ohh didn't see the superior tribute vid in the hopper
90210 week was a great idea
|Jack Dalton |
I looked all over for the actual clip, but settled on uploading the tribute video... I vaguely remember watching that episode when I was young... And it is the only thing that stands out from that show...
To this day, I never play with guns.
If only they'd realized this would have been the most epic possible way to wrap up the series. Have this character keep entering rooms to find his friends are twirling handguns, playing Russian roulette, tweaked out and suicidal. A new cast member gets it each episode. Final episode, it's Brian Austin Green walking around a desolate Beverly Hills, I Am Legend style, ransacking grocery stores, seeking any sign of another live human. A bleak tale, and the show's hour's nearly up--wait! over there! movement! He runs [final commercial break here] and finds a young child, who gazes up innocently through an ash-streaked face. In his hands, a .38 special. The child is playing with it idly. As Brian Austin Green again touches his hairdo in distress, the child lifts the gun. Extreme long shot: we hear the gunshot. Roll credits. (WHICH ONE DIED?)
Remember TV Guide leaking "One of the kids on 90210 will DIE!" story, and I immediately knew it'd be Scott. From what I understand, the episode was actually going to be Scott so upset with how much of a loser he was that he went into his father's study and shot himself, but the writers realized that that wasn't exactly the best message to be sending to all the losers watching the show, so they quickly rewrote it to be a "don't play with guns" message. That said, the rest of the episode was actually not too bad, with a "appreciate people when they're here, not when they're gone" message, as BAG calls all of the others out (including himself) for only giving a shit about his dead friend because he's dead. They then all hold a vigil on the beach, and never speak about him ever again.
I think a suicide would have been a much better message to the loser kids who watched this show, trying to hide their boners at 13 years old, through their sweatpants at their friends' house (not like that was me or anything). I was a "loser" in high school, reluctantly going to prom one time because my mom asked the girl's mom to ask the girl.. usual song and dance. When Kurt Cobain shot himself some of my friends had similar thoughts. "I'm angsty, never gonna get laid, not on the football team," usual middle/high school shit. I think most of my friends contemplated suicide, including myself, during that time, and to be honest may have gone through with it if it wasn't for Kurt doing it himself.
The "don't play with guns" thing was something that was instilled in me at a very early age, fifth grade or so, at my friend's birthday party. All of a sudden the parents' guns come out.. I don't know if they were loaded or not, but I called mom and dad and went home. For teens, the original suicide ending would have been a much more powerful one than spinning a gun around followed by a shitty explosion effect.
|Jet Bin Fever |
Oh man, this is too tragic. Tears are pouring down my cheeks in rivers of pure emotion.
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