Saved by the Bell

Season 3 Episode 13

The Wicked Stepbrother (1)

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Nov 02, 1991 on NBC

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  • Warning: Contains spoilers.

    Jessie has a brother? Why didn't you see him in future episodes past this? Because he is not staying for long. Meet Eric, Jessie's new brother after her mother got married. Eric is causing a lot of trouble and blackmailing Jessie's friends and even takes Jessie's room. But, what Jessie doesn't know is that this is going to get Zack and his friends in a lot of trouble, and get Lisa falling totally in love with Eric. Eric is a New Yorker, and he's in for a lot of trouble.

    This episode was hilarious and very great. It's nice to have something a little different. This is a two part episode, so watch out because there is more to the story!
  • Jessie's new punk ass stepbrother arrives from New York with an attitude and some dirty tricks up his sleave. These tricks include blackmailing Zack, Slater, and Jessie among many other conniving things.

    The episode opens up with the gang and especially Jessie excited to meet her new stepbrother, Eric, who will be staying at The Spano household. Upon first arriving at the house Eric comes off as both cocky and agressive, especially towards Lisa, saying something along the lines of "I know you want me" to her. Lisa feels obviously uncomfortable and her and Kelly bounce the hell out of there. The next plot has Zack trying to find a way to cut school to go to the Mets/Dodgers playoff game. He gets lucky when the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur is the same day as the game. Zack pretends hes Jewish to get an excused absence thus getting to attend the gane. Unfortunately Eric is a Mets fan and has Screech tape the game for him. During the game Zack catches a foul ball and his face appers on camera. This prompts Eric to blackmail Zack by threatening to show Belding the tape unless Zack gives up the ball and his locker which Zack obliges although pissed off. The next Eric blackmail scheme is when he secretly records Jessie and Slater doing some intimate talking to each other in Jessies room when they thought they were alone. Eric threatens to play the tape over the schools PA system unless Slater lends Eric his nice new car. The guys are in luck though as Belding wants Slater to install a CD player in the new car he just got for his wife which looks eearily similiar to Slaters car. This sets up the attemtped payback which ends up backfiring. Zack bribes Lisa with front row MC Hammer concert tickets to take Eric out on one date which he obliges. The plan is to photograph Eric driving Beldings wifes car which would end all the back and forth conniving and clean the slate on both ends. Unfortunately that punk ass lets Lisa drive the car on the way home and when the photo gets taken, Lisa gets blinded by the flash and crashes Mrs. Beldings new car. This leads Zack to get the "uh oh" look on his face and now we're going to have to wait until Part 2 to find out how they get out of this mess.
  • Cute and funny, part 1 of a 2 part episode.

    Jesse's mom gets married.
    Her new step brother Eric comes to town.

    Upon meeting him we find out that he is a bit of a rude guy.

    Zack tries to get out of going to school to go to a baseball game. He wants to take over Jesse's room, then steals her diary, makes screech carry his book around, and continuously harasses Lisa. Pretty much a total jerk.

    Zack pretends to be Jewish to get out of going to school, so he can go to the game. While there he catches a ball and the whole thing is caught on tape.

    Eric blackmails Zack with the tape, in exchange for him not showing the tape Zack had to give him the ball he caught, his locker, and school lunches.

    Eric then blackmails Jesse and Slater.

    Mr belding leaves his car with Slater over the weekend.

    This is the first part of a two part episode.
    Cute and funny. I liked it very much.