Would It Actually Be Fun To Be Friends With Anybody From ‘Saved By The Bell’?

SAVED BY THE BELL -- Pictured: (l-r) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Ed Alonzo as Max, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Myrtle Spano, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

As a kid, you may have watched Saved by the Bell. However, did you ever aspire to live in the world of Saved by the Bell. Did you dream of going to Bayside High? Sure, they had a lot of money, lived on the California coast, got to hang out at a ‘50s burger joint without seeming to ever have to buy anything, and hang out with a robot. On the other hand, we think it would actually kind of suck to go to Bayside. If you aren’t one of the kids in the main cast you are basically forgotten. The faculty seems incompetent. And even being friends with the Saved by the Bell crew actually seems like it would be pretty lousy. To prove that point, here’s a ranking of which of the main kids from Saved by the Bell we’d want to be friends with.

6. Zack Morris

Zack comes from money. His parents are rich. He has a cell phone. On the other hand, he’s incredibly selfish. Zack is basically a sociopath. He would sell your kidneys for a Corvette. It would be a bad idea to be friends with Zack Morris. There’s an example of why in basically every episode.

5. Screech Powers

Screech does have a robot, and that’s cool. However, he’s so annoying. Even Screech’s friends don’t really seem to be his friends. They seem to tolerate him more than anything else. It would be grating awfully fast to hang out with Screech, and he doesn’t even bring Zack’s wallet with him.

4. Lisa Turtle

Lisa seems nice, and she’s definitely not manipulative like Zack. She’s into fashion, though we don’t actually like her fashion choices. That being said, she’s the second-most self-absorbed member of the crew. Hanging out with Zack makes her look good by comparison, but Lisa definitely is all about Lisa.

3. Jessie Spano

Jessie is smart and cares about important stuff. She’s out there fighting the good fight. We could imagine hanging out with her on occasion. We could be a casual acquaintance. A friend, though? Jessie is a little too high strung for that. She’s always on, too. You couldn’t just have a friendly, breezy conversation with her. Every chat would surely become about environmentalism or whatever is stuck in her craw at the moment.

2. A.C. Slater

We mean, we guess that hanging out with Slater would be fine. He’s a bit of a sexist, and that sucks. There’s a bit of meathead jock to ol’ A.C. That being said, it wouldn’t be too bad, as long as you like sports. You can chat about sports with him and he’s not going to get annoying like Screech or Jessie and he’s not as self-absorbed as Zack or Lisa. Plus, he might call us “Preppie,” and that would be fun.

1. Kelly Kapowski

Kelly is the obvious choice. She’s the nicest member of the group. She’s the friendliest. There’s no ulterior motive with Kelly much of the time. Kelly is just perky and positive and would probably be a good friend. Do we imagine having a ton in common with her? Maybe not, but that doesn’t mean we couldn’t hang out. At the very least, we feel confident that Kelly would have our back. Although, when she’s dating Zack that might mean he’s around too. On second thought…

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