Before there was Beverly Hills 90210, there was Beverly Hills Teens.
The teens of Beverly Hills Teen Club excel in pursuing the big 80's lifestyles of the pampered & priviledged. But don't let the money fool you. These are typical everyday teens that are fun-loving, very social, and they actually do homework. They just happen to be very rich!
The show's main focus revolves around a group of stereotypical teens: the popular boy and girl, the jock, the bitch, the bitchy boy, the alternatives, the nerd, the minority, the naive girl, etc
Bianca is the mischievious brunette vixen of the teens. Many episodes center around her schemes that she attempts to attract fame, gain popularity, win contests, and ultimately nab Troy (the male hearthrob) who has his heart set on Lark, the good girl and unknowing nemesis to Bianca. Aided by her loyal butler Wilshire Brentwood, who secretly has a crush on her, and Pierce Thorndyke III her male equal Biance's plans usually fail - as they often do in cartoon series.
Other characters include Gig & Jett (the musical prodigies that love to rock n' roll), Radley (the kick-back surfer guy), Tara (the beautiful southern belle), Shanelle (the reliable & responsible teacher's pet), Blaze (the down-to-earth country gal), Nikki (the melodramatic actress), Switchboard (the public relations gossiper), Buck (the man who will do anything for a buck), and the two youngest ones Chester (the genius with infinite inventions) & Jillian (the girl in a hurry to grow up). The teens' fantastical Beverly Hills includes the real-life shopping vicinity of Rodeo Drive, their high school, and their frequent hang-out at the Teen Club which includes: a gymnasium, a beach, a snow summit (which also includes a castle!)
Beverly Hills Teens was a silly cartoon. A fun, but also silly cartoon where the richness was exaggerated as it can only be done in cartoons leading to many crazy adventures for the Beverly Hills teens who had more money than brains.
The blonde-haired, blue-eyed teen queen of Beverly Hills. She's (mutually) head-over-heels in love with resident jock Troy Jeffries. She drives a bright pink Ferrari, usually accompanied by her pet cat Tiara. A part-time model, Larke wins many of the contests that she enters, although Bianca Dupree tries hard to sabotage her. Kind-hearted and sweet to the core, Larke is basically the anti-Bianca; she's also a proud surrogate sister to Chester McTech, who has bailed her out of numerous fixes.
A jock's jock, Troy is the most popular boy in Beverly Hills...for all the right reasons. He's adored by every girl at Beverly Hills High School - particularly his female counterpart Larke Tanner, with whom he often seems to be in an official relationship (although, according to him, they are "not going steady"). Troy is also the apple of Bianca Dupree's eye, but he (understandably) takes her in stride.
Real name: Blaze Summers
A dark blonde cowgirl who could pass for Larke Tanner's sister...both in looks and in personality. Blaze is folksy, laid-back, and friendly to everyone - even Pierce Thorndyke III. Has a horse names Stardust. Ultimately, her charming nature attracts the attentions of a prince, with whom she falls in love
A surfer dude who is fluent in the lingo, and who has raised tanning to an art-form. Anywhere a wave can be had, Radley is there. His credo: "To surf is to live; to quit is to die." Was shown to have studying problems due to this single-mindedness. He's close friends with Troy Jeffries and Gig.
Real name: Buck Huckster
As his name implies, he is a slick shyster always looking to make a fast buck. Ultimately, Buck's obsession with money and wealth is derailed by a nightmare which shows him what his future will be like if he does not change.
A prodigy's prodigy, Chester has skipped several grades to become a 10-year-old freshman (and honor student) at Beverly Hills High School. He's got his own science lab at home, complete with a dress-designing machine. He can, and does, assist many upperclassmen with their various dilemmas; nobody is ever more grateful for his help than Larke Tanner.
A brown-haired male rocker who plays alongside Jett. He is outspoken, with a distinct British/Aussie accent. A real ladies' man, Gig once dated both Larke Tanner and Tara Belle at the same time...until Jett revealed his secret. He and Jett have agreed not to date each other, but Gig has feelings for her nonetheless. He often becomes jealous if she expresses interest in someone else, or vice versa.
Voiced by: Mark Saunders. Born July 12, 1930.
A blonde female rocker with extremely big hair and an exaggerated Valley Girl accent. She disapproves of Gig’s womanizing, despite being a flirt in her own right; it turns out she herself is smitten with him. Ultimately (in the series' next-to-last episode), both her and Jett earn a recording contract from Vic Vinyl of Starstruck Music.
Real name: Bianca Dupree
A scheming, raven-haired beauty who believes she comes first above all things. This arrogant diva can often be seen riding around in her long pink limo, with her dog Empress and her chauffeur Wilshire Brentwood.
Pierce is egotistical, girl-crazy, snobbish, and blissfully unaware that he's not the Casanova which he believes himself to be. He often teams up with Bianca Dupree in her ultimately-unsuccessful schemes to come between Larke Tanner and Troy Jeffries...because, while Bianca wants Troy, Pierce wants Larke - though he also woos Tara Belle on occasion. Despite the aforementioned personality issues, Pierce does have his endearing moments. He carries around a wisecracking pocket-computer named C.A.D. (that is, Computer Assistant & Datemaker), which holds all of his most embarrassing secrets. He's the elder brother of Jillian
Voiced by: Stephen McMulkin.
Bianca Dupree’s chauffeur and doormat. He is deeply in love with her, but she ignores him until he gets into danger...after which Bianca kisses him. His favorite color is white. Wilshire is always kind to Bianca’s peers; he's the only member of the gang who genuinely likes Bianca despite her scheming, “me-first” attitude. She temporarily "made herself over" to become considerate - taking after her nemesis Larke Tanner - but Wilshire didn’t like the "new" Bianca. In one episode, he insisted on serving Pierce (due to him saving Wilshire's life) instead of Bianca, with disastrous results.
She possesses a pronounced Deep Southern accent (al least once, she referred to "folks back home on the bayou"), and sports a more demure look than most of her peers...showcasing pearls, ruffles, and the like. Polite and ladylike to a fault, Tara’s demeanor sometimes is mistaken for naivete.
An aspiring model/actress with a very dramatic demeanor, especially against unfairness (perceived and otherwise) in the fashion/entertainment world.
The self-dubbed “Guru of Gossip.” There's nothing Switchboard won't do, and very little she hasn't done, to find the latest "dirt" and dish it out at the teen country club. However, she was shown to be very reluctant to spread false gossip.
The lone African-American of the bunch, and thus the token black of the series. Intelligent and level-headed, with a wry sense of humor, she's the voice of reason among her peers. She's also President of the local country club for teenagers. A natural born leader, she sticks to the rules and never misuses her prestige.
Come live your fantasy in Beverly Hills
Come on and make your dreams come true oo oo oo
and theres a teen club in Beverly Hills
so many things that we can do oo oo oooo
Fun for me and you
And the people here, dance into the night
Everybody here dresses out of sight
We're livin in style, we do it right
In Beverly Hills