Jessie got a Ph.D. at Columbia University and was a best-selling author of parenting books before she became a guidance counselor. In the nurse's office, Zack tells Jennifer that his head is feeling hot despite it feeling cool when Jennifer touches it. In Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Kelly is accepted into California University on a scholarship, joining Zack, Slater, and Screech as suitemates. He is very strict and opposed at first for Zack to marry Kelly in the TV Movie Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas. This is mentioned in an episode of Saved by the Bell: The New Class, which aired around the time of the movie's release. Slater proceeds to blackmail Zack into another flu shot so that he won't tell Kelly or anybody else about his feelings for Jennifer. Rod leaves as Zack ducks behind some lockers to avoid his sight. Screech retains the same bumbling tendencies he did as a teenager, often irritating Belding and leading to his new what-did-I-do catchphrase "Zoinks!" Mr. Belding's name is a pun referencing the onomatopoeia "ding" that comes from a bell, (a "bell ding"). The following school year, marked the end of Kelly's relationship with Zack. Many longtime fans of the show will be returning to see where the characters are now. Leslie (Barbra Brighton) is the aerobics instructor (in the two-part season 3 episode "Palm Springs Weekend") as well as Jessie's future step-mom. Jessie becomes a bit less judgmental of men's height when she begins dating Slater. She adores Zack but still she knows some of her son's tricks. His poor treatment of her is one of the factors in her becoming Screech's girlfriend. Dean McMann, however, is a more authoritative figure for whom Zack often causes problems. ", in which she, Zack and Tori get stuck in an elevator after a minor earthquake. However, she does agree to date him in one episode, only to spoil the date by talking through the movie. Although he wants his son to attend West Point and enter the military as he himself had done, he eventually changes his views when he sees that Slater wants to attend college on a wrestling scholarship and figure things out from there. Samuel "Screech" Powers (portrayed by Dustin Diamond) is one of only two characters to appear as a series regular from the beginning of the franchise to its end. She is Screech's mom, who is a huge Elvis fan. For example, he builds an apparently sentient robot, yet he doesn't understand how babies are made. As a result, Zack and Kelly break up, allowing Jeff and Kelly to begin a relationship. Eric causes trouble and conflict at Bayside, particularly with Zack who feels threatened by the new prankster bad-boy, even going so far as to offer up Mr. Belding's car for auto shop class dissection to get Zack into trouble. Another brother of Kelly's, he disrupts the end of one of Kelly and Zack's dates. Laura, who works in a department store with Kelly, seems to be a tentative love interest for Zack; she is very shy around Zack about her homelessness. Jessie is portrayed as a liberal (she critiqued then-president George H. W. Bush), with strong feminist views. 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. In Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Screech is much like he is in all of his other incarnations, only younger. Other than Miss Bliss, the character of Mr. Belding was the only one carried over when the show began production. Screech becomes Mr. Belding's administrative assistant until the end of the series, when Belding decides to take a job as the dean of the University of Chattanooga in Tennessee. He depends on Slater as his star athlete. Zack, who had secretly overheard the incident, tells his principal that "we got the better Belding.". Jessie is the class president. Zack is musically talented. Zack helped restart the school radio station, and hosted a radio-thon to save the local teen hangout. Without much support from their families, Zack and Kelly had planned to get married in Las Vegas in Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas. She also is the love interest and later wife of Zack Morris. Lisa returns to Bayside High along with Zack and Slater in "Goodbye Bayside: Part 2" (from Saved by the Bell: The New Class), where 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. After the episode "School Song," is only mentioned once by Zack in the 2020 sequel series to Kelly, but she does not remember her. Billy Kapowski is Kelly's baby brother, whom she places in the care of her friends in the episode "The Babysitters" so that she could have her cheerleading picture taken for the school yearbook. Unfortunately, very soon afterwards Jeff's infidelity was revealed when he is seen dancing with and kissing a girl at an over-18 club known as The Attic. Kelly began working at The Max as a waitress and fell for her boss, Jeff Hunter (Patrick Muldoon), much to Zack's disappointment. She also became the new roommate of Leslie Burke and Alex Taber. Rhonda (portrayed by Kirsten Holmquist) is Bayside's resident tomboy. Later on, when Jessie, Slater and Lisa see Kelly suddenly leave The Max in a huff, Lisa wonders what is troubling Kelly. Jessie experiences a brief romantic attraction to Zack when the two endure a kissing scene in the school play but, they ultimately realize that their feelings for each other are purely platonic. 