Saved by the Bell

Season 3 Episode 24

Home For Christmas (1)

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Dec 07, 1991 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Zack falls for a girl who works at the mall, but is unaware that she is homeless.

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  • sbtbs only xmas episode

    It was great to see this episode as in my whole time of watching SBTB (15 years!) I had never seen this special two parter. I'm not sure why as I had seen every other episode. well nearly....running zack was never shown in the uk and neither was earthquake, jessies song and drinking and driving. plus being a big kid at heart and loving xmas i was really looking forward to watching this. i wasnt dissapointed although i wished they made a xmas episode for every season, maybe situate one in school. this episode is about how the gang all get jobs at the mall around xmas. zack meets a girl he likes and a homeless guy. he just doesnt know that the girl is the homeless guys daughter. its well worth watching as it has some very funny moments.moreless
  • Everyones ecstatic that its X-mas Vacation for the gang. Most of them will be working jobs to earn money for presents. Meanwhile Zack bumps into a girl named Laura and is attracted to her. Unfortunately Laura has a personal secret that changes everything.moreless

    The episode starts off with the gang celebrating that they have a two week break from school because of the holidays. The gang decides to get jobs at various stores throughout the Bayside Mall. The jobs are as follows:

    Slater - giftwrapping

    Jessie - works at Santa photo booth

    Lisa - volunteers to help work at a hospital

    Kelly - works at a mens clothing department store

    Zacks job title is called slacking off...LOL. While walking through the mall he bumps into a homlessgirl named Laura. She scammpers off too quickly and all Zack can come up with was her name. Fast foward to Screech trying out a potty trained doll but it ends up leaking all over his pants. Zack and Screech head to the bathroom to try to dry Screech off when they encounter a homeless looking man whos shaving at the sink among many other odd things for a person to do. After a few stupid Screech remarks they exit and leave the man and Zack leaves him a couple bucks in one of the payphone change slots he had checked earlier. Fast forward to Kellys store where Laura just happends to work at. Zack and Screech enter the store hoping to find Laura and Zack finally does and asks her out for lunch. Meanwhile her dad comes stumbling across the window and looks like hes about to topple over. Zack throws an insult at him saying he hoped the dude used the money for food and not drugs. After the comment Laura says that shes "not feeling good anymore." Meanwhile Slater is having a horrific time gift wrapping and the homeless dude ends up helping him out. Unfortunately the guy stumbles away from the wrapping booth and ends up passing out on the floor in the middle of the mall.

    With the upcoming Christmas Play looming Laura aska her boss, Mr. Moody for a day off to be in the play but he lives up to his prag ass name by telling her no. The episode concludes with the entire gang going to the childrens hospital that Lisa works at to bring gifts to all the sick children. They all have a good time but would like to check on the old dude that passed out in the mall earlier to see how he was doing. When they finally reach the room they are in for a huuuuuge surprise. Laura is at his bedside comforting him. It turns out that Laura is his daughter to everyones scock and amazement.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

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez

A.C. Slater

Lew Horn

Lew Horn

Mr. Moody

Guest Star

Stephen Mendel

Stephen Mendel

Frank Burton

Guest Star

Jennifer McComb

Jennifer McComb

Laura Burton

Guest Star

Melody Rogers

Melody Rogers

Mrs. Morris

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (15)

    • (at the hospital, trying to find the homeless man who fainted at the mall)
      Lisa: Monique, I'm looking for a man.
      Monique: Me too, honey. But everyone here is taken or sick!

    • Slater: Monique said he was just run down.
      Screech: That's ridiculous; he wasn't hit by a car!

    • Kelly: Hey, Zack. What are you doing here?
      Zak: Hey, Kel. I'm looking for a girl.
      Kelly: We only sell clothes here.

    • Slater: I got a job at the mall. I'm helping with gift wrap.
      Screech: "Gift Wrap" - Isn't that an M.C. Hammer song?

    • Zack: Screech, quick call 911!
      Screech: Ok! What's the number?

    • Lisa: Slater will you hurry up? faster or that blouse will be out of style!
      Slater: I'm doing the best I can. Where did I put the tape?
      Lisa: On your nose!
      (she rips the tape off)
      Slater: Oww!!

    • Kelly: Thinking about Zack?
      Laura: Yeah. I can't believe he took me to go see Santa!
      Kelly: Yeah, I can't believe he didn't make you sit on his knee!

    • Zack: I thought you said you weren't hungry.
      Laura: Well, you know what they say about potato chips.
      Zack: Yeah. Bet you can't eat just 50.

    • Slater: Hey, got anymore gingerbread women?
      Zack: Why? You don't have a date for New Years Eve?

    • Jessie: Ok, who's up next to take a picture with Santa? Tommy, you're back.
      Tommy: My mom wanted me to apologize to you.
      Jessie: Aww that's nice.
      Tommy: I'm ugly old bat! (he runs away)
      Jessie: You little brat!!

    • Screech: Lisa, guess what I'm wearing!
      Lisa: Is that mistletoe?
      Screech: Yeah. Do you want to do anything?
      Lisa: Yes. Run away. (she leaves)

    • Lisa: Mmm. Do I smell cookies?
      Mrs. Morris: You sure do. Zack helped me bake them.
      Lisa: You baked?
      Zack: Yes. I made gingerbread women.
      Slater: Gingerbread chicks. I like that.
      Jessie: Well, they should make a gingerbread pig for you.

    • Mrs. Morris: What about you, Jessie?
      Jessie: I'm working at a booth where kids take pictures with Santa.
      Mrs. Morris: I didn't know you like kids.
      Jessie: I don't. I like $8.00 an hour.

    • Mrs. Morris: So, have you decided what you want for Christmas yet?
      Zack: (Watching a pretty girl go by) Oh, yeah!
      Mrs. Morris: I don't think I have a big enough box for her.

    • Santa: Have you been a good boy?
      Zack: Get real!

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