Saved by the Bell

30 Days of Thanks 2020: ‘Saved by the Bell’

In honor of Peacock bringing us more Saved by the Bell, we thought today’s 30 Days of Thanks should be about them! But we didn’t just have Saved by the Bell. We also had the college years and the new class. And while we loved those too, nothing compares to the original. Even though the newer shows were the only ones that gave us Thanksgiving episodes. So join us as we discuss some of the things we were grateful for about the show!

Fun Characters

What was fun about all of the series was that they had characters that were fun to watch. And that we cared about. Of course, the college years brought us most of the same characters as the original series. So it was easy to stay involved and care about what was happening with them. For a lot of us, we grew up with them and that meant from high school graduation right through to college. And for some, they were characters that we looked up to.

Saved by the Bell

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When Peacock announced that they were bringing Saved by the Bell back, we’ll admit, we were a little wary. While it was nice that the new class series had Mr. Belding and Screech, we found ourselves missing the original characters a bit. Bayside just didn’t seem the same without them. So when our favorite characters were signing up for the new series, we started getting much more excited about it. And now we get to see them as parents and employees at the very high school they attended? Okay, count us in! Because we never stopped loving these characters and we couldn’t be more excited to be able to see them again.


We got to see our group eat together now and then or just sit down and enjoy some milkshakes at The Max. But it was rare that we got to see them sit down for Thanksgiving together. But Saved by the Bell: The College Years did give us just that! And it came with plenty of hijinks as well. Especially because the way they celebrated Thanksgiving wasn’t their original plan. And dinner together only came after getting stranded at the school due to car trouble.

But we got to watch everyone come together and make a kickass Thanksgiving dinner with Mike for inner-city kids. Which was pretty awesome and made for a perfectly heartwarming episode for the holiday. Screech really brought the fun with his frozen turkey faux pas. We were surprised that Mike didn’t make good on his threat and use the 47 dollars Screech saved him to hire a hitman! Although we aren’t sure how good of a hitman Mike could’ve gotten for a measly 47 dollars. He probably would have just maimed Screech.

So Many Talents

It was pretty awesome that Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, and Tiffani Thiessen actually sang ‘La Bamba’! And they actually sounded pretty great if you ask us. But over the years we got to see the cast do a lot. More than just singing, we got a couple of instances of them dancing as well. We all remember the competition at The Max, right? And there are still so many jokes we look back on and laugh about the perfect timing. So we hope you’re all going out and enjoying the new Saved by the Bell! And that it’s taking you back to some of your favorite moments from the original!

Saved by the Bell

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Was this one of your favorite shows growing up? Did you continue to watch it through the college years? And what about the new class? Did you have a favorite show out of all of them? Are you planning on watching the revival on Peacock? Or would you rather leave the characters where you last watched them? Find and follow us on Twitter @capeandcastle and let us know if you watched the revival and what you thought! Be sure to also check out our site for more articles and more on all things Disney and beyond!

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