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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!\\

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 1980's: 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 [=Mc=]Tech:''' 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. She's also the class president, and is often the one who announces whatever activities or events are happening at school or the Teen Club.
* '''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 more enjoyable than it has any right to be.

The whole series is now on two budget DVD box sets courtesy of ''Mill Creek Entertainment.''

!! This show provides examples of:

* FiftiesHair: Chester had once demonstrated a device for instant Elvis style haircut.
* SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon: Which aired over the course of ''two months.''
%%* TheEighties
* EightiesHair: Almost everyone, some more than others, with Jett having the poofiest, with Gig coming close.
* 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 '80s decadence and greed.
* AllJustADream: "Fairy Tale Flake Out" and the appropriately titled "Bianca's Dream."
* AlphaBitch: Who else but Bianca? She is the main antagonist in most episodes and also a RichBitch.
* 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 are these respective roles when trying to go for Troy's affection.
* BellyDancer: Nikki does it in "A Splitting Image".
** Another dancer is shown in "Greens with Envy".
* 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: Nikki 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. Almost every female character wants him.
* ChildProdigy: Chester. The youngest, but by far the smartest, member of the cast.
* CirclingBirdies: Pierce experiences these after a fall, [[https://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 do not take well to trying farm life. Bianca doesn't even know where carrots actually come from.
* CoolButImpractical: Bianca gives Troy a set of pure gold golf clubs. Everyone soon finds out they are way too heavy to be practical.
%%* CoveredInKisses: ???
* 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.
* DeadpanSnarker: Pierce has a handheld computer that is perfectly willing to snark when answering Pierce's questions.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Wilshire can go from desperately wanting Bianca to love him back or just being happy with her abusing him.
** Pierce's in-universe popularity also varies by the episode. While he is never the ChickMagnet he so desperately wishes he is he can go from being a social pariah no sane girl would willingly date to someone who has no problem getting dates only to mess things up by going after someone he wants more (ie. faking a cold to get out of a date with Nikki to try and date Roberta in "Robot Romance".)
* 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, acts melodramatic even when not trying out for a part.
** Bianca often acts like this, especially when she isn't getting her way.
* DressesTheSame: At a costume party, Bianca and Larke wear similar outfits. When they got new outfits, ''[[RuleOfFunny those were still similar]]''.
* EekAMouse: Happens in "Hold the Anchovies." To both Larke ''and'' Tiara. Well, they both recover quickly enough.
* ElSpanishO: Buck Huckster attempts that when speaking to the mayor of Pompeii (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.
* EscapedAnimalRampage: An entire circus is released when Chester accidentally gets some cotton candy on the cage controls.
%%* EverybodyLaughsEnding: Happens frequently.
* EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry: The girls are frequently seen wearing fancy jewels with their formal dresses.
* EvilTwin: "A Splitting Image." makes an asshole duplicate of Pierce.
* {{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.
* FakedKidnapping: "Take My Hostage, Please!" is about Bianca attempting this. It has GoneHorriblyWrong... For [[PityTheKidnapper everyone]].
* FancyCamping: In "Roughing It", Troy takes Larke to camp in a secluded, untouched spot. Bianca wants to join them, but once she finds it's too much for her... Troy and Larke arrive only to find the whole gang along with several airdropped high-tech tents.
* {{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.
* FangsAreEvil: Pierce's EvilTwin has them when his teeth are shown.
* FashionModel: A few episodes involve the characters trying to be one, including scheming to get the job ahead of the other girls.
%%* FeudEpisode: "Star Split."
* {{Fiction 500}}: Most of the cast would fit this, but particularly Bianca's family. Her dad ''owns UsefulNotes/{{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 the episode "Poll Climbers" after Pierce lost the class president election, Larke 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, are part of the main cast's friend circle, despite being frequently shown as selfish and willing to backstab others if it gets their way.
* 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'' SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
* 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."
* HighClassGloves: Bianca's evening dress includes matching long gloves.
* 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.
* IAteWhat: Radley in "Now We're Cooking." "Did you say... [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escargot snails]]?"
* IdleRich: Most of the cast, although the events they get caught in make them less idle than the trope typically would be.
* 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: The show's title tells you where it takes place.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bianca has nearly zero redeeming traits, at least on the surface.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Occasionally 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 her behavior deserved punishment, but not that much.
* LandslideElection:
