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Release Date:
20 August 1989 (USA) See more »
A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. Full summary »
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6 wins & 26 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Kooky fun for kids See more (160 total) »


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Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Zachary 'Zack' Morris / ... (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Mario Lopez ... Albert Clifford 'A.C.' Slater / ... (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Dustin Diamond ... Samuel 'Screech' Powers (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Lark Voorhies ... Lisa Turtle (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Elizabeth Berkley ... Jessie Spano (75 episodes, 1989-1993)

Tiffani Thiessen ... Kelly Kapowski (74 episodes, 1989-1993)

Dennis Haskins ... Mr. Richard Belding / ... (73 episodes, 1989-1993)

Series Directed by
Don Barnhart (37 episodes, 1989-1992)
Gary Shimokawa (4 episodes, 1989)
Series Writing credits
Ronald B. Solomon (13 episodes, 1989-1992)
Tom Tenowich (10 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bennett Tramer (8 episodes, 1989-1992)
Peter Engel (7 episodes, 1989-1992)
Brett Dewey (6 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jeffrey J. Sachs (6 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bob Colleary (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Scott Spencer Gordon (4 episodes, 1989-1992)
Larry Balmagia (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Michael Poryes (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mark Fink (2 episodes, 1989)

Sam Bobrick (unknown episodes)
Perry Dance (unknown episodes)
David Garber (unknown episodes)
Rob Hammersley (unknown episodes)
Lawrence H. Levy (unknown episodes)
Michael Sterdwick (unknown episodes)
Horace White (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Franco Bario .... producer / associate producer (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
Peter Engel .... executive producer (32 episodes, 1989-1992)
Marica Govons .... producer / series producer (32 episodes, 1989-1992)
Tom Tenowich .... supervising producer (32 episodes, 1989-1992)
Larry Balmagia .... producer (13 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bob Colleary .... producer (13 episodes, 1990)
Sue Feyk .... assistant executive producer (2 episodes, 1989)

Bennett Tramer .... supervising producer (unknown episodes, 1992)
David Garber .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey J. Sachs .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Scott Gale (3 episodes, 1989)

Rich Eames (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Christian Santiago (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Sheila Hall (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Dick King (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Robin Lippin (3 episodes, 1989)
Series Production Design by
Ken Johnson (3 episodes, 1989)
Series Art Direction by
Bente Christensen (3 episodes, 1989)

Josee Lemonnier (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Elizabeth Bass (4 episodes, 1989)
Series Makeup Department
David Abbott .... makeup artist (60 episodes, 1989-1991)

Debbie Easton .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Deborah Merle .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Pixie Schwartz .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Valerie Scott .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Allison Woody .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Todd Fischer .... production manager (26 episodes, 1992-1993)
Dorothy J. Bailey .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 1989)
Chris Conte .... senior unit manager (3 episodes, 1989)
Series Art Department
Andrew Evashchen .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tom Pearson .... boom operator (30 episodes, 1989-1990)
Todd Fischer .... sound (26 episodes, 1991)
Jeffrey C. Smith .... sound mixer (16 episodes, 1989)

Dicken Berglund .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
John Bickelhaupt .... post-production sound (unknown episodes)
Richard Burns .... sound (unknown episodes)
David E. Fluhr .... post-production sound (unknown episodes)
Charlie McDaniel .... post-production sound (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Donald A. Morgan .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1989)

Mike Denton .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Lew Friant .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Roy Holm .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Katherine Iacofano .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
David Johnson .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Timothy O'Neill .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Sizemore .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Dan Bernstein .... casting associate (1 episode, 1989)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Halperin .... set costumer (19 episodes, 1992-1993)

Philip Maldonado .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Scott Gale .... composer: theme music (16 episodes, 1989)
Series Transportation Department
Buddy Hunter .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Vince Poxon .... stage manager (16 episodes, 1989)
Carter Blanchard .... assistant to producer (4 episodes, 1989)
Melinda Casey .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1989)
Ellen Deutsch .... production associate (3 episodes, 1989)
Brett Dewey .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1989)
Mark Fetterman .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1989)
Penelope Gottlieb .... title designer: main titles (3 episodes, 1989)
Maria Henley .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1989)
Joann Kamay .... stage manager / assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1989)
Dan Miller .... assistant to producers (3 episodes, 1989)
Henry Moreno .... technical director (3 episodes, 1989)
Jeannie Taylor .... script coordinator (3 episodes, 1989)
Bennett Tramer .... executive story editor / story editor (3 episodes, 1989)
Ed Clegg .... assistant to producers (2 episodes, 1989)
Scott Spencer Gordon .... executive script consultant (2 episodes, 1989)
Ronald B. Solomon .... script coordinator (2 episodes, 1989)

Pier Seymour .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to producers (unknown episodes, 1990-1991)
Mark Arellano .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Barrett .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Barrett .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Lisa DeBenedictis .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Debra Fasciano .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Cara Giannini .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Scott Gorden .... executive script consultant (unknown episodes)
Gib James .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Ollie Levy .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Susan Metrick .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Chris Probst .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Christi Probst .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Roberta Risafi .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Roberto Risafi .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daryl Rowland .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey J. Sachs .... executive story consultant (unknown episodes)
Kathleen Sanders .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ed Smith .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Tony Soltis .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Yerkes .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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30 min (90 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | UK:U (some episodes) | UK:PG (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG | USA:Unrated (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

According to producer Peter Engel, at a meeting before the show had been created, NBC President Brandon Tartikoff suggested the show be given a name that used the word bell (such as "When the Bell Rings"). One of Engel's colleagues then suggested the name "Saved by the Bell", which Tartikoff liked. Engel disliked the name but, believing that someone else probably owned the rights to the phrase "saved by the bell", went along with it. As luck would have it, NBC's legal department discovered that in fact nobody owned the rights to the phrase, and by the next day Engel's office was covered in large banners that said "Saved by the Bell".See more »
Lisa:Yeah, 'I have all these problems and there's no-one ever there for me. I talk and talk and talk but no-one ever listens.'See more »
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Kooky fun for kids, 11 August 2002
Author: DoyleLuver from England

This show may not appeal at all to most people over the age of about 12, due to it's stereotyping and how the six regular cast members manage to be popular, smart, and involved with every club/sport that they could and always happen to become homecoming queen or something. But for a show to last as long as did with such far-fetched ideas proves it had something. The six regulars were the 'blonde Tom Cruise' Zack, A.C. Slater, Screech, Kelly, Jessie, and Lisa. Then of cause their principal Mr Belding who they had a pretty unique relationship with really. Why this will appeal to kids is because it's funny, and it's storylines are easy to follow and entertaining, and of cause there tends to me a moral to each episode. There is nothing offensive about this show, in fact quite the opposite, it is very innocent and not as bad as people make it out to be. It dared to stereotype and got away with it while being entertaining.

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