Saved by the Bell

Season 1 Episode 14

The Zack Tapes

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Dec 02, 1989 on NBC
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While learning about subliminal advertising in class, Zack realizes that it could be used to trick Kelly into going to the dance with him. When everyone eventually catches on, they decide to play a joke on Zack which might prove a bit of an embarrassment for him...moreless

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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

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    • Miss Wentworth: (to Zack) They are crazy about you, Top Gun.

      This is an allusion to a 1986 movie titled, Top Gun. It starred Tom Cruise.

    • Screech wearing a dress and a pair of glasses tells Jessie that her/his name is "Barbara Bush". This is an allusion to the wife of the U. S. President that was governing at the time the show was aired.

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the Watergate tapes. There was tapes of conversations between President Nixon and others. One set of tapes in particular are recordings of a conversation between President Nixon and H. R. Haldeman in June 23, 1972. The Watergate is a hotel in Washington, D.C.

    • Screech: I shall return.

      This references the famous quote attributed to General Douglas MacArthur. MacArthur made this statement when he left the Philippines in 1942. He did return and was part of the effort that lead to the U.S. winning WWII.