Breast Side Up is the 12th episode of Season 6 on FOX drama soap Beverly Hills, 90210.


Both Susan and Colin head back east for Thanksgiving, leaving Brandon and Kelly with the gang in Beverly Hills as they prepare for their first Thanksgiving dinner. Valerie runs lead on the dinner but is forced to put up with unwanted cooking tips from David's mother. Meanwhile, Donna gives Joe the ultimate birthday surprise when she arranges for him to meet San Francisco '49ers football quarterback Steve Young.


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
Jamie Walters as Ray Pruit
Kathleen Robertson as Clare Arnold

Special Guest Stars

Jason Wiles as Colin Robbins
Steve Young as Himself
Leigh Steinberg as Himself

Recurring cast

Cameron Bancroft as Joe Bradley
Emma Caulfield as Susan Keats

Guest starring

Nicholas Pryor as Chancellor Arnold
Caroline Lagerfelt as Sheila Silver
Paul Collins as John Bardwell
John Walcutt as Bruce Paxton
Leilani Jones as District Attorney
David Cromwell as Elmo Pickering
Sheila Wills as Helen Kincaid

Quotes Edit

KellyAnd Nat says to cook the turkey breast side up
ValerieWell, I planned to, but David's mother says breast side down. Can't we just shove her in the oven?
―Valerie's holiday spirit
Why are you so down on yourself?
—Clare to Steve
DonnaNot doing it is what I regret. Joe's a great guy, I don't wanna lose him
KellyJust make sure you don't lose everything you've always believed in
―Donna considers having sex
Steve was a hit. My father fell in love with him... and, I think I did too. Is that possible?
—A Clare realisation
I knew that, if I made a choice between you and Dylan, it would've ruined your friendship
—Kelly confesses

Trivia Edit

  • Clare tries to make Steve realise how smart and talented he is and succeeds
  • Kelly confesses to Brandon why she didn't choose anyone and implies that she would've chosen Brandon
  • Brandon and Kelly implicitly tell each other that they are still in love with each other, but Brandon says no to him and Kelly ending things with Susan and Colin, and getting back together
  • Donna decides to sleep with Joe because she's afraid of losing him, only to discover that he's also waiting until marriage