Zack asks Kelly to be his date for the prom and she agrees, but when her father loses his job, she decides family is more important and gives up her chance to go, but cannot bring herself to tell Zack.
Bayside's winner of the Miss Bayside beauty pageant will go on to compete in the state-wide pageant of Miss High School California. The pageant stirs up controversy about sexism, in which both A.C. Slater and Screech enter as contestants to win a bet over who could win. Who will be the next Miss Bayside?
After a heated debate about the school calenders, a photographer decides to use Jessie, Lisa and Kelly in a photo shoot where Kelly is chosen as the winner of a contest that'll make her famous in France.
In an attempt to make money, Zack sets up a 900 number hotline, with Lisa offering advice to the students of Bayside. However, things go awry when Zack decides to keep the line running by dishing out bad advice.
Mr. Belding's brother, Rod, a substitute teacher, arrives at Bayside to take the gang's History class. Rod proves instantly popular, and soon Mr. Belding is dismayed to find that the kids prefer his brother to him.
A.C. Slater and Jessie are finally a couple, but messes it up by disagreeing about how they will celebrate their coupledom, football versus ballet. Zach makes all the wrong moves by getting jealous of Kelly going out with an ex-boyfriend. After a fight breaks out at school, Mr. Belding tries to set the example of how couples should communicate, and after failing miserably, sides with the boys. Neither the guys or the girls want to be the first to apologize, but are miserable without their counterparts. Can Slater and Zach make up for their shortcomings to their girls ...