During the first day back of the new school year at J.F.K. Junior High, preppy and pathological liar Zack Morris runs into a 9th grade student, named Karen, to whom he had lied about his ... See full summary »




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During the first day back of the new school year at J.F.K. Junior High, preppy and pathological liar Zack Morris runs into a 9th grade student, named Karen, to whom he had lied about his age earlier that summer in order to get to know her better. He persuades classmates Mikey, Screech, Tina, and Nikki to help with his charade. Meanwhile, Miss Bliss tries to squeeze a dinner date into her new schedule with her new boyfriend Brian, the doctor. Written by Anonymous

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30 November 1988 (USA)  »

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The truth shall set you free
9 November 2013 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Zack meets a 9th grader in the summer named Karen, and falls for her during summer break. Zack is a liar, and he neglects to tell her he's an 8th grader. Karen transfers to Zack's school, and Miss Bliss recommends Zack tell Karen the truth, but Zack is afraid of losing Karen. Zack uses his friends Mikey, Screech, and Lisa to help him with his charade. Miss Bliss is Zack's 8th grade teacher. Her husband recently passed away, and she has a date with a guy named Brian. The ramifications of her job may prevent her from true happiness. I'm a die hard Saved by the Bell fan. This show is not as good, but it's definitely an enjoyable show. Jessie, Slater & Kelly are not on this show, but Zack, Screech & Lisa, and Mr. Belding are. To be honest, if it wasn't for those three, and Hayley Mills (Miss Bliss) I doubt this show would even be remembered. It's the cocky charisma of Zack and the genuine nature of Miss Bliss that made this show. This provides a wonderful message about how the truth is always vital, and lying should be prohibited. We've all been down the road Zack is, where temptation on the other end overwhelms you, and you tell a white lie so you can have what you desire. In my opinion, I didn't see the big deal about lying about being a grade apart. It's not like she was 10 years older but I understood the message. It's very amusing to see how young MPG & Lark Voorhies & Dustin Diamond were. They were essentially kids! Mr. Belding plays the same character he would in Saved by The Bell, and flirts with Miss Bliss throughout the series. I also liked the ending. It's really heartwarming. I really liked Hayley Mills as Miss Bliss and I was always a bit perplexed as to why she wasn't brought in for Saved by The Bell. Mikey & Nikki were rather dull characters in my opinion, so I understood not bringing them in, but Miss Bliss was fantastic. She had a great relationship with Zack that made this show so enjoyable. Zack being the con artist with a good heart, and Miss Bliss being the voice of reason. They just clicked. This is a terrific episode overall.


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