Posts Tagged ‘Mark Paul Gosselaar’

12th June
2009
written by Steph
Growing up, I loved me some Saved By The Bell.  I watched it every Saturday morning, and had a huge crush on Mark Paul Gosselaar, who played the incorrigible Zach Morris.  Who didn't cry when he and Kelly Kapowski broke up while dressed as Romeo and Juliet?  And I hate to think of how many times I've seen their SBTB Hawaiian-Style made-for tv movie (where they work at a resort in Hawaii, and Screech winds up at some ill-fated pig roast), or my personal favorite, SBTB: Wedding in Las Vegas, when Zach & Kelly finally get married.  People, my brother and I even watched the ill-advised SBTB The College Years. I'm just saying, I loved that show.  Embarrassing confession time: recently my family was cleaning out the basement, and my brother claims that they happened upon a letter stashed somewhere safe (but not safe enough) that my best friend and I had written to good old MPG.  Clearly my love was true, only knowing the limits of postage at the time. Anyway, things change and most of the Saved By The Bell alumni are now safe in post-teen idol obscurity.  I had known for a while MPG was starring on some legal drama on TNT or something like that (there have been billboards around Nashville), and has suffered from terrible hair, but I didn't really think anything of it.  Until recently, when I stumbled upon this genius clip from a recent appearance he did on Jimmy Fallon's show to promote his new show.  Only, I think he wound up promoting his old persona way more, which has made me giddy like my 8-year old self once more. I have no idea if a SBTB reunion will ever happen, but honestly, I'm just happy MPG was such a good sport as this has to be one of the best interviews I have seen in a long time.  The only thing that would have made this better was if it were Ellen interviewing him instead of Jimmy.  If you were ever a fan of SBTB, you owe it to yourself to watch this interview!  Chock full of in-jokes and nostalgia, what more could you ask for? Please enable Javascript and Flash to view this Flash video.