Saved by the Bell: The New Class

Season 5 Episode 11

Friends Behaving Badly

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Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 18, 1997 on NBC
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Friends Behaving Badly
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Nicky ends up doing all the work for a fundraiser fair. After Liz convinces the others to help out, Nicky starts to have feelings for her, which doesn't sit well with Ryan who als is attracted to Liz.

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  • The annual ski trip is coming up but the gang has no funds for it. Nicky says they should raise the money with a country themed festival. The rest of the gang slacks off though. Also Screech suspects Belding is having an affair with the French teacher.moreless

    9.1
    The episode starts off with the gang all excited about the annual ski trip they take every year. They ask Screech where they are going this year but to their shock his answer is nowhere. They have no expenses for the trip and the gang is really bummed. Out of nowhere Nicky suggests that they hold a country themed festival with the proceeds going towards the ski fund. The rest of the gang say that theyll pitch in and help so Nicky gives them little assignments to do (for example he asks Eric and Ryan to come up with themes for booths).



    Unfortunately the entire gang (minus Nicky and Liz because of her swim meets and training) slack off majorly on what their jobs were supposed to be because they were focusing too much on the ski trip. Its funny that those idiots dont realize that in order for the ski trip to happen they have to complete their tasks...LOL. The IQ levels of some of these heads never ceases to amaze me. Nicky still frustrated at The Max is pissed because now all the planning is soley up to him to complete. Liz shows up and offers her support both morally and physically in that she said she'll bake some pies for the festival. Fed up with the lack of the gangs work and with only 3 days left until the festival they hold a meeting in Beldings office. The blame game goes back and forth until Belding says hes had enough and cancels bot the festival and the ski trip to the shock and disbelief of the gang. Right after the meeting with Belding, the four slackers (Eric, Katie, Ryan, and Maria) apologize and say that theyll do whatever they can to make this festival happen. All of them work tedious hours to make it happen but finally we reach the night of the festival and everything looks great. Nicky reaches out to Liz and really thanks her for being the only one to stick by him throughout this whole ordeal. You can tell that Nickys starting to develop feelings towards Liz (and why not as she is far and away one of the hottest girls in the shows history) just by wtahcing their conversation. The storyline ends with Nicky saying that they raised enough money for the trip to everyones jubilation. The ending was a bombshell in SBTB terms in that we already know Ryan has feelings for Liz but the episode ends with Nicky confronting Ryan and telling him that he wants to go out with Liz to Ryans extreme shock and thats where the episode ends.



    The second storyline ill sum up quick because it was pretty boring and predictable. Belding and the new hot French teacher develop a friendship that Screech thinks is more then that. His dumb ass thinks this because he always seems to be catching them in mid-conversation and just taking what he interprets and running with it like the little prag he is. Finally at the counry festival Screech dresses in a womans outfit and tells the French teacher that she (he) had a son with Belding and then Belding abandoned her (him) in his twisted attempt to "break them up." Well it turns out that the French teacher is engaged and her and Beldings conversations were just principal/teacher talk and there was nothing more to it. I ranked this episode high up there because of the bombshell ending with Nicky telling Ryan that he wants to go out with Liz knowing full well that Ryan likes her. That scene alone made it great but also the way the gang disregarded Nicky was surprising and f'd up and i hope they learned their lessons. Who knows??? Maybe if Ryan wouldve been helping Nicky out instead of acting like a little baby and jumping on trampolines while pretending hes skiing (yes the moron did that) then the Nicky/Liz thing might not have happened. The Screech/Belding storyline as usual was a borefest and way too predictable. I cant remember an exact episode name but im pretty sure that storyline or something similiar to it had been used before in a New Class episode. All in all a better then the norm episode, thanks mostly to the ending, and i hope the next episode i review gets better or at least stays on par with this one.moreless
Bianca Lawson

Bianca Lawson

Megan Jones (seasons 1-2)

Dustin Diamond

Dustin Diamond

Samuel "Screech" Powers (seasons 2-7)

Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster

Rachel Meyers (seasons 2-4)

Samantha Becker

Samantha Becker

Maria Lopez (seasons 3-7)

Richard Lee Jackson

Richard Lee Jackson

Ryan Parker (Seasons 3-5)

Dennis Haskins

Dennis Haskins

Principal Richard Belding

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