When I first wake up in the morning, I turn on the TV and watch Zack Morris, Kelly Kapowski, and Screech get up to mischief. Saved by the Bell, an American teen sitcom created by Sam Bobrick grabbed the hearts and imaginations of America’s youngsters. It was aired on NBC during the period of August 20, 1989 – May 22, 1993. And now, more than a quarter-century later, the once-panned adolescent sitcom has become a cultural phenomenon, still airing in syndication. The series, and primarily focused on light-hearted comedic situations between high school friends and their principal.
NBC has chosen to bring back Bayside High. The network revealed plans to remake Saved by the Bell. The classic ’90s comedy that followed characters Zack Morris, Kelly Kapowski, A.C. Slater, and Screech through high school, in September 2019. (and, eventually, college and adult life). The show will premiere on NBC Universal’s new streaming service, Peacock, which was launched in July 2020.
The second season of Peacock’s Saved by the Bell revival was launched on November 24 and reunited original cast members Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley-Lauren, Mario Lopez, and Lark Voorhies. All five participated in the first season of the program, albeit Voorhies’ Lisa Turtle were living in Paris at the time. She spoke with her former Bayside High classmates through video chat.
Next season of Saved by the Bell, which consists of ten 30-minute episodes, will also follow the children as they prepare to compete in the Southern California School Spirit Competition. Daisy (Haskiri Velazquez) is resolved not to be distracted by “Bayside bullshit,” but when an attractive new student is chosen student council vice president, she finds herself in over her head. Continue reading the article to know all you need to know about the show.
Lisa Turtle Is Back In Saved by the Bell
On October 29, Peacock published a first look photo of Lark Voorhies, who will reprise her role as fashionista Lisa Turtle in the revival. Lisa, who is dressed in a hot pink suit and seated in what appears to be her own fashion design studio, appears to have earned quite a name for herself. We’ve contacted Peacock to find out how long Voorhies and her character will be on the show, and we’ll update this piece when more information becomes available. Meanwhile, welcome back, Lark!
Here’s Your First Glimpse at the Original Cast of Saved by the Bell
Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley Lauren), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Thiessen), and Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) team up once more!
Mac (Mitchell Hoog) sees the tournament as an opportunity to finally come out from under his father’s shadow. In the aftermath of his parents’ divorce, Jamie (Belmont Cameli) leans on Lexi (Josie Totah), while Lexi struggles to be a more understanding girlfriend; Aisha (Alycia Pascual-Pea) seeks a new outlet after football is canceled; DeVante (Dexter Darden) finds love with a rich Bayside girl; and Slater (Lopez) and a newly single Jessie (Berkley – Lauren) grow closer despite their tumultuous romantic past.
The only original cast members who did not appear in Season 1 of Saved by the Bell were Dustin Diamond and Dennis Haskins. Diamond, who was in discussions to participate in Season 2, died in February of cancer.
Josie Totah was cast in Saved by the Bell as Lexi, who is described as “a gorgeous, sharp-tongued cheerleader and the most popular girl at Bayside High, who is both revered and feared by her peers.” Totah, who came out as transgender in 2018, getting to portray a transgender teenager on TV in a role that wasn’t only about her identity was a great opportunity. “She’s at the theatre, she’s nasty, and she happens to be transgender. I can’t wait for people to be able to see themselves in that light on screen.”
What Is the Show, Saved by the Bell All About ?
According to the official summary, Zack Morris, now the governor of California, gets into trouble for shutting too many low-income high schools. So he comes up with a new strategy to move afflicted pupils to higher-performing schools, one of which is, you guessed it, Bayside High.
The sitcom followed a group of high school students and their principal, although it was largely on Zack Morris and five of his best friends. The series revolves around their daily interactions at high school, as well as their relationship with their principal, Mr. Belding, but it also addresses serious subjects such as drug usage, homelessness, mortality, and women’s rights. The series is a funny teen sitcom that is both instructive and sincere.
Real World Issues
Season 2 of Saved by the Bell: The New Class had Bayside High students experimenting with alcohol. Lindsay Warner and Tommy D both get intoxicated at a frat party. To make matters worse, Tommy D. is involved in an accident while under the influence of alcohol. But this isn’t the only time we see Mr. Belding’s pupils get drunk. In the seventh and final season, we watch their successors get drunk during finals week and suffer the consequence. As a result, Katie Peterson insults Liz Miller and kisses another guy. Tony Dillon injures his arm while fleeing the cops. Maria Lopez was arrested and spent the night in jail. Eric Little gets arrested, but his parents bail him out.
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Liz was not arrested just because she puked in a bush. Years before the New Class encountered alcohol, Zack Morris and his buddies were involved in a vehicle accident as a result of illegal drinking during Homecoming. Slater, like Tommy D. and Tony, was harmed as a result of drinking. This was the most severe topic in the franchise, with everyone advising viewers not to drink and drive… or not to drink throughout their adolescence.
The New Class episode “Boundaries” addressed a major issue: ABUSE. For example, when Rachel Meyers goes on a date with a popular Cal U student, he displays his rage against her. On their next date, though, he grabs her arms and she fights back, leaving bruises on her arm. This was the first time Saved by the Bell addressed such a serious topic. Rachel eventually exposed his true colors and stopped the relationship.
In Jessie’s Song, Jessie Spano misused drugs during finals week. However, in The New Class, Jessie’s replacement, Katie Peterson, overused medications to repair a shoulder injury so she could compete in the major competition. Nicky Farina, her lover, rescued her. Which shows every Bayside student the price drug abuse pays.
The first trailer of Saved by the Bell was published on April 16th. We don’t get to see Zack or Kelly, but we do get to see Slater and Jessie. Slater teaches gym at Bayside High School, where Zack and Kelly’s son and Jessie’s son attend. Some jokes are made regarding how long ago the original program aired. Justin Bieber is referred to as “old” at one point. But all in all I would like to state that everyone must watch this entire show in their lifetime to experience something new and extraordinary.