Donna Martin Graduates! Beverly Hills, 90210 Stars Then and Now

updated 05/16/2014 at 12:35 PM EDT

originally published 05/16/2014 04:30PM

Tori Spelling, who celebrated her 41st birthday Friday, has made headlines recently for documenting her marital troubles on the Lifetime reality series True Tori.

But the actress's most iconic small-screen moment occurred 21 years ago this week: On the Beverly Hills, 90210 episode "Something in the Air," the West Beverly gang memorably protested the school's decision to suspend Spelling's character after she got drunk at prom, chanting the epic battle cry "Donna Martin graduates!"

With a little help from Photoshop, we're letting West Beverly's class of '93 reunite with their younger selves to reminisce about the Peach Pit days.

All illustrations by Tiffany Hagler-Geard and Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.



Tori Spelling

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Tori Spelling in 2013 and 1992

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Younger Spelling would likely be surprised to learn that people would be quoting the show's most famous line two decades later.

Luke Perry

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Luke Perry in 2013 and 1990

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Older Perry might share some of his modern pet peeves with younger Perry ... such as reality TV.

Jennie Garth

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Jennie Garth in 1991 and 2014

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Garth could tell her younger self about her funniest encounter with a 90210 fan. "There are people who are experts, but this guy was crazy," she told PEOPLE in February. "He knew everything and he would not stop talking about it."

Ian Ziering

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Ian Ziering in 2014 and 1990

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His days as big man on campus Steve Sanders may be over, but Ziering – who recently hit the big 5-0 – sparked a social media frenzy as the chainsaw-wielding star of the Syfy Channel's surprise hit Sharknado.

Shannen Doherty

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Shannen Doherty in 2012 and 1991

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"What's funny is the older you get, the more honest [with yourself] I think you actually become," Doherty, whose antics on and off set earned her a diva reputation, said in a 2012 interview.

Jason Priestley

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Jason Priestley in 2014 and 1990

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"I felt that the character of Brandon had kind of run his course. I had explored everything I wanted to explore with him," Priestley, who departed the show during its ninth season, told CNN earlier this week while promoting his new memoir. "In retrospect, I do regret leaving," he admitted.

Gabrielle Carteris

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Gabrielle Carteris in 2014 and 1992

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Carteris, who turned 50 in 2010, has admitted to fibbing about her age when she played 16-year-old Andrea Zuckerman at age 29.

Brian Austin Green

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Brian Austin Green in 2011 and 1992

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Girl-crazy David Silver would undoubtedly approve of Green's comely wife, Megan Fox.


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Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling on Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1991

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