Saved by the Bell

Season 1 Episode 10

Beauty and the Screech

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 21, 1989 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Kelly has to pass her science test in order to be able to go to the George Michael concert. Zack gets Screech to agree to tutoring her which is more for his benefit than for Kelly's. But when they become friendly, Zack gets jealous of what he set up in the first place.moreless

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  • Kelly likes Screech?!

    This episode was too hard to believe, that is just so weird, but the whole plot, on how unexpected it was is how much I liked it, finally the nerds gets the girl. I like how Zack & Slater were jealous, great plot overall. What I also liked about this episode is the fantasies, Kelly wearing the Pizza on her head, nerds are out. Also when everyone found out about Kelly & Screech, that was hilarious! And when Belding found out, also a funny moment. The end was pretty sad, personally I think Kelly still likes Screech to this day. And Zack & Slater's bromance in the end is hilarious, how they go to the concert together instead, amazing episode.moreless
  • in order for kelly to go with him to the concert, he needs to find her a tutor in science and he picks screech, but soon becomes jealous

    ok after just reading the summary i start laughing b/c if u follow the show thoroughly u know that screech isnt really a threat and zack is just really being seems he gets jealous if anyone talks to he'll be jealous if lisa talks to kelly or something..he was just being plain silly..anyways spoiler..kelly is having trouble in science and if she doesnt get her grade up that means she cant go on her date with zack so of course this opens zacks eyes and makes him think fast b/c of course hes selfish..and it gets funnier when screech tutors kelly and they spends "a lot of time together"..zack just overreactsmoreless
  • Haha!

    I've heard about Saved by the Bell, but I haven't watched a full episode as far as I know. Well, that is no longer true as far as I know. As far as I know, I just finished watching my first episode that I've ever watched of Saved by the Bell as far as I know. As far as I know, I'm proud.

    In this episode, Screecher helps Kelly study. They start hanging out and Nerds are starting to get "in". Girls are starting to like Screecher and be around him. Kelly finally invites the boy who helped her get an A on her Science test, Screecher. I found this episode quite funny. Makes me remember Boys Meet World from the Disney Channel, except Saved by the Bell is funnier.moreless
Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen

Kelly Kapowski

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Zachary "Zack" Morris

Dustin Diamond

Dustin Diamond

Samuel 'Screech' Powers

Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley

Jessica 'Jessie' Murtle Spano

Lark Voorhies

Lark Voorhies

Lisa Turtle

Dennis Haskins

Dennis Haskins

Mr. Richard Belding

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The first time Kelly goes to Screech's house to be tutored, he's wearing a jacket with the word "FETISH" on the back. Fetish is defined as: anything to which one is irrationally devoted, as well as, any nonsexual object that abnormally excites erotic feelings. I'm assuming it's an in-joke for Kelly's feelings towards Screech.

    • Goof: When Screech and Mr. Belding are in the office, Belding finds out that Zack and Slater are at the door. When he opens the door and they fall down, the boom mic can be seen.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Dr. Mertz hands Slater back his test)
      Slater: Hey, a B Minus! That's decent!
      Dr. Mertz: Decent?! If NASA scientists got B Minuses, their space shuttles wouldn't get past Cleveland.

    • Kelly: I did it! I was Kay Bailey's twenty fifth caller! I win two tickets to go see George Michael!
      Jessie: Kelly, that's great! Who are you gonna take?
      (Zack taps Kelly on the back)
      Zack: Well allow me to recommend, Zack Morris. He's cute, warm and affectionate.
      Slater: And so's a Cocker Spaniel.

    • Zack: I like school. It's a good way to kill time between weekends. It gives me five days to plan my Saturday night.

    • Kelly: (After getting back her test) An "F"? Did I really deserve an "F"? Dr. Mertz: No, but they don't allow us to give M's.

    • Jessie: So who is he?
      Kelly: Screech.
      (Lisa sprays her soda in shock)

    • Belding: Screech, you can't elope!
      Screech: Who are you calling a canteloupe, you melon head?!

    • Kelly: Okay, so when do we start?
      Screech: Well, tonight, but it has to be at my place. I'm not allowed out after ALF.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Screech: (to Kelly) We will always have science.

      This is an allusion to a famous quote from the 1942 movie, Casablanca. Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, says, "We will always have Paris." The movie won three Oscars.

    • The portrayal of Screech as Screech Bond is an obvious allusion to Ian Fleming's James Bond, a character in numerous novels and movies.

    • This episode's title is a play on thefairy taleBeauty and the Beast.

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