The following is a list of episodes for the NBC teen sitcom, Saved by the Bell. The series premiered on August 20, 1989 and ended on May 22, 1993 with 86 episodes produced spanning four seasons. The number of episodes was increased for syndication, adding re-purposed episodes of Good Morning, Miss Bliss (excluding the pilot), the follow-up series Saved by the Bell: The College Years, and the TV movies Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style and Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (broken into four episodes each). The total number of syndicated episodes is 126, though the number aired varies by broadcaster. The storyline follows Zack Morris through junior high, high school and college, to his eventual marriage to Kelly Kapowski. The related series Saved by the Bell: The New Class maintains a separate storyline.

Series overview

Season / SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
Good Morning, Miss BlissPilotJuly 11, 1987 (1987-07-11)NBC
13November 30, 1988 (1988-11-30)March 18, 1989 (1989-03-18)Disney Channel
Season 116August 20, 1989 (1989-08-20)December 16, 1989 (1989-12-16)NBC
Season 218September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)December 23, 1990 (1990-12-23)
Season 326September 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)December 21, 1991 (1991-12-21)
Season 426September 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)May 22, 1993 (1993-05-22)
Hawaiian StyleNovember 27, 1992 (1992-11-27)
The College Years19May 22, 1993 (1993-05-22)February 8, 1994 (1994-02-08)
Wedding in Las VegasOctober 7, 1994 (1994-10-07)

Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987–89)

Main article: Good Morning, Miss Bliss

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Pilot"Peter BonerzSam BobrickJuly 11, 1987 (1987-07-11)
1"Summer Love"Burt BrinckerhoffPeter EngelNovember 30, 1988 (1988-11-30)
2"Love Letters"Burt BrinckerhoffDavid Garber & Bruce E. KalishDecember 7, 1988 (1988-12-07)
3"Wall Street"Burt BrinckerhoffJake Weinberger & Mike WeinbergerDecember 14, 1988 (1988-12-14)
4"Leaping to Conclusions"Burt BrinckerhoffSusan Sebastian & Diana AyersDecember 21, 1988 (1988-12-21)
5"Parents and Teachers"Gary ShimokawaLawrence H. LevyDecember 28, 1988 (1988-12-28)
6"Showdown"Gary ShimokawaR.J. CollearyJanuary 4, 1989 (1989-01-04)
7"Save the Last Dance for Me"Gary ShimokawaGwyn Gurian & Skip FrankFebruary 4, 1989 (1989-02-04)
8"The Boy Who Cried Rat"Gary ShimokawaRobert Burris & Michael WareFebruary 11, 1989 (1989-02-11)
9"Let's Get Together"Burt BrinckerhoffMichael PoryesFebruary 18, 1989 (1989-02-18)
10"Practical Jokes"Gary ShimokawaHoward OstroffFebruary 25, 1989 (1989-02-25)
11"Stevie"Burt BrinckerhoffJake Weinberger & Mike WeinbergerMarch 4, 1989 (1989-03-04)
12"Clubs and Cliques"Burt BrinckerhoffMichael Poryes & R.J. CollearyMarch 11, 1989 (1989-03-11)
13"The Mentor"Gary ShimokawaStory by : Jim Carlson & Terrence McDonnell
Teleplay by : Jim Carlson, Terrence McDonnell, & Michael Poryes
March 18, 1989 (1989-03-18)


Season 1 (1989)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [1]Prod.
11"Dancing to the Max"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichAugust 20, 1989 (1989-08-20)6318

A dance contest at The Max hosted by Casey Kasem is set to be televised on NBC. Meanwhile, Jessie is self-conscious of her height.

Note: Episode aired on a Sunday in primetime.
22"The Lisa Card"Don BarnhartTom TenowichAugust 28, 1989 (1989-08-28)6315

Lisa's father lets her use his credit card as a reward for doing well in school. However, she goes overboard with the spending, and the gang helps her think of ways to make some money to defray the debt.

Note: Episode aired on a Monday in primetime.
33"The Gift"Dennis ErdmanBennett TramerSeptember 8, 1989 (1989-09-08)6314

When Screech is hit by lightning, he suddenly has the ability to see into the future, which Zack and Slater use to their advantage. Zack uses Screech's power to place bets with Slater, including a bet that he would get an A on a history exam, but Screech's power wears off before he can help Zack cheat.

