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Carl's not like that. Besides, if I could afford a party like this, for someone like me, I would
—Steve to Clare

You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 1 is the 31st episode of Season 6 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


At Steve's weekend-long birthday bash on the Queen Mary, Erik puts the moves on Donna and several other women; an old friend makes a surprise appearance; and host Prince Carl asks a favor of the birthday boy. Meanwhile, Valerie gets FBI help to find Colin.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Tiffani Thiessen as Valerie Malone
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold
Special Guest Stars
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Jason Wiles as Colin Robbins
Emma Caulfield as Susan Keats
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Jed Allan as Rush Sanders
Christine Belford as Samantha Sanders
Denise Dowse as Yvonne Teasley
Monika Schnarre as Elle
Randy Spelling as Ryan Sanders
Travis Wester as Austin Sanders
Guest starring
Julie Parrish as Joan Diamond
Jon Hensley as Richard Ballen
Nick Kiriazis as Prince Carl
Mary Crosby as Claudia Van Eyck
Michael Woolson as Erik Budman
Michael Dempsey as Colin's Travel Agent
Deborah Lacey as Receptionist
Wings Hauser as J. Jay Jones (voice)
Amanda Anka as Barbara
Matthew Kaminsky as Randy Green
David A. Saunders as Delivery Agent
Dan Moriarty as Polo Announcer


You know, it's just so nice to see things warming up between you two. It gives me hope for this planet
—Brandon to Val about her and Kelly
Washington D.C. Home of the president – and her husband
Andrea, I made some horrible choices. I ended up in rehab, I had to take an incomplete on my whole semester
I'm in love with Clare
—Prince Carl tells Steve
All I want is the opportunity to express my feelings to her, and I'd like your permission
—Prince Carl to Steve


  • Valerie calls in a favour with Jonesy and gets a voice message saying that he tracked down Dylan, who's now living in the Westend, London
  • Brenda's been on tour in Scotland recently
  • Andrea and Kelly hang out; Andrea and Jesse are doing well
  • Dylan sends Steve a birthday letter. The return address is Brenda's address in London.
  • David keeps 'saving' Donna from a persistent suitor; Donna wards Eric off by telling him she's a virgin, and he swiftly moves on to Kelly
  • Susan gets offered a job as Youth Advisor on the Clinton '96 campaign, but tells Brandon she's not interested in taking it


  • The showrunners asked Spelling if they could approach Shannen Doherty about shooting a birthday message for Steve from Brenda, in lieu of having her return fully for the episode, but Spelling turned them down.[1]
    • Since Luke Perry had left earlier in the season, the writers knew Perry would not be interested in appearing.[1]


jim dandy | LAVERN BAKER
val talks to kelly at peach pit
feels so good | LINA SANTIAGO
steve's birthday party on the deck


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