although one of the others' appearance is in much smaller scale)... but she's the only one appearing on the discs proper.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was rumoured to be based on/was going to lead into a toy line that never got past the planning stage. Which defintely explains the show's {{Toyetic}} nature.
* WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: Wilshire's unending devotion to Bianca.
* WhyDontYouMarryIt: After KissingTheGround, Pierce says "If you only had blond hair and blue eyes, I'd marry you".
* WingdingEyes: Chester gets these (with {{Heart Symbol}}s) when Larke kisses him.
* WinkDing: In "Star Split".
* WorthlessYellowRocks: In ''Teen Club Carnival'', Bianca gets a plush toy with a diamond collar. She throws the collar away and keeps the toy.
* {{Zeerust}}: ''All over the place''. Pierce's PDA-type thing is probably one of the more noticeable examples.
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