Note: Episode aired on a Friday in primetime.
44"Fatal Distraction"Gary ShimokawaMark FinkSeptember 9, 1989 (1989-09-09)6312
With the big dance approaching, Zack is determined to get Kelly to go with him. He goes to extreme lengths and bugs Jessie's room while the girls are having a sleepover. Unfortunately, the girls find out and decide to get their revenge by making it appear that Kelly is mentally insane.
55"Screech's Woman"Gary ShimokawaR.J. CollearySeptember 16, 1989 (1989-09-16)6313
Zack decides that Screech is in desperate need of a girlfriend and sets about finding him one. However, when there is not anyone willing, he dresses up as a girl and goes on a date with Screech, but has to act fast when Screech takes a liking to him. Screech ends up dumping "Bambi" after Zack makes strict rules for him.
66"Aloha Slater"Don BarnhartMichael SwerdlickSeptember 23, 1989 (1989-09-23)6317
When Slater's dad is reassigned to Hawaii, Zack sees it as the perfect opportunity to get Slater to move away so all the attention from the girls comes back to him. Zack ends up making it seem like Slater is dying to the girls, but it backfires when Kelly finds out the truth after Zack steals Slater's trophy.
77"The Substitute"Don BarnhartBennett TramerSeptember 30, 1989 (1989-09-30)6319
When Ms. Simpson injures her back, a substitute teacher named Tony Crane takes over her class at Bayside. However, when all the girls--including Lisa, Jessie, and Kelly--fall for Mr. Crane, Zack and Slater become jealous. They try to make it seem like Crane is married, and Crane plays along after he finds out what the girls were trying to do.
88"Cream for a Day"Don BarnhartScott Spencer GordonOctober 7, 1989 (1989-10-07)6320
When Kelly is nominated as homecoming queen, her dream is shattered as she faces the prospect of winning after she gets a zit. Zack comes up with a solution, but it does not unfold as he plans.
99"Pinned to the Mat"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsOctober 14, 1989 (1989-10-14)6323
Zack bets against a Valley wrestler named Marvin Niedick that Slater will win his wrestling match against Niedick. However, things go wrong when Slater decides to quit wrestling to join the school's cooking club. Screech stands in for him; but since he is not as built for wrestling as Slater is, he does not do so well.
1010"Beauty and the Screech"Don BarnhartLarry Balmagia & Scott Spencer GordonOctober 21, 1989 (1989-10-21)6324
In order for Kelly to go to a George Michael concert, she has to pass her science test. Zack persuades Screech to tutor Kelly, a ploy which is more for his benefit than for Kelly's. When Kelly and Screech's friendship becomes closer as a result, Zack (and Slater, as well) become jealous, thinking that Screech and Kelly have fallen in love.
1111"The Friendship Business"Don BarnhartBennett TramerNovember 4, 1989 (1989-11-04)6326
Zack and his friends form a "company" selling friendship bracelets for a business class project. He names himself as "boss," but Kelly, Jessie, and Slater feel he is treating them poorly, leading them to break away and form a rival company selling a similar product.
1212"The Mamas and the Papas"Don BarnhartStory by : Stephanie Gorman & Hollace White
Teleplay by : by Peter Engel & Tom Tenowich
November 11, 1989 (1989-11-11)6321
For a class assignment everyone is put into pairs to act out married life so they are prepared when they grow up: Zack and Kelly, Jessie and Slater, Screech and Lisa. However, Slater sets out to ruin Zack and Kelly's marriage with Screech's aid, because he wanted to be married to Kelly.
1313"The Election"Gary ShimokawaStory by : Tom Tenowich
Teleplay by : by R.J. Colleary & Bennett Tramer
November 18, 1989 (1989-11-18)6316
Zack and Jessie are both running for class president, but Zack only wants to run because he found out that the winner gets a trip to Washington, D.C. When the trip is canceled, Zack has to prove he was not running just because of the trip.
1414"The Zack Tapes"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichDecember 2, 1989 (1989-12-02)6325
During class, Zack learns about subliminal advertising and realizes that it could be used to trick Kelly into going to the dance with him. However, Kelly catches on to his scheme and the girls decide to teach Zack a lesson, which leaves him humiliated.
1515"King of the Hill"Gary ShimokawaStory by : Tom Tenowich & Mark Fink
Teleplay by : Michael Poryes & Bennett Tramer
December 9, 1989 (1989-12-09)6311

Zack starts high school hoping to finally win his longtime crush, Kelly Kapowski, the prettiest cheerleader in school. However, A.C. Slater, a new transfer student, hits on her, resulting in a love triangle between Zack, Slater, and Kelly.

Note: This was actually the pilot episode of the series (post-Good Morning, Miss Bliss). To explain why the episode was being shown out of order, a voice-over narration of Zack explaining that he would never forget the day Slater showed up was added to the beginning of the episode to give viewers the impression that the episode was presented in flashback.
1616"Save That Tiger"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonDecember 16, 1989 (1989-12-16)6329
Zack and Slater are involved in the annual prank war against Valley, which takes place the same time as the big cheerleading competition between the schools. Screech is the Bayside mascot and has an important part in Bayside's routine. However, after Zack and Slater kidnap Valley's mascot, two students from Valley kidnap Screech. Fortunately, their plan is ruined when the fake mascot ends up winning the competition for Bayside.

