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Saved by the Bell 

A close knit group of six friends try to make it through their teens while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ...  Zack Morris 86 episodes, 1989-1992
Mario Lopez ...  A.C. Slater 86 episodes, 1989-1992
Dustin Diamond ...  Samuel 'Screech' Powers 86 episodes, 1989-1992
Lark Voorhies ...  Lisa Turtle 86 episodes, 1989-1992
Dennis Haskins ...  Mr. Richard Belding 86 episodes, 1989-1992
Tiffani Thiessen ...  Kelly Kapowski 76 episodes, 1989-1992
Elizabeth Berkley ...  Jessie Spano 76 episodes, 1989-1992
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Storyline

Zack Morris the cool trouble maker, A.C. Slater the kind hearted jock, Screech Powers the smart and funny nerd, Kelly Kapowski the teen dream who is Zack Morris's obsession, Lisa Turtle the gossiping fashion lover, and Jessie Spano the feminist straight A student. They make up the six individual students and their misadventures at Bayside High School. Written by <RIOTplaya@aol.com><ray6072@yahoo.com>

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As the Bell Rings See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(90 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 suggested the name "Saved by the Bell," which Tartikoff liked. Engel disliked the name, but went along with it, believing someone else probably owned the rights to the phrase. NBC's legal department discovered that nobody owned the rights to the phrase. By the next day, Engel's office was covered in large banners that said "Saved by the Bell." See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Screech: [to Zack ] Hello, buuuuuuuddy!
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Go For It
by Hot Sundae
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Corny? Duh!
10 April 2005 | by RawkStahSee all my reviews

As far as I am concerned, when it comes to camptacular television, "Saved by the Bell" is one of the best shows ever made. It's not a truly good sitcom like "Roseanne", "All in the Family" or "The Cosby Show", and doesn't have the surrealism of shows like "The Drew Carey Show", but it's not supposed to.

It's a sitcom. Sitcoms work exclusively in stereotypes. There's the jock, the popular guy, the political girl, the dumb girl, the dork, the pretty girl.. what else do you need? If I wanted to spend the time, I could break this down into archetypical Greek Theatre characters, but, a) I'm lazy, and b) it's "Saved by the Bell", for the love of pete! The show is nothing but purely mindless entertainment. Absolutely no thought needs to be brought to the table. Even "Full House" required more input (at least from the viewpoint of McLuhan's 'hot media' v. 'cold media' theory) than "Saved by the Bell".

This comment? More effort than was needed to enjoy "Saved by the Bell". Reading and writing.


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