Saved by the Bell: The College Years

Season 1 Episode 8

Professor Zack

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 1993 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Zack poses as his anthropology professor, Professor Lasky. The girls and Mr. Rogers want to get a big screen television. So they come up with fundraising ideas. Mike wants to sell candy bars for $0.10 profit per candy bar and the girls want to have a Men of Cal U calendar.moreless

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  • Zack poses as Professor Lasky to get a girl and gets more then he bargained for.

    The main focus of this episode is Zack posing as Professor Lasky to impress a girl. They start dating but it goes to another level when the girl ends up being the chancellor of the university's daughter. After finding out he tries to wiggle his way out of it but only makes things worse. Finally he succeeds by having Alex pose as his wife catching him on a date and the girl dumps him. At the end the chancellor calls the real Professor Lasky into his office to repremand him. He realizes he has the wrong man when his daughter comes in to identify Lasky and says that he isnt the guy she went out with. Just as hes about let him go Zack comes barging in with a full confession to save Lasky's job not knowing that the matter had already been fixed. Lasky tells the chancellor that he'll handle Zacks punishment and gives him a slap on the wrist. The other plot deals with the girls and Mr. Rogers trying to find ways to get a big screen television for everyone to use. The girls come up with an idea of selling a "Guys of Cal U." calender while Rogers ends up selling candy bars. The girls want Slater to pose for the calender. He is a willing participant at first but at the end he gets creeped out and feels like piece of meat. The girls also mislead Screech into believing they want him in the calander too. After counting up their money the girls made a lot more money off the calender then Rogers did off candy bars and the girls get the television. Screech discovers that he didnt make it into the calender and is upset while Slater is upset because he is in the calender. The girls fix the problem by superimposing Screech's head on Slaters body in the calender which makes both guys happy.moreless
John Fink

John Fink

Chancellor Williams

Guest Star

Brittney Powell

Brittney Powell

Jennifer Williams

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the previous episode, Zack Lies & Videotape, Zack could have gotten a B in Anthropology and not even have to come to class. He opted to come to class though, claiming he wasn't satisfied with a B and wanted an A instead. In this episode Zack isn't even paying attention in the class... so how is he going to get that A??

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Screech: Did I mention that Professor Laskey here is so patient and kind and sweet and generous...
      Zack(pretending to be Laskey): Stick a sock in it, Screech.
      Screech: Professor Laskey? You're a mean and bitter old man!

  • NOTES (1)

    • When the girls are talking about them getting the big screen TV, Mike says, "Looks like I'll be watchin' a lot of that 'Melrose 90210' thing." Tiffani-Amber Thiessen went on to star in "Beverly Hills 90210" after this series ended.


    • Zack: Yes I am.

      This refers to the Bud Light marketing campaign, whose advertisements included a man who took advantage of mistaken identities with the catch phrase, "Yes I am." The ads were very popular in 1993, around the time that this episode first aired.

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