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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 Zack Morris (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 A.C. Slater / ... (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Samuel 'Screech' Powers (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Lisa Turtle (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Mr. Richard Belding (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Kelly Kapowski (76 episodes, 1989-1993)
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 Jessie Spano (76 episodes, 1989-1993)
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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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Originally, Zack and AC were written to be bitter rivals for Kelly's romantic affections. Off screen, however, Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaar were (and continue to be) very close friends. The writers, sensing the obvious chemistry between the two actors, had the characters re-written as best friends, and they remained that way for the rest of the show. See more »

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Mr. Belding: Hey, hey, hey. *What* is going *on* here?
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Corny? Duh!
10 April 2005 | by (Beatrice, NE) – See all my reviews

As far as I am concerned, when it comes to camptacular television, "Saved by the Bell" is one of the best shows ever made. It's not a truly good sitcom like "Roseanne", "All in the Family" or "The Cosby Show", and doesn't have the surrealism of shows like "The Drew Carey Show", but it's not supposed to.

It's a sitcom. Sitcoms work exclusively in stereotypes. There's the jock, the popular guy, the political girl, the dumb girl, the dork, the pretty girl.. what else do you need? If I wanted to spend the time, I could break this down into archetypical Greek Theatre characters, but, a) I'm lazy, and b) it's "Saved by the Bell", for the love of pete! The show is nothing but purely mindless entertainment. Absolutely no thought needs to be brought to the table. Even "Full House" required more input (at least from the viewpoint of McLuhan's 'hot media' v. 'cold media' theory) than "Saved by the Bell".

This comment? More effort than was needed to enjoy "Saved by the Bell". Reading and writing.


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