Posts Tagged 'Annie'

Smells Like Desperation and Hawaiian Tropic

Summer has dawned warm and bright in West Beverly.  What kinds of hijinks are our favorite high schoolers up to?

Ethan is maintaining his affable, good-boy charm.
Naomi is perfecting her nostril flares every day with a personal trainer.
Liam is working on his Zoolander-esque brooding pout (Blue Steel, anyone?)
Silver is not eating; studying her catechism and writing in her mood journal.

And what about Miz Wilson?  For our Annie, summer only means one thing, for what does this little minx enjoy more than ill-colored lipstick, Jessica Simpson Hair ‘Do Extensions and Dr. Pepper?  Well, not much really, but ranking above all is a trip to the water park.

As such, Annie has spent her summer touring the greatest American water parks.  The pinnacle of all such aquatic amusements?  The hallowed Schlitterbahn.  After spending several hours braving the heights of many slides and rides, the fearless Wilson decides it’s time to take a well-deserved break in the wave pool.

As she settles herself in for a relaxing dip in the 9021H20, Annie feels a slight tugging sensation.  Startled, she makes a spastic (and overacted) spin, which only makes the pulling more pronounced.  Horrified she watches as her $9 weave becomes more and more tangled in the wave pool’s jets.  Unable to disengage herself from the angry jet, she helplessly (and hopelessly) signals for a lifeguard.

Unfortunately, help arrives too late for our young ingenue.  In her honor, Schlitterbahn renames their lamest attraction “Annie Wilson’s Locker.”  God rest her poorly accessorized soul.


We’re Not in Kansas Anymore…atleast 75% of us aren’t (Pilot Episode)


The Wilson’s are a happy-go-lucky midwestern family from the great state of Kansas who are making the exciting move out to the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills. Former West Beverly High alum Harrison “Harry” Wilson has just been offered a job as principal at his alma matter due to the recent vacancy of the position (allegedly due to some improprieties conducted between former Vice Principal Yvonne Teasley and AP English teacher Gil Myers, who never learned from his scandal with Sue Scanlan), as well as his impressive work on prime-time dramas such as Silk Stalkings and Melrose Place. The Wilson family also consists of wife Debbie (an aspiring amateur photographer with a love for all things “John Stamos”), daughter Annie (a name which I believe loosely translates to “I hate freedom” in Latin), and adopted son Dixon, who, amongst other things, really loves his Dr. Pepper™ on long road trips. We join the family mid-conversation as they have just crossed the Beverly Hills city line, heading northwest on Wilshire Blvd…


Debbie: So are you kids excited about moving to Beverly Hills and starting over at a new school with such a rich historical tapestry?

Dixon: You bet I am mom. But I tell you what, I sure am parched, and we all know that no road trip is complete without an ice-cold Dr. Pepper.  Hey, Annie, pass me a can filled with 23 delicious flavors living in harmony so that I can partake in a taste.


Debbie: Annie, I think Dixon is still waiting for his drink.


Harry: Annie, for the love of God, give Dixon a Dr. Pepper. Don’t you know that I was Sgt. Chris Lorenzo on Silk Stalkings??


Dixon: Hey dad, I think we forgot Annie in Kansas.

Harry: “Forgot?” That’s an odd choice of words Dixon.

Harry gives the camera a sly wink, and we fade into the hip new opening credits


The Lion, The Annie & The Wardrobe

Nobody or thing has mastered product placement quite like 90210 and Dr. Pepper.  Why be subtle (a la Project Runway) when you can beat your viewers over the head?  I can understand, and even on some level, appreciate, the flagrant use of the 23-flavored refreshing soda, but can we please make it believable?  Everyone knows that Annie and Silver would never be caught dead with their lips perched atop a regular Doctor Pepper.  No, no, they would select the newest Pepper product – Diet Dr. Pepper with a kiss of cherry.  Only the newest and trendiest for our West Beverly friends.

This morning my inbox was tickled to receive an article from my cohort detailing the discovery of Dr. Pepper’s original recipe.  Thus led us to a discussion of what the future holds for our beloved Annie Wilson…  the below plotline hinges vitally on the return of Tabitha (the bewitching Jessica Walters).


Annie and Tabitha spend some crucial grandmother-grandnuisance bonding time antiquing following Tabby’s triumphant return from China (oops, that’s the masterful actress Tori Spelling’s plot) Broadway.  The duo discover a magical wardrobe full of delights.  Annie decides to squeeze her waiflike body (and disgrossting extensions) into the armoire to unearth more treasures.  She finds the ancient recipe book, which she hands to Tabitha for safekeeping.  She continues to travel further and further into the wardrobe, but unlike the Lion & Witch variety, instead of ending in the enchanting land of Narnia, this wardrobe ends in a cliff, which Annie sadly falls off of.  Distraught, Tabitha seeks solace in some magical herbs and uses the Dr. Pepper recipe for rolling papers.