SbtB Seasons

Season Episodes Originally aired
1 16 August 20, 1989 - December 16, 1989
2 18 September 8, 1990 - December 23, 1990
3 26 September 14, 1991 - December 21, 1991
4 26 September 12, 1992 - May 22, 1993
Saved By The Bell Intro

Saved By The Bell Intro

Season 1: 1989

Series # Season # Episode title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
1 1 "Dancing to the Max" Don Barnhart Peter Engel & Tom Tenowich August 20, 1989 6318
Zack and Slater both try to obtain Kelly as a dance partner before the big dance contest at The Max. However, Zack goes with Jessie instead. Lisa also has a date for the dance, but when she sprains her ankle, he backs out. Screech agrees to dance with her in the contest despite her injury. In the end Screech and Lisa win with their dance move, coined by Casey Kasem as "The Sprain".
2 2 "The Lisa Card" Don Barnhart Tom Tenowich August 26, 1989 6315
Lisa's father lets her use his credit card as a reward for doing well at school. However, she goes overboard with the spending, and her friends help her think of ways to make some money to pay it off. She sold kisses, her clothes, and got a job. In the end she confessed and her father didn't care.
3 3 "The Gift" Dennis Erdman Bennett Tramer September 8, 1989 6314
Screech is hit by lightning and afterwards has the ability to see into the future, which Zack and Slater use to their advantage. Zack uses his power to place bets with Slater. It finally came when Zack made a bet that he would get an A on the history exam, but Screech's power wore off and he failed letting down Lisa, Jesse and Kelly.
4 4 "Fatal Distraction" Gary Shimokawa Mark Fink September 9, 1989 6312
With the big dance approaching, Zack is determined to get Kelly to go with him. He goes to extreme lengths and bugs Jessie's room when the girls are having a sleepover. Unfortunately the girls find out and decide to get their revenge. They made it seem as if Kelly was mentally insane. It worked and Kelly went with Slater. At the Max Zack danced with a new student. It ends when she kisses him on the lips.
5 5 "Screech's Woman" Gary Shimokawa R.J. Colleary September 16, 1989 6313
Zack decides that Screech is in desperate need of a girlfriend and sets about finding him one. However, when there isn't anyone willing, he dresses up as a girl and goes on a date with Screech, and has to act fast when Screech takes a liking to him. He ends up dumping him after Zack made strict rules for him and Screech was happy he could get a girl.
6 6 "Aloha Slater" Don Branhart Michael Sterdwick September 23, 1989 6317
When Slater's dad is reassigned to Hawaii, Zack sees it as the perfect opportunity to get Slater to move away so all the attention from the ladies comes back to him. Zack ends up making it seem like Slater is dying to the girls, but it backfires when Kelly tells the truth after Zack stole Slater's trophy. The girls are angered at Slater at the Max thinking he faked going to Hawaii.
7 7 "The Substitute" Don Barnhart Bennett Tramer September 30, 1989 6319
When Ms. Simpson injures her back, a substitute teacher named Tony Crane takes over her class at Bayside. However, when all the girls, including Lisa, Jessie, and Kelly, fall for Mr. Crane, Zack and Slater become jealous. They try to make it seem like he's married. He follows along later after he finds out what they were trying to do. The girls then lose their love for him and go back to the guys.
8 8 "Cream for a Day" Don Barnhart Scott Spencer Gordon October 7, 1989 6320
When Kelly is nominated as homecoming queen, her dream is shattered as she faces the prospect of winning after she gets a zit. Zack comes up with a solution, but it does not unfold as he plans.
9 9 "Pinned to the Mat" Don Barnhart Jeffrey J. Sachs October 14, 1989 6323
Zack bets against a Valley wrestler named Marvin Niedick that Slater will win his wrestling match against Niedick. However, things go wrong when Slater decides to quit wrestling. Screech stands in for him, but he is not as built for wrestling as Slater is and does not do so well.
10 10 "Beauty and the Screech" Don Barnhart Larry Balmalga & Scott Spencer Gordon October 21, 1989 6324
In order for Kelly to go to a George Michael concert, she has to pass her science test. Zack persuades Screech to tutor Kelly, a ploy which is more for his benefit than for Kelly's. When Kelly and Screech become closer, though, Zack gets jealous and regrets his set-up.
11 11 "The Friendship Business" Don Barnhart Bennett Tramer November 4, 1989 6326
Zack and his friends form a "company" selling friendship bracelets for a business class project. He names himself as "boss," but Kelly, Jessie, and Slater feel he is treating them poorly, leading them to break away and form a rival company selling a similar product.
12 12 "The Mamas and the Papas" Don Barnhart Story by: Stephanie Gorman & Horace WhiteTeleplay: by Peter Engel & Tom Tenowich November 11, 1989 6321
Everyone is put into pairs for a class assignment to act out married life, so they can be prepared for marriage as adults. Problems ensue, however, because of the forced and arbitrary pairings.
13 13 "The Election" Gary Shimokawa Story by: Tom TenowichTeleplay: by R.J. Colleary & Bennett Tramer November 18, 1989 6316
Zack and Jessie are both running for class president, but Zack only wants to run because he found out that the winner gets a trip to Washington, D.C. When the trip is canceled, Zack has to prove he was not running just because of the trip.
14 14 "The Zack Tapes" Don Barnhart Peter Engel & Tom Tenowich December 2, 1989 6325
During class, Zack learns about subliminal advertising and realizes that it could be used to trick Kelly into going to the dance with him. However, Kelly catches on to his scheme and the girls decide to teach Zack a lesson, which leaves him humiliated.
15 15 "King of the Hill" Gary Shimokawa Story by: Peter Engel & Tom TenowichTeleplay by: Michael Poryes & Bennett Tramer December 12, 1989 6311

