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S08.E24 Again With This: Beverly Hills, 90210 Turns Kelly Into A Homophobe For The Supposed Benefit Of A Beleaguered Teen Mom

Is a baby better off with the mother who ditched him or, as she puts it, a couple of 'queers'? 'The Nature Of Nurture' is at issue in our latest Again With This podcast!

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Did it bug anyone else that one of the prospective dads being subjected to Kelly's homophobia was named Kyle?  Hey Kelly/writers, remember Kyle, Kelly's friend from high school who she was super supportive of when he came out to her?  And the doubling of the names could have worked as part of the narrative ("I started thinking about Kyle from HS, thinking about how I would react if he and his partner wanted to adopt").  Instead, for me, it just shone a brighter light on how OOC Kelly was being.

The Sassy excerpts made me laugh out loud on my commute and startle fellow train riders.  So thanks, and then a question mark.

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Just now, TeeVee329 said:

Did it bug anyone else that one of the prospective dads being subjected to Kelly's homophobia was named Kyle?  Hey Kelly/writers, remember Kyle, Kelly's friend from high school who she was super supportive of when he came out to her?  And the doubling of the names could have worked as part of the narrative ("I started thinking about Kyle from HS, thinking about how I would react if he and his partner wanted to adopt").  Instead, for me, it just shone a brighter light on how OOC Kelly was being.

The Sassy excerpts made me laugh out loud on my commute and startle fellow train riders.  So thanks, and then a question mark.

The writers couldn't remember stuff that happened earlier in the season...you expect them to remember something in Season 2?

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At this point the powers that be of this show are trolling us with their amazingly nonsense intro scenes before the credits, right? I hope so. It makes me respect them.. so much.

Also kelly sucks! She just does. And ugh.. Brandon made so much sense when he told kelly that she didn’t even consider him in her decision? Also seriously, agree, why did she bring in her father getting out of jail for? What the hell?

It’s odd that this podcast episode is dropping in the month of June, I know it was recorded a bit ago but what an odd episode for the month of Pride, isn’t it? (Eta: I know the gay couple (rightfully) gets the baby it also feels  like the show was like “look kelly did such a good thing convincing Jessica alba to let the gay couple have her baby” and trying to ignore her behavior for the first half).

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How did Brandon not make the list of things shorter than Donna’s skirt?

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Yeah.. I mean the worst part about this episode is that Brandon makes sense. I mean don’t get me wrong, him inserting himself to write the article is stupid and dumb but all his speeches to Kelly.. making sense. And yeah.. i dislike it.

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You know what was shorter than Donna's skirt? Bill Taylor's stretch up the river.

He says goodbye in May and the following March? April? he is out and back in LA? WTH? We've been led to believe in the past he'd go YEARS without seeing Kelly. Last May he was all "Who knows when we'll have this time?" and now we know the answer is: In 10 months.

To be fair, these 65 episode seasons do make it seem like years have gone by.

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This show does not remember when Kelly had that life-changing experience working with Jimmy at the AIDS hospice, when she learned all about gay people then. And wasn't there some dust-up with Brandon and Steve and the president of their frat turning out to frequent gay coffee houses? I can really see how lazy the writers and producers had gotten, and I feel kind of sad about it because High School 90210 really was the shit. If you were a teenager in the 90s.

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Why is Kelly the way she is?

She's making Brandon look normal and not the worst. 

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49 minutes ago, SoupThrower said:

Why is Kelly the way she is?

She's making Brandon look normal and not the worst. 

Well she used to be fun and cool.. and then they had her start to date Brandon and she became  the worst. It’s odd.

Also I know our hosts are probably never going to do podcast the reboot (and I can’t fault them, it’s not

gery good and my guess is that they will need some recovery for their palettes)-which in all honestly I know better than the original at times because I actually watched the reboot and only saw the original via reruns, but kelly is.. while not great or back to her season one awesomeness, she’s okay? Granted she’s more of a supporting character to move along the teens and then kind of disappears halfway through a season but you don’t spend all her scenes wanting to hit her. 

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I forgot just how ugly Kelly's storyline actually was.  And honestly, I feel like she could care less that it's two men raising the kid so much as she's just looking for any excuse she can use to try to get the baby for herself, so it can be raised in a household where mommy and her roommate are both 20-something, ex-drug addicts.   

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46 minutes ago, txhorns79 said:

I forgot just how ugly Kelly's storyline actually was.  And honestly, I feel like she could care less that it's two men raising the kid so much as she's just looking for any excuse she can use to try to get the baby for herself, so it can be raised in a household where mommy and her roommate are both 20-something, ex-drug addicts.   

I don't think the show meant to do this, but I find it very interesting how these kids make really bad choices and their behavior is just explained away and most impressively they are hypocrites when it comes to their "outgroups".  Kelly/David/Donna do drugs it's ok because of stress/finals/pain.  But Valerie or Collin do drugs, they are morally corrupt.  Kelly/Dylan/Brandon/David cheat they it's complicated/soul mates/one time thing/horniness but when Valerie does it, she's evil.  

It's really gross that two stable adults in a committed relationship are considered "unfit" vs the singles who sleep around, do drugs, and can barely hold a job.  

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On 6/4/2018 at 9:51 AM, TeeVee329 said:

Did it bug anyone else that one of the prospective dads being subjected to Kelly's homophobia was named Kyle?  Hey Kelly/writers, remember Kyle, Kelly's friend from high school who she was super supportive of when he came out to her?  And the doubling of the names could have worked as part of the narrative ("I started thinking about Kyle from HS, thinking about how I would react if he and his partner wanted to adopt").  Instead, for me, it just shone a brighter light on how OOC Kelly was being.

The Sassy excerpts made me laugh out loud on my commute and startle fellow train riders.  So thanks, and then a question mark.

I thought he was supposed to be asexual...he just says he's not interested in sex. Right?

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11 hours ago, zobot81 said:

I thought he was supposed to be asexual...he just says he's not interested in sex. Right?

You mean Kyle from West Bev? I believe what he said was "I've never slept with a girl, and I don't know if I want to." Which could be interpreted as him being asexual, but for a teen show in the early '90s that seemed like a pretty clear code for "I think I'm gay."

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Yeah, I don't think we can give credit to BH for making him a vanguard ace/aro character, however much we might want to.

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