Season 2 (1990)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2]Prod.
171"The Prom"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichSeptember 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)6332
When Zack gets to go to Prom with Kelly his dream seems to be fulfilled. However, Kelly finds out that her father has lost his job, causing a financial hardship that makes her unable to make it to the prom; but Zack makes it up to her in the end. Meanwhile, Jessie and Slater end up going to prom together, while Screech finally manages to take Lisa on a date to the movies. However, Lisa's constant chattering on their movie date becomes a nuisance and therefore a turnoff for Screech and he declines to take her to the prom.
182"Zack's War"Don BarnhartSam GreenbaumSeptember 15, 1990 (1990-09-15)6339
In order to make Zack change his ways, Mr. Belding forces Zack to join the Army Cadet Corps. Zack manages to persuade the others to join him, but he leaves them high and dry when they are not prepared for a competition.
193"Save the Max"Don BarnhartGary GoldsteinSeptember 22, 1990 (1990-09-22)6334
Zack and Screech discover the room where Bayside High's radio station KKTY was housed. The station had been pulled off the air because of Mr. Belding's antics as DJ during his Bayside student days, but the gang successfully convinces him to put KKTY back on the air. Zack becomes the main DJ, Kelly hosts "Desire Hour," Screech tells creepy stories on his "Mystery Theater", Lisa hosts the gossip segment, Jessie reads the latest news, and Slater ineptly handles sports. Slater quits when he finds out everyone thinks he is a bad sports announcer, but returns just when the gang needs him most.
204"Driver's Education"Don BarnhartMichael PoryesSeptember 29, 1990 (1990-09-29)6336
Fearing that Kelly would rather go steady with Slater if he learned to drive first, Zack plots to make Slater fail his driver's training. This leads to Slater having an accident in the practice car and a locker falling on Kelly. When she realizes who was behind the crash, she makes out her injury to be worse than it really is.
215"House Party"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonOctober 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)6342
When Screech's parents leave him alone in the house while they visit Graceland, the gang accidentally breaks his mother's Elvis statue. In order to afford a replacement, they plan to hold a fund-raising party so they can hurry to get the statue before his mother returns home and finds out what happened.
226"Blind Dates"Don BarnhartR.J. CollearyOctober 13, 1990 (1990-10-13)6331
Mr. Belding's niece Penny is in town, and he forces Zack to take her out. Zack, however, wants to attend Kelly's party instead, so he makes Screech pretend to be him and take Penny out. Meanwhile, Lisa finds a date for Jessie, but Jessie is too self-conscious about her height to have a good time.
237"Rent-a-Pop"Don BarnhartR.J. CollearyOctober 20, 1990 (1990-10-20)6337
In order to raise money for a school ski trip, the gang decides to organize a carnival. Zack has been failing, and Mr. Belding wants to conduct an interview between himself, Zack, and Zack's father. Not wanting Belding to call his father anymore, Zack hires an actor to impersonate his dad, but the plan backfires when the real Mr. Morris and Mr. Belding bump into each other at the carnival.
248"Miss Bayside"Don BarnhartBennett TramerOctober 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)6338
Zack and Slater make a bet on who can win the Miss Bayside Beauty Pageant and Zack bets that Screech will win. Jessie protests about the pageant and thinks that a male winner would be fair.
259"Jessie's Song"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichNovember 3, 1990 (1990-11-03)6343
Jessie turns to caffeine pills as a result of the pressure with midterms and her singing group, ignoring Slater's warning that the pills can damage her health. When Zack finds out about her problem, he cancels her performance and rushes to her side.
2610"Model Students"Don BarnhartR.J. Colleary & Michael PoryesNovember 10, 1990 (1990-11-10)6340
Zack convinces Belding to fire the nerds who run the school store so that the gang can reopen it as a "cool" store. Unfortunately, no one wants to come in; so as a scheme to attract customers, Zack and Screech secretly take pictures of the girls' swim team to sell in "The Girls of Bayside" calendars. A professional model photographer happens to see the calendar, and invites the girls for a professional photo shoot; but only Kelly is picked for an on-location shoot in Paris, which leaves Zack out in the cold.
2711"1-900-Crushed"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonNovember 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)6335
Zack's new money-making idea is to give relationship advice to fellow students, with the help of Screech and Lisa. However, the plan fails when Lisa quits and he has to take over. As a result, he gives bad advice to various students, and is forced to deal with the consequences when a case of mixed-up phone calls puts Zack in the middle of Kelly and her sister.
2812"Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsNovember 23, 1990 (1990-11-23)6327

Zack and Slater break the school's professional camera and hatch a plan to make quick money to pay for a replacement before Belding finds out. A tabloid is offering money for photos of real aliens, so they dress Screech up as an alien in order to fool the tabloid. A special agent with the government is more than convinced that Screech is an alien.

Note: Episode aired on a Friday in primetime. This episode was originally intended to be in Season 1, but was held back for unknown reasons. This is evident because the characters look much younger than the other Season 2 episodes, and Ed Alonzo is still credited as cast even though he left after Season 1. The episode is listed as Season 1, Episode 18 on the Complete Series DVD.
2913"Running Zack"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsNovember 24, 1990 (1990-11-24)6341
Zack fails his family heritage presentation. Unless he can make it up, he is off the track team. His teacher Miss Wentworth arranges a tutor for Zack named Chief Henry, who happens to be a Native American. Zack soon learns about his own Native American heritage, but does not feel like going to the upcoming track rally when tragedy strikes.
3014"The Babysitters"Don BarnhartLarry BalmagiaDecember 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)6322

Kelly leaves her infant brother Billy in the care of the gang while she gets her school picture taken. However, while they are babysitting, Kelly injures her arm, and the gang is left to care for baby Billy throughout the school day.