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". Mark-Paul Gosselaar was born March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California. She and Zack have one date, during which she forcibly plants a kiss on his lips. Just prior to the exchange of vows at the ceremony at a cheap wedding chapel, Zack's parents showed up and stopped the wedding. After a brief 1993 engagement to actor Martin Lawrence, Voorhies, 27, wed L.A. some-time model Miguel Coleman, 27, in 1996. In Miss Simpson's classroom, she informs her students about the poems that they were supposed to write for English class. Jessica "Jessie" Myrtle Spano (portrayed by Elizabeth Berkley) is a lifelong friend of Zack, Screech, Lisa and Kelly. Lisa even went to the senior prom with Screech when she felt sorry that no one would go with him. It is revealed in the episode "Running Zack" that Screech is of Italian ancestry. The show was originally called Good Morning, Miss Bliss , and was produced by the Disney Channel. Upon graduating, Lisa is accepted into the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. On at least one occasion, Belding has even called Zack Morris "the son [he] never had". Becky Belding, Mr. Belding's wife (portrayed by Louan Gideon), is featured in the episode "Earthquake! Lisa's mother Judy Turtle (Susan Beaubian) appeared in two episodes of the series, "Operation Zack" and "Drinking and Driving". Major Martin Slater (Gerald Castillo) is A.C.’s strict but loving father, who is frequently transferred due to Army orders. The American television sitcom Saved by the Bell, that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993, follows a group of six high school students and their principal, Mr. Belding. 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. He seems to be a leader amongst the nerds, and has been able to fit in socially at times with more popular students. Before finally allowing him to leave, Jennifer grabs Zack by the collar and boldly asks him if he wants a girl or a woman. Coach Sonski (played by comedian Monty Hoffman) is the wrestling coach at Bayside High. Frank Kapowski (portrayed by John Mansfield) is the father of Kelly and her six siblings. During Season 2, after Kelly officially chooses Zack as her boyfriend, the rivalry between the two tones down and they begin to become friends. She also taught the class about subliminal advertising, which led to a predictably harebrained scheme from Zack. For a while, a feud began between Zack and fellow student A.C. Slater over who would be her boyfriend, which caused her great stress, but a lot of fun at the same time. She's more fresh and less strict than her husband Derek. Early on, Slater grew into the habit of calling Zack "Preppy", which was originally intended as an ongoing insult. He spoke in a monotonous voice, is sarcastic, always wore glasses, and once auditioned for American Gladiators. From season two in Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Screech is initially in the role as Belding's administrative assistant as part of a work-study program. In Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas, Lisa and Jessie were Kelly's bridesmaids for her wedding to Zack. This leads to a moneymaking scheme by the gang to get $250 for a new statue. Zack demonstrates a flair for business throughout his teen years. He gives Lisa her first credit card for 'emergencies only'; however, she uses it to spend nearly $400 on clothes. The plan backfires when Kelly develops romantic feelings for Screech. When Belding's wife (Becky) went into labor in an elevator, Zack Morris, along with classmate Tori Scott, helped deliver him. Lisa Marie Turtle (portrayed by Lark Voorhies) is the rich girl of the group, whose parents both worked as physicians. 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.S. Army and in love with a North Vietnamese girl, where "even she was with the enemy!" For South Park character, see, "Teen line, this is Nitro Back in Zack - Arts", "Dennis Haskins: Timing to blame for 'Saved by the Bell' reunion delay",, "SbtB Reviewed Episode 35: From Nurse to Worse", Learn how and when to remove this template message,, Lists of American sitcom television characters, Articles with dead external links from March 2020, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles needing additional references from October 2014, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 09:42. She is also a big fan of George Michael. He is also the gang's greedy boss for the summer. Their mutual understanding of a father putting something else before his son would serve as an ice breaker between the two (Zack's own father was too busy with his job and never paid attention to him or his academics). She eventually accepts Leslie for who she is and becomes friends with her (Jessie's father is played by George McDaniel, and her new stepmother, Leslie, is played by Barbra Brighton). His appearances include him as Screech's assistant when Screech is doing a magic show; and as assistant hall monitor when Screech is nominated for the post by his classmates, to make up for forgetting Screech's birthday. Mr. 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 1960s". He is seen dating Louise in the episode "1-900-Crushed", and also has a minor speaking role in the episode "Student-Teacher Week.". He is overweight with a testosterone-laden personality, and has been shown to be a sexist (mainly in "Hold Me Tight"). She also made an appearance in the pilot episode of The New Class. Athletically, Zack participated in cross country, basketball, and track. In "Operation Zack", she treats Zack at the hospital (where she works as a surgeon) after he accidentally hurts his knee when Mr. Belding bumps into him in the locker room. She also attends senior prom with him, after she is moved by his honesty about how hurt he is that no one wants to go to the prom with him and impressed by his willingness to stand by his earlier promise not to ask her. While most of the nerds comport themselves with a bumbling dignity at most, Nerdstrom goes above and beyond, behaving as a pompous, stuck-up geek. "Kelly Morris" redirects here. 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