Fatal Distraction'
Season 1, Episode 4
1.04 - Fatal Distraction
Air date September 9, 1989
Written by Tom Tenowich
Directed by Don Barnhart
Episode Guide
The Gift


Screech's Woman

Fatal Distraction is the fourth episode of season one of Saved by the Bell.


With the big dance coming up, Zack will do anything to get Kelly to go with him. He's even willing to bug her room to find out things about her but unfortunately for him the girls find it at a sleepover and have now set plans in motion to get him back.


Guest Cast


Zack: Kelly.
Kelly: Hi, Zack.
Zack: So Kel, big dance Friday night, huh?
Kelly: I haven't asked anyone yet, Zack.
Zack: Really, well I just want you to know that I'm keeping my calendar clear, if you know what I mean.
Kelly: I know what you mean, you want me to ask you?
Zack: You could do worse.
Slater: You could do better.

(Zack's pleading his case after discovering Kelly's fake file)
Zack: Mr. Belding, you don't understand. She gets these headaches, and-
Belding: They ALL get headaches, Morris.


  • Screech's quote of "I have to tell you, I'm not like other guys." is a line from the beginning of one of Michael Jackson's most famous mini-movies, Thriller, when he's trying to tell his girlfriend that he's a werewolf.
  • The title is a pun on the 1987 movie Fatal Attraction, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close.