Saved by the Bell: Season 3, Episode 11

Pipe Dreams (26 Oct. 1991)

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The gang are overjoyed and dream of being rich when oil is found in the football field at Bayside. However, they soon realize that everything has a price.



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Kelly Kapowski (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Dan Grayson
Mr. Phelps


The gang is doing a biology project with the animals in the pond out beside Bayside. Zack brings in an injured white duck to have healed. But when oil is discovered on the property after digging for a new guard post, an oil company arrives to destroy the pond to drill for the oil. Written by Anonymous

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Casper Van Dien appears in this episode as a student. Both he and Elizabeth Berkley would later star in Paul Verhoeven films: Berkley in Showgirls (1995) and Van Dien in Starship Troopers (1997). See more »


Mr. Belding: My hands are tied, what can I do?
Screech: What can YOU do? You're the principal! Aren't you man enough to scare anyone around here besides the kids?
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

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Pretty good episode
20 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great episode, like every Saved by the Bell episode was, but I have some questions. First, if the school strikes oil, doesn't that money belong to the city, since it's a public school? Second, oil deposits are generally really far below the surface. How do you strike oil when putting in new goal posts. The farthest they'd have to drill into the earth to put in goal posts would be 20 feet. There is no way that oil would be that close to the surface. Third, why does the guy that comes to do the drilling have to be a stereotypic Texan oil juggernaut? Would he really come to California, and be donning his stereotypical Texan get-up? Other than those three things, it's a pretty solid episode, with a moral to the story, just like every other episode.

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