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Podcast #175 – Interview with Larry Mollin, Executive Producer/Writer of “Beverly Hills 90210”

It’s all 90210 all the time. Oh sure, I will start today’s podcast with some thoughts on Bachelor Nation stories right now – namely Colton, Hannah B. & Tyler, and Peter and Kelley being seen together in Chicago yesterday. But while in the midst of giving you 90210 recaps on the site for the next few weeks, what better person to talk to than the guy who was the executive producer/writer for all 128 episodes of the show during their 4 years of college, Larry Mollin. So much to talk about with Larry and a lot of great stories he shares from his time writing and producing one of the most popular and buzzy TV shows of the 90’s. As you know, the college years were my favorite years, and we dissect all the big things that happened to the show during that time. There are a few audio issues, so I’ll warn you ahead of time, but over the course of about 80 minutes with Larry, it’s pretty minimal. If you’d like to respond to the interview, please include Larry’s Twitter handle (@mambochicken) in your replies. Such a fun trip down memory lane with Larry and I really appreciate his candidness about his time working on the show that basically shaped my college life. Enjoy…

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Music written by Jimmer Podrasky
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I begin by giving some thoughts in Bachelor Nation right now on Colton having the coronavirus, Hannah Brown and Tyler, and Peter and Kelley seen yesterday in Chicago. Then Larry joins me to talk about how he got started writing for the show, having 32 episodes a season, Shannen Doherty’s departure, pitching the episodes to Aaron Spelling, bringing Tiffani Amber Theissen on the show and making it “sexier,” Jamie Walters character (Ray Pruit) getting written off the show due to public outcry, introducing the Peach Pit After Dark and music acts in season 5, my favorite season being season 6 and why, Luke’s last season on the while Larry still worked there, did he know senior year of college would be his last, the reboot “90210” show in 2008, the 6 episode Fox show from last year, and Luke Perry’s death (13:36).


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