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Way to go, Romeo
—Brenda teases Brandon about Andrea

Higher Education is the 6th episode of Season 1 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Cheating seems justified to Brandon when he feels victimized by a teacher's grading curve. Meanwhile, Brenda suffers from poor hair coloring.


Brandon is getting a C in American History because of the teacher's unreasonable grade curve, in which 80 percent of the students receive C's regardless of their marks. Steve scores an A on every test because he obtains copies of the exams beforehand. Feeling pressure from Jim about his grades, Brandon cheats on a quiz. Andrea is furious, particularly when her grades slip as a result. Brandon is faced with a moral dilemma when Steve offers him a copy of the midterm. Brenda tries to dye her hair blonde in the hopes of impressing Dylan, but winds up looking like a clown. Dylan flirts with Brenda and takes her to a stylist to repair the damage.


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
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
Bill Morey as Jacob Danzel


I'm wearing both contacts on the same eye!
That's not a hair do, it's a hair don't
I like your butt... I mean your bike
—Brenda to Dylan


policy of truth | DEPECHE MODE
brenda shows the girls her hair; brandon talks to dylan
bedspring kiss | JELLYFISH
brenda and dylan flirt when she's out jogging