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The 17-Year Itch is the 8th episode of Season 1 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


A reunion with the dashing photographer who introduced them in college illuminates some stress between Cindy and Jim, whose differences are reflected in their kids.


Cindy and Jim rekindle their relationship as Brandon and Brenda realize their differences. Cindy reexamines her relationship with Jim when she bumps into Glenn Evans, an old friend from college who’s living an "artist’s” lifestyle in Venice Beach. Each time she thinks of Glenn, her sexual and emotional feelings towards him begin to stir. Brandon and Brenda become the subjects of a “twins” psychology study at UCLA, and the focus on their differences leads to bickering and squabbling. David Silver becomes the first freshman ever to become the West Beverly High D.J.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
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
Guest starring
Stan Ivar as Glen Evans
Nancy Paul as Laura Rye
Bruce Gray as Bob Gordon
Luisa Leschin as Anna Rodriguez
Philip Arthur Ross as Timmy
Steven Robert Ross as Tommy
Denise Dowse[1] as Harriet Strathmore[2]


Audited people really know how to riot
—Jim to Glen
My God. I've created a monster!
—Scott on "DJ Dave"


  • Cindy and Glen haven't seen each other in 20 years — since college graduation
  • Glen and Cindy dated and on their 1-month anniversary, Glen introduced Cindy to Jim at the college literary magazine
  • Jim wanted to be a poet
  • Brandon's twin studies profile shows he avoids digging deeper and glosses things over with words
  • Brenda's twin studies profile says she's intuitive; open, but impressionable
  • Brenda and Brandon make their parents a belated 17th wedding anniversary celebration dinner
  • Cindy and Glen kiss
  • Donna auditions to be the school DJ, but gets laughed out. Steve does well until he realises all eyes are on him in the booth and gets stage fright. David comes to his aid


love generation | SO:HO
DJ Mike MC is leaving the school radio
being cool | DJAVAN
glen shows cindy around L.A.
heart shaped world | CHRIS ISAAK
cindy stands on the balcony listening to this



Notes and references[]

  1. Dowse would famously go on to portray Yvonne Teasley on the show.
  2. In the credits, the character is listed as Harriet Welkman, but she refers to herself as Strathmore in the show