Zack starts high school hoping to finally win his longtime crush, Kelly Kapowski, the prettiest cheerleader in school. However, the new transfer student, A.C. Slater, makes a play for her, resulting Zack and Slater fighting over Kelly. Note: This is the pilot episode of the series.

16 16 "Save That Tiger" Don Barnhart Brett Dewey & Ronald B. Solomon December 16, 1989 6329
Zack and Slater are involved in the annual prank war against Valley, which takes place the same time as the big cheerleading competition between the schools. Screech is the Bayside mascot and has an important part in Bayside's routine. However, after Zack and Slater kidnap Valley's mascot, two students from Valley kidnap Screech. Fortunately, their plan is ruined when the fake mascot ends up winning the competition for Bayside. This is the first "Saved By The Bell" episode to put "Bedtime With Barney," which is taken off from Barney's Sleepytime Songs.

Season 2: 1990

Series # Season # Episode title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
17 1 "The Prom" Don Barnhart Peter Engel & Tom Tenowich September 8, 1990 6332
With the prom coming up, everyone needs to pick a partner, and when Zack gets to go with Kelly his dream seems to be fulfilled. However, earlier Kelly finds out that her father has lost his job, so she is not able to make it to the prom. Zack makes it up to her in the end. Jessie and Slater end up going to prom together, while Screech finally manages to take Lisa on a date to the movies. Lisa's big mouth is a turn-off, however, and Screech declines to take her to the prom.
18 2 "Zack's War" Don Barnhart Sam Greenbaum September 15, 1990 6339
In order to make Zack change his ways, Mr. Belding forces Zack to join the Army Cadet Corps. Zack manages to persuade the others to join him, but he leaves them high and dry when they are not prepared for a competition. Will Zack change his mind and help out his team before it is too late?
19 3 "Save the Max" Don Barnhart Gary Goldstein September 22, 1990 6334
Zack and Screech discover the room where Bayside High's radio station KKTY was housed. The station had been pulled off the air because of Mr. Belding's antics as DJ during his Bayside student days, but the gang successfully convinces him to put KKTY back on the air. Zack becomes the main DJ, Kelly hosts "Desire Hour," Screech tells creepy stories, Lisa hosts the gossip segment, Jessie reads the latest news, and Slater ineptly handles sports. Slater quits when he finds out everyone thinks he is a bad sports announcer, but returns just when the gang needs him most. When the Max is in financial trouble, an old fashion telethon is in order.
20 4 "Driver's Education" Don Barnhart Michael Poryes September 29, 1990 6336
Fearing that Kelly would rather go steady with Slater if Slater learned to drive first, Zack plots to make Slater fail his driver's test. This leads to Slater having an accident in the practice car and a locker falling on Kelly. When she realizes who was behind the crash, she makes out her injury to be worse than it really is.
21 5 "House Party" Don Barnhart Brett Dewey & Ronald B. Solomon October 6, 1990 6342
When Screech's parents leave him alone in the house while they visit Graceland, the gang accidentally break his mother's Elvis statue. In order to afford a replacement, they plan to hold a party before his mother finds out.
22 6 "Blind Dates" Don Barnhart R.J. Colleary October 13, 1990 6331
Mr. Belding's niece Penny is in town, and he forces Zack to take her out. Zack, however, wants to attend Kelly's party instead, so he makes Screech pretend to be him and take Penny out. Meanwhile, Lisa finds a date for Jessie, but Jessie is too self-conscious about her height compared to her date to have a good time.
23 7 "Rent-a-Pop" Don Barnhart R.J. Colleary October 20, 1990 6337
In order to raise money for a school ski trip, the gang decides to organize a carnival. Zack has been failing, and for this reason Mr. Belding wants to conduct an interview between himself, Zack, and Zack's father. Not wanting Belding to call his father anymore, Zack hires an actor to impersonate his dad, but the plan backfires when the real Mr. Morris and Mr. Belding bump into each other at the carnival.
24 8 "Miss Bayside" Don Barnhart Bennett Tramer October 27, 1990 6338
Zack and Slater make a bet on who can win the Miss Bayside Beauty Pageant, but Slater bets that Screech will win. Jessie protests about the pageant and thinks that a male winner would be fair. Can Zack pull it off?
25 9 "Jessie's Song" Don Barnhart Peter Engel & Tom Tenowich November 3, 1990 6343
Jessie turns to caffeine pills as a result of the pressure with midterms and her singing group, ignoring Slater's warning that the pills can damage her health. When Zack finds out about her problem, he cancels her performance and rushes to her side.
26 10 "Model Students" Don Barnhart R.J. Colleary & Michael Poryes November 10, 1990 6340
Zack convinces Belding to fire the nerds who own the student store so that the gang can reopen it. Unfortunately, no one wants to come in, so Zack and Screech secretly take pictures of the girls' swim team to sell in "The Girls of Bayside" calendars. The girls are then invited to pose for a professional photo shoot, but only Kelly is invited to Paris, which leaves Zack out in the cold.
27 11 "1-900-Crushed" Don Barnhart Brett Dewey & Ronald B. Solomon November 17, 1990 6335
Zack's new money-making idea is to give relationship advice to fellow students, with the help of Screech and Lisa. But the plan fails when Lisa quits and he has to take over. As a result, he gives bad advice to various students, and is forced to deal with the consequences. A case of mixed-up phone calls leads Zack in the middle of Kelly and her sister.
28 12 "Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind" Don Barnhart Jeffrey J. Sachs November 23, 1990 6327
Zack and Slater break the school's professional camera and hatch a plan to make quick money to pay for a replacement before Belding finds out. A tabloid is offering money for photos of real aliens, so they dress Screech up as an alien in order to fool the tabloid. A special agent with the government is more than convinced that Screech is an alien. Can Zack and the gang save Screech before he's taken away to Washington?
29 13 "Running Zack" Don Barnhart Jeffrey J. Sachs November 24, 1990 6341
Zack fails his family heritage presentation. Unless he can make it up, he is off the track team. His teacher Miss Wentworth arranges a tutor for Zack named Chief Henry, who happens to be a Native American. Zack soon learns about his own Native American heritage, but does not feel like going to the upcoming track rally when tragedy strikes.
30 14 "The Babysitters" Don Barnhart Larry Balmalga December 1, 1990 6322
Kelly leaves her infant brother Billy in the care of the gang while she gets her school picture taken. However, while they are babysitting, Kelly injures her arm. The gang is left to care for baby Billy throughout the school day.
31 15 "The Fabulous Belding Boys" Don Barnhart Peter Engel & Tom Tenowich December 8, 1990 6344
The gang find themselves in trouble when an obnoxious teacher bans them from the class field trip unless they pass a test. On the day of the test the teacher does not show, so Mr. Belding's brother, Rod, takes over and offers to take the class on a special field trip. This makes him very popular, but when he makes other plans, Belding steps in.
32 16 "From Nurse to Worse" Don Barnhart Bennett Tramer December 15, 1990 6333
Zack asks Kelly to go steady with him, but while she is thinking it over he falls for a new student (Nancy Valen), only to discover that she is the new school nurse. Meanwhile, Slater is afraid of getting his flu shots.
33 17 "Breaking Up is Hard to Undo" Don Barnhart Jeffrey J. Sachs December 16, 1990 6346
It is a bad day for couples as Zack and Kelly and Slater and Jessie respectively split up after a series of disagreements. Although neither part will be the first to apologize, they are miserable without each other. After Belding has a tiff with his wife, the guys are left spending time with him while he's kicked out of his house, making matters worse.
34 18 "Glee Club" Don Barnhart Bennett Tramer December 23, 1990 6345
The gang joins Violet, Screech's girlfriend, in the glee club in order to go to a competition in Hawaii. But the glee club isn't all that great. It seems that shy Violet is the only one with a voice. But after Screech makes a fool of himself in front of her parents, they forbid Screech to see her, and she quits the glee club.

Season 3: 1991

Series # Season # Episode title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
35 1 "The Last Dance" Don Barnhart Jeffrey J. Sachs September 14, 1991 6349
In order to afford a costume for the school's costume ball, Kelly gets a job working at The Max. However, as Kelly spends more time working with her boss Jeff Hunter (Patrick Muldoon), she falls for him and may have to tell Zack that their relationship is over.
36 2 "Zack's Birthday" Don Barnhart Bennett Tramer September 14, 1991 6366
The gang take summer jobs at a beach resort, but have trouble dealing with their boss Mr. Carosi. Meanwhile, Zack falls for the boss' daughter, Stacey (Leah Remini).
37 3 "The Aftermath" Don Barnhart Brett Dewey & Ronald B. Solomon September 21, 1991 6350
After catching Kelly and Jeff together at the movies, Zack seeks revenge by dating new girls and making Kelly jealous.
38 4 "The Game" Don Barnhart Jeffrey J. Sachs September 21, 1991 6367
Zack bets Mr. Carosi (Ernie Sabella) that if he wins a volleyball game, Zack can buy his car. However, Zack's team is short of a player when the star player Gary is injured.
39 5 "Operation Zack" Don Barnhart Jeffrey J. Sachs September 28, 1991 6358
Zack sprains his knee before the big basketball game, and while in hospital learns that Lisa is a part-time candy-striper. However, he also learns that he will need surgery to repair his knee and worries that it may go wrong.
40 6 "Fourth of July" Don Barnhart Scott Spencer Gordon October 12, 1991 6368
The annual Fourth of July beauty pageant at the beach resort is taking place, and Zack is selected as one of the judges. However, he is put under pressure when Carosi informs him that he wants Zack to choose Stacey no matter what it takes.
41 7 "Check Your Mate" Don Barnhart Brett Dewey & Ronald B. Solomon October 5, 1991 6360
With the annual chess competition between Valley and Bayside approaching, Valley decides to get some dirt on Screech, the head champion. Things turn ugly when Valley steals Screech's lucky beret, given to him by Violet. Zack and Slater try to pull the old switcheroo with Valley's chess jock, a Russian exchange student.
42 8 "My Boyfriend's Back" Don Barnhart Jeffrey J. Sachs October 5, 1991 6370
Zack and the gang enter in the annual ATV race. Meanwhile, Zack feels inferior when Stacey's ex-boyfriend Craig shows up at the beach resort from Boston.
43 9 "Fake I.D.'s" Don Barnhart Brett Dewey & Ronald B. Solomon October 19, 1991 6353
Zack falls for a college girl named Danielle when she goes to The Max to use the phone. In order to impress her, he lies about his age and makes fake I.D.'s so that he, Slater and Screech can sneak into an over-18 nightclub. However, they get a big surprise when they see Kelly's boyfriend Jeff dancing with another girl there.
44 10 "Boss Lady" Don Barnhart Bennett Tramer October 19, 1991 6369
When her father goes away, Stacey is left in charge of the resort. However, she cannot manage by herself so the gang pitches in to help her when things go wrong: gold fever hits the beach, someone accidentally booked two parties at the same time, and the chef decides to quit.
45 11 "Pipe Dreams" Don Barnhart Peter Engel & Tom Tenowich October 26, 1991 6361
When the school strikes oil, the kids go crazy for it after they find out how much the well is worth. However, they soon realize the costs outweigh the benefits.
46 12 "The Last Weekend" Don Barnhart Brett Dewey & Ronald B. Solomon October 26, 1991 6371
Stacey and her father fight over Zack, Kelly gets hit on by an 11-year-old, Slater meets a girl, and the whole staff build an enormous sand castle. In the end, even Mr. Carosi realizes that goodbyes are hard.
47 13 "The Wicked Stepbrother (Part 1)" Don Barnhart Brett Dewey & Ronald B. Solomon November 2, 1991 6351
Jessie meets her new stepbrother, Eric, but soon discovers that he has a dark side to him as he uses blackmail to get his way. Meanwhile, Eric takes a liking to Lisa, and Zack and Slater decide to get their revenge on Eric by setting him up to get caught driving Mr. Belding's shiny new red convertible. Things go awry, however, when Eric lets Lisa drive the car and she gets into an accident.
48 14 "The Wicked Stepbrother (Part 2)" Don Barnhart Peter Engel & Tom Tenowich November 2, 1991 6352
Eric learns that Zack and Slater paid Lisa off to go out with him in order to get him into trouble for driving Mr. Belding's car. To get back at them, Eric has the auto mechanic class take the totaled car apart. When Jessie finds out she confronts him about it, and soon gives him a black eye for calling her a "chick." To make amends, Eric puts Belding's car back together
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