Saved by the Bell

Season 1 Episode 16

Save That Tiger

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Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Dec 16, 1989 on NBC
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Zack and Slater are involved in the annual prank war against Valley, at the same time as the big cheerleading competition. Screech is the mascot, and also has an important part in Bayside's routine. After Zack and Slater kidnap Valley's mascot, two students from Valley kidnap Screech, but their plan is ruined when the fake mascot ends up winning the competition for Bayside.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Like okay!

    9.0
    Valley & Bayside triumph once again. In this riveting episode. I love how Jessie joins the cheerleading team, and makes a lame cheer & new outfits. That was amazingly funny, what was also another highlight of the episode is when Valley cheered, that was hilarious, full of airheads! But Bayside's cheer was way better, the ant idea was fabulous! And this episode was great! Zack & Kelly's plot merge together & I love plot development, and finally Valley is busted, the Valley Principal was very annoying, anyways, a great sum of a great episode. Practixcal episode about real life school wars.moreless
  • the battle between bayside and their rival school is on-going leading to the kidnapping of both schools' mascots

    10
    this ep was so hilarious from start to finish..like almost every ep of this show ive been so impressed and blown away by..like they all have me rolling on the floor almost the whole ep..it got so funny when it got more personal..oh sorry spoiler..screech becomes the mascot for bayside and unfortunately things go bad for him as they usually do when he gets involved in aanything..but its funny how both the schools mascots get kidnapped which was like so horrible...ppl get so crazy in these rivalries..im not saying we didnt have any rivals in high school but we actually didnt do this stuff..but i guess for the show and ep it works lol..moreless
  • Saved By The Tiger? Warning: Contains spoilers.

    10
    The tiger, Bayside's mascot. Oh Screech, how much he probably enjoys being Bayside's mascot. Oh, yes. Even when Valley kidnaps him for a prank. What? Okay, leave Screech alone! Like he was alone when Lisa denied him the right to go out with her! Well, they did and Bayside is out to get him back. This episode was hilarious with many things that stand out. It even involves a Bull Dog, one of the cutest dogs on the face of the Earth.



    I recommend this episode highly, and I do think that this episode would be a great first impression episode.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

Ronnie Schell

Ronnie Schell

Elliot Stingwell

Guest Star

Mark Clayman

Mark Clayman

Stan Clegg

Guest Star

William Joseph Barker

William Joseph Barker

Edgar Poindexter

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Jessie: (after learning what Zack, Slater, and Screech have done to play their pranks on Valley) I'm sorry. I just do not approve of that kind of behavior.
      Slater: Well, then send me to my room, mama!

    • Mr. Belding: (after learning of the prank war) All right, boys. How did it start this time?
      Slater: They tushie-tissued our nerds.

    • Stingwell: Go ahead, have a seat.
      (Belding begins to sit in the seat closest to the desk, then hesitates)
      Belding: I think I'll sit in this seat.
      (A loud noise plays when he sits in the other seat)
      Stingwell: (breaks into laughter) My, my, Richie, noisy panties! What are you wearing, Toot of the Looms! (laughter continues)

    • Cheerleaders: Ready, and.. T-I-G-E-R-S. T-I-G-E-R-S. Bayside, Bayside! We're the Bayside Tigers, and we're on the prowl. When we come to your school, we will make you howl. Hear the Bayside Tigers growl, Grrrowl! We're the Bayside Tigers and we're gonna score. Get as much as you can, cause we'll be getting more. Hear the Bayside Tigers roar, Rrrroar!
      (The Tigers' mascot enters and dances due to Zack and Slater putting itching powder into his costume) T-I-G-E-R-S. T-I-G-E-R-S. Bayside, Bayside. Baaayy-side!!

    • Kelly: Jessie, this is your weirdest idea yet. (Lisa, Kelly and Jessie come out wearing long cheerleading skirts)
      Lisa: Whoever heard of ankle length cheerleading skirts?
      Kelly: My Grandmother...
      Jessie: Oh, give them a chance.. they're very ladylike.
      Lisa: But how is this going to help us win?
      Jessie: The judges won't be distracted by our bodies. They'll be listening to our words!
      Kelly: Jessie, our words are "beep-ba-beep-ba-ba-ba-beep!"
      Jessie: I've taken care of that too. Now listen to this: (starts to sing in a ladylike accent) "We are the ladies of Bayside, the best school around. Winning's not important because our mind's are sound... Rah."
      Lisa: We couldn't win if we did this cheer in our underwear!

    • Mr. Belding: I didn't start it, you started when you planted poison ivy on our football field.
      Mr. Stingwell: That was kind of rash, wasn't it?

    • Slater: That's Dan Clegg from Valley. He was going to wreck our cheer!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode contains one of the clips from the 2nd season's opening credits that shows the whole gang plus Principal Belding. The clip is them putting their hands together and raising them up to cheer for Bayside. It is the last clip shown in these opening credits before the actual show itself begins.

    • "Clegg" - the last name of the Valley pranksters - is the name of a producer.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The girls call Zack and A.C., "Gumby and Rambo." One of the allusions is to a green cartoon character. Gumby had its genesis in a 1955 theatrical short called Gumbasia, which was a surreal short of moving and expanding lumps of clay. Gumby himself first appeared on the Howdy Doody show in 1956 and was given his own NBC series in 1957.

    • Kelly refers to A. C. as 'Sly' while talking to him at the Max. This is an allusion to the actor 'Sly Stallone'. He was the star of Rambo and the Rocky series. In Rambo, Mr. Stallone wore army fatigues.

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