Confession: I can quote large chunks of dialogue from far too many episodes of “Saved By The Bell,” mainly because I’ve seen them at least three times a piece. If you were a preteen in the ’90s, you probably wished you went to Bayside, too—the school where football stars did ballet and main characters could freeze time, just because. Who can forget the episode where Jessie Spano gets hooked on caffeine pills? Or where the gang becomes a superstar band thanks to their hit “Friends Forever”? So I was pretty excited that today BuzzFeed brings us “13 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Saved By The Bell.’” After the jump, my five favorite bits of info. Well, besides the tidbits Dustin Diamond released about all the hooking up that went on behind the scenes. Keep reading »
On Tuesday, Elizabeth Berkley joined former “Saved by the Bell” co-star Mario Lopez on “Extra” to promote her new book. And, oh, how I love what she tweeted about the experience. “I’m so excited, I’m so excited—I’m so … scared.” Classic television. [PopWrap] Keep reading »
Elizabeth Berkley is reaching out to teens the same age as her famous “Saved by the Bell” character, Jessie Spano — with a new self-help book for young girls.
Berkley, now 38, has just penned a book for young adults called “Ask Elizabeth” — which she’s hoping will open up a dialogue for teens coping with body and self-esteem issues.
“For a long time I had thought that something like this should be out there and it’s something I wish I had,” Berkley tells TooFab of her book and online forum of the same name, adding “I can’t save every girl from going through highs and lows, that’s life, but I can at least arm them with tools to navigate.” Read more… Keep reading »
Screech does porn, AC Slater hosts Miss America pageants, and Jessie Spano writes self-help books. Yes, Elizabeth Berkley is writing a “self-esteem handbook for teen girls.” Penguin Young Readers Group is expected to publish the 37-year-old’s musings next spring. This one’s certainly a head-scratcher! “Saved By The Bell” went off the air in 1993 — like, when today’s current crop of teens came screaming out from between their moms’ legs. OK, maybe Berkley really is a self-help guru. Still, the whole world has seen her nakeybits in the (not particularly well-received) film “Showgirls,” which may, uh, damage her credibility in some circles.
Besides, I’m not totally sure I’d want to take advice from someone whose most famous flick has set an all-time record for Razzie awards. But what do y’all think? [Yahoo] Keep reading »
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Jessie Spano has got a huge geometry test to study for, not to mention rehearsals with her band, Hot Sundaes. Jessie is, like, stressing out. How is she going to get enough studying in, with all those precious hours wasted sleeping at night? That’s what drugs are for right? To help you stay up? Particularly that evil drug known as caffeine! This, of course, is the gripping plot of “Saved By The Bell”‘s best episode, “Jessie’s Song,” which climaxes when Zack finds out Jessie’s been popping pills and maniacally singing “I’m So Excited.” But in case you forget the finer plot points of this edgy episode, blogger Nathaniel James created this handy infographic! Sing along with Jessie in the clip after the jump… [Nathanial James via Flavorwire] Keep reading »
Because he wants to give you nightmares for the rest of your life, Dustin “Screech” Diamond has shared all his sordid “Saved by the Bell” stories in his new book, Behind the Bell. And because I’m way too lazy to read the tell-all, thankfully someone else has and pulled out the juiciest bits. Let’s start with the most disturbing information. Dustin claims to have a big penis and says he has put it inside more than 2,000 women. “I’m not Screech. I’m cool,” he says. “I follow no man, and women find me irresistible.” If anyone ever said that to me with a straight face, I would probably barf on him. [11Points]
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Well, this is really sad, you guys. Dustin Diamond, the twerp who played dorky Screech on “Saved By The Bell,” appeared on Fox News yesterday to promote his book, Behind The Bell
, a tell-all about the dirt behind the scenes of the ’90s teen sitcom. I don’t know whether to feel more disturbed by his geometric facial hair, his strange Dr. Evil laugh, or his obvious bitterness over his former castmates’ (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez) relative success. You may remember several years ago when Diamond faced foreclosure on his home in Port Washington, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee, and sold t-shirts
for $15 with “I paid 15 dollars to help Screeech [sic] save his house” emblazoned on the front. He explained he had to include an extra “e” in Screeech because of copyright laws. Later it came out that his house was never at risk for foreclosure and the whole thing had been a publicity stunt! This wasn’t quite as bad as the publicity stunt he pulled later that year when a sex tape — probably leaked by him — showing him ejaculating on an apple pie hit the internet. The guy’s such a hot desperate mess, the juiciest “dirt” in his tell-all seems to be that cast members allegedly took steroids while doing the show. “You can see about 25 pounds of growth,” Diamond screeches, referring to Gosselaar, who happened to star on the series and its spin-off between the ages of 15-21 when guys tend to, you know, grow a lot. Dudes, I think I smell a bestseller. [via BuzzFeed
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“Saved By The Bell” fans: Prepare to have your minds blown. Adding to the too-long list of porn spoofs
that have rolled out of Porn Valley as of late, now there’s “Saved By The Bell XXX.” Shockingly, it looks trashy and
“Your favorite characters from Bayside High are 18 and going WILD! Will Zack’s schemes work? Will Slater stop being a girl-crazy Bubba? Will Lisa and Screech hook up? Pick up a copy and find out!!!!!”
A real X-rated masterpiece, surely. Here’s hoping the theme song isn’t stuck in your head all day, as it is mine. Can someone shoot me? Keep reading »
“Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford would always talk about how they’re ’70s kids. And now, I’m thinking about how I’m really a ’90s kid. My ideas come from things that I didn’t notice were trends at the time, like seeing my sister wear Via Spiga and watching ‘Saved by the Bell.’”
– Designer Alexander Wang [W Editors' Blog] Keep reading »
Who cares about the “Saved By The Bell” reunion? Think “Saved by the Bell” sexual union instead. Yes, the folks at Hustler are hard at work on a porn parody of our friends at Bayside High: “This Ain’t Saved by the Bell XXX.” Noooo! I don’t want to see Mr. Belding call Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley, pre-“Showgirls”) into the principal’s office for a spanking. Or Kelly Kapowski perform a strip routine on a pole at The Max, seductively removing her Keds and cutoff jean shorts. Or Screech getting shoved in his locker naked! Come to think of it, I bet they could get Dustin Diamond to participate after all. Point being: I’m so excited … I mean … I’m so scared! This was my childhood, dammit!
After the jump, more ’80s and ’90s television shows we have a feeling will soon go XXX. Keep reading »