Note: This episode was originally intended to be in Season 1, but was held back for unknown reasons. This is evident because the characters look much younger than the other Season 2 episodes, and Ed Alonzo is still credited as cast even though he left after Season 1. The episode is listed as Season 1, Episode 17 on the Complete Series DVD.
3115"The Fabulous Belding Boys"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichDecember 9, 1990 (1990-12-09)6344

The gang find themselves in trouble when an obnoxious teacher bans them from the class field trip unless they pass a test. On the day of the test, the teacher does not show up, so Mr. Belding's younger brother, Rod, takes over and offers to take the class on a special field trip. This makes him very popular, but Mr. Belding acts very coolly towards Rod and Zack accuses him of being jealous of his brother. However, on the evening when the class trip is due to leave, Rod's true colors are revealed when Zack overhears that he has made other plans to spend the weekend with a stewardess. Mr. Belding breaks the disappointing news that Rod will not be taking everyone on the trip, but offers to step in and take them instead. While the gang is unaware of the truth, Zack tells Mr. Belding that he knows about Rod's date and apologizes for being rude to him.

Note: Episode aired on a Sunday.
3216"From Nurse to Worse"Don BarnhartBennett TramerDecember 15, 1990 (1990-12-15)6333
Zack asks Kelly to go steady with him, but while she is thinking it over, he falls for a (supposedly) new student (Nancy Valen), only to discover that she is actually the new school nurse. Meanwhile, Slater is afraid of getting his flu shot.
3317"Breaking Up is Hard to Undo"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsDecember 16, 1990 (1990-12-16)6346

It is a bad day for couples as Zack and Kelly and Slater and Jessie respectively split up after a series of disagreements. Although neither party will be the first to apologize, they are miserable without each other. After Belding also has a tiff with his wife, the guys are left spending time with him while he is kicked out of his house, making matters worse. Eventually Zack and Slater realize they must help Belding reconcile with his wife, while reconciling with Kelly and Jessie.

Note: Episode aired on a Sunday.
3418"Glee Club"Don BarnhartBennett TramerDecember 23, 1990 (1990-12-23)6345

The gang joins Screech's girlfriend Violet (Tori Spelling in one of her early roles) in the glee club in order to go to a competition in Hawaii. It seems that shy Violet is the only one with a voice, aside from Jessie (who caught Lisa's flu and is unable to sing). After Screech makes a fool of himself in front of Violet's parents, they forbid Screech to see her, and she quits the glee club.

Note: Episode aired on a Sunday.

Season 3 (1991)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [3]Prod.
351"The Last Dance"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsSeptember 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)6349
In order to afford a costume for the school's costume ball, Kelly gets a job working at The Max. However, as Kelly spends more time working with her boss Jeff Hunter (Patrick Muldoon), she falls for him and may have to tell Zack that their relationship is over.
362"Zack's Birthday"Don BarnhartBennett TramerSeptember 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)6366
The gang takes summer jobs at a beach resort, but have trouble dealing with their boss Mr. Carosi. Meanwhile, Zack hits on the boss' daughter Stacey (Leah Remini). However, Stacy's arrogant attitude toward Zack leads him to having second thoughts--especially when Carosi leaves Stacy in charge and she lets the job go to her head.
373"The Aftermath"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonSeptember 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)6350
After catching Kelly and Jeff together at the movies, Zack retaliates by dating other girls and trying to make Kelly jealous.
384"The Game"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsSeptember 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)6367
Zack bets Mr. Carosi (Ernie Sabella) that if he wins a volleyball game, Zack can buy his car. However, Zack's team is short of a player when the star player Gary is injured.
395"Operation Zack"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsSeptember 28, 1991 (1991-09-28)6358
Zack sprains his knee before the big basketball game, and while in the hospital learns that Lisa is a part-time candy-striper, a job that her mom, a surgeon at the hospital, apparently helped her to get. However, Zack also learns that he will need surgery to repair his knee and worries that it may go wrong, but Lisa assures him that everything will be fine, especially since her mom will be performing the surgery.
406"Fourth of July"Don BarnhartScott Spencer GordonOctober 12, 1991 (1991-10-12)6368
The annual Fourth of July beauty pageant at the beach resort is taking place, and Zack is selected as one of the judges. However, he is put under pressure when Carosi tells him that he wants Zack to choose Stacey no matter what it takes.
417"Check Your Mate"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonOctober 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)6360
With the annual chess competition between Bayside and their rival Valley approaching, Valley decides to get some dirt on Screech, the school's chess champion. Things turn ugly when Valley steals Screech's lucky beret given to him by Violet. Meanwhile, Zack and Slater try to pull the old switcheroo with Valley's chess jock, a Russian exchange student.
428"My Boyfriend's Back"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsOctober 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)6370
Zack and the gang enter in the annual ATV race. Meanwhile, Zack feels inferior when Stacey's ex-boyfriend Craig shows up at the beach resort from Boston.
439"Fake IDs"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonOctober 19, 1991 (1991-10-19)6353
Zack falls for a college girl named Danielle when she drops by The Max to use the phone because she is stranded with a flat tire. In an attempt to impress her, Zack offers to change Danielle's tire, lies about his age and then makes fake IDs so that he, Slater, and Screech can sneak into The Attic, an over-18 nightclub where Danielle is a regular patron. However, they get a big surprise when they see Kelly's boyfriend Jeff there dancing with another girl. The boys, along with Jessie and Lisa, decide to make a return visit with the intent to catch Jeff in the act. They do; and just as they are about to bust Jeff, Kelly unexpectedly shows up and catches Jeff embracing the other girl in a slow dance. Kelly then confronts Jeff and breaks up with him. During all of this, Zack's mom finds out that the boys had snuck out from a supposed sleepover to go to The Attic. Just as Danielle shows up at The Attic, Zack's mom is there to bust the boys.
4410"Boss Lady"Don BarnhartBennett TramerOctober 19, 1991 (1991-10-19)6369
When her father goes away, Stacey is left in charge of the resort. However, she cannot manage by herself so the gang pitches in to help her when things go wrong: gold fever hits the beach, someone accidentally booked two parties at the same time, and the chef decides to quit.
4511"Pipe Dreams"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichOctober 26, 1991 (1991-10-26)6361
When the school strikes oil, the kids go crazy for it after they find out how much the well is worth. However, they soon realize the costs outweigh the benefits.
4612"The Last Weekend"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonOctober 26, 1991 (1991-10-26)6371
Stacey and her father fight over Zack, Kelly gets hit on by an 11-year-old, Slater meets a girl, and the whole staff builds an enormous sand castle. In the end, even Mr. Carosi realizes that goodbyes are hard.
4713"The Wicked Stepbrother (Part 1)"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonNovember 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)6351
Jessie meets her new stepbrother, Eric, but soon discovers that he has a dark side, as he uses blackmail to get his way. Meanwhile, Eric takes a liking to Lisa, and Zack and Slater decide to get their revenge on Eric by setting him up to get caught driving Mr. Belding's shiny new red convertible while on a date with Lisa. Things go awry, however, when Eric lets Lisa drive the car and she gets blinded by the flash of the camera that the boys use to take a picture of Eric in Belding's car, causing her to crash into a wall.
4814"The Wicked Stepbrother (Part 2)"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichNovember 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)6352

