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


Prince Carl and the gang head down to the Queen Mary to celebrate Steve's 21st birthday. Surprises include a visit from an old friend and a Goo Goo Dolls birthday concert. Valerie enlists the help of an FBI agent to help find Colin. Brandon and Steve, sharing their sorrow over troubled relationships, find themselves caught up in a bar brawl with guest star Pauly Shore.


Carl hosts Steve's weekend long 21st birthday bash on the ship Queen Mary in Long Beach, where the music group "The Goo Goo Dolls" entertains. Carl then asks Steve a favor: to have a chance with Clare who he has had a crush on. David and Donna grow more intimate while their producer Erik, makes a move on Donna and other women as well. Andrea Zuckerman arrives in town to have fun at Steve's party, and Nat brings Joan along who keeps feeling unwell. Meanwhile, Valerie hires an FBI agent, named Richard Ballen, to find Colin who's in the area trying to get access on a ship to take him to South America. Also, Susan tells Brandon that she has decided to leave town to accept a job offer at a newspaper company in Washington D.C. which makes him wonder if he has a future with Susan after all.


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
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh

Recurring cast

Jason Wiles as Colin Robbins
Emma Caulfield as Susan Keats
Ryan Brown as Morton Muntz

Guest starring

Denise Dowse as Yvonne Teasley
Christine Belford as Samantha Sanders
Nick Kiriazis as Prince Carl
Julie Parrish as Joan Diamond
Randy Spelling as Ryan Sanders
Travis Wester as Austin Sanders
Wings Hauser as  J. Jay Jones (voice)
Mary Crosby as Claudia Van Eyck
Monika Schnarre as Elle
Michael Woolson as Erik Budman
Amanda Anka as Barbara
Jon Hensle as Richard Ballen
Matt Kaminsky as Randy Green


  • Jim Dandy by LaVern Baker
  • Feels So Good by Lina Santiago


  • We learn in this episode that Dylan and Brenda reconnected in Europe and are now living together.

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