Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Zack Attack!

Whether or not you approve of Jimmy Fallon as a talk show host (I honestly think he’s pretty good), it’s hard not to love his quest to stage a Saved by the Bell cast reunion. If the prospect of bringing Bayside High alumni together on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon isn’t exciting enough for you, children of the 80s and 90s, then how would you feel about Mark-Paul Gosselaar doing an entire interview on the show as Zack Morris, complete with his characteristically gargantuan cell phone, stonewashed jeans and time-stopping powers? Would you flip out if he proceeded to perform his (imaginary) Zack Attack hit “Friends Forever” with Fallon’s house band, the Roots? As crazy as it sounds, this happened on the June 8 show.

While Gosselaar was also busy promoting his new legal drama, Raising the Bar, he committed to Fallon’s cast reunion, joining Dennis Haskins, Mario Lopez, Lark Voorhies and, as apparently revealed during an in-show “phone call” on the aforementioned giant phone, Elizabeth Berkley. Tiffani Amber Thiessen and Dustin Diamond are the two remaining cast members who have yet to sign on…unless we’re really holding out for final season Kelly/Jessie stand-in Tori Scott (played by Leanna Creel). I don’t think we are.

Watch the clip below. I promise, it’s some of the most surreal television we’ve seen in quite some time.


Brad Tilles said...

Wow. Like you said, that was the most surreal interview I've ever seen. I grew up watching the show but I was surprised to see him commit to a TV appearance like that. Here's hoping for a full-cast reunion. Are you like me where you wake up at 7am every weekday morning to watch 2 full hours of Saved by the Bell on TBS?

James Wortman said...

Haha I totally used to do that and, after seeing this interview, I may begin that tradition once again!

I always love seeing the "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" episodes. Why would you move with two friends and your principal from Indiana to California? It was great that he brought that up here.