Saved by the Bell

Season 3 Episode 21

No Hope With Dope

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Nov 30, 1991 on NBC

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  • Teen icon Johnny Dakota decides to flim an anti-drug commercial at Bayside but things take a turn for the worse when the gang discovers Johnny smoking pot at a party.

    The episode starts off with everyone at Bayside (especially the females) going nuts because teen sensation Johnny Dakota is on campus. He is shooting an anti-drug commercial and after some clever convincing by the gang, Johnny decides to have it shot at Bayside. Also, in the midst of all this, Johnny starts to take a liking for Kelly. Everything seems to be going perfect and the gang even gets invited to a Hollywood party being held at Johnnys house. The party starts off with everyone having fun and meeting some of their favorite celebrities. After Screech has a stupid accident where he hurts his back while jumping off a couch the gang decides to take him home as they were also all partied out. Kelly and Zack stay but when Zack goes out for a minute to help Screech into the car, the pot makes its way into the party. A joint gets passed around and after Johnny takes a hit he offers it to Kelly who declines even though she was taking heat from the prick ass partygoers about "just saying no." Zack walks into the situation and tells the party off and him and Kelly bounce the party. The next day is the day of the commercial shoot. Right before its about to begin Zack tries to have a heart to heart to Johnny about cancelling the commercial because of the hypocracy involved in it. Johnny denies his request like a little punk ass trick. Right when the filming is about to start, one by one the gang walks out on the commercial and basically tells Johnny to go f' himself. Belding was bewildered at first but once the gang explained what had happened he understood completely and commended them for doing the right thing. He then calls in NBC executive Brandon Tartakoff (R.I.P.) who decides to produce their own anti-drug commercial which ends up being a success. This is one of my all-time favorite episodes because it dealt with drug use which was a very touchy subject to touch on back in the early 90's. Also me being someone who had dabbled into that market in the past, present, and future its fun to see the comparisons between then and now. Overall a fantastic episode and who couldnt help but laugh when that piece of dog crap said to Kelly "Uh oh Johnny, i think shes just saying no."