Eric learns that Zack and Slater paid Lisa off to go out with him in order to get him into trouble for driving Mr. Belding's car, and when Eric confronts Lisa about it, she is crushed--because she actually fell in love with him. To get back at the guys, Eric has the auto mechanic class take the totaled car apart. When Jessie finds out, she confronts him about it and demands that he fix the car. When Eric refuses and gives her trouble by calling her a "chick," Jessie gives him a black eye for being a sexist and tells him that she wants him out of her life. To make amends, Eric puts Belding's car back together himself so that Zack and Slater do not get into trouble, and apologizes. Regardless of what happened, Lisa tells Eric that she likes him and would like another date with him.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski
4915"Date Auction"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsNovember 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)6354
A "date auction" is held by the school to raise money for new cheerleading uniforms. Jessie is not keen on the idea of a "meat market," and forbids the girls to bid on Slater. Lisa changes her image to bag her bookworm boyfriend, but is disgusted when she learns that he hates her friends and dumps him. Meanwhile, when an overweight girl bids on Zack and wins, he has to deal with the consequences when she finds out that he has been making excuses to avoid going out with her. Realizing it would have been better to be honest with her, Zack apologizes for his actions and agrees to be her date.
5016"All in the Mall"Don BarnhartScott Spencer GordonNovember 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)6365

After a failed attempt to buy tickets to the U2 concert, Zack and the gang find $5,000 abandoned at the mall, but things do not work out when the gang is chased by mobsters around the mall.

Absent: Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
5117"SATs"Don BarnhartBennett TramerNovember 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)6356
Jessie's chances of getting into her dream college are hurt when she scores 1205 on the SAT, while Zack scores an unlikely 1502.
5218"Palm Springs Weekend (Part 1)"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonNovember 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)6372
Jessie and the gang are invited to her father's wedding, which is being held at the luxury hotel that her father manages. Jessie is ecstatic at first, but becomes shocked and displeased when she discovers that her father is marrying a much younger woman. Meanwhile, Slater goes on a date with a royal princess, Zack and Kelly begin to rethink their relationship, and Screech continues his fruitless pursuit of Lisa, this time using a self-help book on attracting girls.
5319"Palm Springs Weekend (Part 2)"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsNovember 23, 1991 (1991-11-23)6373
Jessie attempts to sabotage a dinner date between her father and his fiancee in hopes that it will cause the wedding to cancel, while Zack tries to talk her into letting the wedding go ahead. Slater adjusts to his new girlfriend being of royal blood, and Zack and Kelly go on a date, but decide to just remain friends.
5420"Hold Me Tight"Don BarnhartJim ParkerNovember 23, 1991 (1991-11-23)6355
Zack falls for a new girl named Kristy who wants to become part of the wrestling team, but is barred from the team because of her gender. The gang decides to help her out, but Jessie soon regrets it when Kristy makes the team and becomes "too friendly" with Slater.
5521"No Hope with Dope"Don BarnhartScott Spencer GordonNovember 30, 1991 (1991-11-30)6362
Bayside is chosen by a Hollywood teen idol movie star as the location to shoot an anti-drug commercial. The gang is set to star in the commercial; however, when the gang learns that someone has been supposedly smoking pot at Bayside, they soon realize that things are not going to be as easy as they thought. The gang later feels deceived after learning that the star himself uses drugs and pressures Kelly to try pot as well. Zack encourages Kelly not to go through with it and tells the star to leave. However, Mr. Belding saves the day when he brings in an old friend, who happened to be the chairman at NBC, to do the commercial.
5622"Rockumentary"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichNovember 30, 1991 (1991-11-30)6364

Casey Kasem tells the story of how Zack's band, "The Zack Attack," got together and their rise to fame.

