Lizzie and Kat continue their journey through Beverly Hills, 90210 season five with another socially-distanced podcast recording, and this one has a lot of complementary video content! Scroll down for more on the visual references discussed in this episode. And at 12pm PT on Tuesday, May 19, don’t miss Kat interviewing Elle Fanning about her role as executive producer and star of Hulu’s new comedy series The Great, which you can participate in live as part of Women In Film’s Laptop Cinema Club—RSVP here.
This episode was recorded back in September 2019, when Kat was joined on location by our NYC co-host, writer and mental health professional Pallavi Yetur. We were very excited to interview 90210 superfan, author Erin Khar, whose memoir Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me, debuted recently to great acclaim. Check out her Ravishly advice column “Ask Erin,” and the article that first brought her to our attention: “I Learned Everything About Relationships From Watching Beverly Hills, 90210.”
We’re joined this week by a member of The Blaze family, Kim Hoffman—who’s joined us as a guest many times over the years—to discuss the 21st episode of Beverly Hills, 90210’s fifth season, “Stormy Weather.” Discussed in this episode:
And we’re back to our episode-by-episode dissection of season five of Beverly Hills, 90210! This week, Kat’s joined by illustrator Ethan Harper, a pop culture savant with a special affinity for Twin Peaks. Join the pair as they dive into a series of Valentine’s Day misadventures for the gang at Cal U, as the Peach Pit After Dark hosts a telethon for pediatric heart health, Ray is tempted to cheat on Donna with Val, and Kelly’s sucked further into the grasp of Professor Finley and the New Evolution.
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We’re back for a topical check-in before resuming our regularly-scheduled episodes as we recap the rest of Beverly Hills, 90210 season five! The world has entered into the confusing new reality of a global pandemic, and we’re catching up from our respective homes as we hypothesize about how the original series might have tackled a very special topic such as Coronavirus, and what it would mean for our favorite characters. Then, we run through the latest updates from the 90210 cast members as they’re adjusting to life in quarantine.
We’re excited to bring you some levity in this strange time, and want to be clear that a bit of tabloid gossip and joking doesn’t detract from the seriousness of this situation. We’re incredibly grateful to our listeners who work at medical facilities, grocery stores, in food delivery or public transit, first responders, and all who are keeping society running at a risky time. We’ll continue to follow all of the recommended best practices for containing the spread of this virus, and urge our listeners to do the same!
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We’re checking in with an update since we announced our brief mid-season hiatus a few weeks back. Kat’s dad passed away, and she has been so touched by everyone’s messages of support and sympathy. Lizzie and Kat take the opportunity to share some memories of Phil’s support of the podcast and related 90210 concerns (mostly Ian Ziering), read his “IMDb bio,” and thank our listeners for the patience until new episodes of the podcast are back. We also bring you some updates from “90210 in the news,” and re-run our interview with one of the series’ most iconic dads, Matthew Laurance!
In memory of Kat’s dad, her family welcomes donations to the Malala Fund.