Funny / Saved by the Bell

  • In the Close Encounters Of The Nerd Kind episode...
    • "President...Pee Wee Herman...*Pee Wee Herman laugh*"
    • The reporter/Air Force spy guy.
    • The whole bit with Screech staying at Zack's house and saying his night time prayers. Also a bit of Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
    • The entire running gag with the radio signals in Screech's new fillings. Especially the radio ad for some weird Deep South-themed restaurant.
      AD: "...For country eatin' there's no beatin' Billy-Joe-Bob's House O' Possum!"
  • In "The Video Yearbook," Zack chews Screech out for putting Kelly in the dating video service along with every other girl at Bayside - thus leading her to get lots of calls from other guys.
    Zack: You are the stupidest person ever to walk the Earth!
    Screech: Well, you hired me; what does that make you?
    • Later on, when they are thinking up ways to stop the guys from calling:
    Screech: Why don't we just go into their houses, dressed up as phone repairmen, and take all their phones at once?
    Zack: Why don't you make a hungry shark happy?
  • In "Model Students", when the girls discover that they were used in a calendar without their permission.
    Jessie: You didn't have the right!
    Kelly: You didn't ask permission!
    The other two glare at her.
    • There are only eleven girls on the swim team so they had to put Belding's face on another body...
      Jessie: That is my body!
      • Her anger at Slater over the calendar:
    Jessie: You want me in a bathing suit, you got me!
    Slater: Now, wait a min—*hits in the head with a calendar*
    • Even better, this exchange:
    Jessie: We're just going to have to take this up with Mr. Belding.
    Slater: Don't you mean Miss December?
    *She takes a menacing step forward, to which he cowers back and covers his head in response*
    • The first scene mentioned is immediately followed by a professional photographer asking to do a spread with the girls - after seeing the calendars. He asks Zack where he can find them and Zack says he'll have to get permission first. The girls immediately smile sweetly and say "sell those calendars, Zacky."
  • Jessie's Not So Above It All moments:
    Screech is being sent to spy on Valley's cheerleading squad
    Jessie: No, why would we stoop so low?
    Lisa: To win.
    Jessie: Take notes.
  • Kelly has a wonderful Not So Above It All moment too. Zack gets her a friendship ring and whenever cute guys say hi to her, he holds up Kelly's hand and angrily says "see the ring!". Kelly gets annoyed with Zack for doing this so many times. Then a cute girl says "Hi, Zacky" and Kelly angrily says "see the ring!"
  • When they strike oil by digging on the football field.
    Jessie: This is what happens when Man interferes with the natural environment.
    Slater: It was a chick digging the hole, okay.
  • Zack has been trying to get ahold of Kelly on the phone all day.
    Zack: Every time I call, her parents say she's washing her hair. Who washes their hair eleven times a day?
    Slater: (beat) You do.
  • Zack using his "time out" to cheat at the glee club competition. During the time out he has Screech play a tape of another glee club singing, but the tape messes up and the glee club ends up having to lip synch to very fast and very slow versions of "When the Saints Go Marching In." They then cover up by saying it was their impression of a Glee Club tuning up. What makes it funnier is that they still end up getting third place.
  • "I'M SO EXCITED! I'M SO EXCITED! I'M, SO... SCARED!"
  • During the "Miss Bayside" episode, when Kelly, Lisa and Jessie are all angry at each other for entering the contest, Kelly and Jessie have this exchange:
    Jessie: Can you please hand me my towel, please?
    Kelly: Sure! *Throws it at her face*
    Jessie: What does that mean?
    Kelly: It means you're a hypocrite! Talking me out the pageant and then you entering it yourself!
    Jessie: Excuse me, but I entered the pageant because the politics behind it have changed. But I wouldn't expect you to grasp that; your idea of politics is limited to "Who won the election on Sesame Street?"
    • Aside from Tiffani (Kelly's) own Corpsing at her comment, this also counts as a Crowning Moment of Awesome for Elizabeth/Jessie.
    • Also, in the same episode, Zack decides to throw things into a frenzy by entering Screech as a contestant.
    Mr. Belding: You can't enter a man in the beauty contest!
    Zack: Well, I'm not entering a man. I'm entering Screech.
  • At the end of the SAT episode, Zack and The Max waiter James conspire to get the former out of his advanced placement classes, so the latter dressed as a man from the testing corporation, Stanley Alan Taylor (complete with a fake beard, which of course Belding doesn't recognize him in) and fool him into believing Zack will eventually experience burnout from the classes. After Zack is called into the office and while Belding tries to convince him to drop the courses, James' beard falls off and he frantically places it back on while his actor tries to keep from laughing. The audience, who already were enjoying the scene, go wild after it does, and even Mark-Paul himself can't help but crack a smile of two.
  • The gang discover Kelly's boyfriend with another girl and decide to track him down for further proof. Kelly meets with Screech who admits what's going on, Kelly thrown.
    Kelly: How could he do this?
    Screech: (sobbing) I don't know, Kelly! Men are such fools! I hope I never become one!
  • The "All In the Mall" episode is one big CMOF. These particular scenes stand out:
    Screech: That way, when the bad guys come by, they won't recognize me.
    Slater: The only place you wouldn't be recognized is in a nuthouse.
    Lisa: Don't be so sure.
    • All of the gang decide to spend the night in a sporting goods store in order to get tickets to a U2 concert and end up in a large tent. This is what happens when the mall shuts down for the night:
    Slater: Can you please move? Your foot is on my hand.
    Zack: Hey! Your hand is on my foot.
    Lisa: It's dark in here!
    Screech: That's alright, my darling; I have X-ray vision.
    *Lisa punches Screech and he cries out a loud "Ow!"*
    Lisa: And get rid of that stupid costume!
  • In the episode where Kelly brought his baby brother. Zack hides him while in French class, where the baby starts to cry, and has to pretend he's trying to speak French. The teacher has the whole class repeat him. Then he just heard Kelly injured himself during cheer practice.
    Zack: Kelly did what?!
    Class: "Kelly did what?!"
    • "Screech you got a dummy, you dummy!"
  • "Save The Max" deserves a mention. Some of the best moments include:
    • Screech's complete cluelessness about The Beatles (after seeing a poster of them on the radio station studio wall).
    • Kelly's radio show, called Kelly Desire, which was supposed to be a romantic show with like-themed music. What type music does Screech play that still sets him in a romantic mood? Loud, heavy metal acid rock. Kelly even face palms in reaction to perfect the scene.
    • Screech's horror-themed radio show, where he narrates with a ghoulish Peter Lorre voice, which sounded an awful lot like Gollum.
    • Screech's...eerily-on-the-mark impersonation of Al Bundy at the Save The Max telethon.
    • How Screech ended up discovering the radio station to begin with:
    Zack: Hey, Screech! I thought I knew every hiding place in this school. Hey, how did you find it?
    Screech: Oh, a bully dumped me down the garbage chute. [Beat] Someday, I'm gonna get even with that girl.
    • The whole bit with young teen-Hippie Mr. Belding's mooning butt in the 1960s-era school newspaper.
    • When trying to figure out how to tell Slater he stunk on the radio, Screech suggests waving a skunk in front of him. Zack says that's actually a good idea. And for the rest episode everyone's critique of Slater's performance suggests waving a skunk in front of him.
  • "Rockumentary" is easily one of the funniest episodes, in part due to its giant helping of Narm:
    • The "gang's" singing voices.
    • Their "hit" songs, "Did We Ever Have a Chance", "Love Me Now" and of course, "Friends Forever".
    • The "guest appearances" of Michael Jackson and Madonna (read: Really bad impersonators).
    • Zack as Vanilla Ice. Even the Nostalgia Critic couldn't get enough of it.
    Zack: "*angry* I look like 'Mr. Madonna'!"
    • "And on keyboards...Pope John Paul?!"
    • After the band breaks up, Lisa ends up as one of the gladiators, Lethal Lisa, on U.S. Gladiators, where she was such a brutal warrior, that she beat up everyone, including the audience.
  • As seen in a few earlier episodes with Mr. Belding addressing the students over the intercom. They pay him the utmost respect:
    Mr. Belding: Hello, students. This is your principal and your fearless leader, Mr. Belding.
    *students all groan loudly*
    Mr. Belding: Thank you.
  • Many of the gang's Noodle Incidents:
    • Zack sneaking the girls into a drive-in movie, only for him to to forget the trunk key. Even better, it was a Japanese movie, to which he tries to defend his actions by saying that he tried to read the subtitles as fast as he could.
    • Screech's "affectionate" gestures for Lisa (writing "I love you" in chocolate syrup on her mother's white couch, shaving the same thing into his hair and standing outside if her bedroom window, that eggplant sculpture he made of her, etc.)
    • Zack and Screech in general (when the former gets a great idea, the latter ends up naked on a bus, naked in a jar full of jellybeans, with his tongue stuck to a moving airplaine, when he tied him to the roller coaster tracks...)
  • In "Slater's Friend", after the gang has discovered that Slater's pet lizard, Artie, has died, this is Jessie's knee-jerk reaction on what to do note :
    "Should we try CPR?!"
    *the rest of the gang, even Screech, give her a look of "Really?"*
    "...Bad idea."
  • Zack's campaign video from "The Election" deserves a mention, which includes him standing next to pictures of Rocky, Madonna, George H.W. Bush and his head poorly pasted onto Timmy's body. There's also footage of Mikhail Gorbachev and Fidel Castro "advocating" for Zack in their respective languages as well as black and white footage of teenage girls screaming for The Beatles. In his own words, he says, "Wherever there's trouble, that's where I'll be." And his slogan: "Zack Morris: Why the Heck Not?"
    • "He's making a mockracy of demockery!"
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