History Trivia / SavedByTheBell

1st Dec '16 5:41:23 AM PF
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* DyeingForYourArt: Mark Paul Gosselaar is a natural brunet but bleached his hair to play Zack. He had to have touch-ups every two weeks to hide his dark roots.
* EditedForSyndication: ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'' has only ever aired in syndication as ''Saved by the Bell: The Junior High Years''. The changes include replacing the original opening and closing credits with those from ''Saved by the Bell'' (only subbing in the different actors for the opening), adding in a {{cold open}} to each episode with Zack Morris as {{narrator}} (to bridge the two effectively separate continuities) and switching out the incidental music with the more familiar synth stings (which is jarring as the show has a more laid-back and subdued atmosphere).

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* DyeingForYourArt: Mark Paul Mark-Paul Gosselaar is a natural brunet but bleached his hair to play Zack. He had to have touch-ups every two weeks to hide his dark roots.
* EditedForSyndication: ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'' has only ever aired in syndication as ''Saved by the Bell: The Junior High Years''. The changes include replacing the original opening and closing credits with those from ''Saved by the Bell'' (only subbing in the different actors for the opening), adding in a {{cold open}} to each episode with Zack Morris as {{narrator}} (to bridge the two effectively separate continuities) and switching out the incidental music with the more familiar synth stings (which is jarring as the show has a more laid-back and subdued atmosphere).
1st Dec '16 5:38:59 AM PF
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* BigNameFan: JimmyFallon.

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* BigNameFan: JimmyFallon.Creator/JimmyFallon.
1st Dec '16 5:38:03 AM PF
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** Zack and Slater were going to be bitter rivals for Kelly's affections, as seen in initial episodes. However, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez were good friends on set, and their natural chemistry led to the writers turning the two of them into best friends. Slater's eventual romance with Jessie likely stemmed from this.



** Zack and Slater were going to be bitter rivals for Kelly's affections, as seen in initial episodes. However, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez were good friends on set, and their natural chemistry led to the writers turning the two of them into best friends. Slater's eventual romance with Jessie likely stemmed from this.
* RecycledSet: The hallway/locker area set, originally built for the show's first incarnation as ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'', never got destroyed, and has been reused in many high school based shows. It was last used as the school set for ''Series/ICarly'' and ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' after ''[[Series/ThatsSoRaven That's So Raven]]'' used it before.

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** Zack and Slater were going to be bitter rivals for Kelly's affections, as seen in initial episodes. However, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez were good friends on set, and their natural chemistry led to the writers turning the two of them into best friends. Slater's eventual romance with Jessie likely stemmed from this.
* RecycledSet: The hallway/locker area set, originally built for the show's first incarnation as ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'', never got destroyed, and has been reused in many high school based shows. It was last used as the school set for ''Series/ICarly'' and ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' after ''[[Series/ThatsSoRaven That's So Raven]]'' ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' used it before.
4th Oct '16 11:26:20 AM PF
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** Producers were keen on ''Saved by the Bell'' as a title, but were sure that it was already copyrighted. Until it could be verified, the working title was ''As the Bell Rings''.

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** Producers were keen on ''Saved by the Bell'' as a title, but were weren't sure that it was already copyrighted. Until it could be verified, the working title was ''As the Bell Rings''.
4th Oct '16 11:21:52 AM PF
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** Averted. Most of the actors were fifteen when they were cast and it was actually the other way around with Dustin Diamond - who was only twelve. Peter Engel apparently didn't realise he was so young at first.

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** Averted. Most of the actors were fifteen when they were cast and it was actually the other way around with Dustin Diamond - Diamond, who was only twelve. Peter Engel apparently didn't realise realize he was so young at first.
4th Oct '16 11:21:01 AM PF
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** Producers were keen on ''Saved by t'he Bell' as a title, but were sure that it was already copyrighted. Until it could be verified, the working title was ''As the Bell Rings''.

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** Producers were keen on ''Saved by t'he Bell' the Bell'' as a title, but were sure that it was already copyrighted. Until it could be verified, the working title was ''As the Bell Rings''.
4th Oct '16 11:20:33 AM PF
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** The infamous Tori episodes in Season 4. The network ordered an additional set of episodes after they had wrapped, but Elizabeth Berkley and Tiffani Amber Thiessen had other commitments. Thus Leanna Creel was cast as a replacement character called Tori.
** Zack and Slater were going to be bitter rivals for Kelly's affections, as seen in initial episodes. However Mark Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez were good friends on set, and their natural chemistry led to the writers turning the two of them into best friends. Slater's eventual romance with Jessie likely stemmed from this.

