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22 details you may have missed in the new 'Saved by the Bell' reboot's second season

Zack and Slater with the Valley mascot in the original "Saved by the Bell" and Mac with the Valley mascot in the revival of "Saved by the Bell"
Mac steals Valley's mascot in the revival, just like his dad did in the original show.
  • Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for the second season of the new "Saved by the Bell" series.
  • Season 2 of the "Saved by the Bell" revival has hidden details and references to the original show.
  • There's a "Showgirls" reference, a Screech tribute, and a few times where Mac copies Zack's antics.
Max presents a new menu item: Screech's Spaghetti Burger.
Saved by the Bell Screech reference
Screech's Spaghetti Burger is a tribute to Dustin Diamond, who died in February 2021.

The first episode of season two ends by honoring Screech, who has recently passed away within the universe of the show.

In real life, the actor who played Screech, Dustin Diamond, died in February 2021. Screech's Spaghetti Burger is a callback to an episode from the original series where the gang sells "Screech's Spaghetti Sauce" in memorable flask jars.

In that same scene, Screech's robot, Kevin, makes an appearance.
Screech and the robot on Saved by the Bell
Kevin the robot is back from the International Space Station.

Kevin delivers the burgers to the table. When Kelly says he's looking great, he notes that he's had some work done. It's worth noting that Kevin was also mentioned, though not seen, in season one of the revival — he and Screech both didn't appear in season one because they were together on the International Space Station, naturally.

The Sweetheart Dance is still an important tradition.
Saved by the Bell The Sweetheart Dance
The Sweetheart Dance is still going strong at Bayside.

This is the one where the students claim their dates to the dance with those big red hearts. In the revival, the dance only lasts a few minutes, as part of one big event that includes all of the key dances that would have taken place while they were all doing remote learning.

Mac must have learned a lot about subliminal messaging from his father and assumed it worked best with one particular song.
Zac and Screech recording on tapes in "Saved by the Bell" and Mac holding a cassette in the revival
"Don't Leave With Your Love" was in the original show.

Zack recorded a subliminal message on Kelly's cassette tape of the new Bo Revere song, "Don't Leave With Your Love." 

That backfired, and yet, Mac is up to same schemes — and in an even bigger way. He has a tape for just about every occasion, but the one he gives Aisha plays that exact same song. It's also a "Saved by the Bell" original song, of course.

That same form of subliminal messaging is still getting the Morris men into trouble, by way of an angry mob of teenage girls.
Zack being mobbed and Mac being mobbed on Saved by the Bell
Both Zack and Mac are surrounded by teenage girls.

While Zack's scheme has the girls of Bayside all begging him to be his date (after he's been caught), Mac is faced with an angrier mob of girls who have realized what he's been up to.

Jessie's still mad about those Styrofoam cups.
Jesse still upset about the styrofoam cups on Saved by the Bell
Jessie finally gets her cut day in the revival.

At least she finally gets her cut day. In high school, she missed out on cut day to try to stop a Styrofoam cup delivery (with Graham). It was on that same episode that she and Slater decided it would best to see other people.

Years later, Slater convinces Jessie to finally take that much needed cut day. Then he makes it a point to take her to a place where they still use Styrofoam cups — all to get her focused on something other than her divorce.

The Bayside students still love a good Teen Line, and they even use the same type of phones.
Saved by the Bell Teen Line
The revival's Teen Line still uses old-fashioned corded landline phones.

The original series did something like this twice. Once, it was out of Zack's bedroom as part of a scam. The second time, it was done through the school, much like the one we see in the revival.

A familiar name appears.
Zack reading How to Win Dudes & Influence Babes by Dashiell Driscoll on "Saved by the Bell"
Pay attention to the name of the author of Zack's fictional book.

While not a reference to the original series, this one's still a great little detail. Zack is reading a book to Mac titled "How to Win Dudes & Influence Babes" by Dashiell Driscoll. 

Dashiell Driscoll is not only a writer on the revival, but he's also the cohost of a podcast with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and he's the creator of the infamous "Zack Morris is Trash" videos.

Another character faces a struggle when he has dinner with his rich girlfriend's family.
Screech at dinner and Devante with Nadia at her family's house on Saved by the Bell
This scene with Devante and Nadia echoes a Screech scene from the original show.

Granted, this goes much better for Devante — Nadia's parents are more understanding of him than Violet's parents were of Screech. Of course, Devante is much less awkward in this situation than Screech was too.

There's a fun reference to "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" here too, when Devante is amazed that his girlfriend's family has their own "Geoffrey."

Mac kidnaps Valley's mascot.
Zack and Slater kidnapped Valley's mascot and Mac does the same on "Saved by the Bell"
Mac takes another cue from his dad.

