After nearly five years Jimmy Fallon has finally succeeded in his mission to reunite the cast of Saved by the Bell. Wednesday's episode of The Tonight Show features a sketch in which most the cast reprised their roles from the iconic 90s TV show.
Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) and Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins) were all present for the sketch with Fallon playing a younger version of himself enrolling in Bayside High. However, Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) and Screech (Dustin Diamond) weren't able to make it. The latter absence might have something to do with Diamond stabbing a guy.
The eight-minute sketch was full of references to both the show and Fallon's own career. Jesse’s "I’m so excited," Slater’s ballet moves, and the "Friends Forever" anthem all returned. When Fallon said he wanted to grow up to be an SNL cast member, host his own show, and date Nicole Kidman, Zack Morris poked fun at Berkley's later role in Showgirls and Fallon's lack of game by saying, "Jimmy going on a date with Nicole Kidman is like Jessie becoming a stripper."
We need a time out to handle all the nostalgia.