Tuesday, November 30, 2010

30 Days of Christmas: 'Saved by the Bell'...

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than Zack Morris for Christmas. Sure, my mom got me the Zack Morris doll and the Saved by the Bell trading card set and board game and tee shirts and whatnot, but really that wasn’t enough for me. I wanted Zack himself to make an appearance under my tree. He was just the right amount of troubled (and trouble making) to keep me interested—see my pop culture memoir for details; in fact that book makes the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season!

But anyway, he was also the right amount of sweet and sensitive mixed in. He truly did have a heart of gold. Case in point: the season 4 two-part Christmas episode “Home For Christmas.”

In this hour-long Very Special Episode, Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) falls for a young girl who works with Kelly (Tiffani Amber Thiessen) at a men’s clothing store in the mall. The girl gets fired because her mean boss Mr. Moody thinks she stole a sport coat, and Zack finds her and her father living in their car in the parking lot. Turns out, he had lost his job, too, and they’re homeless. So Zack’s mom invites them to spend the holidays at their house, and Zack’s dad even helps to get the guy a job. Best Christmas present ever?

1 comment:

Saved by the Bell: News Now! said...

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