Jesse Spano’s back! Well, at least for one night! Elizabeth Berkley, aka Jesse Spano from “Saved by the Bell”, performed one of her favorite scenes from the 90s television show last night on “Dancing with the Stars”.
Last night was the “Most Memorable Year” night on “DWTS” and Berkley and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, acted out one of the most memorable episode of the series: “Jesse’s Song”. The episode showed Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) saving Spano when she breaks down, after taking too many caffeine pills, and then sings the Pointer Sisters song, “I’m So Excited”.
— Elizabeth Berkley (@ElizBerkley) October 15, 2013
“It is one of my favorite episodes,” Berkley told Yahoo TV. “And because it’s a fan favorite, it has a special place in my heart. It connects us all to our childhood.” She continued, “Most episodes dealt a bit more with ‘who asked who to the dance,’ where as this one dealt with a heavier subject matter. Of all the moments from the show, that felt like the right one to do.”
“I loved knowing how happy it was going to make the fans since they’ve been asking us to do this,” she said. “I know this scene holds a lot of childhood memories for people, so we wanted to make sure we nailed it. It was pretty surreal sitting there with a bow on my head in a letterman’s jacket on a bed that was almost identical to the one on set. When Val popped through the window it was almost like I was transported in a time machine!”
Berkley’s friends and “Saved by the Bell” co-stars were also “so excited” to see the performance and took to Twitter later that night to applaud her.
— Alexi Melvin (@aleximelvin) October 15, 2013
Gotta take my NoDoz…gotta stay up tonight…”I’m so excited”…on DWTS…TONIGHT!!! @ElizBerkley possibly bring back “The Sprain”?! …I’m so scared
— Mark-Paul Gosselaar (@MPG) October 14, 2013
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