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** The infamous Tori episodes in Season 4. The network ordered an additional set of episodes after they had wrapped, but Elizabeth Berkley and Tiffani Amber Tiffani-Amber Thiessen had other commitments. Thus Leanna Creel was cast as a replacement character called Tori.
** Zack and Slater were going to be bitter rivals for Kelly's affections, as seen in initial episodes. However Mark Paul However, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez were good friends on set, and their natural chemistry led to the writers turning the two of them into best friends. Slater's eventual romance with Jessie likely stemmed from this.



* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Viewers will instantly recognize Stacey Carosi for her later role as Carrie Heffernan from ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''.
** A few sharp-eared ones might even recognize that Stacey's father is [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]].
** Patrick Fabian, who plays the professor that Kelly would controversially date during ''The College Years'', would go on to greater recognition as Howard Hamlin in ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. Additionally, he played the lead in the film ''Film/TheLastExorcism''.
** Casper Van Dien, Scott Wolf and Denise Richards were all featured extras on several episodes.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Mark Paul Gosselaar and Lark Voorhies were a couple for three years.

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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Viewers will instantly recognize Stacey Carosi for her later role as Carrie Heffernan from ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''.
** A few sharp-eared ones might even recognize that Stacey's father is [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]].
** Patrick Fabian, who plays the professor that Kelly would controversially date during ''The College Years'', would go on to greater recognition as Howard Hamlin in ''Series/BetterCallSaul''. Additionally, he played the lead in the film ''Film/TheLastExorcism''.
** Casper Van Dien, Scott Wolf and Denise Richards were all featured extras on several episodes.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Mark Paul Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Lark Voorhies were a couple for three years.



** Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for Kelly, as Jessie Spano did not yet exist when the show was being created. Although they cast Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly, they liked Elizabeth's audition so much they created Jessie to give her a role on the show. After Tiffani and Elizabeth, the third actress in the running for Kelly was Jennie Garth.

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** Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for Kelly, as Jessie Spano did not yet exist when the show was being created. Although they cast Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly, they liked Elizabeth's Berkley's audition so much they created Jessie to give her a role on the show. After Tiffani Thiessen and Elizabeth, Berkley, the third actress in the running for Kelly was Jennie Garth.



** Producers were keen on 'Saved By The Bell' as a title, but were sure that it was already copyrighted. Until it could be verified, the provisional title was 'As The Bell Rings'.
* YouLookFamiliar: Minor characters Scud and Ox were played by the same actor.

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** Producers were keen on 'Saved By The ''Saved by t'he Bell' as a title, but were sure that it was already copyrighted. Until it could be verified, the provisional working title was 'As The ''As the Bell Rings'.
Rings''.
* YouLookFamiliar: Minor characters Scud and Ox were played by the same actor.actor (Troy Fromin).
29th Sep '16 11:17:58 AM fearlessnikki
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Lisa Turtle was written as a JewishAmericanPrincess with the auditions calling for white females only. Lark Voorhees (African American) got the part based on the strength of her audition.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: AbilityOverAppearance:
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Lisa Turtle was written as a JewishAmericanPrincess with the auditions calling for white females only. Lark Voorhees (African American) got the part based on the strength of her audition.audition.
** Sort of with Slater. He was originally envisioned as a white John Travolta type. When they couldn't find the right actor, producers opened casting to black, Latino and Asian actors too - and Mario Lopez won the part.



* ActorAllusion:
** Slater's dancing and drums skills. Prior to ''Saved by the Bell'', Mario Lopez was a dancer and "drummer" during the first three seasons of ''Series/KidsIncorporated'', something Jimmy Kimmel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRUVu5GcOfw had a little fun with]] during Lopez' ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' appearance.
** The first episode of ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'' has a character ask if she's speaking with Miss Bliss, or her evil twin. This is a reference to Hayley Mills' appearance in ''Film/TheParentTrap''.

