Saved by the Bell

NBC (ended 1993)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 4 : Ep 31

    Wedding in Las Vegas (4)

    Aired 10/7/94

  • S 4 : Ep 30

    Wedding in Las Vegas (3)

    Aired 10/7/94

  • S 4 : Ep 29

    Wedding in Las Vegas (2)

    Aired 10/7/94

  • S 4 : Ep 28

    Wedding in Las Vegas (1)

    Aired 10/7/94

  • S 4 : Ep 27


    Aired 5/22/93

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mario Lopez

    A.C. Slater

  • Elizabeth Berkley

    Jessica 'Jessie' Murtle Spano

  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Zachary "Zack" Morris

  • Dennis Haskins

    Mr. Richard Belding

  • Tiffani Thiessen

    Kelly Kapowski

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  • show Description
  • Saved By the Bell focused on Zack Morris and his friends: Samuel "Screech" Powers, Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, A.C. Slater and Lisa Turtle. They had adventures and funny moments at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. They often tried to fool the gullible principal, Mr. Richard Belding, but also sometimes got advice from him. They regularly hung out at a burger joint called "The Max," which was owned in the first season by a magician named Max.As the years went by, they had adventures and relationships that lasted a long time. In the third season, the gang spent the summer at Malibu Sands, an exclusive beach club owned by Mr. Carosi, and his daughter Stacey Carosi, whom Zack fell in love with.The final season saw the arrival of a new cast member, Tori Scott, who took the place of Kelly and Jessie when Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley left the show in mid-season. The show ended with the gang graduating and heading off to college in the spin-off series Saved by the Bell: the College Years. There was also another spin-off to this show called Saved by the Bell: TNC.Saved By the Bell began as a short-lived comedy/drama series named Good Morning, Miss Bliss, which focused on teacher Miss Bliss and her students at John F. Kennedy Junior High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. After the show was cancelled by the Disney Channel, NBC picked up 4 of the characters (Zack, Screech, Lisa and Mr. Belding) and turned it into a new Saturday morning series called Saved by the Bell, which became more of a comedy concentrating on the antics of the students and was re-located to Bayside High School in Pacific Palisades, California.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (403)

    • Kelly: What happened to you?
      Lisa: I kicked the TV and sprained my ankle.
      Jessie: Why?
      Lisa: I was watching the new Revlon commercial and they discontinued my nail polish.

    • Zack: Come on Jessie, there's lots of guys taller than you.
      Jessie: Name one.
      Zack: Kareem Abdul Jabbar?

    • Zack: Jessie, I'm in big trouble.
      Jessie: What did you do, sell your parent's house again?

    • Danny: Jessie, would you like to be my dance partner in the contest?
      Jessie: (standing up) I'd love to...(seeing how short Danny is) but I don't believe in dance contests.

    • Screech: (To the doll he was dancing with after being turned down by Lisa) It's all your fault, I told you to let me lead!

    • Casey Kasem: C'mon everybody, let's do the... the.. the Sprain.

    • Zack: This looks like a job for, Zack-man.

    • Lisa: You think I went overboard? Zack: Like the crew of the Titanic.

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    Notes (145)

    • When casting the role of Kelly, it came down to three finalists: Jennie Garth, Elizabeth Berkley, and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen.

    • Saved by the Bell originally started out as Good Morning, Miss Bliss, when that show tanked, it was re-vamped, kept students Zack, Screech, Lisa, and Principal Belding, getting rid of the other characters, added new character (Kelly, Slater, and Jesse) and changed the location from Indianapolis to California for high school.

    • Camp's song with Bob Gibson, "You Can Tell the World", was covered by Simon and Garfunkel on their first album, "Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m.".

    • Funny music and actor connection in this episode. The Bach piece being played during music class is the (Anna) Minuet In G Minor from the Anna Magdalena Notenbuch (Notebook). In 1965, the music was set to words for a charting song called A Lover's Concerto by The Toys. The previous year, Hamilton Camp released a solo album, Paths Of Victory, which has been re-released in the recent past on CD.