Absent: Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
5723"Cut Day"Don BarnhartBennett TramerDecember 7, 1991 (1991-12-07)6359
Jessie and her new friend Graham protest the use of polystyrene foam cups at their school. Meanwhile, Zack dodges Belding after betting against Slater that he will be able to ditch all of his classes for Cut Day.
5824"Home for Christmas (Part 1)"Don BarnhartTom TenowichDecember 7, 1991 (1991-12-07)6374
Zack falls for a girl who works at the mall, but is unaware that she is homeless. Meanwhile, the gang is busy getting ready for their production of "A Christmas Carol".
5925"Home for Christmas (Part 2)"Don BarnhartBennett TramerDecember 14, 1991 (1991-12-14)6375
Zack discovers the true identity of the homeless girl, Laura, and her boss accuses her of stealing a sports coat. This leads to her being fired from her job, prompting the gang to persuade her boss to let her come back. Her boss apologizes by giving her father the sports coat. Zack and his mom let Laura and her dad (Frank) stay until he can find a job.
6026"Mystery Weekend"Don BarnhartBennett TramerDecember 21, 1991 (1991-12-21)6363
The gang visits a mansion for a murder mystery weekend after winning a competition. However, a real murder attempt is made on the host who soon goes missing, and the gang has to find out who is responsible.

Season 4 (1992–93)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [4]Prod.
611"The Fight"Don BarnhartScott Spencer GordonSeptember 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)6376
Zack and Slater's friendship is put to the test when they both fall for the same girl, creating a nasty love triangle. When the girl accepts separate dates with Zack and Slater, they crash each other's date with her, which leads to a brutal fistfight between the two in the school hallway. In a subplot; Lisa, as a senior, finds herself in an awkward situation when she finds out that her date for the Senior Kick-Off party is only a freshman.
622"Student Teacher Week"Don BarnhartTom TenowichSeptember 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)6379
The gang switches roles with the teachers during Student-Teacher week with Zack acting as principal, Kelly as a history teacher and Screech and Lisa as gym teachers. However, things go wrong when Zack is caught in the middle between Kelly and Slater and must decide what the right thing to do is.
633"Screech's Spaghetti Sauce"Don BarnhartStory by : Jeffrey J. Sachs
Teleplay by : Brett Dewey & Ronald B. Solomon
September 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)6382
After introducing the gang to his grandmother's spaghetti sauce, which they go onto sell, Screech begins to date Robin (Soleil Moon Frye), a rich and pretty girl at school. However, the gang discovers what Robin is really up to and to make matters worse, they also discover that Screech's grandmother got her spaghetti sauce recipe from a cookbook, forcing them to stop their business.
644"The New Girl"Don BarnhartStory by : Peter Engel
Teleplay by : Scott Spencer Gordon & Bennett Tramer
September 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)6451

A new student, a biker girl named Tori (Leanna Creel), is paired with Zack for a school project, but Zack and Tori do not exactly hit it off well at first.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
655"The Bayside Triangle"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsSeptember 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)6377
Zack helps Lisa put on a fashion show to impress a visiting recruiter from FIT, the fashion school in which Lisa is interested after graduation. However, Zack and Lisa soon start to fall for each other after they share a passionate kiss at Lisa's house, where Zack was trying on an outfit Lisa designed. The next day, before the fashion show (which was held at The Max), Zack and Lisa decided to kiss again to determine if there were any serious feelings between them. At that moment; Screech, with a rose in his hand to give to Lisa for good luck, walks in on them in the middle of their kiss and is devastated. To retaliate, Screech, who served as the announcer for the show, ties in cruel remarks about Zack and Lisa with the regular fashion commentary, making the fashion show a disaster. However, in spite of it all, the fashion school recruiter likes Lisa's designs and decides to consider her for enrollment at FIT. After unsuccessfully challenging Zack to a fight for Lisa, Screech finally accepts the fact that Lisa is not interested in him and promises to get over her.
666"Teen-Line"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsSeptember 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)6452

After participating on a teen hot-line, Zack becomes close to a disabled girl. Meanwhile, Screech has to take on a rambunctious boy.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
677"Masquerade Ball"Don BarnhartBennett TramerOctober 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)6453

The masquerade ball is approaching and Zack and Slater both plan to kiss Tori, but she finds out and refuses to see either one. At the ball, Zack reveals that he wanted to lose the bet because he could not bear hurting Tori. She thanks him for being honest with her, but had to teach both him and Slater a lesson. Meanwhile, Lisa has a secret admirer and believes it to be Zack, but discovers that it is Screech.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
688"Day of Detention"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsOctober 3, 1992 (1992-10-03)6461

