Saved By The Bell “Screech” Charged with Murder? Shocking Truth Exposed
26 Saved By The Bell Secrets Revealed
If you were a “Saved By The Bell” fan, then you know about the love affair between Kelly Kapowski and Zack Morris, and the famous fight between A.C. Slater and Jessie Spano. Check out these amazing 25 “Saved by the Bell” secrets that have been revealed.
On The Fast Track To Womanhood
Tiffani Amber Thiessen started dating a 19-year-old guy when she was only 14! She also moved out of her parent’s house when she was just 17!
During the show, Mario Lopez was accused of date rape. The case was eventually dropped and settled out of court. Dustin Diamond claims in his tell-all book that NBC paid the victim $50,000 not to talk.
Real Life Romance
Lark Voorhies & Mark-Paul Gosselaar dated in real life. During filming Zack and Lisa were just friends, but off-screen the two were lovebirds and even had a 3-year relationship!
Screetch Wasn’t The Popular Kid
No one in the cast liked Dustin Diamond, and they still don’t to this day. Many say that his tell-all book he wrote in 2010 was filled with exaggerated and false stories.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar was accused of taking steroids in-between “Saved By The Bell” and “Saved By The Bell: The College Years”. Although there’s no way to prove this is true, there was a big change in Zack’s physique, which speaks for itself.
Blondes Have More Fun
Mark-Paul Gosselaar aka Zach, is a natural brunette! He had to dye his hair blonde every two weeks during filming of “Saved By The Bell!”
Lisa Turtle was originally meant to be a character who played a spoiled, Jewish girl from Long Island but producers loved Lark Voorhies so much that they changed the part so she could play it.
The Real Deal With Tori Scott
In the last year of the series, NBC doubled the order of episodes of SBTB, but Tiffani Amber Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley didn’t extend their contracts. The network decided to add a new character Tori Scott to take their place, played by Leanna Creel.
Love At First Sight
Mark-Paul Gosselaar met his first wife on set! She was an extra. He remarried Catriona McGinn, and now they have a son together, Dekker Edward.
Elizabeth Berkley wanted the role of Kelly Kapowski, but the producers preferred Tiffani Amber Thiessen. After the producers decided that they still really liked Elizabeth, they wrote the part of Jessie Spano specifically for her.
This Duo Were In Every Episode!
Zack and Screech are the only two of the entire cast to appear in every episode, starting with “Good Morning, Miss Bliss” up until the finale of “The College Years.”
College Paid Off
The SBTB spin-off, “Saved by the Bell: The College Years,” only lasted a mere 18 episodes, but the series raked in an average of 7.2 million viewers a week making it the 2nd highest rated comedy on NBC.
The school set used to shoot “Saved by the Bell” has also been used in the famous Disney series “That’s So Raven” and Nickelodeon’s “iCarly.”
Zack and Slater were intended to fight for Kelly’s love on the show, but Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez had such a Bromance off screen that the SBTB writers decided to keep them as BFFs!
The Cast Hit The Main Stage
Peter Engel wrote a musical in hopes of bringing “Saved By The Bell” to Broadway, but this never worked out. The cast did test their musical abilities in the rockumentary fantasy episode where they formed a band called Zack Attack!
Same Classroom, Different Scenes
In Bayside High School there was only one classroom, and it was rearranged for different scenes and class subjects.
Kung Fu Fighting
One of Mr. Belding’s degrees hanging on the wall of his office is a degree in Kung Fu!
The Youngest Of The Cast
When Engel hired Dustin Diamond, he didn’t realize he was so much younger than the rest of the actors. He was only 11, three years younger than everybody else!
Work Came First
Lark Voorhies sacrificed going to her prom and graduation because she was busy filming the show.
First Time For Everything
Tiffani Thiessen’s first time drinking alcohol was with Mark-Paul Gosselaar when they were in Paris for a press tour.
Lot’s Of Dating
Almost all of the cast dated off-screen and Peter Engel said that it was terrible because when they broke up, they still had to act in love on-screen.