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Saved By The Bell

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen; Release Date: September 02, 2003

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All of life problems can be solved with a little scheming from Zach and a little advise from Jessie

  • Jan 6, 2009
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Oh to be back in the 90's. No computers, the early brick phone with which Zach toted around, muscle shirts, acid washed jeans, hair sprayed hair and scrunchies. Saved by the Bell was the quintessential 90's TV show for the Y generation. It had the hangouts and the local diner, the innocent love triangles, the bully, and the principal. This is what Saved by the Bell was about. It was about having fun with your clique of friends throughout school,  keeping your school spirit, scheming against teachers and principals, dancing in and out of love and lusts, breaking up and ending up without, sleepovers, school dances, all the while trying to make good grades and having fun along the way. Saved by the Bell was on the few successful shows that lasted with kids as they grew with the show even as the characters grew.

The characters were the show and were the stereotypes:

Zach Morris (preppy) - Popular kid, who got the girl but couldn't stay out of trouble

A.C. Slater - Jock

Jessie - The smart, sensible one

Lisa - The fashionable one

Kelly - The popular girl, Zach's love interest

Screech - The geek

Mr. Balding - the naive principal

It tackled most of the problems kids faced. It had its turmoil in relationships, tested friendships, pill popping, cheating, the new girl, fights, and its detentions. The one exception is that they could solve their problems in 30 minutes, whereas the real world life that embodied this show would sometimes not be so easy or quick as that while staying with you forever for the better or worse, but the show gave people joy and hope that even as these kids were having some of the same problems we face, they could eventually be solved. It was our bigger brother or sister when we were growing up and as such we loved it for that. It will be ingrained in us whether we like or not, holding a place in our hearts as the children of the 90's, maybe even helping kids in the future through syndication.

The show took on the life of its audience, we grew older and progressed through junior high and high school and into college, and so did the show itself. We both parted ways and the memories are that with which we remember but such is life.

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January 12, 2012
Is there anyone who didn't watch this?
 
January 08, 2009
This show was banned in our house when I was a kid, deemed too "risque." I voraciously watched it when I figured out the art of tricking my parents. Good informative read! To make sure your info reaches more users, I'd suggest putting your cast of character listings in the wiki (for objective facts).
 
January 06, 2009
Gooooooooooo Bayside!
 
January 06, 2009
I LOVED THIS SHOW! And I think one of the huge reasons why was because of Jessie... all the other characters have stereotypical personalities that are also portrayed on every other show about high school students..but Jessie was like a feminist and women empowering!! So.. ahead of the times? Or maybe ahead of my time because I was so young...either way .. major props to this show for this! (among many many other reasons!) YAY saved by the bell!
 
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review by . June 13, 2008
You've gotta love Saved by the Bell! While my high school experience didn't necessarily live up to the expectations set up by Zach and gang, this show nonetheless was one of a handful that really defined my childhood. A lot of the stereotypes they set up (Slater as the macho guy, Kelly as the pretty one, Lisa as the spoiled one) hold very true to the types you see in a real high school setting and throughout the course of the show, the producers really did hit on the issues that affect many kids …
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Airing on U.S. television from 1989-93, SAVED BY THE BELL chronicles the comedic high school adventures of six students at Bayside High School: fast-talking Zack (Mark Paul Gosselaar), jocky Slater (Mario Lopez), nerdy Screech (Dustin Diamond), fashionable gossiper Lisa (Lark Voorhies), cheerleader Kelly (Tiffani- Amber Thiessen), and brainy Jessie (Elizabeth Berkley). This set contains every episode from the first 2 seasons on 5 DVDs.

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Dancing to the Max August 20, 1989 6318 1 Zack and Slater both try to obtain Kelly as a dance partner before the big dance contest at The Max. However, Zack goes with Jessie instead. Lisa also has a date for the dance, but when she sprains her ankle, he backs out. Screech agrees to dance with her in the contest despite her injury. The Lisa Card August 28, 1989 6315 2 Lisa's father lets her use his credit card as a reward for doing well at school. However, she goes overboard with the spending, and her friends help her think of ways to make some money to pay it off. The Gift September 8, 1989 6314 3 Screech is hit by lightning and afterwards has the ability to see into the future, which Zack and Slater use to their advantage. Fatal Distraction September 9, 1989 6312 4 With the big dance approaching, Zack is determined to get Kelly to go with him. He goes to extreme lengths and bugs Jessie's room when the girls are having a sleepover. Unfortunately the girls find out and decide to get their revenge. Screech's Woman September 16,...
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Tv Shows, Comedy Movies, Comedy, High School, Mario Lopez, Saved By The Bell, Mark Paul Gosselaar

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Release Date: 1989-91
MPAA Rating: Unrated

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