Time out, how is Saved By the Bell 30 years old?
That's right, we're so excited and so scared to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saved By the Bell's premiere, with viewers officially meeting the Bayside High gang on August 20, 1989. While the fashion trends may be seriously outdated and the technology has significantly advanced since Zack answered his brick-of-a-phone, our love for the iconic teen show lives on.
But it seems the behind-the-scenes antics of the young cast—Mark Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley, Lark Voorhies and Dustin Diamond—were often far juicer than the somewhat tame storylines the show could get away with as a Saturday morning show.
Did you know Gosselaar dated all three of his female co-stars during the show's five-year run? With Lopez also revealing he dated one of his fellow cast members as well, leading to some on-set fighting and drama among the stars, leaving series creator Peter Engel to play producer and parent.
Plus, a dishy tell-all penned by Diamond caused a major rift between one of TV's most infamous nerds and the rest of the cast. And then there was that whole sex tape ordeal. Oh, you don't remember that?
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