The 11 Most Memorable Episodes Of Saved By The Bell
When the cast of Saved By the Bell signed up for the show even they didn’t know they were involving themselves in what would become one of the most iconic pop culture shows of the ’90s. As of August 20, 2017 it will officially be 28 years since the show made its debut after switching to California from Indiana in Good Morning, Miss Bliss and adding some key characters, and all this time later the show still resonates with its loyal fans. It may have been naive and extremely cheesy, yet it remains a beacon for all ’90s kids and its popularity secured two spin-offs and two television movies. As we all know, however, the original Saved By the Bell was the best and here are the 11 Most Memorable Episodes of its incredibly short 4 season run from 1989-1993.
11. “The Fabulous Belding Boys” S2, E15
While the show is cheesy and innocent, especially in comparison to the problems of youth today that many show’s portray, Saved By the Bell had its sincere and heartfelt moments, and one of the most memorable was thanks to the episode “The Fabulous Belding Boys.” All through the show Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins) tries to be friends with the kids but also has to be the one to scold them every time something goes wrong, which made the gang very happy to be introduced to Mr. Belding’s younger, cooler, “surfer-dude” brother. Aside from the fact his name is Rod and Mr. Belding’s is Richard making them Rod and Dick, they are complete opposites. As Rod Belding steps in to substitute teach he gives the kids the grades they want and allows their “senior class trip” to be a whitewater rafting trip; however, he quickly ditches them for a hot airplane stewardess, leaving Mr. Belding to step in. This episode shows us that although Mr. Belding has to be the one to punish the kids when they screw up, it also shows how much he really cares about them.
10. “The Fight” S4, E1
Just because Saved By the Bell was an innocent ’90s show did not mean there wasn’t violence and in “The Fight” Zack and Slater actually come to blows in the hallway. This episode is so memorable because, although it is unlikely that such different people would form such a strong bond as best friends in the first place, it works, and it is also interesting because, although best buds Zack and Slater have competed over a girl before, for some reason they cannot settle this one without getting angry enough to hit each other. With a joke usually hidden around the corner in this show, there was nothing about funny seeing our two favorite guys hitting each other over a girl in what was a shockingly realistic conflict.