Saved by the Bell: Season 1, Episode 11

The Friendship Business (4 Nov. 1989)

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As part of an assignment for Business class, the gang forms a friendship bracelet company, but infighting soon leads to trouble and defection.



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Episode cast overview:
Kelly Kapowski (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Albert Clifford 'A.C.' Slater (as Mario López)
Jack Angeles ...
William Joseph Barker ...


As part of an assignment for Business class, the gang forms a friendship bracelet company, but infighting soon leads to trouble and defection.

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Zack presumably pays for his Buddy Band with a five dollar bill, but Slater does not give him any change, despite the Buddy Bands costing only $3.95. See more »


Kelly: Poor Zack. He looks so alone.
Jessie: Are you guys thinking what I'm thinking?
Screech: Yeah, let's get more fries!
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References Revenge of the Nerds (1984) See more »

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Milkshake wishes and Cheeseburger dreams
23 February 2014 | by (victoria b.c canada) – See all my reviews

Zack, Slater, Jesse, Kelly & Screech make friendship bracelets as part of a business class assignment. They call them "Friendship Forever" Jesse is initially president, but Zack decides he wants to be president. The gang gets fed up of Zack's greed and go their separate ways, leaving Zack left with only Lisa and Screech. Zack's team manages to perform very well, but Jesse's team manages to outdo them by coming up with buddy bands and better presentation. Zack loses Lisa and Screech to the gang when the work becomes too demanding. The gang thinks they've beat Zack when Zack goes out of business, but they don't realize that Zack has a plan. This is a rather fluffy, but pretty enjoyable episode overall. It has plenty of chuckles and good gags that you expect from this show. The message here is that team spirit is more important than individual success. That is true and I thought this episode did a good job of showing that. Wait until you see Zack's scheme near the end. It's classic Zack and will have Zack fans grinning from ear to ear with what he pulls. The most memorable thing about this episode is the "Buddy Band" presentation video from Slater, Jesse & Kelly. It's so corny, but epic at the same time. Everyone has something to do in this episode and is used wisely. I quite liked it

Favorite quote. (Zack saying Slater will beg him to get a friendship bracelet) Slater: I wouldn't beg you to spit if my eyebrows were on fire


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