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What really would've happened if Zack Morris was your boyfriend? From Kelly to Tori to Stacey Carosi and all the girls in between, Zack dated pretty much every girl at Would He Realistically Have Time for a Relationship?. The American television sitcom Saved by the Bell, that aired on NBC from to , follows She also is the love interest and later wife of Zack Morris. In contrast The following school year marked the end of their relationship. Zack Stacey Carosi (portrayed by Leah Remini, appearing in six episodes of season 3). 3. Stacy Carosi. The only relationship Zack had that lasted anywhere near as long as Kelly was Stacy at the Malibu Sands Beach Resort.
Jessie remains president for the remainder of her time at Bayside.
From sophomore year until the end of the series, Jessie dates athlete A. Slater in an "opposites attract" relationship, which causes friction between the both of them. Slater's pet name for Jessie is "Mama. Jessie also has a brief romantic encounter with Zack when the two are forced to endure a kissing scene in a school play.
Additionally, she has a crush on one-time character Graham played by David Kreigelwith whom she spends cut day. This last encounter ultimately leads to her and Slater's break up. Most notable is Jessie's struggle with addiction to over-the-counter caffeine pills, in the episode entitled "Jessie's Song. Eventually she gets hooked on the pills and has a breakdown as Zack comes to her rescue. Another ongoing issue is Jessie's height. She often considers herself too tall, and has therefore developed a bit of an insecurity complex, especially when it comes to shorter boys, and sometimes superficially judges men based on their height.
Additionally, she is known as Jessie "Legs" Spano to some. Jessie would later stop judging men based on their height when she begins dating Slater. In an early episode, Jessie reveals that she attended dance camp as a child. As such, she is an experienced dancer. Jessie is also on the swim team. Jessie later joins Kelly and Lisa as cheerleaders because, according to Jessie, it looks good to colleges. Before graduation, Jessie has her hopes pinned on becoming valedictorianbut ultimately loses out to Screech.
However, Screech realizes how important it is to her, and concedes the honor to Jessie. Jessie soon realizes just how much valedictorian meant to Screech and gives it back to him. After graduation, Jessie goes off to attend Columbia University.
This was her final appearance to date in the show. Lisa Turtle[ edit ] Lisa Marie Turtle portrayed by Lark Voorhies is the rich girl of the group, whose parents both worked as physicians. She is frequently seen wearing designer clothing.
In her first appearance in Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Lisa plays a more secondary role than she later would in the later incarnations of the series. She attends John F. Throughout her high school years in Saved by the Bell, Lisa spends most of her time fighting off the affections of Screech, who is relentless in pursuing her and eventually wins at least one date with her and has been doing so since they were in Kindergarten.
Despite her irritation with Screech, she values him as a friend, and eventually comes to admire Screech's nobility when he abdicates his position as the class valedictorian in favor of Jessie Spano, who had a slightly lower grade point average than he did, but valued the position more.
Lisa even went to the senior prom with Screech when she felt sorry that no one would go with him, when he promised to respect her comfort zone and not ask her, but she decided that she wants him to be her prom date. Most of Lisa's time is spent in the company of schoolmates and fellow cheerleaders Kelly Kapowski and Jessie Spano. Unlike the rest of her friends, Lisa does not have a long-term relationship during high school despite having countless datesalthough she has a short term romance with Zack Morris in the episode "The Bayside Triangle," much to the chagrin of Screech.
To keep his friendship with Screech, Zack must break up with Lisa. However, this is forgotten about in following episodes. Lisa only makes one guest appearance in Saved by the Bell: Part 2" from Saved by the Bell: The New Classwhere they are reunited with Screech now working at Bayside on a work-study program and their principal Mr. Belding when the school is under threat of being torn down by an alumnus. Belding[ edit ] Mr. Belding's first name was Gerald, and the character was played by Oliver Clark.
Other than Miss Bliss, the character of Mr. Belding was the only one carried over when the show began production. The character also appeared in Saved by the Bell: He is one of only two characters to remain from the beginning of the franchise until the end the other being Samuel "Screech" Powers. Belding's name is a pun referencing the onomatopoeia "ding" that comes from a bell, a "bell ding".
His signature catchphrase is "Hey, hey, hey, hey! What is going on here? Belding's most frequent nemesis is Zack Morris ; however, throughout the series, it is abundantly clear the two like and respect each other, arguably because in "Save the Max" it is revealed that when Belding was a student himself he was a disc jockey and one who would rebel against school authority, prompting the comment that he was "the Zack Morris of the s".
