Saved by the Bell

Season 2 Episode 3

Save the Max

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Sep 22, 1990 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Mr. Belding agrees to bring back KKTY on the condition that he have the final say on what goes out on the air. That means he should've pulled the plug after Jessie went on and attacked the school board for threatening to close the Max, since her editorial flatly violated that agreement.

    • The photo of Mr. Belding in the old school newspaper is twice said to be on "pages 3 and 4," but pages 3 and 4 in any standard newspaper would appear back to back, not side by side.

    • Goof: Near the end when Zack introduces Screech as Al Bundy, the mic is visible above their heads.

  • Quotes

    • Slater:: (reading his review in the school paper) The sports announcer is dull, boring, and should become a mime.

    • Nerd #1: (After hearing Slater on the air) Boy, that guy stinks.
      Nerd #2: Yeah, somebody should wave a skunk in front of him.

    • Slater: Great trick, Max! Where's our real burgers?
      Max: Sorry guys! Those are your real burgers.

    • Slater: Let's look at the old... scoreboard... I mean... hey... it's, not, THAT, old.

  • Notes

    • This episode contains one of the clips for Lisa from the opening credits. The clip is Lisa deejaying a radio.

    • This episode was videotaped on April 01, 1990.

    • This episode contains one of the clips for Mr. Belding from the opening credits. The clip is Mr. Belding looking like a hippie in a flashback sequence hosting a radio show. It was shown because the gang discovered that Belding worked at the radio station at one time.

  • Allusions

    • During the conversation in his office with Jessie and Zack, Mr. Belding calls Zack, 'Pinocchio Morse'. This is an allusion to a children's story character Pinocchio. He was a puppet carved from wood. When he lied, his nose grew. Mr. Belding was implying that Zack is a perpetual liar.

    • When Lisa introduces herself on the radio, she says that she is the 'Galloping Gossip.' This is an allusion to the 'Galloping Gourmet'. Graham Kerr, the Galloping Gourmet, is a famous cooking personality who gained fame through his cooking show The Galloping Gourmet.

    • When Zack opens his radio show, he says that is he "Wolfman Zack". There really was a radio personality who used the name,"Wolfman." Robert Weston Smith (1938 - 1995) became world famous in the 1960s and 1970s as a disc jockey using the stage name of "Wolfman Jack." He was featured in the 1973 movie American Graffiti, directed by George Lucas.

    • Those three guys with Paul McCartney that Screech wonders about are the Beatles--John Lennon, Geroge Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Each had or has had a relatively successful solo career since the Beatles broke up (including, yes, Paul McCartney, both solo and along with his new band 'Wings').

    • 'The Big Bopper' (the name Belding often calls himself, but especially in this episode) is the stage name used by actual 50's rock star Jiles Perry Richardson--best known for his hit "Chantilly Lace"--who died in a plane crash along with Buddy Holly.

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