Saved By The Bell Moments Only Adults Seem To Catch

Saved by the Bell ran from 1989 to 1993, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Lark Voorhies, Elizabeth Berkley, Tiffani Thiessen, Mario Lopez, and the late Dustin Diamond. While it has been named one of the "20 Best School Shows of all Time" by AOL TV (via TV Overmind), it did have some issues.

SBTB evolved from the TV show Good Morning, Miss Bliss, which was canceled after one season. Both stories featured Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Diamond as Screech, Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, and Dennis Haskins as Mr. Belding, though all of a sudden, these characters were at a school in Los Angeles in Saved by the Bell, while they had been at one in Indiana in Good Morning, Miss Bliss — all of them up and left together apparently. Adults watching the series surely caught the switch. The reasoning behind the big move though was that executive producer Peter Engel thought Indianapolis was not exciting as a location (via Fandom).

Another flaw that may have gotten past the younger target audience was Kevin. Screech had a robot named Kevin, which utilized artificial intelligence and conversed with his creator in an almost human-like way. Would this teenager really have been able to design and build such an advanced machine?

Looking back, Saved by the Bell's main characters had some real issues

Next up, when it comes to moments only adults caught in Saved by the Bell, would be Zack's creepiness. He had a life-size poster of Kelly, and he took photos of female students, while they were wearing swimsuits, in order to make and sell a Girls of Bayside calendar.

Then, there was the fact that Jessie Spano gave feminism a bad name. Jezebel calls this The Jessie Spano Effect, which is "the unwillingness to call oneself a feminist for fear of being labeled an uptight, neurotic b*tch." B!tchMedia stated that her portrayal was "what a bunch of old men would assume feminism is all about" and that, when compared to the two other main female characters, who were popular in school, "the show's writers strongly suggest[ed] that being a feminist is unappealing."

Despite any and all problems with this show, it has led to films, spin-offs, and a revival that premiered on Peacock on Nov. 25, 2020.