On at least one occasion, Belding has even called Zack Morris "the son [he] never had". A small joke was also that Belding was open about his past failures with women prior to his marriage, such as when he was in the U. Army and in love with a North Vietnamese girl, where "even she was with the enemy! The most frequent appearances were by his infant son, named in honor of Zack. When Belding's wife Becky went into labor in an elevator, Zack Morris, along with classmate Tori Scott, helped deliver him.
Much of Belding's humor comes from his attempts to make jokes, sing or being generally tricked and scammed by Zack. Despite Zack's ideas that he knew Belding inside and out, occasionally Belding would reveal that he had other ideas to deal with issues, thus outfoxing Zack.
He also was against the Bayside-Valley High prank war and in spite of his best efforts to call a truce with Valley High's principal, the war continued until then end of the cheerleading competition when one of the students from Valley was exposed. Belding also has a small rivalry with fellow teacher Mr.
Tuttle, who was also in line for the position of Principal at Bayside. He also had a friendly rivalry with Brandon Tartikoff over courtship of Belding's wife, but Tartikoff accepted that he got the short end of the straw and accepted the eventual presidency of NBC thus implicitly breaking the fourth wallsince Tartikoff actually was president of NBC at the time while Mr.
Belding was "happily married and got to be principal of a school of great kids. Belding's administrative assistant until the end of the series, when Belding decides to take a job as dean of a College in Tennessee. InDennis Haskins reprised his role as Mr. Tori Scott[ edit ] Tori Scott portrayed by Leanna Creel arrives at Bayside during senior year, making an immediate enemy of Zack Morris by parking her motorcycle in his usual parking space on her first day. Eventually, things thaw between Tori and Zack and they later begin dating, but broke up in the episode "The Will" due to Zack's sexist behavior.
After the episode "School Song," Tori is never seen or mentioned again. Culpepper[ edit ] Mrs. Culpepper is the school's de facto art teacher although she is seen teaching history during Cut Day and made appearances in both junior year and senior year. She is always involved in comical situations in which she bumps into lockers and mistakes inanimate objects for living things due to her bad eyesight.
At one point she even accidentally made Mr. Belding think she is in love with him; when he talked to her about her "crush" she became completely flustered, and later punched him the face for continuing to "reassure" her that he had no romantic designs towards her.
Dewey[ edit ] Mr. Dewey Patrick Thomas O'Brien is a math teacher who also oversaw detention. He represented the archetypal down-on-his-luck, more-bored-than-the-kids, depressed teacher but seemed to be respected by the kids on the grounds that nothing they did bothered or registered very much with him. He spoke in a monotonous voice, is sarcastic, always wore glasses, and once auditioned for American Gladiators. Dewey also appeared in the New Class.
Doctor Mertz[ edit ] Dr. Mertz Avery Schreiber is a science teacher that seems to want the students to enjoy his class, giving out awards such as a molecule hat to Screech. His Science test stresses Kelly because she has concert tickets that she won't get to use if she fails.
Zack hoping to get on Kelly's good side arranges for Screech to tutor Kelly. The plan backfires when Kelly develops romantic feelings for Screech. Kelly manages to pass Dr.
Mertz's test but finds that without the need for a tutor, she and Screech really do not have much in common. Dickerson[ edit ] Played by Raf Mauro, Dickerson is a history teacher known for his unfriendly demeanor and an impossible midterm that no student had passed in three years, something he seems to be very proud of.
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Simpson[ edit ] Mrs. Simpson Pamela Kosh is the nearly deaf, British-accented teacher who taught English class. She said she didn't like Zack, and once wore a hearing aid that she discarded because the titular bell caused painful sound waves to assault her. She also made an appearance in the pilot episode of The New Class. He is overweight with a testosterone-laden personality, and has been shown to be a sexist mainly in "Hold Me Tight".
He depends on Slater as his star athlete. Coach Sonski is also shown as Bayside's auto shop instructor in the episode where Jessie's new stepbrother comes to California. He retains his sense of humor as well as his macho attitude throughout the episodes, though he once confessed to watching Oprah because he is "sensitive to dames". Tuttle[ edit ] Tuttle portrayed by Jack Angeles is an enthusiastic, overweight teacher perhaps a foil for the thin, dour Mr.
He is well-liked by the students but had a mutually unfriendly relationship with Mr.Saved By The Bell Then And Now 2017
Belding, stemming largely from Tuttle having been runner-up to Belding when Bayside had chosen a new principal. He also served as a leader in the local teacher's union, a driver's education teacher, and a music teacher.
Wentworth[ edit ] Ms. Wentworth portrayed by Carol Lawrence is the Social Studies teacher during sophomore year who piqued Zack's interest in his family heritage by assigning a family research project.
