The following are {{trivia}}l facts relating to ''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
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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.
* AbsenteeActor: Elizabeth Berkley did not appear in the "Rockumentary" or "All in the Mall" episodes due to a knee injury she suffered and the episodes' respective plots wouldn't be able to be written around her injury. This also explains why she is seen with a bandage on her knee in a few of the Malibu Sands club episodes.
* 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''.
* TheCastShowoff: Some episodes let Mario Lopez show off drumming and wrestling skills. Not to mention his dancing skills. And his ''[[ShirtlessScene bod]]''.
* ChannelHop: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] in a way. The original ''Good Morning, Miss Bliss'' pilot aired on NBC in 1987, before the network passed on it. Eventually, it was picked up by Disney Channel, which would air the series for one year in 1988-89, before cancelling it. The show then made its way back to NBC, where it was retooled as ''Saved by the Bell'', and the rest is history.
* DawsonCasting:
** 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.
** Elizabeth Berkley ("Jessie") was somewhat of a borderline case, as she was 17 when her character was introduced, pushing her to around 20-21 by the time the series wrapped (playing a high school senior).
** This was also averted in the spin-off. All the teen characters were played by actual teens although a couple did push into the twenties towards the end and only Lindsey [=McKeon=] graduated the same year as her character.
* 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).
* FakeMixedRace: Zack's out of nowhere Indian heritage is the focal point of one episode. Afterwards, it never brought up again. Ironically, Mark-Paul Gosselaar ''is'' mixed race, just not part-Native American (he is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo_people part-Indonesian]] on his mother's side).
* IAmNotSpock: All of the actors have gone through this at some point. Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies, and Dennis Haskins in particular never escaped their most famous role. Of the three, Diamond is the only one who hasn't embraced this. ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' tainted Elizabeth Berkley's career and has been Spocked as Nomi Malone instead. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, and Tiffani Thiessen, on the other hands, found success after the show ended.
* TheOtherDarrin: Zack's dad was re-cast in the retooled series.
* 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.
* 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''.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: As it started in 1989 and ended in 1993, it is chronologically the latest example of an identifiably [[TheEighties '80s]] program.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** 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.
** Zack and Lisa were supposed to become an item after "The Bayside Triangle", but after receiving complaints from ''[[MalignedMixedMarriage parents]]'' of viewers, the storyline was ultimately aborted.
* YouLookFamiliar: Minor characters Scud and Ox were played by the same actor.