Saved By the bell

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Saved By The Bell was one of the most iconic television shows if you were a kid growing up in  late 80’s/early 90’s. A show about a group of kids who went to high school together. The show had it all. It was funny, a beautiful cast, and even dealt with some real life issues that could affect anyone their age. Who could forget the time when Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) got hooked on caffeine pills? Then, of course, there were the notable set locations: the lockers, the classrooms, Mr. Belding’s office, and The Max. Now, thanks to a passionate owner, you and your friends can visit The Max located in Chicago.

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So I owe someone in middle school an apology, it turns out Bayside High is a real place, and Jimmy Fallon was a student there. For no other reason other than because he can, Fallon hosted an ad hoc class reunion of the gang from Saved by the Bell on NBC‘s The Tonight Show. I believe this has been a proverbial bee in Fallon’s bonnet for a while, dating back to his days hosting Late Night. So now, either because the stars alligned or because nobody could think of a good enough excuse to get out it, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley all joined Jimmy for a little reminiscing about the good old days at Bayside. (more…)

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Are you a fan of K.I.T.T.? Zack Morris? Crockett and Tubbs? Well good news, because NBC/Universal is teaming up with Lion Forge Comics to capture the magic of popular NBC series from the 80s and 90s in brand new comic book series. The executives from Lions Forge will have more news about this new endeavor later this month at San Diego Comic Con, but in the meantime, all the details we do know can be found in this press release.

NBCUniversal, one of the world’s premier media and entertainment companies, has partnered with digital publisher Lion Forge Comics to develop licensed comic books based on popular TV shows from the 1980s and 90s. Under the agreement licensed through the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group, Lion Forge will write, develop and publish digital comics based on the following shows:

“Airwolf”
“Knight Rider”
“Miami Vice”
“Punky Brewster”
“Saved by the Bell”

“Partnering with the team at Lion Forge to bring classic TV properties to life in graphic novel format was a natural step for us as we continue to identify new ways to entertain our fans in the digital space,” said Chris Lucero, director of Global Consumer Products Licensing for NBCUniversal Television. “We’re excited to give fans a chance to revisit some of their favorite shows and characters in a completely new way.”

Well-known writers currently signed on to work on the projects include: Joelle Sellner (Teen Titans, Jackie Chan Adventures, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi); Jonathan London (Geekscape); Geoffrey Thorne (Leverage, Ben 10) and David Gorden (Catalyst Prime: Accel and Catalyst Prime: Quincredible). 

Currently, Jason Johnson (Wetworks, Godstorm) and Lion Forge’s own Carl Reed and Lorenzo Lizana are on board as artists.

“From hugely popular characters such as Crockett and Tubbs, Zack Morris and Punky Brewster to highly stylized music and clothing choices, these TV franchises have had a significant impact on pop culture,” said David Steward, CEO, Lion Forge. “We here at Lion Forge are looking forward to extending that influence by creating visually appealing and entertaining experiences on mobile devices for a whole new generation of fans.”

The comics are planned for distribution in Q3 and Q4 2013, and will be available through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble’s The Nook Book Store and Kobo.

Lion Forge executives will participate on a panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 20, in Room: 26AB (SDCC), where they will discuss these and other properties in development.

I wonder if this proves successful they’ll launch other comics based on NBC shows of that era. An A-Team comic perhaps? Or seaQuest DSV? And will the comics be period specific? Will Saved by the Bell’s Zack still have his brick sized cell phone, or will he carry an iPhone now? All good questions which I look forward to seeing posed at Comic Con.

Source: Coming Soon

Are you a fan of the Final Destination franchise and Saved by the Bell? Then this video is for you. If not and you hate both franchises, you’ll also love this video. You can savor the sweet taste of your favorite Saved by the Bell episodes while enjoying the savage deaths of the characters you really didn’t like back then.

Don’t try and play it off like, “Oh, I never watched Saved by the Bell. I was to cool for that.” You know you ran home after school each day to watch; wondering what trouble Zach would get into that week, laughing at Screech and then crying a little when you realized that he was most likely the character you would play if Saved by the Bell came to your high school, then rubbed one out while watching Kelly, Jessie, and Lisa do aerobics. We all did.

The bubble gum music, and the dead on Saved by the Bell scenes are pretty damn funny. Miles Fisher and the gang from Final Destination really nailed it with this one. Why couldn’t the Saved by the Bell reunion be like this?

Hey Hey Hey What Is Going On Here?

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All I have to say is what is going on here? (insert a high pitched, terribly annoying laugh). We all know, and love (do not deny it) Saved By The Bell. It was part of our everyday life back when and it will always hold a special place in our hearts.  From Screech pretending to be an alien to the Zach Attack to Kelly dumping Zach for a college guy…it was our childhood soap opera. And one of my favorite characters was Mr. Belding. How could we not love him? He was funny, annoying, and everything we always wanted our principal to be like. So when I saw this video I felt obligated to share it with all of you. Here’s what Mr. Belding was all about……..

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Saved By The Spell

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Lucy Knisley (“French Milk“) imagines what the “Harry Potter” might have looked like in the late 80s with a comic that makes the idea sounds surprisingly awesome, casting John Cusack as Harry, Christopher Lloyd as Dumbledore, with guest appearances from David Bowie, triumphant synth music, and Falkor the Luckdragon.

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Screech is at it again! When that rascally bastard with nothing to do isn’t on a Celebrity Fit Club show or Celebrity Boxing Match or a Celebrity House Show he is selling Tshirts to pay his mortgage…Wait, that was last years, this time around he’s releasing a book, kicking up a shit storm of bullshit about his Saved By The Bell costars. With his bitter and desperate attitude, I’ll let you come to your own conclusions, but his accusations are so lame and wildly unimaginative they seem like trash mag fodder. (more…)