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Fame Is Where You Find It is the 16th episode of Season 1 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


The right look at the right place at the right time gets Brandon a shot at TV stardom, while Brenda plays a role covering for Brandon at his restaurant job.


Brandon happens to be rollerblading in the same park that a popular primetime television show is filming an episode. The producers seek him out as an emergency replacement for one of the extras. He hits it off with the star, Lydia Leeds, and is considered for a recurring role. However, Lydia is only using him to make her leading man/boyfriend jealous so that he will end his holdout. Brandon finds himself used and humiliated, especially when he discovers that the producers never really intended to make his character permanent - it was all a ploy to show their leading man he was replaceable and convince him to return to the show. Meanwhile, since Brandon is off dabbling in show business the Peach Pit finds its wait staff short. Brenda reluctantly steps in for him at the Peach Pit, annoyed that she has to wait tables while Brandon is off living the life of the rich and famous. She is in over her head until she adopts the persona of Laverne, a sassy, gum-chomping waitress. She quickly charms all of the customers with her wisecracks and lip-synch routines.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Douglas Emerson as Scott Scanlon
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
and James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Recurring cast
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Guest starring
Marcy Kaplan as Lydia Leeds
Amy Hill[1][2] as 1st AD
Alan Blumenfeld as Jake
Graham Galloway as Sean Judson
Rowdy Metzger as The Dude
Melissa Rivers as Mackenzie
Julie Gill as Tourist
Sean Moran as Customer #1
Maureen Macke as Customer #2


sally go round the roses | THE JAYNETTS
Brenda struggles at the peach pit
finger poppin' time | HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS
Laverne enters the Peach Pit
it's my party | LESLEY GORE
"Laverne" lip-syncs with Kelly and Donna at the Peach Pit


  • Kelly and Donna went to 5th grade with Lydia


  • The costume designer departed as a mutual decision after this episode, as the show was not happy with how Brandon was dressed among other things. Dianne Kennedy was hired as the new costume designer.[2]
  • Kelly and Donna's dancing to "It's My Party" was choreographed by Tori Spelling[2]



Notes and references[]

  1. Hill is a friend of Karen Rosin's — they were in an improv group together
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Beverly Hills 90210 Show EP 13 'The Collaborators' (July 2020)