It's alright 'cause you're saved by ... this nostalgically awesome, never before seen special features clip from the "Saved by the Bell: The Complete Collection" DVD set. And all you've got to do to go back to the '90s and review some of Bayside's best guest stars is hit play.
The clip opens with Principal Belding, er, Dennis Haskins, reflecting on the show's guest stars. "All kinds of people came on the show," he says. "Bridget Wilson had been a Miss Teen U.S.A., and she came in for one scene and she did so well they brought her back for six more." Yep, Wilson nailed it as a high maintenance hottie who drove Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) a little nuts. OK, a lot nuts.
Who better to reflect on the comedic chops of pre-"90210" Spelling than her onscreen beau Dustin Diamond? Diamond (aka Screech) recalls the glory that was Spelling's portrayal of Violet Ann Bickerstaff. "She played that character so well," he says. "She was so good." And so organized and interestingly dressed and polite and ... we'll stop now.
Who can forget Screech's Elvis-obsessed mom? "Laugh-In" comedienne Buzzi brought incredible talent to "Saved by the Bell."
Ages before she'd put up with a stubborn and chubby husband on "King of Queens," Remini brought a special brand of snark and spark to the "SBTB" gang as Stacy Carosi. Diamond says that she was fun to work with and that she "added a lot to the show because she was a tough girl" and she "wasn't a pushover." So when you think about it, "Saved by the Bell" was great practice for "King of Queens."
Likable, Bill Cosby-esque sweater enthusiast/radio God Kasem garnered lots of applause when he stepped onto the screen. The scene shown in this clip of him fighting with Mr. Belding over the microphone reminds us why we loved this show so much: Bayside High rules. Wooh!
"Saved by the Bell: The Complete Collection" DVD set is available in stores now.
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- Bridgette Wilson
- Saved by the Bell
- Dustin Diamond
- Tori Spelling
- Dennis Haskins