First Screech becomes famous again by Dirty Sanchez-ing a trick on camera, then Lisa Turtle shows up to an interview looking like a dusty, sad chola clown and now this? Just like Screech and Lisa Turtle before him, Zach Morris is stomping all over the hearts of our childhood. 38-year-old Mark-Paul Gosselaar is a star on the critically-acclaimed (read: no critics are acclaiming that shit), Emmy award-winning (read: no Emmys) television masterpiece Franklin & Bash and now he thinks he’s too good for the show that made him an 80s icon. During an interview with Yahoo TV, Mark-Paul said in so many hurtful words that Saved By the Bell was a slice of cheese on a pile of caca.
“It’s not a great show. The writing is kind of hokey… it’s very much a piece of that time. It taught me to have a strong work ethic, and to take it very seriously. Even though we had fun, the one thing the producers instilled in us is that this is a business. You can still have all your fun, but you have to do your job, and then you can reap all the benefits at the end.”
SBTB had jheri curl mullets, graffiti surfer pants, awesome dance moves (remember “The Sprain”?), a funeral song for a chameleon, overexcited crackheads and a cameo by Punky Brewster. What more could you want out of a show? Besides, what else were we supposed to watch on Saturday mornings while high on Corn Pops and sugar water (because our mom forgot to buy milk again)? Zach Morris is just mad that SBTB didn’t lead him to Showgirls. I’d be mad too. And when asked for a response, Mario Lopez simply replied: