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Recap / The Nostalgia Critic S 1 E 25

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Release: August 25, 2008

Series: Saved by the Bell (1989-1993)

This review contains examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: When Casey Kasem says fate was waiting outside Zack's door, meaning a man with the last name Fate.
  • Analogy Backfire:
    Zack: Why couldn't the white man and the Indians get along?
    Chief Henry: Why can't the Arabs get along with Israelis? And why can't I get along with my ex-wife?
    Critic: ...Did he just compare the battle of Arabs and Israelis to his ex-wife?? (sigh) Okay...
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  • Artistic License – Awards: After Zack's racially insensitive "family roots" report:
    Critic: And the award, for most awkward, racially insensitive moment in Saturday morning history goes to... Saved By the Bell!
  • Big Word Shout: "OOOIIIIIILL!!!"
  • Description Cut: When The Critic notes that Elizabeth Berkley stars as Jessie in the series, he mentions that she was also in the NC-17-rated Showgirls.
    Jessie: Auctioning off dates is sexist flesh peddling and should be strictly forbidden.
    (cue footage of Showgirls)
  • Die Laughing: While setting up the clip of Zack's bizarre hairstyle and outfit, he warns the audience that this clip has been known to kill people from being so funny.
    Critic: Just remember to breathe: Inhale, and exhale.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • After asking how many times you can break up with the same person before they become a psycho stalker, the Critic whispers "three".
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    • "I remember when I dressed up as a female Irish janitor to record things in the girls' locker room! Why don't you just forget I ever said that?"
  • Not Helping Your Case:
    Critic: That's right kids, just remember: OIL. IS. EVIL. I mean, what the hell do we need oil for anyway? ...Oh yeah to run our cars. But there's tons of other natural energy resources to run our cars! Like solar! ...Which is practically nonexistent. So there's hybrid! ...Which is far too expensive for anyone to afford. But there's electric! ...Which is still in the developing stages. So for the time being I guess we're stuck with... oil. EVIL, NASTY OIL! It kills ducks.
  • Overly Long Gag: The Critic laughing hysterically at Zack's ridiculous hairstyle/outfit in one episode.
  • Review Ironic Echo:
    Critic: But if I was to sum up this show in one word, I would say that it's...
    Kelly: Dumb.
    Slater: Stupid.
    Lisa: Crazy.
    Jessie: Dangerous.
    Screech: Stinks.
    Critic: And then some.
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  • Unintentional Period Piece: In-universe. He notes the oddity that the show feels like one for the '80s, despite being from the '90s.

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