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Lisa Marie Turtle is a former student of Bayside High. She comes from a wealthy family. Her father and mother are surgeons.


Early Life

Due to her family's means, Lisa always has approach to the latest fashions and knows when something is in and when it's over. Like Jessie and Screech, Lisa has been Zack's best friend since grade school, and some episodes reveal that she cherished a small crush on him. Lisa's goal is to become a world's greatest fashion designer.

For most of the gang's days at Bayside, one of the running gags was Screech's worthless attempts to pursue Lisa. His romantic feelings for her were not getting back; she often refused Screech with insults and jokes, but still cared about him.

Good Morning, Miss Bliss

Lisa was originally on Good Morning, Miss Bliss. She was a childhood friend of Zack's and her best friend was Nicole Coleman, though the two were very different. In the show, she was fashion forward and was never without makeup.

Season 1

Lisa was going to take part in the dance contest being held at The Max, but after she sprained her ankle her partner dumped her to dance with someone else. She and Screech entered the contest and won with a dance called "The Sprain".

Lisa passes a test and as a reward her father gives her his credit card to buy one new item of clothing, but she decides to buy a entire outfit and bags a massive bill. She sells all her clothes to pay him back, fearing he will discard her for spending so much money.

Season 2

Lisa sent Jessie on a blind date with her neighbor. They hit it off immediately, showing Lisa has great matchmaking skills.

Lisa took part in the Miss Bayside beauty pageant, but ultimately lost to Screech.

After Zack found out Lisa gave brilliant advice he set up the Teen-Line through which Lisa gave advice. She went by the name Princess during the calls to hide her true identity.

Season 3

It is revealed that Lisa has a part-time job as a candy striper and was one of the first women on TV to become a victim of "revenge porn."

Season 4

Lisa eventually she realizes she has developed a soft spot for Screech and even attended the Bayside Senior Prom with him. She even told off a girl named Cathy Santucci after she was mean to Screech, who tried to ask Cathy out to the prom.

In Graduation, Lisa thanks Screech for helping Zack with the credits by coming up with a dance performance and kisses him on the cheek. When Jessie questions her in being nice to him and is still angry over him taking away her position as valedictorian, she wisely calls her friend out. Lisa showed how mean she was to Screech because being valedictorian meant a lot to him too. The only reason he gave up the title was so he didn't have to hurt Jessie's feelings and thinks she needs to get her priorities re-examined.

Hawaiian Style

On a summer vacation, the gang goes to Kelly's grandfather's hotel in Hawaii. While sun-tanning on the beach, she is taken along with Screech by a local Hawaiian tribe. Later, along with others, she works for the Hawaiian Hideaway.


Upon graduation, she gets accepted into the Fashion Institute of Technology after a successful fashion show.

Saved by the Bell (2020)

Season 1

In The Todd Capsule it was revealed that Lisa is a fashion designer in Paris.

Tribute to Screech

Lisa came to The Max where she met with Slater, Jessie, Kelly, and Zack to toast to the memory of Screech, who had just died. While they were there, Max presented the new menu item: Screech's spaghetti burger. Kevin delivered a platter to them and they used them to toast.[2]

Career Fair

Lisa set up a booth at the Bayside High career fair. While she was there, she and Kelly decided to help Jessie find a new guy to break the seal after her divorce. When Jessie admitted that she thought she'd have life more figured out, Lisa said that no one did. She was personally in a creative rut. The clothes she'd brought to the career fair were actually Jessie's from high school. While they were talking, a waiter brought over a drink from a firefighter who was at another booth. Lisa and Kelly dressed Jessie and sent her over to flirt with the firefighter. When it went south, they quickly whisked her away. After the career fair was over, they all went back to Jessie's for a party. Lisa invited Toddman, whose destroyed outfit sparked her imagination and inspired her new line.[3]


Lisa is trendy and talkative. She is the clique's fashion expert and the gossip queen of Bayside High. She gives great advice and is a good matchmaker.



Zack Morris

Screech Powers


Good Morning, Miss Bliss

  • Summer Love
  • Love Letters
  • Wall Street
  • Leaping to Conclusions
  • Parents and Teachers
  • Showdown
  • Save the Last Dance for Me
  • The Boy Who Cried Rat
  • Let's Get Together
  • Practical Jokes
  • Stevie
  • Clubs and Cliques
  • The Mentor

Saved by the Bell

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Saved by the Bell: The College Years

Saved by the Bell (2020)



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Notes and Trivia

  • Originally, her character was religiously written to be Jewish, however, Lark aced the audition and they awarded her the role.[4]