** "The Dog Ate My Homework:" Larke wins the title of the Midnight Ball Princess 82 votes against one. Leading to a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} once Bianca realizes not even Wilshire voted for her.
** In "Poll Climbers," Shanelle wins with 95% of the votes once Bianca's scheming is revealed.
* 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" to a random girl because of the Pierce new car.
* 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.
%%* MirrorsReflectEverything: In "Death Valley 500."
* [[MrExposition Miss Exposition]]: Switchboard's role in most of her appearances.
* ModelingPoses: The opening sequence includes some shots of the girls doing flashy poses while modeling clothes.
* 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).
* NiceGuy: Wilshire often proves himself to be this. After winning a valuable prize in a contest, he donates it to a children's charity instead of being swayed by newfound wealth.
* 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 "[=Mc=]Tech, 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 date a lot.
** Gig and Jett have a relationship, even if it gets tested a lot.
* OlderThanTheyLook: It's occasionally implied Wilshire is slightly older than everyone else.
* OnlySaneMan: Shanelle seems to be the most "normal" of the recurring cast.
* OnlySixFaces: Blaze and Larke differ mostly in their hairstyles. Radley and Troy have more similar hair, but Radely has a clear tan.
* OutOfFocus: Tara in the later episodes. Her last important role is in "The Kindest Cut of All" (episode 56) and her last speaking role of any kind is in "McTech, P.I." (episode 60). She does return for a non-speaking cameo in the two part finale.
* PeekABangs: The girl Pierce tried to hook up with in "Look Deep Into My Eyes."
* PetTheDog: In one episode, Wilshire wins a contest and receives solid gold license plates. A couple of the other guys immediately try buddying up to him in the hopes that he'll give them as gifts. Bianca, upon learning of the situation, tracks them down and reads them the riot act for being so callous and self-centered; she may take him for granted quite often herself, but no way will she let someone else do it.
* PimpedOutCar: The characters drive around in a pimped up limo ''with a swimming pool on it.''
* PimpedOutDress: The girls' evening dresses have the typical frills and trimming of designer gowns at the time.
* 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. Bianca tries to arrange a fake kidnapping to play the DeliberatelyDistressedDamsel part. A real criminal overhears and decides to kidnap her for real... doesn't take long before he realizes what he got himself into.
* 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.
** Bianca wears a brown fur wrap with her evening dress (an outfit design Larke was going to wear, but Bianca snatched it up).
** 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, lack street smarts and book smarts.
%%* RightOnQueue: The OhCrap moment at the end of "Teen Club Carnival".
* RuleOfGlamorous: Many things in the show happen just because of this trope, such as all the things being covered in gold and jewelry.
* 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|Trope}}, 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" is about characters trying out for ''Romeo and Juliet''.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses: Chester, as he's significantly younger than most of the cast.
* ShipTease: Pierce and Bianca. While Pierce hits on every female character and has a unrequited crush on Larke, and Bianca is (mostly) chasing after Troy, the two get quite a lot of shipping moments, more than some of the canonical couples. The end of "Chase of a Lifetime" has the two get together for a dance in a mutual ThrowTheDogABone moment.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Bianca and to a lesser extent, Switchboard.
* ShirtlessScene: About every male character gets one. It's up to the viewer if this counts as {{Fanservice}}.
* SpoiledBrat: Bianca, although only a few of the characters are immune to this.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: A lot of episodes are focused on Bianca, to the point that some sources list her as the main character and nearly a VillainProtagonist. Pierce runs her a close second in terms of focus though he is used as an outright antagonist less, and the two characters often share the limelight in the same episode.
* StandardSnippet: The William Tell Overture Finale, a couple of times.
* StatusCellPhone: A few are seen over the course of the series. By our standards, they are huge and ''very'' seldom used.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: {{Averted|Trope}}. 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.''
* 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."
* TitleThemeTune: Played with. The "Beverly Hills" part is sung, but not the "Teens" part. As a result, the song could just be talking Beverly Hills in general. Or not, since it does mention a teen club.
* ThoseTwoGuys:
** Tara and Nikki in a few episodes.
** Jett and Gig are a mix of this and OfficialCouple.
* ThrowTheDogABone: In "Poll Climbers," Pierce loses the election for class president. Larke, looking to cheer him up, agrees to go on a date with him and even says that he has the 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 are prone to 80s California slang.
* 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 and Pierce are pretty generous with their money. Not that Bianca and Pierce are misers. They just like to spend a lot when it benefits themselves.
* UnwantedAssistance: One episode has Wilshire serving Pierce instead of Bianca due to a [[IOweYouMyLife life debt.]] The results are... Less than optimal.
* UnwantedHarem: Most of female characters are attracted to Troy. Chester even notes this when Jillian says she also crushes on 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, if the way she talks is any indication.
** Rachel and Cindy from "Eye of the Tigress." No, really; they're actually from Valley High and the way ''they'' talk make Jett sound absolutely posh.
%%* VaudevilleHook: Happens to Nikki in "Old at Heart."
* WhatDoesHeSeeInHer: 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 CAD is probably one of the more noticeable examples.