Saved by the Bell was among the most popular TV shows of the very late 1980s and the early 1990s. The show’s cast–minus Dustin Diamond, who played the role of Screech–recreated a hilarious sketch during a reunion of sorts on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.
Characters Kelly Kapowski (played by Tiffani Thiessen), A.C. Slater (played by Mario Lopez) and Jessie Spano (played by Elizabeth Berkley) set the scene with talk of an upcoming Valentine’s Day dance. The gang is bummed, however, when their new friend Jimmy (played, of course, by Jimmy Fallon) won’t be attending the dance, because he is planning to head to New York City to try out for a role on Saturday Night Live. Jimmy adds that he might even work toward hosting his own talk show and that he wants to go on a date with Nicole Kidman. Kidman recently floored Jimmy Fallon (in real life–not the Saved by the Bell sketch) when she told him a get-together the two had at his apartment many years earlier was actually a date. He apparently didn’t dress appropriately and played video games part of the time she was visiting, thinking she was just a pal stopping by.
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Jimmy Fallon fit in with the cast of Saved by the Bell perfectly, and it’s actually quite amazing how many of the cast members haven’t aged much since the show’s last episode in 1993. Mario Lopez still most resembles his younger self, but Tiffani Thiessen, A.C. Slater, and Elizabeth Berkley are looking rather ageless as well.
If you missed The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, you missed a great show. The Saved by the Bell cast reunion was no doubt a huge treat for those who followed the show more than two decades ago.