Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell (1989)

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Continuity mistake: In the 1st season (the Ms. Bliss episodes), Zack mentioned to Screech in one episode that he had good news for Screech's brother. But in the Bayside episodes, Screech confirmed being an only child (specifically said in the episode "Slater's Sister").

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Continuity mistake: During 8th grade in one episode, Zack talks to Ms. Bliss about having had to use his sister's bike for a project. In high school, many episodes have Zack being an only child (further proven several times when Derrick Morris would tell Zack that "he and his mother were more important than his job").

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Factual error: It seemed like they had several senior years in the show? They had The Prom year when Kelly, Jesse, were there. Then they had senior year when Tori was on the show when they did the senior Class Rings.

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Suggested correction: Actually the first senior year was going to be the end of the show. However they wanted to add another season so they had a second senior year and added the new character.

twstr988

Mr. Belding: Go to class, learn something.

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Trivia: During the final 2 seasons of Saved by the Bell, most notably the season with Tori and the one following it, look for actor Casper Van Dien in the background of some episodes. He appeared in many scenes throughout the final 2 seasons as a random background extra, most notably in the locker hallway scenes. This was before he made it big in Hollywood.

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No Hope With Dope - S3-E21

Question: At the start of the episode "No Hope With Dope", Lisa runs into the hallway with exciting news, and Zack responds to Lisa using a sentence ending with "you'll crack your makeup." The audience (primarily young females) starts screaming and cheering very loudly to that line. I am trying to understand what about that "crack your makeup" line was there to scream and go ga-ga about.

Answer: Zack is always good for a sarcastic jibe. Lisa was written as the most fashion and make-up conscious of the Bayside High girls. She was also portrayed as serious and somewhat prissy. The "crack your makeup" comment was a throwaway line. Zack was suggesting Lisa doesn't often get overly excited for fear of having to reapply her face. The line is met by laughter and screeches from largely adolescent female audience that seem out of proportion to the humor. "Saved By the Bell" audiences were rather prone to such excessive ebullience for no apparent reason. The reaction didn't last long, and the scene moved on quickly.

Michael Albert

Yeah that doesn't make any sense.

Answer: If there is a reference to "cracking" make-up, the inference would be that the person piles it on or simply wears way too much make-up; the more make-up is caked (or piled) on, the less of the person's real face is visible. The implication is that deep down (i.e, underneath all the make-up), the person's face is actually UGLY.

KeyZOid

Zack and Lisa are friends (in fact the briefly date in one episode). He is definitely not calling her ugly. After re-watching the episode, it seems like some of the girls in the audience loved Lisa and wanted to cheer her in when she entered a scene. It happens another time when she walks in and it sounds like these same girls scream as soon as she enters the shot.

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