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Monday, June 26, 2006

A man who gave so much

I haven't posted on Aaron Spelling's death yet because I really didn't know what to say. How can one eulogize a man who gave us Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place? (And a lot of other shows, but 90210 and Melrose are really the defining shows of my generation.)

And I have determined there really is no way to do the man justice, other than to say thank you. So thank you, Aaron Spelling, for giving us Brenda vs. Kelly; Dylan's "nooooooooo!!!!!!!" when his father was (supposedly) blown up; David Silver's "Keep It Together;" the idea that Donna could be a model; the idea that men found Donna beautiful; every crazy scheme planned by Michael Mancini; Andrew Shue's acting; Amanda Woodward's skirts; Jack Wagner on nighttime television; Tori Spelling's cleavage (I'm sure Aaron paid for it); Ian Ziering's 'fro; the vague homoerotic tension between Dylan McKay and Brandon Walsh; Brenda pretending to be French; Sydney's outfits; Kimberly at boot camp; Kimberly blowing up Melrose Place; and, of course:

Kimberly flipping her wig.

You will be missed.