Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Saved by the Bell: Interesting facts

Hi Lovelies!

It's 11:15pm on a Tuesday night and I am sitting here watching "Saved by the Bell" on Netflix.

 Now, I know I am not the only one who still watches this show, right? And I know I am not the only one who watched the "Saved by the Bell" movie on the Lifetime channel (Please tell me that I am not the only one).

Anyways, I thought I would be fun to find some interesting facts about the show, so I did a quick search on imdb. com and found quite a few interesting facts and an awesome video. So, here we go!!!

Saved by the Bell: Interesting Facts--


Though Kelly was scripted as Zack's girlfriend for the show, the actress who played the role of Lisa, Lark Voorhies, was Mark-Paul Gosselaar's real-life girlfriend up to and during the Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style (1992) movie for three years, according to several interviews given by Gosselaar. 

The set of the school was never struck down completely after the show stopped production. It has been used and redressed on many shows that air on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon since then, such as So Raven (2003) and iCarly (2007). 

 Elizabeth Berkley originally auditioned for the role of Kelly Kapowski and was turned down in favor of Tiffani Thiessen, but the producers liked Elizabeth so much that they created the Jessie Spano character especially for her to play. 

 In every show the same classroom was used just rearranged for the subject being taught.

 Mark-Paul Gosselaar had to dye his hair blond every two weeks while the show was in production. 

 Although the five friends were supposed to be the same age, Dustin Diamond was actually 12 years old when the series started. Elizabeth Berkley was 17 and the rest were all 15. Only Diamond was still at high school age at the end of the series. 

 One of the degrees in Mr. Belding's office is for Kung Fu. It is above the filing cabinet next to his desk. 

 Before the candidates for the role of Kelly Kapowski were whittled down to two (Tiffani Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley), the third finalist was Jennie Garth. Garth would go on to star in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), along with Thiessen and Saved by the Bell (1989) guest star Tori Spelling

 The series is notorious for frequently introducing new characters who subsequently disappear in later episodes. Some of the more glaring examples of characters who fall victim to this trend are Jessie's new stepbrother, Eric Tramer (Joshua Hoffman), who, after making peace with the gang and agreeing to live with Jessie permanently, is never seen or spoken of again; Violet Bickerstaff (Tori Spelling), Screech's girlfriend, who disappears mid-way through season 3; and Laura (Jennifer McComb), a homeless girl and Zack's love interest from the two-part Christmas episode, who is to live with the Morris family until her father finds a job, but who is never seen or referred to after these episodes. However, the most obvious example is Tori Scott (Leanna Creel), who transfers to Bayside at the beginning of season four and appears sporadically throughout the season, but she disappears before the graduation episode. Her fate was never revealed. 

On February 4, 2015, original cast members Elizabeth Berkley, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Dennis Haskins, Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen appeared in a reunion sketch on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014). The sketch featured Fallon as a student at Bayside High, with the show's original sets reused and many of its most famous moments spoofed, including Berkley's infamous "I'm so excited!" line from the episode Jessie's Song. However, Dustin Diamond and Lark Voorhies' did not appear. Diamond's absence was alternately explained by a previous work engagement (he was doing a comedy show on that day), his recent arrest in Wisconsin after a bar fight where he was accused of non-fatally stabbing a man, and his poor relationship with the rest of the cast. Voorhies' representative said she was hugely busy with work and did not participate because she had no time.


 Both Dustin Diamond (Screech Powers) and Tori Spelling (Violet Bickerstaff) shared their first on-screen kiss while on the show.

So, I have to ask this: Did you watch Saved by the Bell?

Good night!!

~Angie

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