Saved by the Bell

Breaking Up is Hard to Undo

Season 2, Ep 17, Aired 12/16/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Today is a bad day for the couples as disagreements force Zack and Kelly plus Slater and Jessie to split up. Neither part though will be the first to make an apology but they are miserable without the other's company.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tiffani Thiessen

    Kelly Kapowski

  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Zachary "Zack" Morris

  • Dustin Diamond

    Samuel 'Screech' Powers

  • Elizabeth Berkley

    Jessica 'Jessie' Murtle Spano

  • Lark Voorhies

    Lisa Turtle

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Kelly & Jessie break up with Slater & Zack.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Jul 07, 2008

  • Warning: Contains spoilers.

    By joeyissoweird, Mar 18, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • (trying to cheer up Mr. Belding) Screech: Well, it's like my grandpa always says. 'When elephants fight, only the grass suffers'.

    • Zack: (Kelly's accusing him of being jealous of Todd) Jealous? Who's jealous? Just go ahead and marry him, and have lots of kids. See if I care.

    • Slater:(after Jessie calls him a sexist pig) "Well oink oink baby"

    • Mr. Belding: Men don't need women. Women need men, it's in their genes. Slater: Yeah well, we really miss the way they look in thoses jeans...

    • (Lisa enters looking like and pretending to be Jesse) Slater: Wow, Jesse! You look great. Lisa: What I look like is not as important as who I am, Bubba.

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode contains one of the clips of Jessie in the opening credits. The clip is Jessie taking a stand in the student council meeting.

    • This episode contains one of the clips of Slater in the opening credits. The clip is Slater lifting a weight in the locker room.

    • This episode contains one of the clips for Mr. Belding from the opening credits. The clip is Mr. Belding laying on Zack's bed. He was in Zack's room because all of the guys, including Mr. Belding, were having girl problems and they had a meeting to discuss their problems at Zack's.

    • This episode contains one of the clips for Kelly from the opening credits. The clip is Kelly sitting at a table at The Max with a smile on her face. She is smiling in response to Zack apologizing to her for being jealous about her ex-boyfriend visiting.

    Trivia (2)

    • When Slater and Jesse are trying to decide what to do on Saturday night, Slater suggests that they go to a Raiders game. Why would the Raiders be playing on a Saturday night?

    • Goof: When Slater rips off his clothes to reveal his ballet outfit, his clothes are thrown to the right side of the stairs. After Screech comes out in the cheerleading uniform as Kelly, Slater's clothes are in the middle of the stairs.

    Allusions (1)

    • The episode title is a play of the Neil Sedaka song Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.

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