Hahahahhaha I didn't hear that but the way he delivered the line about not being able to find his wallet had me rolling.
A friend of mine hated it and I was discussing it with her. She was a diehard original recipe 90210 fan and for her, the fact that it was funny just wasn't her thing. 90210 was dramatic and while some moments were funny, most of the cast spent a lot of their scenes crying, emoting or being super angsty. She wasn't vibing with the fact that suddenly it was a comedy. I get that. When you grew up with a show as important as this one was, to have it totally do a 180 and become completely different can be rough. I asked her if she was going to give it a try past the first episode and she said no, though I suspect she will. I don't think anyone who's as diehard as she is would pass up watching her faves on TV again every week...even if she did hate it.
And whoever said the first episode of original recipe 90210 wasn't that great was SPOT ON. It was bad. Hilariously so. JP and Shannen were laughable. The way he used to end every single sentence during a conversation with Jim with a sneering "DAD" was irritating as hell. In fact, I don't think JP really hit his stride with the show until early in the second season. None of them did, really. Luke was nothing to write home about either in his first few appearances. I watched up until season 4 over this summer and I laughed to myself when I thought about how Dylan was the epitome of a bad boy for me growing up. Uh...not so much.
I think the real spark of the show was when they put Brenda and Dylan together and suddenly decided to approach the "teen sex" storylines that were so taboo. I mean, Brenda and Dylan sleeping together at prom was a HUGE deal when it aired. I remember the uproar afterwards as well. That was when the show really started to get buzz about how it was pushing the envelope.
JG does very well with comedy. I watched What I Like About You and after that I always thought she did better with comedy then she did with drama.
Either way...like it or not...I give everyone credit for trying to do something so completely different from what the show was before. That takes guts. And hey...these people haven't really led me astray with anything they've done before, I can't imagine this will be any different.