Saved by the Bell

Friday Fiction: Make Mine Love
Spinsters Abroad

Saved by the BellBehind the Scenes at Saved by the Bell
Cruise
1992

Time for a step back to the early 1990s to hang with the cool kids on Saved by the Bell. Having never watched an episode, I am only slightly familiar with these actors. I have to shamefully admit I paid to go see Showgirls and hired a babysitter to boot. Needless to say I did not get my money’s worth.

Anyway, as trashy tell all insider books for the kids go, this isn’t too bad. There is lots of text about how a tv show is produced and the other folks involved besides the actors. I did learn quite a few things: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen had ambitions about become a mathematician , Dustin Diamond was the “free spirit” and Mark-Paul Gosselaar is really shy and speaks Dutch.

For the record, there are still some medium/small public libraries that still have this on the shelf. If it is circulating, I have to wonder why.

I am sure this book would have helped one’s street cred for coolness.

Mary

Saved by the Bell back cover

Kelly and Zach

Screech

Saved by the Bell cast

Dustin Diamond

10 comments

  1. If it’s circulating, it’s probably the nostalgia value for younger Gen-Xers. My old workplace had a lot of SBTB fans.

  2. “And where do the actors get those terrific outfits?” That’s something I’d like to know, because I’d like to shop there too!

  3. Surely anyone wanting a Saved by the Bell book (for grownups) these days should get Dustin Diamond’s (Screech)’s 2009 tell-all.

  4. I adored this show when I was 12. Sadly, when I encounter it now as an adult, I can only watch it for about 4 minutes before my brain starts to melt. One of us did not age well, I guess.

  5. Who remembers the anti-drug episode where Elizabeth Berkeley gets “addicted” to caffeine pills?

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