Mark-Paul Gosselaar was 'Raising the Bar' with these cupcakes

Zack_attack_popwatchAggghhh! Zack Attack! Mark-Paul Gosselaar dropped by this morning to tell us all about his new series Raising the Bar (premiering Monday night), in which he’ll play a public defender with plenty of heart, hair. Mandi’s dutifully compiling a sure-to-be-amusing Mark-Paul Through the Years gallery that’ll post on Monday. Meanwhile, let’s talk about how his awesome TNT publicist (and PopWatch reader — hello again!) Susan brought a dozen obscenely oversized cupcakes for all of us aging Saved by the Bell superfans to graze on. This worked out perfectly, because I’m not allowed to eat obscenely oversized cupcakes unless a dreamy ’90s high school TV icon feeds them to me. What are the odds? Mandi would like to point out how EW’s various awards for "excellence" appropriately serve as a backdrop for photos of two loons eating cupcakes.

Yesterday, Zack’s impending Attack had a bunch of us attempting to out-Saved by the Bell trivia each other in the hallway. Tim Stack absolutely won, nonchalantly name-dropping the duck killed by the oil spill near Bayside’s football field in an emotionally charged impression of Zack Morris cradling said duck: "Don’t worry, Becky. You’re where the oil can’t hurt you now."

Dear lord. What’s the weirdest thing you remember from SBTB?

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  • Em

    I think the girl who played “new girl/leather jacket wearing tomboy, Tori” is currently on one of those progressive auto insurance with the tricked out nametag girl.

  • Verity

    When Pluto was dethroned as a planet, I immediately though of the the SBTB episode where Screech taught Zack an unhelpful mnemonic to remember all the planets in order, which he later used to win a big “battle of the brains”-type contest. MVEMJSNUP tragically is no more.

  • Snarf

    The constant hair and fashion faux-pas

  • Alex9

    The gang–while at a mall to buy U2 tickets–picks up a briefcase full of money that is the property of the Mob. Two burly guys with bad greasy hair chase them until it is revealed that the whole thing was a candid-camera type TV show.

  • Anonymous

    i thought that was tori in the progressive commercial too, but i guess she is a triplet in real life and it’s actually one of her sisters?

  • Winona

    Jessie Spano’s caffeine pill “I’m so excited! – I’m so scared!” freakout…
    I don’t know why that particular moment is etched into my subconscious, but still…

  • Fatima

    I want to watch the show, but every time I see that hair, I reconsider. It doesn’t even look like it is attached to his head.

  • Jennifer

    To this day, my favorite episode is when Mrs. Belding has her baby while stuck in the elevator.

  • Sarah

    Same here Winona, my sister still re-enacts that scene every time that song comes on or anything with someone for the cast is on.

  • Arsenio Billingham

    Put your mind to it, go for it,
    Get down and break a sweat,
    Rock and Roll,
    You ain’t seen nothing yet!
    The name of the group? Hot Sundae

  • EP

    It’s a toss up between the Jessie Spano “I’m so excited!” drug episode, the “Buddy Bands” ep or the episode where Jessie and Graham, aka the male Jessie, protest the use of styrofoam cups in the cafeteria.

  • Jennifer

    Everyone remembers “I’m so excited! I’m so… scared!” I am a true dork because I remember the words to the actual song that was going to make the girls music superstars if only Jessie hadn’t become a drug addict: “Put your mind to it/Go for it/Get down and break a sweat/Rock and Roll/You ain’t seen nothing yet!” And they sang it AEROBICS gear, people!

  • Jennifer

    Damn, Arsenio beat me to it! I also loved when Jessie & Slater sang “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” at the dance when Kelly & Zack broke up, and n eithereven TRIED to hide that tehy were lip-syncing!

  • Sarah

    Whenever Barbara Ann by the Beach Boys come on, my sister and I talk about the episode where the guys dance to it in their underware and Slater does the splits while the girls are watching at the door with Violet played by Tori Spelling.

  • Sabrina

    Just say nope to dope.

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