History Trivia / SavedByTheBell

14th Jan '17 7:50:01 AM PF
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* OldShame: Mark-Paul Gosselaar originally considered "Running Zack" to be his personal favorite episode of the series. However, in November of 2016, he changed his opinion of it. Calling it insensitive to Native Americans and also apologizing for it.

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* OldShame: Mark-Paul Gosselaar originally considered "Running Zack" to be his personal favorite episode of the series. However, in November of 2016, he changed his opinion of it. Calling it He apologized, stating that the episode was insensitive to Native Americans and also apologizing for it.Americans.
14th Jan '17 7:47:18 AM PF
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* BigNameFan: Creator/JimmyFallon.

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* BigNameFan: Creator/JimmyFallon.Creator/JimmyFallon is a ''huge'' ''Saved by the Bell'' fanboy and has used his clout as a late night comedy show host to invite Mark-Paul Gosselaar onto ''Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'' ''in character as Zack Morris'', complete with blonde hair, high-top sneakers, acid-washed jeans, a [[{{TheNineties}} 1990s-style]] shirt, and of course, Zack's classic "brick" cell phone (Zack even managed to plug Gosselaar's then-new show ''Series/RaisingTheBar''). Fallon then arranged for a ''Saved by the Bell'' reunion, which took place in the form of a photo shoot. Fallon would later get Gosselaar, Thiessen, Lopez, Berkley, and Haskins' help to recreate the series (complete with the Bayside set and the actors made up to look like their former '90s selves) in a sketch that featured Fallon playing [[RememberTheNewGuy a never-before-seen member of the gang]].
3rd Jan '17 3:32:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** 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.

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** Sort of with Slater. He was originally envisioned as a white John Travolta Creator/JohnTravolta 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.



* OldShame: Mark-Paul Gosselaar originally considered "Running Zack" to be his personal favorite episode of the series. However, in November of 2016, he changed his opinion of it. Calling it insensitive to Native Americans and also apologizing for it.



** Producers were keen on ''Saved by the Bell'' as a title, but weren't sure that it was already copyrighted. Until it could be verified, the working title was ''As the Bell Rings''.

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** A then-unknown Creator/AngelinaJolie was considered for Kelly.
* WorkingTitle:
Producers were keen on ''Saved by the Bell'' as a title, but weren't sure that it was already copyrighted. Until it could be verified, the working title was ''As the Bell Rings''.
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).
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