Saved by the Bell: The New Class

Season 4 Episode 14

Hospital Blues

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Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 19, 1996 on NBC
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Hospital Blues
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The gang intern at a local hospital. Eric pretends to be a patient to gain the attention of a female intern. Mr. Belding signs on for a sleep program and Screech constantly prevents him from gaining any sleep.

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  • The gang decide to volunteer at a hospital to do various jobs. Also Belding volunteers to not sleep for 48 hours as part of a project, which leads to the usual corny banter between him and Screech. Eric pretends to be a sick patient to woo a volunteer.moreless

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    The episode starts off with the gang entering the hospital and get told that they will be volunteering to do different jobs. The guys get to be junior orderlies which basically means they get to clean the rooms and clean up after patients (sounds like so much fun...LOL). The girls get to be in patient services which includes reading to patients and delivering things like flowers and other things from the gift shop. Then out of nowhere a nurse comes by and tells the doctor that a patient for a sleep deprivation study cancelled and they need to find a replacement volunteer. Belding jumps at it and becomes the new guinea pig. So basically Belding cant sleep for 48 hours as part of the project. Fast forward to a couple scenes later and Nicky and Eric are in the middle of cleaning a patients room. Eric has trouble while messing with the remote control bed and accidently gets himself stuck in it. Out of nowhere comes in a smoking hot volunteer chick and mistakedly thinks Eric is a patient. He plays along with it and milks it for all its worth. Unfortunately the girl eventually finds out that he was lying and gets pissed at him, telling him that there are real sick people that need her help while hes taking up her time with him faking it. He apologizes and starts taking his work seriously leading to them being friends at the end.



    The next plot has to do with Ryan. Out of nowhere he collapses holding his stomach in the middle of the lunchroom. It turns out that his appendix needs to be removed with surgery prompting Rachel to bug out. It turns out Rachel has a terrible fear of hospitals since her grandmother died in one among other negative experiences. She declines to visit Ryan prior to his surgery on a couple occasions, instead sending a note and stuffed animal. Finally right before hes about to go into surgery Rachel overcomes her fear and visits Ryan in his room. She explained to him why she hadnt visited earlier but he was just happy to have her there now. His plot ends with the gang anxiously waiting for him to come out of surgery (in usual SBTB style with all the suspense). He comes out and the surgery was a success to everyones relief.



    The last and definately worst plot of the episode had to do with Belding not being able to sleep for 48 hours. To make matters worse he appointed Screech as the guy to make sure he doesnt pass out. So basically the entire episode went like this. Belding is on the verge of passing out and Screech yells in his ear to wake up. The same thing happened again and again and again. The only differences were the manners in which Screech would wake him up, using a horn one time instead of his annoying, putrid voice. That waste of a plot ends with the 48 hours getting completed and Belding passing out on a hospital stretcher. All in all this episode was nothing special at all. All three plots were pretty boring for the most part. The Ryan one wins by default because we learned a little bit about Rachels backstory and her not liking hospitals. Other then that it was an episode that will be forgotten as soon as i wake up tomorrow. Season 4 definately had some great episodes but this was not one of them. Until next time kids.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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