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She also taught the class about subliminal advertising, which led to a predictably harebrained scheme from Zack. Wentworth is one of Bayside's more enthusiastic and unorthodox teachers.
Tuttle, she is one of the few teachers who genuinely seems to like Zack, and seems to be popular with her students, because she is serious about her job but treats them nicely and has a good sense of humor.
Bayside students[ edit ] Violet Ann Bickerstaff[ edit ] Violet Tori Spelling is a nerdy character appearing in 3 episodes in seasons 2 and 3 who was originally dating Maxwell Nerdstrombut she dumped him in favor of Screech whom she commonly addresses by his real name "Samuel"as Maxwell had treated her poorly.
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In her first appearance, she knocks over Screech's mother's statue of Elvis Presley. Violet comes from an upper class family who disapproves of her relationship with Screech, mainly due to the fact he is from a lower class, despite the fact he and Violet share many common interests.
In another episode, Violet is shown to have a beautiful singing voice, but is too shy to sing solo for Bayside's abysmal school choir until Screech supports her.
She then quits the choir after Screech embarrasses her at a disastrous dinner with her folks, but when he comes out and sings her opposite, saving the day for her it convinces the Bickerstaffs that he is a good guy, and they say they no longer object to him dating their daughter. Ginger[ edit ] Ginger portrayed by Bridgette Wilson is a pretty but vacuous blonde appearing in five season 4 episodes who dates Zack a few times, but annoys him because she has little to say beyond asking him if she has lipstick on her teeth.
She is a tall, lanky girl with disheveled blond hair appearing in 3 first-season episodes. She and Zack have one date, during which she forcibly plants a kiss on his lips.
Rhonda also tries to join the cheerleading squad in "Save That Tiger" and tries out for the team when one of the regulars is injured right before the big competition against Valley.
Her audition is clumsy and the girls eventually talk Jessie into taking the spot. He seems to be a leader amongst the nerds, and has been able to fit in socially at times with more popular students. Cut to her and Zack backstage, working late, and well, you get the picture. She is a gold diggerkind of a turn-off. I never understood why Kelly was so cool with those two, but she was probably breaking up a marriage with her 30 year old boyfriend somewhere.
Then summer is over. Total guess on that last sentence though. I always thought Zack could have done better that summer, you know, being at a beach and all. After changing her tire wink and lying to her about being a photography major at the same college, Zack meets her at the over club, The Attic. But she was dumb as hell. USC is a big campus, but why would Zack be hanging out at the Max, an obvious high school hangout, if he went to college? What Appalachian backwoods town does she think Los Angeles is?
A- Joanna Peterson Joanna Peterson is responsible for the single greatest sitcom fight in history. She was the new girl that both Zack and Slater wanted more than Mr. The balls on you pal. Joanna ends up choosing neither of them, what a god damn tease. She calls the first iteration of the Teen Line where Zack, posing as Nitro, gets the lines crossed and tells Nicki to go for Zack and tells Kelly to let him go.
How does the Kapowski family, with the 23 siblings and poverty stricken parents Kelly claims to be responsible for have TWO phone lines? And another thing, were the writers SO lazy that two entirely different episodes have the gang creating a Teen Line? Zack ends up trying to act like a dork to shake Nicki off of him, which backfires until he tells the truth. Does the drama club at Bayside even lock the costumes up at night? Nicki is like 14 in this episode, and I feel dirty even writing about her.
Incomplete Penny Belding Mr. Of course, Zack gets blackmailed into a date with the hideous beast. Belding is a fine educator. They meet for a date when he learns she is in a wheelchair. He acts like she is helpless and tries to take care of her wherever they go.
What a nice guy, right? After a wheelchair basketball FULL of lolz and Slater forgetting the rules, Zack lets everyone know that Melissa is the only handicapped person playing. She freaks out on him, forcing him to apologize and whatnot until they make up.
Engel wrote a "Saved By The Bell" musical. Unfortunately, it never happened. Elizabeth Berkley auditioned for the role of Kelly, but the producers liked Elizabeth so much they wrote the part of "Jesse" just for her. The producers liked Lark Voorhies so much they changed the part so she could play it. We never meet Slater's, Jesse's or Kelly's mom, nor Screech's dad.
When the characters graduated from high school, their real-life ages were: Every character has either dated or gone on a date with each other except Lisa and Slater. Ed Alonzo, the guy who played magic aficionado "Max" the owner of The Maxis really a magician and has even worked with Britney Spears, creating illusions for her "Circus" tour.