Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)
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The Gift 

After Screech gets struck by lightning, he gains the ability to see into the future, and Zack uses him to cheat on a mid term exam.

Director:

Dennis Erdman

Writers:

Sam Bobrick (creator), Bennett Tramer
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Zack Morris
Mario Lopez ... A.C. Slater
Dustin Diamond ... Samuel 'Screech' Powers
Tiffani Thiessen ... Kelly Kapowski (as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen)
Elizabeth Berkley ... Jessie Spano
Lark Voorhies ... Lisa Turtle
Ed Alonzo ... Max
Dennis Haskins ... Mr. Richard Belding
John Moschitta Jr. ... Mr. Testaverde (as John Moschitta)
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Storyline

After Screech gets struck by lightning, he gains the ability to see into the future, and Zack uses him to cheat on a mid term exam.

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Plot Keywords:

cell phone | future | mobile phone | See All (3) »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When Slater tells Zack to order a pizza for him, Zack orders it with mushrooms, anchovies and hot peppers. See more »

Quotes

Kelly: You guys might be right. I think we should cut gym and hit the books. I mean, this test is gonna be no piece of cake.
Lisa: Cake? Who has cake?
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Soundtracks

Saved by the Bell
written by: Michael Damian, Rich Eames, Scott Gale, Larry Weir, Tom Weir
performed by: Michael Damian
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Can Lightning Strike Twice?
13 April 2021 | by JSirroSee all my reviews

After getting struck by lightning Screech can predict things 30 seconds into the future. Zach uses this knowledge to make wagers with Slater. Getting caught after Screech's power runs out as he bets Slater he will ace the history midterm.

Looking back this is one episode I remembered fondly as I liked the psychic element to the episode. Along with one of my favorite scenes, when Screech and Zach are in the bathroom making fake phone calls to pull last minute strings to fix the midterm.

This is the first episode we are introduced to Zach's phone, it's a concept for the era of the show for a high schooler to have a portable phone like he does. It added a cool factor. Also showed his ham radio, hence what started Screech getting electrocuted in the first place.

Overall, an enjoyable episode which ties all the characters in, in a very cool way. Shows Slater and Zach's rivalry along with his love interest in Kelly

Score: 9.1/10.0.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1989 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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