Saved by the Bell

The Gift

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 9/8/89
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  • Episode Description
  • Screech is unluckily hit by lightning and can see into the future, which is something that Zack and Slater feel they can use to their advantage.

  • 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 (3)
  • Interesting episode

    By Scoobycool29, Jul 26, 2012

  • Screech can see the future.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 29, 2008

  • Hilarious And Clever. Warning: Contains Spoilers!

    By joeyissoweird, Mar 17, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Lisa: Zack Morris, don't mention that man's name! Zack: You mean T-- (Lisa covers Zack's mouth with her hand, and then removes it sighing) Lisa: Zack, I'm a nervous wreck. When I'm nervous I eat. Have a donut. (offers him the box, then pulls it back) Lisa: No, I need it!

    • Slater: Now we come to Zack Morris. (taps the Stick to the piece of paper to Zack's name) F MINUS, For scamming! We'll Zack, say you've lost the bet there Slave! You can give me back my jacket and you can use your cellular phone to order me a pizza. And then, you can start to get to work on this list.

    • Screech: Zack, I got an A. Zack: Hey, Screech, how'd you do that? Screech: Well, I was seeing so many pictures, I just stayed up all night and went over everything. Zack: Ohh, you cheated! You studied!

    • Jessie: Lisa, what is that funny looking letter next to my name? Lisa: It's a Q, Jessie. Jessie: No, really, really, I can take it. Whatever I got, I deserved. For the first time in my life, I took the easy way out. I'm prepared to face the consequences. Lisa: It's a B, Jessie. (Jessie faints)

    • Mr. Belding: But what kind of devious creature would make two fake phone calls? (Zack's cell phone rings and Belding picks it up) Mr. Belding: Zack can't come to the phone right now. He's on his way to pick up his season tickets to detention. If you'd like to leave a message, please wait for the beep. Zack: Beep.

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    Notes (3)

    • Guest star John Moschitta who plays a fast-talking teacher in this episode, has held the Guiness record for the world's fastest talker. He's also done cartoon characters, as both fast and non-fast talkers, and helped create games for TV and toy companies.

    • This episode aired on primetime on a Friday night as a great way to welcome the series to its permanent Saturday morning timeslot.

    • This is Testevarde's first appearance in the show, he shows up sparingly throughout the series as a member of staff. Also, this is the first episode in which Jessie's smoking pen debuted. Apparently it was going to be in a lot more episodes, but due to the cost of minute smokepacks which the pencil needed, it was scrapped.

    Trivia (3)

    • 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.

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