We’re So Excited: Jimmy Fallon Gets Saved By The Bell!

I’m so excited, I’m so excited, I’m so, I’m so… nope, still excited. Because after far too many years of watching certain ungrateful actors who shall remain nameless (cough*cough*DB*cough) shy away from the beloved characters and shows that are responsible for transforming them from a nobody into a household name, serious kudos must be given to RAISING THE BAR SAVED BY THE BELL’s Mark Paul Gosselaar Zack Morris for his hilarious (and eerily spot-on) guest appearance on last night’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON. Complete with shout-outs to Stansbury (the Harvard of the west!), a cameo by the original ‘Max,’ and a timely appearance by Zack’s now-iconic cell phone (clearly, someone missed yesterday’s iPhone 3GS announcement) Gosselaar not only showed fans what a good sport he as evidence by his level of commitment to the bit, but that his high school band Zack Attack! is like, so, totally, this close to breaking out. Those Roots (Fallon’s house band) better watch their back!

  • This is the greatest thing ever! LOVED the brick phone…lol. Check out my SBTB Tribute Rap Video “I Love Bayside” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8mvxPIV6U4

  • Ace

    The iconic tween show of our generation was so much cooler than today’s Hannah Montana/iCarly and whatever else those crazy kids are watching these days (I’m ooooold…). I was just having a conversation with someone the other day about all of the great shows that were on when we were kids. Of course, Saved by the Bell was brought up. But also, Pete & Pete, Clarissa Explains it All, Salute Your Shorts, Hey Dude, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, The Secret Life of Alex Mack… I guess my point is that I started my TV addiction early.

  • Josh Emerson

    That is so awesome. SBTB!!! I loved all of the stuff that was mentioned in that clip. The “Friends Forever” song, Johnny Dakota, the guy Jeff that Kelly dated, The Attic , and of course that phone. Brings back lots of memories. I think I’ve seen every SBTB episodes at least 10 times. LOL

    Ooh, and I think one of my fav parts of this was where he said that he moved from Indiana to CA with his two best friends and principal. Very funny “Good Morning Miss Bliss” shoutout.

  • Nick

    I’m always amused at how stars want NOTHING to do with the role/characters who made them famous….until their career starts to slide.

    Mark-Paul is one of the biggest offenders. He didn’t even want Saved by the Bell mentioned in interviews. He’d get angry. And now….?

    David Cassidy used to shun Partridge Family mentions like the plague. Then he got old, kind of ugly, kind of broke and kind of needy for the old PF clan.

    Why can’t actors just embrace the characters and shows that fans come to love? They owe their careers to these shows, first of all, and why diss all the fans who’ve helped you make millions by ruining the illusion?

  • Hil

    Mark-Paul isn’t old and fat and out of a job. I think we can rule out any David Cassidy comparisons. He’s just grown up and gotten a better perspective on things. And it didn’t take him until he is 50 to figure it out.

  • Amy D

    I’m so happy you posted this:) I wanted to watch it last night but missed it.
    This made me smile the whole way through.
    Love SBTB!
    Can’t wait for the reunion show.

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  • Josh Emerson

    I don’t think that’s entirely true Nick. He’s not exactly out of a job right now, he’s got that show on TNT. Which is what he was there to promote in the first place. You could probably make that argument about Elizabeth Berkley though. I was surprised they said she signed on.

  • Monkey

    Its like he never stopped being Zach!
    Love it!

  • Marcos

    I loved this bit, although it did go a little too long. I was also a little bummed that the “90210” joke didn’t get bigger laughs.

  • Jennifer

    The only bad part? He was on Jimmy Fallon instead of Conan!

  • Marcos,
    Agreed…. the 90210 line definitely went over the audiences head!

    FYI: here’s a great interview in which MPG discusses the genesis of the idea:

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