main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Amph "Saved By The Bell" Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by Moviefan2k4, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Moviefan2k4

    Moviefan2k4 Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 29, 2009
    [​IMG]

    Note: I do not wish to discuss the cast members' personal misdeeds and such, so please bear that in mind. Thanks.

    I've been a fan of this show since childhood, and noticed there was already a thread for it, but it hadn't been updated in years. I recently bought the "Complete Collection" box set plus the two movies on DVD; now I'm just waiting for a great deal on "The College Years".

    Say what you will about the "cheese factor" and such, but I miss shows like this today. So much passing for "comedy" on mainstream TV now is crass and crude, with very little imagination. All the main characters on "Saved By The Bell" represented a certain stereotype, but unlike today's programs, the actors and writers embraced such things instead of fearing them. Zack was the schemer with a heart of gold, while Kelly served as the voice of reason, and Slater was the guy everyone wanted backing them up. Lisa was the fashion queen, Screech the comic relief, and Jessie the intellectual with a dash of paranoia. All of them worked together like a big family, and I really wish they'd make stuff like this now without treating the viewers stupidly.
     
  2. dp4m

    dp4m JCC Playoff Pick 'Em Winner, Also a Narc star 10 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Nov 8, 2001
    I'm so excited!
    I'm so excited!
    I'm so... scared...

    And this is why she took up pole dancing...
     
  3. Deputy Rick Grimes

    Deputy Rick Grimes Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Registered:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Screech was awesome
     
  4. Moviefan2k4

    Moviefan2k4 Jedi Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Yeah, I just finished watching the "Wedding in Las Vegas" movie. I'd forgotten about him getting yanked into that pink limousine like a cartoon. [face_rofl]
     
  5. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

    Registered:
    Mar 12, 2005
    ... and then he went on to do scat porn.
     
  6. dp4m

    dp4m JCC Playoff Pick 'Em Winner, Also a Narc star 10 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Nov 8, 2001
    True story: bachelor party in Overland Park, KS since that's where both my fraternity brother and his wife were from. So we find out that Screech is doing a stand-up routine there and all 12 of us go and are the vast majority of people there. So we invite him to the rest of the bachelor party, like inviting Jake Lloyd to Hat Villa, but he doesn't show up. He did talk with us a good while though...
     
  7. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

    Registered:
    Nov 21, 2002
    So exactly like inviting Jake Lloyd to Hat Villa. :(
     
  8. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

    Registered:
    Mar 14, 2004
    that was just the warm-up. when frieda invites him to the c vii hat villa he's going to remember the last time and he'll really feel the pressure. somewhere around c xiii a middle-aged jake lloyd will finally crash our party.
     
    dp4m and JoinTheSchwarz like this.
  9. Space_Wolf

    Space_Wolf Jedi Master star 3

    Registered:
    Mar 13, 2007
    That was one of my favourite shows as a teenager. I didn't realise how much I missed it until recently when I came across one of those silly quiz things which told you which character you were most like. I came out as Screech, which isn't surprising. I think Zack was my favourite, though. I'm not aware of any misdeeds concerning the actors, but then I don't tend to follow what actors do outside of their roles. Sometimes, I think it's better not to know.

    Edit: Had a look for them on Amazon and found the Complete series. May purchase it. The College Years is only available as a US import, so it wouldn't work on my DVD player, which is a shame.
     
    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha likes this.
  10. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Mar 9, 2003
    I randomly see this show on Sunday mornings on channel 002 or 003 and I always tune in if I'm just relaxing. Probably a year or so ago, I collected all the Funko Pop figures. They were hard to find when I learned of them after the fact. I found one or two of them on clearance. What's funny is probably a few months after getting them all my wife and I were at a Dave and Buster's - esque establishment, and they had probably 20 of each figure in exchange for tickets won from playing the establishment's games.
     
  11. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

    Registered:
    Feb 27, 2013
    That's not funny.
     
  12. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Strange funny, not haha funny. They were definitely charging a premium as you would expect. I don't remember the math, but you'd probably have to spend $30-$50 to get enough tickets to get just one, when one retailed for $10 or less.
     
