Here is a thing people will be talking about today: Nearly every cast member from Saved by the Bell reunited on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. Yes, even Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins, but you knew that).
The idea was that before going to New York to become a comedian, Fallon was a student at Bayside High, and this was the story of when he took his leave of the show's cast.
The sketch is filled with references to Saved by the Bell, as you'd likely expect. Yes, Elizabeth Berkley gets to say, "I'm so excited," and there's even a quick shoutout to Zack Attack. But there are also nods to the cast's post-show lives, like Berkley's famous turn in Showgirls. (Somehow, however, there aren't five minutes of Franklin & Bash jokes.)
Also, there's a quick nod to Bayside Fallon hoping to date Nicole Kidman when he's famous. The elaborate Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon mythology continues to grow.
Two Saved by the Bell cast members missed the reunion. Lark Voorhies, who played Lisa Turtle, has been the subject of perpetual gossip as to, well, what's going on with her. Dustin Diamond, who played Screech, meanwhile, also was cut out of a 2009 People magazine cover shoot centered on the show. Since then, he's published a tell-all memoir alleging several salacious things about his fellow cast members, one he later tried to walk back.
Fallon frequently does sketches that play off '90s kid nostalgia for junky pop culture, in the hopes of going viral. As you can see, his approach is still working.