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Saved by the Bell

Season 1 Episode 7

The Substitute

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Sep 30, 1989 on NBC
out of 10
User Rating
65 votes

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Episode Summary

Ms. Simpson injures her back, and substitute teacher Tony Crane takes over her class at Bayside. However, when all the girls including Lisa, Jessie, and Kelly fall for Mr. Crane, Slater and Zack become jealous.

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  • Romeo & Juliet plot.

    Well even though Zack's puns got very annoying referencing about Romeo & Juliet all the time. Then Screech repeating it, the beginning was just that for a while, I like the deaf teacher, she is so funny. That's probably the funniest thing about the episode, Kelly, Jessie, and Lisa all fall for the substitute, now Zack & Slater team up to get rid of him, with the help of a paid actress, but he turns out to be really cool in the end. The fantasy in this episode was pretty good. The three brides & at some point they argue on who wants the substitute, I thought they were a bit out of hand, a great plot.moreless
  • Warning: Contains spoilers.

    This episode wasn't very well. I also noticed a minor blooper in this episode. When Ms. Simpson says shes going to get a chair on her desk to re act the scene of Romeo and Juliet perfectly, it's after a male puts the chair on her desk. But, this blooper isn't enough to ruin a whole episode, so I can just forgive that.

    Now how do I ignore the stupid rules and review an episode with 100 words? Let's do the lovely plot. Ms. Simpson hurts her back and a lovely handsome man walks in as the subsitute teacher. Well, the girls find that very lovely but the males.. well, not so lovely. So, they look for a scheme to stop that, but it backfires. So, they ask for the subsitute's help and it works. Now, things are back to normal. Screech is still being denies and A.C. and the lovely Zack saves the day.

    I thought this episode wasn't very well. Well, there were some moments that were hilarious, the idea of the episode was just not the best thing. But, it's just one out of many other episodes that have a chance of being good, so lets see what this turns out.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 (1)

    • Somewhat of a goof: In The Max when Tony invites Kelly, Jessie, and Lisa to join him, notice when Jessie misses the chair the napkin dispenser on the table falls over. It causes a salt shaker to fly off the table and hit the floor. The shaker is clearly heard smashing on the floor when the shot cuts to Jessie swiping the chair from the extra, and when we see the girls and Tony again Kelly has a "WHOOPS" look on her face like she's trying not to laugh.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Slater: Okay, Preppie. While you're here rehearsing, Kelly and I are going to the beach.
      Zack: Kelly, this news disappoints me verily. I thought you and I could go over some more lines from Romeo & Juliet.
      Kelly: Oh that's a good idea, Zack. Sorry, Slater.
      Slater: What? I don't believe this. You'd rather study than go to the beach?
      Zack: Partying is such sweet sorrow... chump.

    • Mr. Crane: Everyone tell me your names...
      Screech: I'm Screech.
      Slater: I'm Slater.
      Kelly: (dreamily) I'm yours.
      Zack: I'm bummed!

    • Mr. Crane: (as Romeo) With love's light wings did I o'erperch these walls. For stony limits cannot hold love out. And what love can do, that dares love attempt.
      Kelly: (as Juliet) If my kinsmen see thee, they will murder thee.
      Slater: Go kinsmen!

    • Zack: Oh to be that straw sitting in my lady's cup! Gladly would I be made of plastic and risk drowning in a sea of cola to touch fair Kelly's lips.

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