T.V. Series Review:Saved by the Bell Season 1

Saved by the Bell Season 1 Trailer

Saved by the Bell Season 1 Summary

Season 1, Pilot

On the first day of school, Miss Bliss (Hayley Mills) tries to help a student who she learns is having problems dealing with a situation involving his older brother dying. This episode was aired only once, is not included in syndication, and is the only episode in the franchise (outside of The New Class) to not feature characters Zack Morris or Screech Powers.

Season 1, Episode 1: Summer Love

Zack finds out the older, 9th grade girl he had told everyone he was with at summer camp, Karen (Carla Gugino), has transferred to JFK High, and he tries to keep up the charade that he too is in the 9th grade.

Season 1, Episode 2: Love Letters

Screech asks Zack to write a love letter from him to Lisa.

Season 1, Episode 3: Wall Street

While doing a class project on stocks, Zack invests the class’s money on risky stocks.

Season 1, Episode 4: Leaping to Conclusions

Nikki refuses to do the science class’s frog dissection.

Season 1, Episode 5: Parents and Teachers

Zack’s dad Peter (Robert Pine) meets Miss Bliss at a parent/teacher conference and they find they are attracted to one another.

Season 1, Episode 6: Showdown

Screech’s friends encourage him to stand up to bully Deke Simmons (Andras Jones).

Season 1, Episode 7: Save the Last Dance for Me

Zack and Mikey fight over Shana (Alexondra Lee) whom Mikey likes, but who asks Zack to a dance instead.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Boy Who Cried Rat

Miss Bliss is a candidate for Teacher of the Year; Zack lets Screech’s pet rat out into the school to avoid a midterm.

Season 1, Episode 9: Let’s Get Together

Zack and Nikki are arguing and then are partnered for a class project; Tina moves in with Miss Bliss after her boyfriend dumps her and subsequently drives her crazy.

Season 1, Episode 10: Practical Jokes

A mock trial is held after a series of practical jokes ends in one that breaks Miss Bliss’s “unfooled” streak. Miss Bliss then reveals the joke she pulled on the students in order to get them to study the Constitution for their class better. However, she really ends up falling victim to Screech’s prank.

Season 1, Episode 11: Stevie

Zack bets Nikki he can kiss pop singer Stevie (Suzanne Tara).

Season 1, Episode 12: Clubs and Cliques

Zack is embarrassed by some older students who invite him into a “cool” club. Miss Bliss and Mr. Belding trade places for a week.

Season 1, Episode 13: Mentor

Miss Bliss’s former teacher Mr. James Lyman (Robert Donner) returns and causes controversy with his teaching methods.

Saved by the Bell Season 1 Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A fun 80s/90s series highlighting issues pre teens and teenagers deal with.

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