We're so excited!
Why you ask? Hang on to your legwarmers and meet us at The Max because Dancing With the Stars contestant Elizabeth Berkley just dazzled us with a Saved By the Bell-inspired dance.
It's week five of DWTS, and even though fans were shocked this evening when a ballroom frontrunner was send home, it was a night of intimate and heartfelt performances. This week's theme, "the most memorable year of your life" was interpreted in many different ways, Berkley's routine made every kid of the '90s shriek with nostalgic delight.
To bring out all your Bayside pride, we caught up with Berkley tonight following her exciting performance to find out what it felt like to bring Jessie Spano back to TV after a twenty-year hiatus.
Following this week's theme, Berkley decided to celebrate the year that her song was born with the song that helped solidify her in our Saved By the Bell-loving memories.
Dancing to The Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited," Berkley and her dancing partner Val Chmerkovskiy reenacted the iconic scene in which Jessie Spano realized that she had an addiction. After swapping out caffeine pills for "jive pills," the DWTS contestant gave us what was arguably the most enjoyable performance of the night.
Berkely exclusively tells us that it was "surreal" to step back into her former character's early '90s wardrobe. "Between the bow and the leg warmers, I don't even know what to say, it's overwhelming. And the hair, it's pretty wide you know, it's like oh my God I forgot what it felt like to be this poofy," she says.
Saved By the Bell co-star Mario Lopez cheered on Berkley from the crowd as the actress began her dance in a staged bedroom that was eerily reminiscent of Jessie Spano's. "When I saw the bedspeard that they picked it was almost like a surreal experience," she explains. "Like somebody dropped me into a time machine and suddenly I knew Val and it was just all surreal, but extremely fun."
Did you miss Berkley's dancing homage to Saved By the Bell? Take a look at the full performance above!