  13. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

    Registered:
    Feb 27, 2013
    You found them on clearance, so they clearly don't sell. D&B probably got a great deal, so it's not even strange.
     
  14. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

    Registered:
    Jul 13, 2008
    ****ed up to necro an MF2k4 thread without posting some giant stupid screed where you fail to understand the basic philosophical underpinnings of your own belief system and/or laud an openly queer actor that you would've approved of the intense psychological torture of.
     
    CT-867-5309 likes this.
  15. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

    Registered:
    May 31, 2004
  16. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Mar 9, 2003
    My Memories on Facebook remind me that 2 years ago today I found the Lisa Pop at the FYE Wyoming Valley Mall and Kelly at the FYE Stroud Mall. I ultimately bought Slater and Jesse on Amazon on August 28, 2016 after 3 months of searching.

    It all started when my wife gifted me Zack and I think I found Screech at and FYE in Philly.
     
  17. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

    Registered:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Ah, that's where he's working now? Sad.
     
    TiniTinyTony likes this.
  18. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

    Registered:
    May 22, 2000
    Saved By The Bell: Civil War

    [​IMG]
     
  19. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

    Registered:
    Nov 12, 2012
    I watched all of this, it was oddly fascinating (also good chance I saw it as a kid). Seems like it was made in Season 1 times and they promo the Saturday morning lineup. Also ALF is in it!

     
    Juliet316 likes this.
  20. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jan 12, 2001
    That video was the re-branding from "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" to "Saved by the Bell."

    ...I've wasted my life.

    Amazing.
     
  21. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

    Registered:
    Nov 12, 2012
    I heartily disagree because I love TV factoids like that. So, oh! So in continuity this is the adventure that takes them from the Miss Bliss show to Saved by the Bell show (which, in the end of the special, they realize that they too are part of the Saturday morning lineup). Very trippy adventure, probably why they never talked about it again.
     
    Juliet316 likes this.
  22. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Today Show asks Mario Lopez to look back on the most unforgettable “Saved by the Bell” episodes — and weigh in on where A.C. Slater would be now!
     
    Juliet316 likes this.
  23. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Check out Funny or Die's Zach Morris is Trash series. It's quite humorous.

     
    BigAl6ft6 likes this.
  24. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

    Registered:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Hello fellow Saved By the Bell aficionados. SBTB is back in two ways, but I'm sure you already know. For those who don't...

    1) Zack to the Future Podcast
    -> Mark Paul Gosselaar and Dashiell Driscoll, of the Zack Morris is Trash series, have come together to recap one episode a week in an hour long podcast format. Mark has never watched them so he's seeing them for the first time and remembering things from back in the day. Special guests like the actor that played Max and one of the writers add insight and interesting behind the scenes stories that add to this fun trip down memory lane.

    Note: Episodes are available on Hulu and Peacock so you can watch and refresh your memory before listening to the podcast. If you're on Hulu, the first season is the Miss Bliss season. They skip that and start with "Season 2" which, at the time I'm typing this, they have just finished up and they're about to start Season 3 with "The Prom".

    2) Saved By The Bell (reboot)
    This new series on Peacock starts off by combining the less fortunate students of Douglas High with the new exciting opportunity of going to Bayside High with the rich kids. The show focuses on three kids from Douglas and three from Bayside. No spoilers, but certain students are related to original cast members. Zack, Kelly, Slater, and Jessie are back to reprise their roles as key cast members in this series. This new take on the series feels fresh with a little bit of camp, a dash of nostalgia, some borrowed storylines from the original series combined with some new well written jokes. (Thankfully, there is no laugh track).

    Note: A free Peacock account let's you watch the first episode, while premium gives you access to the entire series. (Premium plus lets you download them to your device.) There are 10 episodes and I'm currently 7 in. Some are stronger than others, but overall I'm enjoying the ride. I'm surprised the amount of heart that exists in these episodes as well as the humor. I'm very pleasantly surprised and it's definitely worth your time IMO.
     
    Diggy likes this.
  25. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

    Registered:
    Feb 27, 2013
    I disliked the first half of the first episode that much i nearly switched off, but glad I stuck with it. As cubby says there is a lot of heart In this.
     
    TiniTinyTony likes this.