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Mr. Belding goes to work at University of Tennesee at iChattanooga. This is where Dennis Haskins went to college.
In this episode Screech said he used have a dog named Scooter who looked just like Magnum, but in the original series episode "House Party" we see Screech already had a dog named Hound Dog who looked completely different.
When Tony recalls how he quit smoking cigars, he says that he was suspended from the football game against Valley. In the actual episode, the game was against Westwood, not Valley.
Liz confronts Katie with newspaper in hand and asks her if she's the one that wrote the article in it about the jocks. Most, if not all stories in newspapers have the writer/reporters name usually at the beggining of the article. So Liz should've known ahead of time that Katie wrote it insetad of having to ask her.
One of Ben Gould's opening credits appears in this episode.
NITPICK: This episode seems to suggest that harrassing somebody is all right if you think you have good cause to. Is such really the case?
For instance...after Maria lies to the Bayside football team that Tony has been badmouthing them, and they seriously injure him during practice, nothing happens to either her or the team. It's a wonder Belding would even let Bayside's team play their season in view of something like this, given that real-life high schools have been taken to court over LESS than what happened to Tony.
Moreover, why does Tony stubbornly continue his attempt to patch things up with Maria instead of simply writing her off? Granted, we would have no episode if he did the latter. Still, wouldn't it make more sense to ask Liz or Katie out instead? After all, everyone else SAVE Maria appears willing to hear Tony's version of what happened with himself.
Also, has anybody else noticed that--even when the truth comes out at the end, and Maria confesses everything she did to Tony--she never gets disciplined or even spoken to (except by her friends) about it?
The french dormitories, office, hallway and cafe usa sets were also used for another Peter Engel production called Usa High.
The rooms that they are staying in are the same sets they used in "Saved by the bell the college years"
At the start of the episode when everyones celebrating the swim team's victory at The Max, Mr. Belding proclaims that it was the "first state championship in Bayside history." Does he not forget the episode "Aloha Slater" from the original series in which Slater wins the state championship in wrestling for Bayside??? The only minor difference is that one is a team sport while the other is an individual one but nonetheless they both were state championships for Bayside.
During the scene in which Nicky and Ryan are talking on the phone, a boom microphone can be seen behind Nicky and above Ryan's head.
In the original series episode "Save That Tiger" the principal from Valley was Mr. Stingwell played by Ronnie Schell. But in this episode the Principal from Valley is Mr. Huffington played by Fred Willard.
This should have aired before Final Curtain since it introduces the gang to the hospital.
Anthony's real life brother and cousin appear as Eric's brothers. They were also a band at the time clled Nade. They were signed to Aftermath Records before leaving and joining another label.
This was Gabrielle Union's FIRST televised acting role as confirmed by BET.
Why is the principal Mr. Belding teaching a health class?
Gabrielle Union is credited as Hilary for this episode. However none of her footage is seen.
Originally there was a scene where Tommy D suggests painting a picture of Mr. Belding for his birthday. When Tommy D shows everyone his painting it turns out to be just the words "Mr. B" painted in black (similar to the R.J. painting Tommy D made earlier). This segment was cut but the "Mr. B" painting can still be seen in the background at the end of the art class scene.
RJ's real name is Ronald Joseph.
In the original series and The College Years Screech always gets seasick whenever he rides on a boat. However he goes with Mr. Belding and the class on a field trip on a cruise and he never got seasick once.
NITPICK: Why Michael Jordan, who has nothing to do with gymnastics? Aren't there any actual gymnasts out there capable of pumping up attendance and generating funds?
I was thinking of Nadia Comenici, Bart Connor, Olga Korbut, Juliane McNamara, Kristie Phillips, Mary Lou Retton, Cathy Rigby, Kurt Thomas, etcetera.
Even if you can't get those folks, it should have been much easier to get people--particularly boys--interested in gymnastics. Just tell them you get to see a bunch of huggable girls in long-sleeve swimsuits, bouncing around and twisting themselves like human pretzels. (Hey, that says more about gymnastics than Michael Jordan ever did!) Or, failing that, you can always break out the ol' dunk tank and play "Soak the Gymnast! / 3 Balls for $5". (Let's face it, if people will shell out $30 for a DVD of fully-uniformed cheerleaders bathing in the surf...)