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S01.E20: Spring Training

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Head's up -- Wrong text in the main post.

I gotta admit, most of these episode I somehow saw, at some point, despite the fact that BH90210 was not something I really dived into as a kid until Spring Dance and I don't remember revisiting it later on, really. (Maybe it reran on OMNI a bit, but that's literally 20 years ago) -- This is the first episode I have absolutely no memory or knowledge of. None.

Imagine my dismay to discover how deeply stupid Brenda is.

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Both of these stories were so boring, that what stood out most to me was the fake dog barking sound. Far as I can tell, they had someone just yelling "WOOF. WOOF." Terrible. Second only to Farfel on Seinfeld (voiced purposefully bad by Larry David).

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Wow, I always look at the visual aids for the entertainment factor, but this is a case where it really seems essential just to see Dylan in that baseball uniform. Because...wow. I actually always found Dylan attractive (and still usually do when I look at the caps even with the ridiculous clothing!) but good lord that is not a good look for him at all. Yikes.

 

Oh man, and then I started scrolling and the Steve Sanders outfits are unforgivable.

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"Don't make fun of him, he's had a hard life"

 

Brandon, have you ever been a child? You don't give the other kid's details of sad kid's shitty life when telling them to be nice to them. That's just ammunition. 

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You know, I've often heard people say that a lot of successful actors/TV personalities are like bobbleheads -- big head, tiny body (I think I first heard it said about Vanna White.) Well oh my gersh -- Luke Perry in that first screen cap in the visual aids? It's like someone took the "skew" tool in Photoshop and just did away with his lower half, like it was retreating into a black hole. Like -- if you stare at it long enough, you can halfway convince your brain that he's leaning forward toward the camera at a 45 degree angle. Holy moly.

 

... and Steve, in that crop top and jazz pants, is serving up Double Dream Hands realness.

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I tried to find a picture of what I meant. Basically those souvenir pics they do for 20 or 30 bucks people buy for shits and giggles. He just has a big head with exaggerated facial features and his physique is like a tapered Dorito with tiny legs.

I got one of those as a teen and they ask "oh tell me your hobby or interests ." And riff on it. The guy did me all silhouettish holding a giant book labelled War and Peace with a smiling worm on my big head.

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Good god, this episode is all B plot. Not an A plot to be had.

That's a perfect observation. I don't even think I watched the whole episode back when I was going through season 1. I don't remember any of the clips.

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These podcasts bring so much joy to my life.  My boyfriend who has never seen this show (he is a Young) will actually listen to these with me and enjoys them.  He thinks Tara has a great laugh (I like everyone's laugh).

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You have to fanwank away the fashion choices on this show to a certain extent, if you want to keep your sanity, especially during the earlier seasons.

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We had a dog that looked a bit like "Wally" and he was, objectively, the best dog in the history of the universe so SHUT UP TARA AND SARAH. YOU SMELL. So, there.

Also, yes, that still of Dylan is so disturbing it deserves some sort of trigger warning. It looks like he has been digitally altered in some way. Or it's an ad for a children's hospital trying to raise funds to send stick insects to camp or something.

There is no question that Steve Sanders wandered onto the baseball field from the set of an '80s gay porn video where he was teaching an aerobics class and, oops, he accidentally put on some other guy's headband ... If you know what I mean.

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I tried to find a picture of what I meant. Basically those souvenir pics they do for 20 or 30 bucks people buy for shits and giggles. He just has a big head with exaggerated facial features and his physique is like a tapered Dorito with tiny legs.

I got one of those as a teen and they ask "oh tell me your hobby or interests ." And riff on it. The guy did me all silhouettish holding a giant book labelled War and Peace with a smiling worm on my big head.

Do you mean A caricature?

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On 4/20/2019 at 9:34 AM, oakville said:

Are there any episodes where Brandon isn't braying at his family or friends?

Sure! In season 10 😉

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