Let’s Compare Scenes

8 11 2009

1. Beverly Hills 90210: Episode 2. 23, Cardio Funk

The gang does karaoke at The Peach Pit. (Ignore the Spanish!)

2. Dawson’s Creek: Episode 3.19 , Stolen Kisses

The gang does karaoke at Dawson’s aunt’s house. (Skip to 5.45)

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8 responses

8 11 2009
g90210th

Aww this reminds me of that episode on the new 90210 when the kids do karaoke at Annie’s Sweet 16 bash! I thought it was so cute/funny to see Silver & Dixon singing ‘When the Saints go Marching In’ LOL

8 11 2009
Alyssa

I think the Dawson’s Creek one had more to it but whoever uploaded it must have cut out everyone else’s singing. But, form what I remember they both had a montage, so that’s a similarity. The biggest difference is that BH, 90210 by nature had a lot of scenes just showing the characters having fun or just being there (if that makes sense lol) whether it had to do with the plot or not. The pace of that show was MUCH slower than shows today or even DC. DC’s scene had a plot point to it that carried into the next scene. Nowadays, with all the deleted scenes left out, there are rarely singular moments that don’t hold a significant purpose to the over all story. I’m probably thinking way too much into this comparison, but that was my first thought after watching the two scenes.

8 11 2009
teendramawhore

g90210th: Oh, nuts! I forgot about that; otherwise, I would’ve included it.

Here’s what I could find now:


(skip to .44)

I also found one of Tabitha:

Alyssa: You’re right–there was a lot more to the DC one but I couldn’t find a clip of it. I remember Andie being particularly funny but, alas, there were multiple clips of Joey and Dawson and parts of Pacey. I understand what you’re saying about pace and plot. The DC scene was quite significant to the plot line (and as a PJ fan, I absolutely loved it and the episode). With 90210, while the scene as a whole and storyline surrounding it–Nat getting a karaoke machine to attract people to the diner–really had no significance to the show in general beyond being light and fun, what’s interesting to me about it in terms of plot was seeing Brenda and Dylan all happy and in love while she was actually considering breaking up with him and dating someone else. I guess without knowing the context of that scene in the episode, you wouldn’t pick up on that. But, really, this is just *me* reading too much into it as it really was, as a whole, about adding comedic fluff to the episode (which BH90210, and I guess all the shows, are guilty of at different times). You could argue that, on the surface, the DC montage was about that as well I think the deeper significance with Dawson-Joey-Pacey was the primary purpose of it while that wasn’t the case with 90210. Not sure if any of that made sense…

8 11 2009
g90210th

Awww thanks for putting these up! You didn’t have too! Reliving the scenes totally made me smile! And, it also made me miss the pretty, colorful sets the show had season one. I’m not liking the overly beige, bland sets their using this season!

8 11 2009
teendramawhore

You’re welcome but I had to! As much as I like to compare just 2 scenes, I wouldn’t be giving the whole picture or doing my job to provide all info if I didn’t add these.

Regarding the set changes: I can only guess that it was done in an effort to move somewhat away from the glitz and glam of season 1 in hopes of, in season 2, being seen as a show with the right balance of style and substance. Whether they succeeded is up for debate!

8 11 2009
Alyssa

I think I got all that lol. And I don’t think you were reading too much into that scene, because I too have noticed when “fluff” scenes like this sometimes show two people who would otherwise not be in good spirits around eachother, acting oddly friendly. I think it’s probably continuity problems, like the actors may not be aware at all times where or how each scene fits into an episode so they don’t know how to act around eachother, or it’s just the actors having fun messing around with eachother, forgetting that they are supposed to be in character. It’s usually during big group scenes, where the focus of the scene is about a different issue. Again I hope I am making sense, I am feeling all analytical tonight so I have a lot to say but not sure if it’s translating properly.

8 11 2009
teendramawhore

No, you’re definitely making sense and translating properly! Say as much as you want to!

12 11 2009
teendramawhore

So this 90210 episode happened to air today and I got to see all the karaoke scenes that are in the episode as YouTube only had that one bit. I found another similarity that I had completely forgotten about: not only do they they also use the song Wild Thing, just like Pacey does, they also have the triangle dynamic (as I already mentioned above) in a sort of opposite way. In contrast to Pacey longingly watching Joey and Dawson sing together, here we have Dylan watching his girlfriend singing with the guy who wants her. The scenes are almost mirror images. I find it quite interesting and I’m sorry I don’t have the clips from either show in their entirety to put up here.

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