February 27, 2009

Flashback Friday – Saved by the Bell

I remember when new episodes of Saved by the Bell (original cast) aired. Yeah, I feel old. I’ve probably seen every episode, and I used to watch reruns whenever it was on after school too. It was corny and cheesy and I loved it.

Saved by the Bell is one of those shows I can watch over and over again. It is just as corny as the last time I saw it, but it still makes me laugh (on the inside anyways – not out loud).

Did you use to like the show too? Do you ever catch reruns of it on and find it just as cheesy yet lovable? Who was your favorite character? Mine was Zack - he was so dreamy! I think I even had a poster of him up in my room from a Bop magazine once.

As stated on tv.com’s page for Saved by the Bell:

Saved By the Bell focused on Zack Morris and his friends: Samuel "Screech" Powers, Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, A.C. Slater and Lisa Turtle. They had adventures and funny moments at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. They often tried to fool the gullible principal, Mr. Richard Belding, but also sometimes got advice from him. They regularly hung out at a burger joint called "The Max," which was owned in the first season by a magician named Max.

As the years went by, they had adventures and relationships that lasted a long time. In the third season, the gang spent the summer at Malibu Sands, an exclusive beach club owned by Mr. Carosi, and his daughter Stacey Carosi, whom Zack fell in love with.

The final season saw the arrival of a new cast member, Tori Scott, who took the place of Kelly and Jessie when Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley left the show in mid-season. The show ended with the gang graduating and heading off to college in the spin-off series Saved by the Bell: the College Years. There was also another spin-off to this show called Saved by the Bell: TNC.

Saved By the Bell began as a short-lived comedy/drama series named Good Morning, Miss Bliss, which focused on teacher Miss Bliss and her students at John F. Kennedy Junior High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. After the show was cancelled by the Disney Channel, NBC picked up 4 of the characters (Zack, Screech, Lisa and Mr. Belding) and turned it into a new Saturday morning series called Saved by the Bell, which became more of a comedy concentrating on the antics of the students and was re-located to Bayside High School in Pacific Palisades, California.

* I would have posted video segments I liked from You Tube but I couldn’t find any good ones due to copyright issues I guess.


Jenni said...

I used to love this show. Don't tell anyone, but if they aired episodes on hulu.com I would probably watch them...just for old-time's-sake.

I think I caught a rerun a few years ago and wondered why I ever watched it; but I would probably watch it again.

Oh, and I loved it with Miss Bliss; Haylee Mills is one of my favorites

insomniaclolita said...

I really have to give this a watch.:) My mom used to watch it but i was too much of a kid back then to even understand

Anonymous said...

I loved this show. I still watch the reruns sometimes. I think it's a really cute show.

Paula said...

I totally loved the show! What a great memory, I haven't seen Saved by the Bell in years. I might have to hunt down an episode.

Lucky Irish Gal said...

I too must admit to watching the reruns so many times I think I can recite the series episode list in order by air date.

Shila Shila and Cult Jam said...

I'm STILL incredibly hot for Slater!

What a dream! Especially in his tank tops. But, what school allowed guy tank tops?! SUCH a dress code violation!

But hot. So that makes it ok.

BIBI said...

I used to LOVE this show. I tried to get the 'ol so cool Tia (my daughter) to watch the show but she only laughs at the episodes and says that they wear such awful clothes. Ha! Little does she know, I used to love dressing like that. (opps, I guess I hid those pics real well from her).
Just to let you know, I changed my URL to:
Come by and visit some time!
Love ya!

Nickie. said...

I used to love this show. Zack was my favorite of course. So dreamy..omg did I really just say that?