Saved by the Bell

Season 1 Episode 4

Fatal Distraction

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Sep 09, 1989 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Zack's pleading his case after discovering Kelly's fake file)
      Zack: Mr. Belding, you don't understand. She gets these headaches, and...
      Belding: They ALL get headaches, Morris.

    • (Screech comes to school dressed like Michael Jackson, after Lisa references him when describing her dream guy the night before) Lisa: Oh my God! Screech: (high pitched voice) I have to tell you, I'm not like other boys. Lisa: Beat it!

    • Kelly: So many boys, so little time.

    • Mr. Belding: Zack, calm down. Just tell me who's threatening you.
      Zack: Kelly "The Killer" Kapowski.
      Mr. Belding: Kelly Kapowski?
      Zack: Yes.
      Mr. Belding: Excuse me for a minute. (turns head to laugh)
      Mr. Belding: (still snickering) What's she gonna do? Spike you to death with a volleyball?

    • Zack: Kelly. Kelly: Hi, Zack. Zack: So Kel, big dance Friday night, huh? Kelly: I haven't asked anyone yet, Zack. Zack: Really, well I just want you to know that I'm keeping my calendar clear if you know what I mean? Kelly: I know what you mean, you want me to ask you? Zack: You could do worse. Slater: You could do better.... a lot better.

  • Notes

    • This episode contains one of the clips of Screech in the opening credits for all but the 2nd season. The clip is Screech dressing as pop star Michael Jackson and dancing like him.

    • With this episode, the show now airs on NBC Saturday mornings.

  • Allusions

    • Screech: I have to tell you, I'm not like other guys.

      This is a line from the beginning of one of Michael Jackson's most famous mini-movies, Thriller, when he's trying to tell his girlfriend that he's a werewolf.

    • The title is a pun on the 1987 movie Fatal Attraction, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close.

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