Kids These Days: Teens Watch Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell saved my before-school mornings. The infamous 90s sitcom turns 25 this year, and to celebrate, The Fine Brothers invited a group of teens onto their YouTube series, filming reactions as the teen guests watched the Bayside High gang for the first time. Included in the bunch is outspoken Maisie Williams, who you may recognize as Arya Stark from Games of Thrones.

Saved by the Bell

Image via TV.com

Today’s teens call out over-permed hair, dress code violations (how did Jessie get away with the underwear-as-outerwear look?), and the stereotyping of “nerds” as they watch iconic scenes from the show. The group also agrees that Kelly Kapowski is still a babe and that TV needs better opening segments.

Besides plotting how I would marry Zack Morris, I always learned valuable lessons in those 30 minutes. Common teen traumas like the occasional zit or a friend in need still seem relatable, and the clip suggests the same about fashion, with several teens rocking looks reminiscent of those worn by Bayside High students. Go ahead and watch for giggles, but beware: You’re about to feel old.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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August 11, 2014