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Saved by the Bell

Season 2 Episode 8

Miss Bayside

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 27, 1990 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Zack bets Slater that he can guarantee the winner of the Miss Bayside Beauty Pageant, but Slater bets that Screech will win. Jessie protests about the pageant but thinks that a male winner wouldn't be that bad after all.

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  • Very funny idea of having men competing in a beauty pageant!

    This episode's awesome in many ways.

    1). The girls fight each other about who'll win, until they realize they're competing against Screech.

    2). Jesse wearing a trenchcoat because she hated the swimsuit competition.

    3). Slater playing the drums! The 2nd of 5 times he would drum on the series.

    This episode was so hilarious, it was spoofed on The Rerun Show using Star Wars/Star Trek characters playing the parts of the kids & Belding!

  • A very unusual pageant episode.

    This episode was pretty good in the beginning, but it was pretty typical who was going to win in the end, Screech. An unusual pageant episode cause a guy entered. Slater & Zack make a bet, typical, that Screech can't win. One thing I didn't expect is the rumor about Slater, calling the bet off, and Jessie entering the pageant. My favorite scene is when the girls are in the locker room and are fighting about the beauty pageant. Came with great comebacks. An ending that was great. Guess Jessie really proved everyone wrong, as well as Zack. Guys can enter a pageant!moreless
  • Warning: Contains spoilers.

    Screech usually gets in to sticky situations and help Zack do his dirty business, but he never seems to go to detention. Well, in this episode, Screech does another thing for Zack. One thing that will leave him happily crying at the end of the episode. I'm talking about being Ms. Bayside. Yes, Ms. Bayside is a male, and Screech will fill the position.

    I found this episode hilarious, and very silly. That's why the classification for this review is that. The acting was great, and although this episode is downright silly, it can end up becoming a heart warming episode, that teaches you a lesson in the end of this episode. This lesson might be, males can be Ms. Bayside. Or some thing else.

    Zack wants to win the Ms. Bayside competition, so he decides to enter Screech in to the competition. Jessie and Kelly, who were protesting against this exploiting women, decide to enter because they are convinced that people might vote for them just for the inner beauty. Jessie of course loses when she comes on the stage with a large coat, but she still tells the guys what she is wearing underneath. In reality, she probably is not wearing that underneath.

    I recommend this episode, and I thought it was funny and silly. I love Screech. He's a cool dude.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 (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Mr. Belding: Listen up, everybody, because 2 weeks from tonight, we are holding the annual Miss Bayside Beauty Pageant!
      (the students cheer)
      Zack: Hey! (chants) Swimsuits! Swimsuits!
      All male students: Swimsuits! Swimsuits! Swimsuits! Swimsuits!
      Mr. Belding: (calms them down) All right. All right. All right. The lucky winner will then go on to compete for the title of Miss High School California!
      (the students applaud, but Jessie is not appalled)
      Jessie: A beauty pageant? What a stupid, sexist waste of time!
      Slater: Not if you're in a teeny bikini, Mama!

    • Zack: Yea, well she is going to regret refusing my offer.
      Slater: Come on preppy, you know as much about Beauty Pageants as I do about wearing pantyhose.

    • Jessie: It's not a beauty contest anymore.
      Kelly: That's right. You entered it.

    • Screech: Hey, Zack, wanna see me drink a milkshake through my nose?

    • Guy: Did you here what happened to screech last night?
      Twin 1: What?
      Twin 2: What?
      Guy: Slater Dropped Screech off the roof of the school.
      Twin 1: No Kidding.
      Twin 2: No Kidding.

    • Jessie: Entering a man makes a statement.
      Mr. Belding: You want a statement? Here's one: No Way, Jose!

    • Mr. Belding: You can't enter a man.
      Zack: I'm not entering a man, I'm entering Screech.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Screech: Alf went back to Melmac?

      This is an allusion to the comedy Alf that made its debut in 1986. Alf was always trying to get back to his home planet.