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One Man and a Baby is the 12th episode of Season 1 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Brandon gets a taste of parenthood from his date - and her child. Brenda jumps at her radio contest prize - skydiving.


Brandon meets senior Melissa Coolidge on the school lawn during lunch. He makes a date with her and learns that she is the mother of an infant son, Joey. Brandon is forced into emergency babysitting duty while Melissa has an interview with Harvard. Jim and Cindy are unavailable, but Steve helps Brandon through the eventful afternoon. Melissa's interview does not go well, and she becomes frustrated with her life. She fears that she may have to give up her son, but motherly Cindy calms her with a heart-to-heart talk. Brenda and Kelly win skydiving lessons from a radio contest. Initially afraid, they decide to go through with it when they meet the handsome instructor. They compete for his attention and during their in-flight argument, they both fall from the plane at once, laughing and screaming through the entire jump.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
and James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Recurring cast
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Guest starring
Kristin Dattilo as Melissa Coolidge
Melinda Fee as Mrs. Coolidge
Paul Satterfield as Don
Dianne Buck as Amy
Jaclyn Gradinger as Blonde
Briana and Kelsea Clark as Joey
Daniel and William Van Duzer as Joey


KellyFollowing me again?
SteveIn your sweetest, x-rated dreams



  • Rosin wanted to license "The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix for the skydiving scene, but the estate rejected it[1]
    • When Henk van Eeghen edited the scene, the Cocteau Twins was playing over it
  • Charles Rosin got a telegram from viewers about this episode, since Brandon is out driving after his DUI and car crash in the previous episode, which was the first time the writers and producers got a sense of the show's increasing popularity.[2]


baby love | THE SUPREMES
brandon brings melissa and joey to the pit
brandon brings an apology bouquet to melissa
wicked game | CHRIS ISAAK
brenda and kelly skydive


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