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Saved by the Bell (1989–1993)

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A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Zack Morris (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
 A.C. Slater / ... (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
 Samuel 'Screech' Powers (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
 Lisa Turtle (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
 Mr. Richard Belding (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
 Kelly Kapowski (76 episodes, 1989-1993)
 Jessie Spano (76 episodes, 1989-1993)


Zack Morris the cool trouble maker, A.C. Slater the kind hearted jock, Screech Powers the smart and funny nerd, Kelly Kapowski the teen dream who is Zack Morris's obsession, Lisa Turtle the gossiping fashion lover, and Jessie Spano the feminist straight A student. They make up the six individual students and their misadventures at Bayside High School. Written by <RIOTplaya@aol.com><ray6072@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

20 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Salvado por la campana  »

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(90 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to executive producer Peter Engel, A.C. Slater was originally intended to be a John Travolta-type character. When finding a satisfactory white actor proved difficult, Engel asked casting directors to look for Latino, Asian, and Black actors as well. Mario Lopez subsequently won the role. See more »


[repeated line]
Screech: [to Zack ] Hello, buuuuuuuddy!
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Paul and Toronto Comic Con (2011) See more »


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Definitely makes the grade
18 February 2004 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

Saved By The Bell was one of the best shows that ever aired on Saturday mornings. Ok so it wasn't a show full of Emmy quality performances, but it was a show that was an escape from the everyday pressure that school has on its students. Saved By The Bell centers on a group of friends and their ups and downs through high school. Filled with memorable moments and interesting characters, SBTB is one of the best young adult programs of its time. It has stood the test of time and still remains a popular program. I think it was a show made for the sure purpose of entertaining its young audience for a half an hour. There are a lot of episodes that were pretty amusing. Never again will a generation make such a connection as the one mine did with SBTB, the series starred Mark Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, the main character who each week spun in and out of several pretty extreme situation. His main squeeze Kelly Kapowski played by Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, and the most popular geek Screech, played by Dustin Diamond. Also along for the ride were Slater, Jessie, and Lisa, who made up the rest of the gang. I don't think that it was ever aimed to break the barriers of great television it was what it was. Sure the series made high school look like a piece of cake, for example being able to go to The Max whenever they wanted, taking advantage of the principal, and tricking nerds into doing anything they wanted. But Saved By the Bell was one of those shows that as corny as it may be, it will forever remain one the most entertaining shows in the history of children's entertainment.

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