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Breast Side Up is the 12th episode of Season 6 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


NFL QB Steve Young shows up for Thanksgiving at Casa Walsh - one of two surprises Donna plans for Joe's birthday. The absence of their significant others weighs on Brandon and Kelly. Steve is a surprise hit at Clare's father's faculty party. Valerie disdains cooking help from David's mother.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Jamie Walters as Ray Pruit
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold

Special Guest Stars

Jason Wiles as Colin Robbins
Steve Young

Recurring cast

Emma Caulfield as Susan Keats
Cameron Bancroft as Joe Bradley

Guest starring

Nicholas Pryor as Chancellor Arnold
Caroline Lagerfelt as Sheila Silver
Paul Collins as John Bardwell
John Walcutt as Bruce Paxton
Leilani Jones as District Attorney
David Cromwell as Elmo Pickering
Sheila Wills as Helen Kincaid
Leigh Steinberg as Leigh Steinberg


KellyAnd Nat says to cook the turkey breast side up
ValerieWell, I planned to, but David's mother says breast side down. Can't we just shove her in the oven?
Why are you so down on yourself?
—Clare to Steve
DonnaNot doing it is what I regret. Joe's a great guy, I don't wanna lose him
KellyJust make sure you don't lose everything you've always believed in
Steve was a hit. My father fell in love with him... and, I think I did too. Is that possible?
I knew that, if I made a choice between you and Dylan, it would've ruined your friendship


  • Clare tries to make Steve realise how smart and talented he is and succeeds
  • Kelly confesses to Brandon why she didn't choose anyone and implies that she would've chosen Brandon
  • Brandon and Kelly implicitly tell each other that they are still in love with each other, but Brandon says no to him and Kelly ending things with Susan and Colin, and getting back together
  • Donna decides to sleep with Joe because she's afraid of losing him, only to discover that he's also waiting until marriage


  • The scenes with Steve Young were shot on 3 October 1995, the day of the verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder case.
    • Because Steve Young was in the episode, reporter Pat O'Brien was on set with Entertainment Tonight and the cast's reaction to the verdict was filmed.[1]


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