At the time, all I wanted was a fluorescent pink bomber jacket like Kelly Kapowski's. Failing that, some bleached denim cut offs. And the bigger the hair, the better. 'Scrunching' was the hair styling technique of choice - all you needed was several handfuls of mousse and a hairdryer. The result was crispy, uneven waves that didn't move, even in the strongest wind. I'll never forget the time I asked for a layered fringe like Kelly's, and came out of the hairdressers looking like David Bowie in Labrynth. Not a great look.
|This is the 'do I wanted.|
I loved that all the geeks in the show wore glasses with sticky tape around the side. I didn't love it when I accidentally sat on my own glasses, and my mam fixed them by wrapping sticky tape around the side. Sigh.
Screech was, technically, one of the geeks, although he didn't wear specs. The other main, cooler characters seemed to regard him as either grudgingly acceptable or simply too pathetic to turn away. Somehow though, he still managed to (kind of) get his girl, Lisa. Although Lisa is always described as Screech's 'unrequited love', she never threw a Bacardi and coke over him or report him to the police for stalking, so I guess you'd call that a victory for him, in a way.
Anyway, long after Saved By The Bell ended, I came across Screech - I mean Dustin Diamond's - book, Behind The Bell. It promised to reveal the truth about what really went on at Bayside High. Having heard a few things about what Screech had been up to since the show ended (let's just say Mr Belding would NOT have been impressed - I could just imagine him walking in: 'Hey Hey Hey! What is going on here?'), I should have known what to expect. Without wanting to go into too much detail, it seems that SBTB may have not been such a happy go lucky place after all. That's if any of it's true, of course.
Ah Slater. You were so dreamy.
Either way, I still hold a special place in my heart for A.C. Slater. I was in Vegas a few years ago and spotted some familiar looking biceps in the casino. It's true, Mario Lopez may no longer have his curly mullet, but he still has those dimples. And Jessie was nowhere in sight - so it looks like I was right about her after all.
Did you love SBTB?