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Saved by the Bell: Jimmy Fallon’s Campaign to Reunite the Cast

Saved by the BellWe all have two kinds of favorite shows. Some you proclaim to the world because it’s widely agreed that they’re quality programming. And then, there are the guilty pleasures. These are the shows that you love even though you know they aren’t very good. Well, late-night host Jimmy Fallon isn’t afraid to admit that Saved by the Bell is his personal guilty pleasure and he wants to see the cast reunite.

Saved by the Bell actually began as a Disney Channel sitcom called Good Morning, Miss Bliss. It revolves around a sensible teacher (Haley Mills) who instructs students like Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), “Screech” (Dustin Diamond), Lisa (Lark Voorhies), Nikki (Heather Hopper), and Mikey (Max Battimo). (Some notable students in the pilot are played by Jaleel White, Brian Austin Green and Jonathan Brandis.) The school’s principal is Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins) and the maintenance supervisor is Mylo Williams (T. K. Carter).

The show was cancelled after 13 episodes and NBC acquired the rights to revamp the series. A few characters were kept (Zack, Screech, Lisa, and Mr. Belding) and the new show, Saved by the Bell, began focusing on the students. Students Kelly (Tiffani Thiessen) and “Jessie” (Elizabeth Berkley) were introduced as longtime friends of the original characters and a new transfer student, A.C. (Mario Lopez), rounded out the group.

The show lasted for five seasons and was a cornerstone of NBC’s Saturday morning programming. The show ended in 1993 but many in the cast reunited for two made-for-TV movies — Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style and Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas — and a short-lived primetime spin-off series, Saved by the Bell: The College Years. A new group of students populated the Saturday morning spin-off Saved by the Bell: The New Class.

If it comes together, will you watch the Saved by the Bell reunion?

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The original Saved by the Bell was a very popular show in its day and continues to do well in syndication. Though it’s very dated and filled with simplistic plotlines, the show’s beloved by kids today and many who grew up in the late 1980s and early 1990s. One of those fans is the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

A few weeks ago, Fallon announced that he was making it his mission to reunite the cast of Saved by the Bell for the show’s 20th anniversary. He encouraged viewers to sign his online petition to support the effort. The campaign kicked off on March 27th and Haskins appeared to say he was ready and willing.

On April 4th, Voorhies said she’d be up for a reunion. And then, in an homage to the “Save the Max” episode, Fallon held a (mock) telethon. Just when things weren’t going well, Lopez stepped in to save the day and committed to the reunion. You can check out the video clips below.

Who will be next? Diamond might be an easy “get” but what about Gosselaar, Thiessen, and Berkley? Can Fallon pull it off? If he does, will a New Class reunion be next?

 

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Victoria May 3, 2012 at 9:45 am

I love Saved by the Bell. I also watched it when it was Good Morning, Miss Bliss. I hope he pulls it off and all the cast members come back. I will seriuosly watch the Reunion if it happens!!!

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ana hurcadi August 5, 2009 at 10:48 am

I would love to see the Saved by the Bell reunion!!! Oh my God this was and still is my favorite show, i always watched all the episodes!! Please do come back Saved by the Bell!!

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Noah June 25, 2009 at 10:37 am

A New Class Reunion might be hard there were to many cast changes that there wasn’t one steady cast

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foodpimp May 31, 2009 at 8:10 am

man, i am so watchin this, if jimmy pulls it off. i loved saved by the bell, never missed an episode, from the early disney show, good morning miss bliss, the show itself, the 2 movies, and the college years. i have wanted to see a reunion for awhile now. now, once jimmy pulls this off, i think he should reunite fresh prince of bel-air.

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Melanie May 13, 2009 at 7:04 pm

This has been a long time coming! Saved By the Bell is awesome. . . if 90210 could make a comeback (with only 2 original cast members-which I think should have been more), surely I know that this show can be a hit again.
of course some things would have to be tweeked to accomodate for the years that have passed, STILL, this is wonderful.

To the cast: Guys, please do this . . . please show these silly new-age bubble gum teen shows how a real hot show is made.

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Lauren May 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

I Want the saved by the bell reunion to go ahead it would be amazing!!

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Anonymous May 6, 2009 at 7:38 pm

lets do it we cant wait i even have my daughter watching reruns of the show

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Single Russian Lady April 30, 2009 at 10:03 am

hahaha. And what did they expect from it? a worldwide fame? the persons who are interersted in it – are the old bones who have nothing to do. People now have no time to see such a bosh. we are in constant moving trying to improve our life and do as many as we can.

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