This past week, Jimmy Fallon reunited part of the Saved By The Bell cast. It was a magical and unexpected reunion of some of the cast members. The other day, the Brooklyn Cyclones, a minor league baseball team announced that they too will have a Saved By The Bell Night. Players will wear Saved By The Bell themed uniforms.
It has been twenty-two years since Saved By The Bell last aired. So it wasn’t like it was celebrating a milestone anniversary. I guess that is what makes it so different and unique. Jimmy Fallon himself has been putting out hints about this for quite some time. Even with random appearances from Zack Morris.
I must admit, I didn’t start watching Saved by The Bell from day one. I heard about it one day in fourth grade, and decided to be cool and watch it, and never really looked back.
The show has cheesy music, corny hairstyles, and clothes, but those where the days in the late 80’s early 90’s. Girls dressed respectfully, and actually looked their age.
I think everyone could relate to Zach Morris (Mark-Paul Gossler) and the world around him. He had the beautiful girlfriend, Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Amber Thiessen). The nemesis to Zach was A.C. Slater (Mario Lopes) along with his opinionated girlfriend Jesse Spano (Elizabeth Berkley). Finally you have the odd couple of Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) and Screech (Dustin Diamond).
Bayside High, the school where the show took place, was the High School everyone wanted to attend. Even the MAX, the afterschool hangout place was the coolest place to be.
Thanks to NetFlix, you can now re-watch every episode from Saved By The Bell and relieve some of your childhood.
This sort of reminds me of how Boy Meets World, turned into a spinoff series of Girl Meets World. Saved by the Bell did try to do a spin-off with Screech being an assistant to Mr. Belding the Principal at Bayside High.
Every generation has shows that help re-live their childhood. When the shows come up on 10, 15, 20, and even 25 year anniversaries, you realize how far time has come and makes it feel like yesterday when you were watching the show.
Music has changed, and so have the styles of Saved By The Bell. Although history has been known to repeat itself, and maybe the classic styles of Bayside High will return back to fashion from time to time. I know they have been trying to come back with the fanny pack. If you don’t know what it is, please look for old pics of Hulk Hogan. He was king of the fanny pack. Although don’t tell him how bad he looks with it on.