Thirty years after it hit theaters, the ladies of Troop Beverly Hills are honoring the cult classic

By Alexia Fernández
March 25, 2019 07:50 PM

Troop Beverly Hills is still a thrill!

Stars Tori Spelling, Shelley Long, Betty Thomas, Kellie Martin and more reunited 30 years after the 1989 comedy premiered in theaters for an Entertainment Tonight special set to air Tuesday night.

The popular film centers on a Beverly Hills socialite who is determined to prove her worth to her estranged husband (Craig T. Nelson) and to herself, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.

“May I say? I am so proud of these girls and this girl, too,” Long, 69, said, hugging Thomas who played her nemesis Velda Plendor in the film. “I am! You know I am. And that’s really why I did this [movie], because of the girls. They are so wonderful.”

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Long then led the group in reciting the classic chant from the film, “We’re the girls from Beverly Hills, shopping is our greatest skill! We will fight and try real hard, leave behind our credit card!” they sang.

“Beverly Hills, what a thrill! Beverly Hills, what a thrill!” they continued.

Carla Gugino, Jenny Lewis, Shelly Long and the cast of Troop Beverly Hills
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Long also revealed some onset secrets, saying, “The Ghostbusters II guys wanted to use ‘Kumbaya’ but we already had it.”

The film was Spelling’s first movie role, which also starred Jenny Lewis, Carla Gugino, Mary Gross, Emily Schulman and more.

Gugino, 47, played Chica Barnfell in the cult favorite and spoke about the impact it had on her.

Troop Beverly Hills was very key for me. It was the first job that allowed me to make enough money that I was going to be able to support myself and continue acting,” she told PEOPLE in August 2018.

The Florida-born, California-raised actress admitted that she did one thing for that particular role that she’s never done again.

“It was the only role that I ever lied about my age to get!” she said with a laugh. “It was before IMDb existed, I was 16 and I said I was 14 to get the job. After I got the job and when we were deep into filming, I said to the director [Jeff Kanew] one day, ‘Just so you know, I am actually 16, but I told you I was 14 to get the job.’ He said, ‘Had I known you were 16, I wouldn’t have hired you!’ So my lying was sadly confirmed as the right choice in that moment.”

See the full reunion on Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday.