We're so excited, we're so excited—and only a little scared to be spilling all of this tea.
It's been 33 years since we officially met the Bayside High crew on August 20, 1989. And, sure, the fashion trends may be outdated and the technology has significantly advanced since Zack answered his brick of a phone, but our love for the iconic teen show lives on.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 the late Dustin Diamond—were often far juicer than the somewhat tame storylines the series could get away with as a Saturday morning show. We're talking hookups, breakups and fights that would've made the Beverly Hills, 90210 kids' jaws drop.
For example, did you know one of the male leads actually dated all three of the main female stars? And that the other male lead cheated on Thiessen? (Justice for Kelly Kapowski!)
So call a "Time out!" and check out these 31 behind-the-scenes secrets about Saved By the Bell...
This story was originally published on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 3 a.m. PT.