    • Interestingly enough, both guest stars in this episode, Casey Kasem and Hamilton Camp, are well known for their voices, if not necessarily their faces. Both are voice actors with many roles in the business. Kasem probably is best known for Shaggy from Scooby Doo and Camp as Gizmo Duck from Duck Tales.

    • Funny that Hamilton Camp should play a music teacher. Under the name of Bob Camp, he played in a folk duo with Bob Gibson. Gibson And Camp even recorded an album.

    • Don Barnhart becomes the show's pernament episode director.

    • This episode also aired primetime on a Monday night.

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    Trivia (111)

    • Lisa's last name is Turtle throughout the series, but in the last scene of this episode, Zack addresses her father as "Dr. Turtlelay." 

    • When Slater tries to stop Mr. Belding from leaving his office during the clothing sale, Mr. Belding opens his office door but is then shown entering the hallway from the opposite end of the set.

    • It seems very unlikely that anyone would have tipped Lisa considering that she and the gang weren't allowing any of the customers to actually eat their food before clearing their tables.

    • Nitpick: When Lisa drops the tray, Max picks it up and says he velcroed the food to the tray. Everything is perfectly in place. Exactly how do you velcro burgers, fries, and drinks to a tray?

    • When Mr. Belding shows Mr. Testeverde the questions that he had, Mr. Testeverde says "Those are not the questions to the exam," which would mean that none of the 3 questions mentioned were the test questions. Yet, when Mr. Testeverde reads his questions, one of the questions is one of the questions Mr. Belding stated earlier. The question is "Discuss the three steps taken by the Second Continental Congress."

    • In the scene where Slater bets his bomber jacket, the German voice on the radio sounds like it says, "Diese ist Hans. Wo bist du, Elvis?" (This is Hans. Where are you, Elvis?) A witty payoff to Zack's earlier signing off in his room.

    • Goof: Slater tells Zack that his grade on the midterm was a F-. In school grading systems the lowest you can get is a F. There is no F+ or F-. Edit: This is intentional. It's an exaggeration to show that an F wasn't low enough and Testeverte created a grade even lower to make a point.

    • Mr. Belding mentions that he was a National Guardsman in Indiana. Good Morning Miss Bliss, which this show spun-off of, took place in Indiana.

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    Allusions (63)

    • Zack: (Zack shows a credit card with the name Lisa on it) The Lisa Card, don't leave home WITH it! This is a play on the slogan of the American Express Card: Don't leave home without it! And the logo on the Lisa card is similar to that of the Visa card the real-life credit card company.

    • Zack: This looks like a job for, Zack-man! This is a play on Clark Kent's line from comic books and cartoons: This looks like a job for Superman! Zack even tears open his shirt to reveal a Z on his chest the same way Clark Kent tears open his shirt to show Superman's S.

    • During the scene that Lisa imagines sharing with her father that she abused the credit card, her father says, "Tell your father, he knows best." This is an allusion to the TV series, Father Knows Best. It was in production between 1954 and 1960. It was in re-runs in the 1960s.

    • The title refers to/puns off of Visa Card, the real-life credit card company.

    • Screech: I have to tell you, I'm not like other guys. This is a line from the beginning of one of Michael Jackson's most famous mini-movies, Thriller, when he's trying to tell his girlfriend that he's a werewolf.

    • The title is a pun on the 1987 movie Fatal Attraction, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close.

    • Title pun: Queen for a day.

    • During the discussion about careers, the gang mentions Vanna White. She and Pat Sajak co-host the long-running game show Wheel of Fortune.

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  • Fan Reviews (123)
  • One of my Top (School) Shows

    By anastasia1243, Feb 08, 2014

  • Not quite complete nor pefect!!!

    By irehawk20, Feb 22, 2013

  • Grew up on this show.

    By gracielove, Nov 09, 2012

  • Still remember it!

    By baskok, May 11, 2011

  • Very nice.

    By cookmeup, Aug 14, 2008

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