Why is it we call a male assertive and a female pushy? Why is a guy tough and a girl a bitch? What would Walt Whitman say about that?
A Song of Myself is the 7th episode of Season 3 on FOX teen soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


As the gang of West Beverly begin their senior year, Andrea accuses the new reading teacher and Blaze faculty advisor, Gil Meyers, of sexism when he names Brandon the new editor of the school paper. Brenda and Steve become "senior buddies" to two freshmen; Sue Scanlon, the late Scott's younger sister who's a sort of teen wolf in sheep's clothing, and Herbert, a computer wiz. Meanwhile, David discovers that his summer fling, Nikki, is a transfer sophomore student and Donna's new friend. Also, Kelly continues to be jealous and upset about Dylan and Brenda. 


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
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Recurring cast

Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers
Dana Barron as Nikki Witt
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Michael Cudlitz as Tony Miller
Denise Dowse as Mrs. Teasley

Guest starring

Nicholle Tom as Sue Scanlon
Cory Tyler as Herbert Little


  • First appearances of Gil Meyers, Sue Scanlon and Herbert Little
  • In the original broadcast, this episode was the premiere of Season 3
  • Donna casually remarks to Kelly whether Dylan and Brenda will last
  • Brenda, Steve and Donna all decide to become senior buddies to incoming freshmen (although Donna's buddy is Nikki, who's a sophomore, but also a transfer student)


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