Video: Saved by the Bell Reunion with Jimmy Fallon – With Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen
Jimmy Fallon has done it again. This time the host of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, recreated the hit series from the 80’s, Saved by the Bell, with the original cast. The original cast included Mario Lopez, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who reprised their roles as Slater, Kelly, Jessie, and Zack.
Jimmy inserted himself in the Saved by the Bell Reunion by telling the audience he went to high school in L.A., and remembered it like it was yesterday. He then revealed that the talk show had recreated the Bayside High set for an incredible “flashback.” Mark-Paul Gosselaar, entered the scene, where he was greeted with screams from the fans. Reprising his role as Zack Morris, he and Jimmy Fallon had a funny exchange using the lyrics of the show’s theme song. They were then joined by Mario Lopez, as A.C. Slater.
Jimmy, Zack and Slater discussed the upcoming Valentine’s Day dance, and Slater revealed he was going with Jessie, played by Elizabeth Berkley. Bringing in the cast of Saved by the Bell’s current acting roles, Zack joked about Jessie becoming a stripper (one of Berkley’s most famous roles was as a stripper in Showgirls). Zack also mocked Mario Lopez’ role in Dancing With the Stars saying, that Slater belong on “Dancing with the Dweebs,” a reference to Lopez’s real-life stint on Dancing with the Stars, on which Berkley also competed.
After Zack and Jimmy used their giant cell phones, Jimmy confessed he was “moving to New York to be a comedian.” “I love it here,” he told his pals, “but I want to be on Saturday Night Live and host my own talk show.” And, who knows, maybe one day date Nicole Kidman.” The Nicole Kidman statement was a joke from a few weeks ago when Fallon interviewed the actress and learned she liked him. He didn’t get the signals from Kidman and instead ignored her, playing video games instead. Something he will definitely be kicking himself about – forever. Check out the hysterical interview between Nicole Kidman and Jimmy Fallon here.
The Bayside crew was hysterical at the idea of Jimmy Fallon dating Nicole Kidman and Zack said it was like “Jessie becoming a stripper,” a hilarious reference to Berkley in Showgirls. Jessie then emotionally reacted to Jimmy’s moving news by having an “I’m So Excited” meltdown, reenacting one of the most talked about moments of Saved by the Bell.
Tiffani Thiessen arrived as Kelly in her cheerleading uniform – revealing to the gang she is pregnant – not something you could have easily missed. Thiessen is pregnant with her second child in real life – so this worked into the skit perfectly. Zack called “time out” to process the news,and told the camera, “On the downside, I’ll probably be grounded for life. But on the plus side, I got Kelly Kapowski pregnant!” He then gave Kelly his full support, and said, “We should run off to Las Vegas to get married, and then we should move to a new zip code in Beverly Hills,” referring to the television movie, “Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas” and Thiessen’s role in the 90’s hit series, “Beverly Hills, 90210.″
The group then sang “Friends Forever,” a song featured in yet another Saved by the Bell episode. Also appearing in the skit was Dennis Haskins, who played Principal Belding. Missing from the skit were Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle) and Dustin Diamond (Samuel “Screech” Powers), who has been in and out of jail.
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