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Saved By the Bell: 40 Hours of Your Life You’ll Never Get Back

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If you are 35 and under, Saved By the Bell has played some part in your life. For better or worse. I mean, think about it. Did you ever think the show was good? No, it’s ridiculous. Cringe-inducing even. Think of Screech. Ladies, doesn’t that make your ovaries shrink?

Well, I’ve got good news and bad news: all episodes are on Netflix Streaming. You’re welcome. Commence cancelling all your plans for the next week or so.

Even as a child, watching the show for the first time, I remember thinking: “wait, I am supposed to buy that this is a real high school? Where the principal lets the kids do whatever they want? Where a guy with Jheri curls and jam pants is popular?” For a more eloquent analysis of the absurdity of this show, I strongly recommend the seminal analysis of the show, written by Chuck Klosterman, “Being Zach Morris.”

I haven’t sat down to watch all of it in order yet (good thing I have a lot of sick days), but I am trying to remember some of my favorite moments, and I can’t wait to revisit them:

Wait, I don’t remember THIS episode…

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Robin was raised in the shopping malls of suburban Long Island, New York. As a teenager, her life goals were to become a writer and marry Bret Michaels. After attending college at the University of Delaware (yes, in the state of Delaware) and earning a graduate degree educationl at NYU, she's achieved only one of those goals. Along with writing, Robin enjoys performing improv comedy, internet memes, cross-stitch, and showing off her alarmingly extensive knowledge of obscure pop culture trivia. Currently, Robin resides in Oakland, CA and is writing a book about the 1980s teen book series, Sweet Valley High.