Saved by the Bell

Season 4 Episode 4

Screech's Spaghetti Sauce

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Sep 19, 1992 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In the commercial, one of the participants quoted that they're "saved by the bell"; (s)he used the title of this TV show in the line.

    • Considering the size of Robin's check, it would almost certainly take some time for it to clear. Considering how quickly Betsy Crocker came down on Screech, Robin probably would have had time to put a stop payment on her check.

    • In a commercial that Slater performs in, he uses Mario as his name. The actor who plays Slater is Mario Lopez.

  • Quotes

    • Representative: (walks over to Screech) Uh, excuse me but aren't you Samuel Powers.
      Screech: (to Zach) Another adoring fan.
      Representative: I represent the Betsy Crocker Company. We've sampled your sauce--
      Zach: Oh, excuse me. Excuse me. I'm Zach Morris, Mr. Powers' business manager.
      Representative: Oh.
      Zach: See, I know why you're here. But if you want Screech's recipe in your cook book, it's gonna cost you.
      Representative: No, no, no. It's gonna cost YOU. You see, we've had that recipe in our cook book for over 20 years. (hands Zach a court order) Now you stop selling our sauce or we'll sue you. (politely to Screech) Hey, it's been a pleasure. (leaves)
      Zach: Uh..(walks over to Screech) Screech, did your grandmother get her recipe from the Betsy Crocker cook book?
      Screech: Well, of course she did. That's why it's so good. Grandma was a lousy cook.

    • Zack: Well, it's a 66 mustang convertible, it's a real classic.
      Robin: Classic...another word for old. Trade up, then call me. Ciao!

    • Screech: The sauce you can have, but the secret she's-a mine!

    • Zack: Look, the chemistry lab is for student use. Well, we're students. So, we're using them.
      Jessie: You really believe that, don't you, Zack?

  • Notes

    • Oddly enough, the year this episode aired was also the year Soleil Moon Frye had her much publicized breast reduction surgery.

  • Allusions

    • The Betsy Crocker Company would seem to be obviously taken from the well known real company, Betty Crocker. Most likely they either couldn't get the rights to use the Betty Crocker name, or didn't want to pay to use the name.