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Necessity Is a Mother 

Dylan's long-estranged, beatnik, zen-freak mother Iris, whom he can't stand, comes for a visit from Hawaii, apparently to stay, which causes him to return to drinking which soon lands him ... See full summary »

Director:

Jefferson Kibbee

Writers:

Darren Star (created by), Steve Wasserman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Priestley ... Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty ... Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth ... Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering ... Steve Sanders
Gabrielle Carteris ... Andrea Zuckerman
Luke Perry ... Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green ... David Silver
Tori Spelling ... Donna Martin
Carol Potter ... Cindy Walsh
James Eckhouse ... Jim Walsh
Stephanie Beacham ... Iris McKay
Craig Hurley ... Bobby Falcone
Joe E. Tata Joe E. Tata ... Nat Bussichio
Nick Toth ... Economics Teacher
Jay Arlen Jones ... Bartender
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Storyline

Dylan's long-estranged, beatnik, zen-freak mother Iris, whom he can't stand, comes for a visit from Hawaii, apparently to stay, which causes him to return to drinking which soon lands him in trouble at a local billiards club after hustling some pool sharks. Brandon tries to help Dylan deal with the situation, but Dylan is too blinded by his ego and pride to accept. Of the rest of the Walshes, only Cindy finds Iris McKay fascinating and free-spirited, while Brenda and Jim find Iris just plain weird. Meanwhile, Steve and Donna decide to play the stock market. But Kelly disapproves and accuses Donna of wasting her money. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Brenda Walsh: Brandon, I need to talk to you.
Brandon Walsh: Not now. Me and Andrea are about to put the paper to sleep.
Brenda Walsh: It's important!
Brandon Walsh: OK, what is it?
Brenda Walsh: It's Dylan. He's missed school again today. This is the third time this week. He told me that his mother, Iris, is driving him crazy with her antics and hippy lifestyle.
Brandon Walsh: That's his problem, not yours.
Andrea Zuckerman: Where does Dylan go when he cuts school?
Brenda Walsh: I don't know. He won't tell me. All that I know is that he's drunk nearly every evening.
Andrea Zuckerman: Is his mother really that bad?
Brenda Walsh: Yes!
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Mother-In-Law
(uncredited)
Written by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Ernie K-Doe
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