The ‘Saved by the Bell’ cast’s craziest sexcapades
Love triangle: A new tell-all book claims Tiffani-Amber Thiessen romanced both Mario Lopez and Mark-Paul Gosselaar on the hit TV series. Our favorite blondie Zach, portrayed by Mark-Paul Gosselaar, is actually a the show to deal with more important issues but Standards and Practices vetoed Lark Voorhies and Mark-Paul Gosselaar dated in real life, guys!. Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano and Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater on "I insisted that we needed to start dealing with more important issues than we had in the past, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris and Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly In , Thiessen and Lopez started dating after filming the episode.
From toSaved by the Bell captured the hearts and minds of America's youth. And now, still airing in syndication more than a quarter-century later, the once-critically panned teen sitcom has become a cultural phenomenon. Here are 22 things you might not know about Saved by the Bell. Slater to the cast, and shifting the focus away from the teachers to create the Saved by the Bell audiences came to know and love. If you include the episodes formerly known as Miss Bliss, only Gosselaar and Diamond hold this distinction.
Diamond is also the only original cast member to appear as a regular in all Saved by the Bell spinoffs and movies. While the role ultimately went to Thiessen because, of course it didthe producers liked Berkley so much they created the character Jessie Spano specifically for her. Despite having the role of Jessie written expressly for her, Berkley wasn't always a fan of her literally buttoned-up persona. I'm sorry, but at 16 you don't want to be the girl in the one piece with baggy shorts. The couple dated for three yearsincluding during the filming of Saved by the Bell: Gosselaar, a natural brunette, became well acquainted with bleach during his years on Saved by the Bell.Tiffani Thiessen Plays 'Kiss, Marry, Ditch' With Bayside High Boys on 'GAA'
I haven't dyed my hair since Looking back, I guess it does qualify. In an interview with MarkPaulGosselaar. We were very restricted. It had to be a very clean show, all the way around.
After filming Saved by the Bell's final season, but before the episodes aired, NBC decided to double their episode order, a move that would require re-signing the entire cast.
While the majority of the cast renewed their contracts, Thiessen and Berkley refused. To solve the lack of female lead—and love interest for Zack—problem, the show introduced a new character, tough girl new student Tori Scott played by Leanna Creel.
With no explanation, Tori joined the gang and Kelly and Jessie were never mentioned again. Until graduation, that is. The show's finale, which featured the crew's high school graduation, was filmed before Thiessen and Berkley's exit. So Kelly and Jessie appear in their caps and gowns alongside their best buds. Dubbing it "The Tori Paradox," Klosterman explained: On paper this seems idiotic, borderline insulting, and—above all—unreal.
But the more I think back on my life, the more I've come to realize that the Tori Paradox might be the only element of Saved by the Bell that actually happened to me.
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Whenever I try to remember friends from high school, friends from college, or even just friends from five years ago, my memory always creates the illusion that we were together constantly, just like those kids on Saved by the Bell.
However, this was almost never the case. Whenever I seriously piece together my past, I inevitably uncover long stretches where somebody who retrospectively seemed among my closest companions simply wasn't around. I knew a girl in college who partied with me and my posse constantly, except for one semester in she had a waitressing job at Applebee's during that stretch and could never make it to any parties.
And even though we all loved her, I can't recall anyone mentioning her absence until she came back. And sometimes I was the person cut out of life's script. Eric Dane whom you probably know best as Grey's Anatomy's Dr. But we won't give any further credence to such a preposterous notion. You can't make this stuff up.
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Also hosted by Casey Kasem. Stories of Life, Love and Dreams That Do Come True, wrote that he envisioned the substance being speed, but that it had to be watered down. I wasn't pleased about it—after all, the average caffeine pill was the equivalent of a cup of coffee, if that, so we might as well have had Jessie get addicted to earl grey, or breaking into the Max to snort coffee grounds.
But hey, we had to start somewhere. There was even the Saturday-morning version of a DUI episode, when Zack drove Lisa's mom's car with the gang all piled in after drinking at a party The difference between a.
And the reason there was a whole episode devoted to the death and subsequent "burial by flush" of Slater's pet chameleon?
It was supposed to be a dog. So that's a fun fact. It was my decision and I made a mistake. No offense to Leanna Creel, but there was obviously something inherently appealing about the six actors viewers had practically grown up with—Gosselaar, Diamond, Lopez, Thiessen, Berkley and Voorhies—staying together.
That chemistry did, in fact, translate off-screen. Hanging out together after shooting wrapped for the day "created a bond," Haskins remembered, "that I think showed up on the show. We had a lot of firsts together. Sometimes the girls would gang up on the guys. Tiffani and Elizabeth would hate me, and then they'd hate Lark because Lark was talking to me, and Mario was supposed to side with someone.
All that stuff you did in high school, like, 'How could you talk to him?
Absolutely," Thiessen put it more modestly. Did I have fun as a teenager? I did, but it wasn't documented.
But then again, I didn't abuse the privilege of being a somewhat public figure. After which, they apparently couldn't remembered where they had parked. It wasn't all the gossip stuff—it was pretty simple," Haskins remembered what was, in fact, an easier time for young stars to have a little privacy. Yeah, you're going to have crushes, you're going to date each other.