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S02.E09: Ashes To Ashes

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Corgis do have really powerful barks--so the cows will pay attention--and they will nip at ankles in trying to herd you. People have been (unnecessarily) afraid of my corgis before. The Corgi of Justice is clearly just having fun, though: look at the stupid grin on its face!

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I was hoping this was the episode where they did The Electric Slide That Cures Racism.  Next season, I guess.

 

Who knew Vivica Fox was on 90210.  

 

You're right about Emily Valentine.  He was dating her at the end of previous episode.  I guess this episode was supposed to be a stand alone.

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As ridiculous as this all looks, we all dressed exactly like these people. Someone in BH 90210 production was camping out in real high schools in the late 1980s and early 1990s and taking serious notes. I'm sorry to say that even Western wear showed up at my high school in suburban NC, alongside one-strapped overalls and black bodysuits. Those giant-ass jackets that David was wearing, though, not so much.

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It's so weird. I remember the popcorn, I remember the alarm stuff, I remember the tamales and the corgi of justice...but I completely erased Brandon's racist imitation from memory. I'll take that as a sign that I was horrified by it so many years ago? And consciously erased it? Wow, that was awful.

Initially, I also thought (hoped, maybe) this was the episode with the racism-curing electric slide. But really, I'm just ready for parade floats to be torched, and DeadScott's doomed birthday and whatnot.

My continued thanks to Sarah and Tara for these podcasts. They are just so entertaining. I love palpable disgust in a podcast.

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Thank you so much for these podcasts! I discovered and listened to several yesterday.  The ab workout I got from laughing so hard made up for my lack of productivity.  I still cry-laugh at even the thought of Dylan's outgoing message.  Keep it up! I'm jonesing for more!

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It was kind of funny watching this episode after seeing Ian Ziering and Vivica A. Fox together in Sharknado 2 the night before. I wondered if either of them even remembered filming this episode.

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I had to take regular cringe-breaks in this episode.

And when you played the part where he started imitating Sherice's voice I involuntarily yelled out "No!" really loudly on the train. I probably should have explained to the other passengers that "even all the other moments of Brandon Walsh's douche-osity had not prepared me for that particular douche-pocalypse.

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I desperately wish that after Brandon's horrifically racist imitation as foreplay, Cherice had come back with that typical imitation of white people that every black comedian, and frankly, most black people, - I say that as one - do. (For an example, see Dave Chappelle's imitation of his white "friend" Chip.) As for the arrest scene, in only thing that was missing was Barbara Billingsley showing up and saying, "Excuse me officer, I speak jive." That would be more believable than Brandon as white savior.

I'd give anything for a chance to sit the actors and writers down in front of this episode with the drug of their choice and to hear their reactions.

Also I didn't know "dink" was ever considered a racial slur. Could it be a regional thing?

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Anyone else think the new family on the block would have made a better show? They all seem to be better actors. Brandon is such a wad in this episode. He's just so insufferable.

And so true on the clothes. Western wear, Aztec prints, black bodysuits! Silk shirts too? I had a size L silk shirt on my skinny pre-teen body that I would tuck in front only. Cross Colours were big at my school and K Swiss shoes! LOL

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Count me down for another that equates "dink" with penis. Perhaps it is, indeed, regional? Anywhoodles, my favorite episodes are the ones with so much Bray that I'm pretty sure Sarah is developing an eye twitch. Love you, Sarah, but I especially love you when you are telling Brandon to shut up. I can't help it. As always, thank you, Dave, for inspired musical cues. You're a treasure.

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I always thought it was DINK: Dual Income, No Kids (childless couples with spending power... or in our case, 2 mortgages worth of student loans!). So I guess I, too, am offended by the connotations of this term.

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We have enough other epithets for that fuckknuckle (see?) that we can easily let "dink" go. 

 

...That reminds me, I have to get my brother to do a basso profundo "kick rocks, SHITBOX" sound drop. We'll get a lot of use out of it.

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As ridiculous as this all looks, we all dressed exactly like these people. Someone in BH 90210 production was camping out in real high schools in the late 1980s and early 1990s and taking serious notes. I'm sorry to say that even Western wear showed up at my high school in suburban NC, alongside one-strapped overalls and black bodysuits. Those giant-ass jackets that David was wearing, though, not so much.

You know, in a weird way that was always why I thought the costume department kind of sucked. It was exactly what my friends and I were wearing...in our small boring one mall having suburb. Brenda in particular always looked like she shopped at Mervins. It a TV show! The clothes should look better than what I could buy with my babysitting money! There was no clothes porn for the longest time, if ever. I know the 1990s were sort of a weird anti-fashion moment, but step it up.

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I am surprised that Brandon didn't get punched out by Sherisse, her younger brother & her ex boyfriend after the way he brayed at them throughout the episode.

I am impressed that they mentioned the Rodney King incident in that episode.

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