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* ActorAllusion:
** Slater's dancing and drums skills. Prior to ''Saved by the Bell'', Mario Lopez was a dancer and "drummer" during the first three seasons of ''Series/KidsIncorporated'', something Jimmy Kimmel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRUVu5GcOfw had a little fun with]] during Lopez' ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' appearance.
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ActorAllusion: The first episode of ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'' has a character ask if she's speaking with Miss Bliss, or her evil twin. This is a reference to Hayley Mills' appearance in ''Film/TheParentTrap''.



* TheCastShowoff: Some episodes let Mario Lopez show off drumming and wrestling skills. Not to mention his dancing skills. And his ''[[ShirtlessScene bod]]''.

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* TheCastShowoff: Some episodes let Slater's dancing and drums skills. Prior to ''Saved by the Bell'', Mario Lopez show off drumming was a dancer and wrestling skills. Not to mention his dancing skills. And his ''[[ShirtlessScene bod]]''."drummer" during the first three seasons of ''Series/KidsIncorporated'', something Jimmy Kimmel [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRUVu5GcOfw had a little fun with]] during Lopez' ''Series/DancingWithTheStars'' appearance.



** Averted. The actors playing the main characters match their ages, though Screech may have skipped a grade or two somewhere. It's most noticeable in the ''Miss Bliss'' episodes when he's a full head shorter than everyone else in the grade.

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** Averted. The Most of the actors playing the main characters match their ages, though Screech may have skipped a grade or two somewhere. It's most noticeable in the ''Miss Bliss'' episodes were fifteen when he's a full head shorter than everyone else in they were cast and it was actually the grade.other way around with Dustin Diamond - who was only twelve. Peter Engel apparently didn't realise he was so young at first.



* DyeingForYourArt: Mark Paul Gosselaar is a natural brunet but bleached his hair to play Zack. He had to have touch-ups every two weeks to hide his dark roots.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** The infamous Tori episodes in Season 4. The network ordered an additional set of episodes after they had wrapped, but Elizabeth Berkley and Tiffani Amber Thiessen had other commitments. Thus Leanna Creel was cast as a replacement character called Tori.
** Zack and Slater were going to be bitter rivals for Kelly's affections, as seen in initial episodes. However Mark Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez were good friends on set, and their natural chemistry led to the writers turning the two of them into best friends. Slater's eventual romance with Jessie likely stemmed from this.



** Casper Van Dien, Scott Wolf and Denise Richards were all featured extras on several episodes.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Mark Paul Gosselaar and Lark Voorhies were a couple for three years.
* SleeperHit: The show became enormously popular almost overnight. When it had been on the air for only four weeks, a survey revealed that 50% of teenage girls in America were watching it. In its heyday it frequently attracted more viewers than ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' - the number one rated primetime show at the time.



** As noted in AbilityOverAppearance, Lisa was originally going to be a JewishAmericanPrincess.
** Dean Susan [=McMann=] was a very fun character, but alas, she joined the recurring cast of ''The College Years'' very ''late'' into its run, as the show was nearing cancellation. If the show had lasted more than one season, she would have surely continued to play a larger role.

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** As noted in AbilityOverAppearance, Lisa was originally going to be a JewishAmericanPrincess.
** Dean Susan [=McMann=]
JewishAmericanPrincess. Before Lark Voorhies was a very fun character, but alas, she joined the recurring cast of ''The College Years'' very ''late'' into its run, cast, Lisa's backstory was going to be that her parents had moved to California from Long Island.
** Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for Kelly,
as Jessie Spano did not yet exist when the show was nearing cancellation. If being created. Although they cast Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly, they liked Elizabeth's audition so much they created Jessie to give her a role on the show had lasted more than one season, she would have surely continued to play a larger role.show. After Tiffani and Elizabeth, the third actress in the running for Kelly was Jennie Garth.


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** Producers were keen on 'Saved By The Bell' as a title, but were sure that it was already copyrighted. Until it could be verified, the provisional title was 'As The Bell Rings'.
26th Jun '16 2:14:41 PM MickJamesSupaFreak
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* BigNameFan: JimmyFallon.
12th Jun '16 10:16:31 AM PF
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Saved by the Bell'' was the leader, and spawned multiple clones (including ''Series/CaliforniaDreams''), leading NBC to cancel all its cartoons, give half of Saturday Morning to a new version of the ''Today'' show, and the other half to the ''Saved by the Bell'' clones.
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