In order to win a trip to Hawaii, Zack needs to get out of detention, but in an attempt to get him out, everyone else ends up in detention as well.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
699"Wrestling with the Future"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonOctober 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)6378
Slater and his dad argue over whether he should join a military academy or go to college, and Jessie fears for her college chances after becoming a cheerleader.
7010"Drinking and Driving"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonOctober 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)6454

After getting drunk at a party and crashing Lisa's mother's car on the way home, Zack and the gang learn the worst thing about drinking and driving: having to face the music from their enraged parents.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
7111"Love Machine"Don BarnhartScott Spencer GordonOctober 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)6357

Slater's ex-girlfriend comes to Bayside and Screech and Kelly's love machine shows that she and Slater still have feelings for each other, much to the annoyance and devastation of Jessie.

Absent: Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle

Note: This episode was intended to be in Season 3, but was held back for an unknown reason. This is evident because Slater and Jessie are still going out (they broke up in "Cut Day"), and the kids look much younger in this episode.
7212"Class Rings"Don BarnhartBennett TramerOctober 17, 1992 (1992-10-17)6458

Zack is tricked into buying fake rings by a salesman after he is appointed to buy them for everyone in the graduating class. In the end, the salesman gets Zack and Slater the real rings after Screech confronts him.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
7313"Isn't It Romantic?"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichOctober 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)6384
It is Valentine's Day and the gang reminisces about past romances through clips from past episodes.
7414"The Will"Don BarnhartScott Spencer GordonOctober 24, 1992 (1992-10-24)6457

An alumnus dies and leaves $10,000 in his will resulting in the guys and the girls fighting over who should get the money.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
7515"The Teacher's Strike"Don BarnhartScott Spencer GordonOctober 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)6380

The gang hurts their chances of winning the academic championship after causing a teacher's strike so they can go on a ski trip.

Absent: Tiffani Amber-Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski
7616"Slater's Sister"Don BarnhartBennett TramerOctober 31, 1992 (1992-10-31)6456

Zack falls for Slater's sister, but when Slater finds out, he cannot bear his sister being on the receiving end of Zack's womanizing and tries to break them up.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
7717"The Senior Prom"Don BarnhartBennett TramerNovember 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)6381
The senior prom is coming up and the gang needs to raise money in order for it happen. However, things go wrong when Zack finds out that Kelly has a date to the prom and sabotages it by telling her would-be date that her family is violent to her boyfriends, thereby scaring her date away. Kelly then accepts a date with Zack--that is, until she finds out that he crashed her original date, and then Kelly furiously turns Zack down. Meanwhile, Slater and Jessie get locked in the boiler room and miss most of the prom until Kelly and Zack rescue them.
7818"The Video Yearbook"Don BarnhartBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonNovember 7, 1992 (1992-11-07)6347

The gang decides to make a video version of the annual high school yearbook, but Zack has other ideas and decides to use it as a money-making scheme to sell dating videos made from the video clips. However, Zack regrets his plan after Screech mistakenly includes Kelly on the video and she starts receiving calls from other guys.

Note: This episode was supposed to be in Season 2, but was held back. This is evident because at the beginning of the episode, Zack mentions he is 16 and does not have a car, although he is shown driving his car in other episodes of this season.
7919"Screech's Birthday"Don BarnhartStephen LangfordNovember 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)6330

The gang forgets Screech's birthday and try to make it up to him by throwing him a late birthday party in Belding's office.

Note: This episode was intended to be in Season 1, and then was originally scheduled to air on December 8, 1990, but was held back for an unknown reason. This is evident because the kids look much younger in this episode, and Ed Alonzo is still credited as a cast member even though he left the cast at the beginning of Season 2. However, on the complete series DVD set, the episode is listed as episode 20 of season 1.
8020"Snow White and the Seven Dorks"Don BarnhartBennett TramerNovember 14, 1992 (1992-11-14)6348

The gang puts on a rap version of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". However, when Jessie and Zack find out they have to kiss in the last scene, they start to wonder if they are more than friends, and question their feelings for each other (falling out with Kelly and Slater in the process). In the end, Jessie remains with Slater, while Zack rekindles his love for Kelly.

Note: This episode was supposed to be in Season 2, but was held back for an unknown reason. This is evident because the kids look much younger in this episode.
8121"Earthquake!"Don BarnhartScott Spencer GordonNovember 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)6455

Tori, Zack and Mrs. Belding get stuck in an elevator during an earthquake, but things get worse when Mr. Belding's wife goes into labor.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
8222"Best Summer of My Life"Don BarnhartJeffrey J. SachsNovember 21, 1992 (1992-11-21)6460
Zack takes a day off of school and reminisces, through clips from the Malibu Sands and Palm Springs episodes, about the time he and the gang spent in Malibu Sands and Palm Springs.
8323"Slater's Friend"Don BarnhartLarry Balmagia & Scott Spencer GordonNovember 28, 1992 (1992-11-28)6328

Screech is left to look after Slater's chameleon when he goes away, but things soon go awry.