Just like his dad did years ago, Mac kidnaps Valley's mascot. The rivalry between Bayside and Valley remains strong.

Valley is still pulling the same old pranks, too.
Saved by the Bell prank wars
The Valley students haven't upgraded their pranks since the original show.

Once again, the kids at Valley toilet paper the halls of Bayside as part of a prank war. They also steal Bayside's mascot, though luckily, the mascot in the reboot is a stuffed animal, and not Screech in a costume.

Slater is still upset over the loss of his chameleon, Artie.
Slate and his chameleon Artie in the original "Saved by the Bell"
Years later, Slater is still really broken up about Artie.

Slater mentions this in a therapy session, but he's not ready to talk about it. In high school, he had a really hard time with the death of his best friend and pet chameleon.

Jessie channels confidence from "that time she spent in Vegas."
Jesse in her Showgirls outfit on Saved by the Bell
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren gets to poke fun at an infamous moment from her career here.

This is another one that isn't a reference to the original series, but it's one die-hard fans will understand. After "Saved by the Bell," Elizabeth Berkley Lauren starred in the film "Showgirls." The actress clearly has some fun revisiting that here.

Zack still defaults to dressing as a woman if he has to disguise himself.
Zac dressed as an older woman on Saved by the Bell
Zack's disguise is a lot more convincing in the revival, thanks to that realistic mask.

Zack has never had a problem with disguising himself as a woman, and he's still willing to do just that. This time, his costume is a lot more convincing – he looks like a totally different person until he pulls off that mask!

The oil-spill incident with Becky the duck left a long-lasting impression on Jessie.
The duck oil spill on Saved by the Bell and Jamie referencing it in the revival
Jamie recalls how his mom reacted to the BP oil spill.

Jamie tells his friends that after the BP oil spill, Jessie convinced every executive to adopt a pet duck.

Slater and Jessie get trapped together once again.
Slater and Jesse on Saved by the Bell and the revival
Slater and Jessie are drawn back together this season.

This time, it's in an air vent as opposed to a boiler room, but the results are pretty similar. There's something about these situations that bring Slater and Jessie back together every time.

The song "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" is still a staple at school dances.
Slater and Jesse singing on Saved by the Bell and dancing in the revival
One of the best parts of the revival's second season is Slater and Jessie rekindling their romance.

Slater and Jessie sang this Michael Bolton song while Zack and Kelly had their gut-wrenching breakup just outside, in one of the most memorable music moments of the series. In the revival, Slater and Jessie are finding their way back to one another and dance to that very same song.

In Slater's mind, Jessie was around during "Saved by the Bell: The College Years."
Slater misremembering Jesse being in Saved by the Bell: College Years
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren didn't appear in "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" after the original show ended.

She wasn't. And the "other girl who's also anxious with curly hair" that Jessie is referring to, of course, is Alex.

Slater admits he didn't learn Spanish until "The College Years."
Slater talks about "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" in the "Saved by the Bell" revival
This refers back to a specific episode from "The College Years" spin-off.

In this conversation with Aisha, he tells her it wasn't until "The College Years" that he learned Spanish. He's referring to an episode of "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" where he starts learning more about his Mexican roots, and it's the first time it's even mentioned that he's Mexican.

Principal Toddman sings Zack's version of the school song.
Principal Toddman sings Zack’s version of the school song in "Saved by the Bell"
Zack's memorable school-song lyrics reappear in the revival.

When Zack tried to win a contest for the best school song, his friends outsmarted him and performed something better. But the lyrics "Bayside is the school that's cool and you know that it's true" must have still made an impression.

Jamie is so "excited," just like his mom.
Saved By the Bell Jesse "I'm So Excited" scene and her son Jamie saying "I'm So Excited"
This "I'm so excited" moment has completely different, more humorous context, but it's a clear nod to the original.

Jamie exclaims, "I'm so excited! I'm so excited! I'm so…" and then he gets sick. This is much more lighthearted than when his mother broke down in tears in that classic scene.

Zack finally says something about going to middle school in Indiana.
Zac referencing Good Morning, Miss Bliss on "Saved by the Bell"
There's a meta moment when Zack references "Good Morning, Miss Bliss."

He tells Mac, "I went to middle school in Indiana. And one day, I woke up, and I lived in Los Angeles, and no one ever explained why."

He's referring to the earliest season of "Saved by the Bell," which was originally titled "Good Morning, Miss Bliss," a sitcom set in Indiana. That series included Zack, Screech, Lisa, and Mr. Belding. It was later retooled as "Saved by the Bell."

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22 details you may have missed in the new 'Saved by the Bell' reboot's second season
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