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16th Jan '16 1:26:06 AM Anddrix
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** Because they're teenagers and teenagers are stupid. [[ViewersAreMorons Also viewers]].

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** Because they're teenagers and teenagers are stupid. [[ViewersAreMorons Also viewers]].viewers.
8th Jan '14 7:16:27 AM orrink
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** I was also puzzled by the episode I just saw where Kelly seems to lead both Zach and Slater on in a dance contest when Casey Kasum appears. They both compete over her and rather than choose one, she decides to go along with their idea to both dance for her and choose the better dancer
8th Jan '14 7:10:38 AM orrink
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** He was a nerd who's friends were among the most popular kids in school. I'd say that's a pretty good deal for him and he got the protection of Slater and Zach against bigger bullies
8th Jan '14 7:09:03 AM orrink
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** I don't think the geeky kids got pushed around or bullied that much, they were just pigeonholed by the popular kids into being a subservient class. I thought what was funny was that nerds were so identifiable by their dress and use of glasses.
14th Jul '13 9:57:09 PM doornik1142
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** All flaws aside, Saved by the Bell had no dirty jokes, almost no violence of any kind (I can only recall one episode where a main character got in an on-camera fistfight), and its morals were very kid-friendly. Every episode was an aesop about how Cheating is Bad, Stealing is Bad, Bullying is Bad, Pollution is Bad, Drugs are Bad, etc. People forget that as much of an asshole as Zack could be, he usually got his comeuppance and learned a lesson by the end of the episode. Or he just went on a zany yet harmless scheme. The show wasn't perfect, but I could think of a lot of shows from that time that were arguably worse influences on a child.
30th Jan '13 6:17:57 PM lizziec1993
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*** Los Angeles high schools in the 70's only had one hallway, everyone live in the schools, friends with the Principle, over the top Type 1 HollywoodNerds?

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*** Los Angeles high schools in the 70's only had one hallway, everyone live in the schools, friends with the Principle, Principal, over the top Type 1 HollywoodNerds?
17th Oct '12 1:28:25 PM MartyD82
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* Why was this show so popular with parents? I can't imagine ANY self-respecting parent wanting her kid to emulate its six main characters (especially Zack). And yet, during the 90's, parent groups and conservative Christian groups all raved about it. This made no sense to me even as a kid.
27th Jul '12 1:16:11 PM blueranger
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* "Model Students", how exactly did Screech get those pictures? Are we supposed to buy that all eleven girls on the swim team posed sexily conveniently enough for him to snap them from a distance? And the wide Colgate smiles they all have, yeah [[SarcasmMode that's likely]]. And for the twelfth picture, they didn't think of asking another girl to pose for them as opposed to sticking Belding's head on Jessie's body?
29th Jun '12 5:32:04 PM awesomesauce
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** Yeah because [SarcasmMode Zack was such a great and decent guy and these kids were all great upstanding people]

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** Yeah because [SarcasmMode [[SarcasmMode Zack was such a great and decent guy and these kids were all great upstanding people]people]]
29th Jun '12 5:29:50 PM awesomesauce
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* It's been noted by more than one person that, were this not a comedy, Zach would be on trial for multiple counts of fraud, trespassing, breaking and entering, destruction of public property, and quite possibly felony burglary. There'd also be mention made of kidnapping, forgery and extortion. And let's be honest, for as charismatic as he is, Zack has had his fair share of detentions (the ones he shows up for, anyway), and cut more than a few classes. It wouldn't look good for him.

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*** Los Angeles high schools in the 70's only had one hallway, everyone live in the schools, friends with the Principle, over the top Type 1 HollywoodNerds?
* It's been noted by more than one person that, were this not a comedy, Zach Zack would be on trial for multiple counts of fraud, trespassing, breaking and entering, destruction of public property, and quite possibly felony burglary. There'd also be mention made of kidnapping, forgery and extortion. And let's be honest, for as charismatic as he is, Zack has had his fair share of detentions (the ones he shows up for, anyway), and cut more than a few classes. It wouldn't look good for him.



** Well there was one episode where Zach was "bought" by an overweight girl in one of those dating auction things. He spent a lot of time making excuses for why their date had to be pushed back, until she caught him in one of his lies and he gets chewed out for being such a dick. IIRC the episode ends with them dancing together.

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** Well there was one episode where Zach Zack was "bought" by an overweight girl in one of those dating auction things. He spent a lot of time making excuses for why their date had to be pushed back, until she caught him in one of his lies and he gets chewed out for being such a dick. IIRC the episode ends with them dancing together.


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***Except no she didn't. There was one episode were she was actually worried about the possibility of having to wear glasses. But was able to avoid it.


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** Yeah because [SarcasmMode Zack was such a great and decent guy and these kids were all great upstanding people]
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