Saved by the Bell

Slater's Sister - S4-E16

Plot hole: Lisa, Zack & Screech all talk to JB as if they have known her since she was little. However, they have only known Slater for approximately four years, so them knowing her from a little girl, as implied, wouldn't be possible.

Callie415

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Suggested correction: JB is only featured in one episode. The fact the kids knew her already (even if up to four years) doesn't mean she was known since a little girl...just that they all previously met her at some point.

Rent-a-Pop - S2-E7

Plot hole: After the meeting with Zack's "fake Dad", Mr. Belding informs Zack he wrote a letter to see the Dad again... However when the "real" Dad sees the fake "Belding" (whom the Dad didn't know was fake), the Dad never questioned about the "seeing him AGAIN" letter when this real Dad never met Belding before. In addition, wouldn't the Dad question this letter to Zack anyway?

The Lisa Card - S1-E2

Plot hole: When the gang is helping Lisa earn tips at her waitress job, Slater says the more people she waits on the more tips she will make. So they take the food away from the customers before they even get to eat it. How in the world would she make 37 dollars in tips with service like that? Horrible service like that would earn her no tips at all.

twstr988

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Suggested correction: I just watched the episode. The group earned $37 in three hours, and Slater was the one who took food away from customers. We don't see how every member of the group treated every customer. Also, it's unrealistic to say no tips at all." Many people will leave a small tip, at least, for bad service. They may think that a portion of tips are going to other servers or the cooks - I worked at a restaurant like that. They may want to insult a server more by leaving an extremely low tip, i.e. one dollar or less. Maybe they usually like the restaurant, and this is their first bad experience there.

King of the Hill - S1-E15

Plot hole: Zack was told by Slater that Kelly was excused from going to detention by Belding because Belding found out she saved Screech's life... Yet only 3 students knew about the fake "choking" stunt - Zack and Screech did this stunt to get Kelly into detention (so they wouldn't have said anything), and Kelly unlikely would say anything as generally students will say anything to get excused and usually are ignored by the teacher or principal who use authority to make the student's detention stand. So who else could have told Belding?

Slater's Sister - S4-E16

Plot hole: Lisa, Zack & Screech all talk to JB as if they have known her since she was little. However, they have only known Slater for approximately four years, so them knowing her from a little girl, as implied, wouldn't be possible.

Callie415

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Suggested correction: JB is only featured in one episode. The fact the kids knew her already (even if up to four years) doesn't mean she was known since a little girl...just that they all previously met her at some point.

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No Hope With Dope - S3-E21

Question: At the start of the episode "No Hope With Dope", Lisa runs into the hallway with exciting news, and Zack responds to Lisa using a sentence ending with "you'll crack your makeup." The audience (primarily young females) starts screaming and cheering very loudly to that line. I am trying to understand what about that "crack your makeup" line was there to scream and go ga-ga about.

Answer: Zack is always good for a sarcastic jibe. Lisa was written as the most fashion and make-up conscious of the Bayside High girls. She was also portrayed as serious and somewhat prissy. The "crack your makeup" comment was a throwaway line. Zack was suggesting Lisa doesn't often get overly excited for fear of having to reapply her face. The line is met by laughter and screeches from largely adolescent female audience that seem out of proportion to the humor. "Saved By the Bell" audiences were rather prone to such excessive ebullience for no apparent reason. The reaction didn't last long, and the scene moved on quickly.

Michael Albert

Yeah that doesn't make any sense.

Answer: If there is a reference to "cracking" make-up, the inference would be that the person piles it on or simply wears way too much make-up; the more make-up is caked (or piled) on, the less of the person's real face is visible. The implication is that deep down (i.e, underneath all the make-up), the person's face is actually UGLY.

KeyZOid

Zack and Lisa are friends (in fact the briefly date in one episode). He is definitely not calling her ugly. After re-watching the episode, it seems like some of the girls in the audience loved Lisa and wanted to cheer her in when she entered a scene. It happens another time when she walks in and it sounds like these same girls scream as soon as she enters the shot.

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