Is Dixon on “90210” headed down the same path as “Jessie Spano”?

Is Dixon on “90210” headed down the same path as “Jessie Spano”?

If the new “90210” had not become on of the most ridiculous shows on television by now, tonight it has. It goes like this: Dixon is trying to pump out some beats for a record producer that he’s meeting in the morning, but can’t focus. In comes his roommate who offers him some ADHD medication to help him stay focused and awake. Now I’m not saying this idea is super original or that it was stolen, it just takes me back a bit. Instantly another show comes to mind, if you haven’t figured it out yet read on. I’m sure this is a setup for some sort of meltdown later in the season, and I’m hoping it’s exactly like one of the best episodes of “Saved By The Bell” entitled “Jessie’s Song.” If you have never been blessed to see this epic story, Jessie is studying for the SATs and needs to stay up late to study. She’s also trying to make it big in her pop group “Hot Sundae” with friends Lisa and Kelly. So much pressure that she comes to rely on caffeine pills to stay up and study all night. (Not caffeine pills!) Zack and Slater find out and are not happy, which results in a majestic meltdown that lives on as one of my favorite moments on television. See below for video. Seems so tame compared to the issues they show on television these days! What’s your favorite television moment of all time?

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