'Saved by the Bell' Cast Celebrated 30 Years of Friendship With Reunion Dinner

'Saved by the Bell' first premiered on NBC in August 1989, meaning the series will be celebrating its 30th anniversary later this year.


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This year marks the 30th anniversary of Saved by the Bell, which premiered on NBC in August of 1989. On Saturday, the cast came together to celebrate their friendship with a reunion dinner.

Present at the dinner: Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, who played Jessie Spano, A.C. Slater, Zack Morris, and Kelly Kapowski, respectively. Notably absent was Samuel "Screech" Powers actor Dustin Diamond, who has experienced some legal issues in his post-Saved career. Lark Voorhies, who played Lisa Turtle, was also not present. 

In addition to the photo of them together, Lopez also shared a video from the meetup. "Okay fun dinner tonight with some old friends," he said with a smile on his face. "We ate an obscene amount of food."

This isn't the first time the cast has reunited, as they most recently appeared in a sketch for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2015. Dustin Diamond was absent then, too.

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