Note: This episode was intended to be in Season 1, and then was originally scheduled to air on December 29, 1990, but was held back for an unknown reason. This is evident because the kids look much younger in this episode, and Ed Alonzo is still credited as a cast member even though he left the cast at the beginning of Season 2. However, on the complete series DVD set, the episode is listed as episode 19 of season 1.
8424"School Song"Don BarnhartBennett TramerNovember 28, 1992 (1992-11-28)6459

The gang begins to compete against one another when Bayside holds a contest for who can write the best school song. Zack decides he wants to be remembered for something positive and so begins to sabotage everyone else so that he can win, but later regrets it.

Absent: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano
8525"The Time Capsule"Don BarnhartPeter Engel & Tom TenowichDecember 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)6385

Ten years into the future (in 2003), the latest class finds a time capsule on video, so Belding plays it for them. They discover that it's footage of Zack and the old gang with highlights of the ups and downs they went through (through clips from past episodes).

Note: In Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Mr. Belding has chosen to accept a new job in the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga by the end of 1999 (episode: "Mr. B Goes to College & The Bell Tolls"), leaving a plot hole in the series.
8626"Graduation"Don BarnhartStory by : Tom Tenowich
Teleplay by : Scott Spencer Gordon & Bennett Tramer
May 22, 1993 (1993-05-22)6383

With graduation day approaching, Zack discovers he needs to gain one more credit to graduate. This results in Zack having to be in dance class and perform in the ballet to get his last credit. Meanwhile, Jessie is heartbroken when she learns another student is named valedictorian instead of her. However, she soon realizes how much valedictorian really means to Screech when Lisa wisely tells her that he puts others before him.

Note: This episode aired on a Saturday in primetime.

Hawaiian Style (1992)

Main article: Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian StyleDon BarnhartBennett TramerNovember 27, 1992 (1992-11-27)

Kelly's grandfather (Dean Jones), invites the kids to stay at his hotel in Hawaii. However, someone else is out to buy his land and build a hotel/resort complex, and the group has to save it.

Note: This was a 2-hour movie that originally aired on a Friday in primetime. For syndication, it was split into four half-hour segments. These episodes stand-out by having "Summertime" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince as a theme song, and for having no laugh track.

The College Years (1993–94)

Main article: Saved by the Bell: The College Years

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"Pilot"Jeff MelmanElaine AronsonMay 22, 1993 (1993-05-22)60500
2"Guess Who's Coming to College?"Jeff MelmanAndrew Guerdat & Steven KreinbergSeptember 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)60501
3"Zack, Lies & Videotape"Jeff MelmanMark FinkSeptember 14, 1993 (1993-09-14)60502
4"Rush Week"Jeff MelmanJeffrey DuteilSeptember 21, 1993 (1993-09-21)60503
5"Slater's War"Jeff MelmanRenee PalyoSeptember 28, 1993 (1993-09-28)60504
6"The Homecoming"Jeff MelmanDebra FascianoOctober 5, 1993 (1993-10-05)60505
7"The Poker Game"Jeff MelmanMark FinkOctober 12, 1993 (1993-10-12)60506
8"Prof. Zack"Jeff MelmanAndrew Guerdat & Steve KreinbergOctober 19, 1993 (1993-10-19)60507
9"Screech Love"Jeff MelmanJeffrey DuteilOctober 26, 1993 (1993-10-26)60508
10"Dr. Kelly"Jeff MelmanNoah TaftNovember 2, 1993 (1993-11-02)60509
11"A Thanksgiving Story"Jeff MelmanBrett Dewey & Ronald B. SolomonNovember 23, 1993 (1993-11-23)60510
12"Teacher's Pet"Jeff MelmanDebra FascianoDecember 7, 1993 (1993-12-07)60512
13"Kelly and the Professor"Jeff MelmanMark FinkDecember 14, 1993 (1993-12-14)60513
14"A Question of Ethics"Jeff MelmanRenee PalyoDecember 21, 1993 (1993-12-21)60511
15"The Rave"Jeff MelmanJeffrey DuteilJanuary 4, 1994 (1994-01-04)60514
16"Bedside Manner"Jeff MelmanRenee PalyoJanuary 11, 1994 (1994-01-11)60515
17"Love and Death"Jeff MelmanAndrew Guerdat & Steve KreinbergJanuary 22, 1994 (1994-01-22)60516
18"Marry Me"Jeff MelmanNoah TaftFebruary 8, 1994 (1994-02-08)60517
19"Wedding Plans"Jeff MelmanBennett TramerFebruary 8, 1994 (1994-02-08)60518

Wedding in Las Vegas (1994)

Main article: Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las VegasJeffrey MelmanMark FinkOctober 7, 1994 (1994-10-07)
Picking up where The College Years left off, Zack and Kelly prepare to get married in Las Vegas, even though Zack's parents are against it and Kelly's parents can't afford it.

See also


  1. ^ "Saved by the Bell Season 2 Episode Guide". Zap2it.
  2. ^ "Saved by the Bell Season 3 Episode Guide". Zap2it.
  3. ^ "Saved by the Bell Season 4 Episode Guide". Zap2it.
  4. ^ "Saved by the Bell Season 5 Episode Guide". Zap2it.