Saved by the Bell

Season 4 Episode 10

Wrestling with the Future

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 10, 1992 on NBC

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  • Zack as Slater = Pure Comedy Genius

    The main focus of this episode is the gang and their quest to go to college. The main plot revolved around Slater and his relationship with his strict, military father. The episode starts off with Slater winning the city title. He gets offered a full wresting scholorship to The University of Iowa, which happens to be the best wresting college in the country. Unfortunately Slater's dad wants him to go to West Point and sets up an interview for him. This is when the fun begins. Zack poses as Slater, complete with the curly black-haired wig, for the interview in hopes of embarassing himself so that hed get rejected. Zack acting like a crazy version of Slater during the intewiew was the highlight of this episode IMO. He goes crazy, jumping on desks, using leg chairs as guns, etc. He fails the interview with flying colors. Unfortunately Belding finds out that Zack threw the interview for Slater and gets them "arrested" for violating federal acts. The whole thing turns out to be a scam because Belding wanted to teach them a lesson and it works as Zack and Slater made fools out of themselves. Finally Slater comes clean to his father about wanting to go to Iowa instead of West Point and his father shuns him by saying that hes not going to attend Slaters big wresting match the following day. Slater gets really bummed out at the pep ralley and doesnt seem at all motivated for the match. At the last minute, with a little help from Screech and Zack, Major Slater comes to Slater in the locker room before the match and he ends up apolozing and they end up forgiving and forgetting. The other plot of the story was Jessie upset because she had been getting rejected left and right to all the colleges she applied too. Finally at the end of the episode she gets accepted to Columbia and is overjoyed. Meanwhile Zack makes a startling revelation that hes going to Yale in light of his 1502 S.A.T. score. Lisa had already been accepted to F.I.T. in a previous episode and Kelly said she couldnt afford anything but community college. Screech had been getting acceptance letters from prestigous colleges left and right throughout the episode which made Jessie even more furious, until her acceptance to Columbia. All in all it was a great episode that finally showcased the realization that high school was ending its run for the lovable gang and that they will soon be apart from each other.