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This episode contains references to drug addiction.

SteveWhat's this, no heart costumes?
BrandonI wear my heart on my sleeve, Sanders
DylanNo heart
―Oz peeps

Scared Very Straight is the 20th episode of Season 4 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


Jesse meets Andrea's grandmother; Dylan's cool head helps when the heat's on David, who's left holding the bag when his dealer is busted; Brandon keeps his Valentine a secret, while Brenda's is kept secret from her.


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
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
and James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Special Guest Stars
David Gail as Stuart Carson
Dina Meyer as Lucinda Nicholson
Mark Damon Espinoza as Jesse Vasquez
Recurring cast
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Matthew Laurance as Mel Silver
Guest starring
Bess Meisler[1] as Rose Zuckerman
Bojesse Christopher as Andy
Bruce Solomon as Kenny Zuckerman[2]
Todd Bryant as Artie Devers
Don Calfa as Mr. Pitts
Eric Wylie as Happy Jack
Marga Chavez as Teresa Vasquez
Christina Marie Michaels as Celia Vasquez
Thomas Bellin as Judge
Sue Rihr as Court Clerk
Robert Crow as Officer #1
Joe Sabatino as Officer #2
Wesley Allen Gullick as Willie


Brandon, anything more than a friendship might be too much for me to handle right now
Yeah, she's the type of woman who talks about principle, and then runs away with your boyfriend
—Donna to Kelly about Lucinda
You know, Brandon, you're the closest thing Andrea has to a brother
—Jesse in denial
Come on you nasty little funtart, let's dance
—Steve to Kelly
I was standing on a ledge that day, man, my closest friends were trying to help me. And for what it's worth, you're the reason I didn't jump
—Dylan to David
Good for Andrea. She's definitely not your average co-ed
—Lucinda to Brandon


  • Andrea's mother is not Jewish
  • Andrea's grandmother throws her a wedding shower with Jesse's mom and sister, Brenda, Kelly and Donna in attendance
  • Steve is sick of living at KEG and wants to move out
  • Dylan doesn't have a washing machine
  • Brandon offers to host Andrea's wedding reception at Casa Walsh
  • Jesse and Andrea marry on Valentine's Day at City Hall and have the reception at the Peach Pit.
  • David lies to his dad and says his rent is $620, when it's really $470
  • First and only appearance of Andrea's mother, Gail, who doesn't speak and is uncredited
    • Andrea's mother was previously named Beverly



hit by love | CECE PENISTON
KEG valentine's day party
for the cool in you | BABYFACE
jack and david are thrown out of the party for bringing drugs
can we talk | TEVIN CAMPBELL
slow dance at andrea's wedding reception





Notes and references[]

  1. The role of Rose Zuckerman has been recast. Meisler would appear as Rose in two more episodes and appears with the former Rose, Lainie Kazan, in the 2002 film My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  2. First and only appearance of Andrea's parents, Gail and Kenny Zuckerman, on the series. Gail is uncredited