Let’s be clear about two things: Lifetime’s behind-the-scenes movie about the making of “Saved by the Bell” is going to be a hot mess and I am going to watch the shit out of it. The first clip from the upcoming TV movie — airing September 1 — hit the web today, and for the love of Mr. Belding, I seriously cannot handle the casting. The actors are all so WEE. I mean, I know that Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Amber (never forget) Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, etc. were all in their teens when they started the show back in the late-’80s, but they looked way more mature than the fools Lifetime has playing them. Seriously, the dude playing Mark-Paul/Zach looks like a 10-year-old with a Maltese on his head. He’s giving me major douchechills, which is totally the opposite of what Mark-Paul did to me all those years ago. Kudos to the music department though — Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” is a classic. [Death + Taxes]
The world asked and “Dancing With the Stars” delivered! On last night’s episode, Elizabeth Berkley not only jived to The Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited,” but she started the dance by acting out the classic “Saved by the Bell” scene in which she confesses to her dance partner that she’s addicted to “jive pills.” She’s so … scared! And this is SO EPIC. [Entertainment Weekly]
Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jessie, Lisa, and yes, even Screech. Our favorite high school gang taught us countless lessons about friendships, hardships, and the most confusing of all — love.
“Saved by the Bell” isn’t just an iconic ’90s TV show; it spoke to a generation. The show dealt with real teen issues (I’m so excited, I’m so excited … I’m so scared, Zack!) and matters of the heart. From Zack and Kelly’s breakups and makeups to Slater and Jessie’s whole ‘opposites attract’ M.O., look back at all the love lessons they taught us back in ’93. You’ll be surprised how wise these kids were—Mr. Belding would be so proud! Read more on Your Tango…
What fresh hell is this? It seems that before she was a multi-tasking, Skinny Girl Margarita-mix-making, talk show-having, reality TV star, Bethenny Frankel worked as a PA on the set of “Saved By The Bell.” That’s where she met acting luminary and Professionally Creepy Dude Dustin Diamond. This photo is obviously ground zero for cultural herpes or something.
Love our girl Simcha, aka Miss Pop, and her nail art skillz as much as we do? Then you’ll want to watch the first tutorial video for Urban Outfitters! Find out how to do “Kelly Kapowski Fantasy” nails that would make Lisa Turtle totally jealous. [Urban Outfitters via Miss Pop]