T.V. Series Review: Saved by the Bell Season 3

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Saved by the Bell Season 3 Summary

Season 3, Episode 1: The Prom

When Zack gets to go to Prom with Kelly his dream seems to be fulfilled. However, Kelly finds out that her father has lost his job, causing a financial hardship that makes her unable to make it to the prom; but Zack makes it up to her in the end. Meanwhile, Jessie and Slater end up going to prom together, while Screech finally manages to take Lisa on a date to the movies. However, Lisa’s constant chattering on their movie date becomes a nuisance and therefore a turnoff for Screech and he declines to take her to the prom.

Season 3, Episode 2: Zack’s War

In order to make Zack change his ways, Mr. Belding forces Zack to join the Army Cadet Corps. Zack manages to persuade the others to join him, but he leaves them high and dry when they are not prepared for a competition.

Season 3, Episode 3: Save the Max

Zack and Screech discover the room where Bayside High’s radio station KKTY was housed. The station had been pulled off the air because of Mr. Belding’s antics as DJ during his Bayside student days, but the gang successfully convinces him to put KKTY back on the air. Zack becomes the main DJ, Kelly hosts “Desire Hour,” Screech tells creepy stories on his “Mystery Theater”, Lisa hosts the gossip segment, Jessie reads the latest news, and Slater ineptly handles sports. Slater quits when he finds out everyone thinks he is a bad sports announcer, but returns just when the gang needs him most.

Season 3, Episode 4: Drivers Education

Fearing that Kelly would rather go steady with Slater if he learned to drive first, Zack plots to make Slater fail his driver’s training. This leads to Slater having an accident in the practice car and a locker falling on Kelly. When she realizes who was behind the crash, she makes out her injury to be worse than it really is.

Season 3, Episode 5: House Party

When Screech’s parents leave him alone in the house while they visit Graceland, the gang accidentally breaks his mother’s Elvis statue. In order to afford a replacement, they plan to hold a fund-raising party so they can hurry to get the statue before his mother returns home and finds out what happened.

Season 3, Episode 6: Blind Dates

Mr. Belding’s niece Penny is in town, and he forces Zack to take her out. Zack, however, wants to attend Kelly’s party instead, so he makes Screech pretend to be him and take Penny out. Meanwhile, Lisa finds a date for Jessie, but Jessie is too self-conscious about her height to have a good time.

Season 3, Episode 7: Rent-a-pop

In order to raise money for a school ski trip, the gang decides to organize a carnival. Zack has been failing, and Mr. Belding wants to conduct an interview between himself, Zack, and Zack’s father. Not wanting Belding to call his father anymore, Zack hires an actor to impersonate his dad, but the plan backfires when the real Mr. Morris and Mr. Belding bump into each other at the carnival.

Season 3, Episode 8: Miss Bayside

Zack and Slater make a bet on who can win the Miss Bayside Beauty Pageant and Zack bets that Screech will win. Jessie protests about the pageant and thinks that a male winner would be fair

Season 3, Episode 9: Jessie’s Song

Jessie turns to caffeine pills as a result of the pressure with midterms and her singing group, ignoring Slater’s warning that the pills can damage her health. When Zack finds out about her problem, he cancels her performance and rushes to her side.

Season 3, Episode 10: Model Students

Zack convinces Belding to fire the nerds who run the school store so that the gang can reopen it as a “cool” store. Unfortunately, no one wants to come in; so as a scheme to attract customers, Zack and Screech secretly take pictures of the girls’ swim team to sell in “The Girls of Bayside” calendars. A professional model photographer happens to see the calendar, and invites the girls for a professional photo shoot; but only Kelly is picked for an on-location shoot in Paris, which leaves Zack out in the cold

Season 3, Episode 11: 1-900-Crushed

Zack’s new money-making idea is to give relationship advice to fellow students, with the help of Screech and Lisa. However, the plan fails when Lisa quits and he has to take over. As a result, he gives bad advice to various students, and is forced to deal with the consequences when a case of mixed-up phone calls puts Zack in the middle of Kelly and her sister.

Season 3, Episode 12: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind

Zack and Slater break the school’s professional camera and hatch a plan to make quick money to pay for a replacement before Belding finds out. A tabloid is offering money for photos of real aliens, so they dress Screech up as an alien in order to fool the tabloid. A special agent with the government is more than convinced that Screech is an alien

Season 3, Episode 13: Running Zack

Zack fails his family heritage presentation. Unless he can make it up, he is off the track team. His teacher Miss Wentworth arranges a tutor for Zack named Chief Henry, who happens to be a Native American. Zack soon learns about his own Native American heritage, but does not feel like going to the upcoming track rally when tragedy strikes.

Season 3, Episode 14: The Babysitters

Kelly leaves her infant brother Billy in the care of the gang while she gets her school picture taken. However, while they are babysitting, Kelly injures her arm, and the gang is left to care for baby Billy throughout the school day.

Season 3, Episode 15: The Fabulous Belding Boys

The gang find themselves in trouble when an obnoxious teacher bans them from the class field trip unless they pass a test. On the day of the test, the teacher does not show up, so Mr. Belding’s younger brother, Rod, takes over and offers to take the class on a special field trip. This makes him very popular, but Mr. Belding acts very coolly towards Rod and Zack accuses him of being jealous of his brother. However, on the evening when the class trip is due to leave, Rod’s true colors are revealed when Zack overhears that he has made other plans to spend the weekend with a stewardess. Mr. Belding breaks the disappointing news that Rod will not be taking everyone on the trip, but offers to step in and take them instead. While the gang is unaware of the truth, Zack tells Mr. Belding that he knows about Rod’s date and apologizes for being rude to him.

Season 3, Episode 16: From Nurse to Worse

Zack asks Kelly to go steady with him, but while she is thinking it over, he falls for a (supposedly) new student (Nancy Valen), only to discover that she is actually the new school nurse. Meanwhile, Slater is afraid of getting his flu shot.

Season 3, Episode 17: Breaking Up is Hard to Undo

It is a bad day for couples as Zack and Kelly and Slater and Jessie respectively split up after a series of disagreements. Although neither party will be the first to apologize, they are miserable without each other. After Belding also has a tiff with his wife, the guys are left spending time with him while he is kicked out of his house, making matters worse. Eventually Zack and Slater realize they must help Belding reconcile with his wife, while reconciling with Kelly and Jessie

Season 3, Episode 18: Glee Club

The gang joins Screech’s girlfriend Violet (Tori Spelling in one of her early roles) in the glee club in order to go to a competition in Hawaii. It seems that shy Violet is the only one with a voice, aside from Jessie (who caught Lisa’s flu and is unable to sing). After Screech makes a fool of himself in front of Violet’s parents, they forbid Screech to see her, and she quits the glee club.

Saved by the Bell Season 3 Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Set back in the 80s/90s the show follows pre teens and teenagers through issues they will face in school, which can be educational on how to deal with the peer pressure.

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