Beverly Hills Teens (1987)

Here is an ’80s afterschool syndicated obscurity, Beverly Hills Teens, about the fabulous lives of rich teenagers in Beverly Hills, a subject that never fails to get a show on the air, does it? While the premise is ordinary, this opening sequence is absolutely insane. Set to music that is extraordinarily reminiscent to the Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance” from Beverly Hills Cop is a rapid-fire montage of images of  wealthy people doing wealthy people things, with the animation veering wildly between the Jem and the Holograms-esque with shots that seemingly came out of Maus or the work of pioneering ’80s graffiti artist Keith Haring.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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2 thoughts on “Beverly Hills Teens (1987)

  1. plaidman76 says:

    Though I’m embarrassed to admit it, I fondly remember watching this show. I have no clue what the draw was back then, but My friend and I always watched it. I’ve recently tracked down a handful of episodes, and I watched then and still am not sure what I found so likable about it.

  2. I too remember this, but I had forgotten how bizarre the opening sequence was. It’s kind of good, in a way.

    True fact: I went to elementary school with a girl who was allowed to name her newborn sister — and she chose Bianca, after the twatty brown-haired girl on this show.

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