The following are {{trivia}}l facts relating to ''Series/SavedByTheBell''.
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* AbilityOverAppearance[=/=]WhatCouldHaveBeen: 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.
* 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 of ''Film/TheParentTrap''.
* 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 jar rather strongly with the 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).
* HeyItsThatGuy: The "[[VerySpecialEpisode No Hope with Dope]]" episode at the end featured outgoing NBC programming genius Brandon Tartikoff as himself.
** [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Donna Martin]] transferred over from West Beverly for a few episodes.
** [[Series/KingOfQueens Carrie Heffernan]] was Zach's boss/love interest when he was working at the beach during the summer.
** Screech's cousin? Then-Indianapolis Colts quarterback (and current coach of the San Francisco 49ers), Jim Harbaugh.
** Hardcore NFL fans will recognize Bob Golic (who played Mike) as a defensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns during the 1980s (or for being the older brother of fellow defensive lineman and ''Mike and Mike in the Morning'' co-host Mike Golic).
** Hey, Ginger is Veronica Vaughn from ''Film/BillyMadison''.
*** Not to mention who knew that [[Film/MortalKombat Sonya Blade]] went to Bayside?
* 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, the former 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.
* PlayingAgainstType: Most people that know Mr. Belding is a very strict but a kindhearted person. However, in one particular episode, "The Yearbook", he was more than willing to restrain Zack while Slater was gonna punch him. [[spoiler: Zack got out of it with his classic Time Out power, and boy did Belding learn the hard way that he can't be sadistic without consequences.]]
* RetroactiveRecognition: Viewers will instantly recognize Stacey Carosi for her later role as Carrie Heffernan from ''Series/TheKingOfQueens''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Susan 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.