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While characters Zack Morris, Samuel “Screech” Powers, Lisa Turtle, and Mr Richard Belding all originated on this series; other main characters, including classmates Nikki Coleman (Heather Hopper), Mikey Gonzalez (Max Battimo), and maintenance supervisor Mylo Williams (T. Carter), were discontinued when the show changed direction. He wanted to keep innocent vibes on set so he didn’t allow swearing what-so-ever.
The executive producer, Peter Engel, originally wanted the show to be called ‘When the Bell Rings’, but it was Brandon Tartikoff who convinced him to go with the title Saved by the Bell. Someone order flowers online for Engel cause that probably wasn’t an easy task!
Diamond — hardly the most handsome and masculine actor — nevertheless claimed to have bedded some 2,000 “chicks” during his time on the show.
However, the producers still really liked Elizabeth and wanted her on the show so, they wrote the part of Jessie Spano specifically for her. Turns out that during filming Saved By The Bell, the gorgeous Mario Lopez was being investigated for raping a 18 year old teenage girl.
Lopez was 19 at the time and denied all allegations hurled at him.
Sadly, it only lasted 18 episodes but it actually had an average of 7.2 million viewers each week. Sadly in 2014, Dustin Diamond, who played the great Screech, was arrested and charged with “second-degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon.” This is his excuse for missing the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon reunion and I guess it’s a good one, maybe he should get a better attorney. ’ Well that came to be because the director Don Barnhardt used to tease the kids and would say, ‘Heyheyheyheyhey’ in a descending tone of voice.
During the height of the show, Saved by the Bell(1989) actually attracted more teenage viewers on Saturday mornings than the #1 television show at that time, which was The Cosby Show (1984), ever did at primetime. So when Haskins got the line during rehearsal, well, the rest is history really. She pretty much went through almost a can of hairspray per episode.