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It's That Episode REDUX: Jeff Rubin Graduates with 'Saved by the Bell'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Go back in time to revisit the graduation episode of Saved by the Bell from an early "It's That Episode" with guest Jeff Rubin (CollegeHumor, Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show). Get an extra dosage of Zach, Screech, Kelly, Lisa, Jessie and all the inhuman nerds of Bayside High. You know you want to. Recorded in the good old days… April 2nd, 2012.

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Six Recent Examples of "Breaking the Fourth Wall" Trope Subversion

When I learned the meaning of the expression “breaking the fourth wall” (which Urban Dictionary surprisingly accurately describes as when “a character [acknowledges] the fact that they are fictional”), all those many years ago, I was ecstatic — “Hey, I know a smart movie and TV term…” — and extremely obnoxious — “…and I’m going to say it ALL THE TIME now.” And I probably did, because it’s something impossible not to notice when it’s happening, and it was nice finally having a term to peg to it.

Then you start noticing it everywhere, in every movie and on every sitcom. It’s what people call a “trope” (another [...]

It's That Episode: Jake and Amir Take a "Time Out" with 'Saved by the Bell'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld (CollegeHumor) head to Bayside to check out the episode of Saved By The Bell with a devastating oil spill. Jake and Amir Google Tiffani Amber Thiessen and Mark Paul Gosselaar, discuss meeting childhood icons and call a bunch of "time outs."

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The Community/Saved by the Bell Theory

Someone has spent some time thinking about which Community characters are the most like the characters from Saved by the Bell. It's pretty good, I guess, but where's Chang? If you can't find a place for Chang in your theory, your theory might be bullshit.

Update: Here is a much more in depth theory that was posted a few days before the other one. And here's a Saved by the Bell/Community trailer mashup from last fall. Harmon, you totally ripped off Saved by the Bell!!!

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Dustin Diamond…but Were Afraid to Ask Screech

Having guaranteed Dustin Diamond and his management that I would remain “tasteful” in the publication of this interview, I’ll spare you the details of his sordid exposé on time spent as Saved by the Bell’s brainy misfit Samuel “Screech” Powers.

Yes, Diamond did write a book about SBTB (aptly titled Behind the Bell).

He nonetheless assured me during our hour-long tête-à-tête that he had little to do with the final product. Which is a good thing, as no matter how guilty of a pleasure the read might be (check it out immediately), it’s also rife with bafflingly egregious editorial errors, dubious-at-best rumors, racist inferences, and the gratuitous use [...]