Anyone who grew up in the 1990s knows all too well about Zack, Kelly, Slater, Lisa, Jesse and Screech, better known collectively as the fictional cast of "Saved by the Bell."
This series follows the students of Bayside High School, and while the show initially wasn't a huge success but rather labeled as forgettable and campy has since grown into the proverbial cult classic that goes far beyond just its initial run and syndication.
Anytime the now grown up stars of this show appear on television in any form or fashion, the chatter always finds time to talk about "Saved by the Bell" and how a show that ran for only a few seasons still has legs and appeal to the generation that watched it 20 plus years ago.
The answer isn't an easy one as far as explaining the popularity of "Saved by the Bell," which incidentally has a made for TV movie coming out soon on Lifetime. The show is a cliché of pretty much all high school shows for that era, and others to follow. The show had the popular kid who got in trouble, the nerd, the jock, the cheerleader and the bumbling principle (the loveable Mr. Belding, of course).
But what made the show so endearing to the masses is the fact that it never took itself too seriously and in the midst of delivering a message that often was muddled by bad acting and laughable story lines, the show managed to make a name for itself in spite of all the things that should of made it a short lived series with little or no interest after that.
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