Saved by the Bell

Save the Max

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 9/22/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Zack and Screech discover the room where Bayside High's radio station, KKTY, was housed. The gang begs to out the station back on air, which had been shut down due to the antics of Richard "The Big Bopper" Belding when he was a student. With Lisa as the local gossip, Screech telling creepy stories, Zach as the main DJ, Jessie reporting the latest news, Kelly hosting "desire hour", and A.C. giving sports, Slater becomes upset because everyone thinks that he's a bad sports announcer, so he quits, but returns when the gang needs him most.moreless

  • 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 (5)
  • A lot of plot development.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Nov 22, 2008

  • zack and the gang find the old radio station for the school and start it back up again; they use it to get ppl to save the max

    By Collegebound06, Jun 18, 2008

  • Max to the Max!

    By joeyissoweird, Mar 12, 2008

  • Too inaccurate for a highschool radio station. Broke too many FCC rules and regulations. I should know because I work with a highschool radio station. Most high school DJs actually sound like Slater does on the air, sadly. And no one listens.

    By shmikemetal, Apr 11, 2006

  • This is a fine example of why businesses today are going belly up

    By ambawa, Oct 24, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Slater:: (reading his review in the school paper) The sports announcer is dull, boring, and should become a mime.

    • Nerd #1: (After hearing Slater on the air) Boy, that guy stinks. Nerd #2: Yeah, somebody should wave a skunk in front of him.

    • Slater: Great trick, Max! Where's our real burgers? Max: Sorry guys! Those are your real burgers.

    • Slater: Let's look at the old... scoreboard... I mean... hey... it's, not, THAT, old.

    Notes (3)

    • This episode contains one of the clips for Lisa from the opening credits. The clip is Lisa deejaying a radio.

    • This episode was videotaped on April 01, 1990.

    • This episode contains one of the clips for Mr. Belding from the opening credits. The clip is Mr. Belding looking like a hippie in a flashback sequence hosting a radio show. It was shown because the gang discovered that Belding worked at the radio station at one time.

    Trivia (3)

    • Mr. Belding agrees to bring back KKTY on the condition that he have the final say on what goes out on the air. That means he should've pulled the plug after Jessie went on and attacked the school board for threatening to close the Max, since her editorial flatly violated that agreement.

    • The photo of Mr. Belding in the old school newspaper is twice said to be on "pages 3 and 4," but pages 3 and 4 in any standard newspaper would appear back to back, not side by side.

    • Goof: Near the end when Zack introduces Screech as Al Bundy, the mic is visible above their heads.

    Allusions (5)

    • During the conversation in his office with Jessie and Zack, Mr. Belding calls Zack, 'Pinocchio Morse'. This is an allusion to a children's story character Pinocchio. He was a puppet carved from wood. When he lied, his nose grew. Mr. Belding was implying that Zack is a perpetual liar.

    • When Lisa introduces herself on the radio, she says that she is the 'Galloping Gossip.' This is an allusion to the 'Galloping Gourmet'. Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet, is a famous cooking personality who gained fame through his cooking show The Galloping Gourmet.

    • When Zack opens his radio show, he says that is he "Wolfman Zack". There really was a radio personality who used the name,"Wolfman." Robert Weston Smith (1938 - 1995) became world famous in the 1960s and 1970s as a disc jockey using the stage name of "Wolfman Jack." He was featured in the 1973 movie American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas.

    • Those three guys with Paul McCartney that Screech wonders about are the Beatles--John Lennon, Geroge Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Each had or has had a relatively successful solo career since the Beatles broke up (including, yes, Paul McCartney, both solo and along with his new band 'Wings').

    • 'The Big Bopper' (the name Belding often calls himself, but especially in this episode) is the stage name used by actual 50's rock star Jiles Perry Richardson--best known for his hit "Chantilly Lace"--who died in a plane crash along with Buddy Holly.

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