Case in point?
Well, when the Franklin & Bash actor stopped by Wednesday's Chelsea Lately with costar Breckin Meyer, the guy simply couldn't contain his excitement.
"I will say I've interviewed a ton of people, but this is a crazy moment for me to meet you," Mathews gushed. "I write about Saved by the Bell in my book. I feel like I'm dreaming and I'm going to wake up and be 14 years old and be like, 'Oh my God, guess what I just dreamt about?'"
As for what he meant exactly by "influenced," well, you'll just have to watch the clip above!
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