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Saved by the Bell in chronological order (a WIP)

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I’m working on a custom set of Saved by the Bell that puts the episodes in the proper chronological order, which is not the order the official DVDs are in, nor the NBC airing order. NBC aired them all out of order for some crazy reason. My DVDs will be in the production order presented here:, for the most part at least. I’m using his suggestions and moving around some of the epsiodes where I see fit, such as the Palm Springs, Christmas, and Tori episodes. I’ll post my order below. I’m also including the 13 episode Junior High Years (AKA Good Morning, Miss Bliss) and the two TV movies.

I’m also going to include optional allternate audio on the episode “King of the Hill” removing the line from Zack at the beginning, “I’ll never forget the day I met Slater”… or something like that, which was used to imply the episode was a flashback when it originally aired. I’m going to also create alternate audio on the Miss Bliss episodes to remove everything that contradicts the “real” SbtB, such as references to Indiana, Zack and Screech’s siblings and change Zack’s “other” dad into his uncle. My JFK Jr High is going to be right next door to Bayside. At the end of the last Miss Bliss episode, I will also include a text description of what happened between it and “King of the Hill”, something like this:

What we missed:

Shortly before Zack and the gang graduated from JFK Jr. High, Mr. Belding accounced to his students that he was being transfered to neighboring Bayside High. Joining him would be Zack, Lisa and Screech. Mikey and Nikki unfortunatly won’t be joining them, as their parents moved away from California, rumor has it, to Indianapolis or someplace like that. Jessie Spano was one of Zack’s oldest childhood friends. Zack didn’t get to see her during his 8th grade year, however, as her and her family were temporarily re-located. It seemed that Jessie was back in Palasades for good again now, though! There was a girl Zack had been trying to build up the courage to approach for almost 2 years now… Kelly Kapowski. She was the most gorgeous creature Zack had ever laid eyes upon and this year, he would finally make his move…

What does everyone think about this project? For GMMB, you can choose to play with or without the High School Zack intros (when available) made for NBC when they turned GMMB
into SbtB and choose either the Miss Bliss original or SbtB opening and ending. I found a French original Disney airing of a GMMB episode, so I’ll attempt to recreate the original background soundtrack in yet another alternate audio track.

I’ll include all of the bonus material I can find, including the
original pilot for GMMB that only aired once on NBC before it moved to Disney. The pilot cast starred Haley Mills, Brian Austin-Greene and Jaleel White. No Zack, Screech or anything and a different Mr. Belding.

Here is my episode order so far:
8th Grade (Good Morning Miss Bliss):

Summer Love
Love Letters
Wall Street
Leaping to Conclusions
Parents and Teachers
The Showdown
Save the Last Dance for Me
The Boy Who Cried Rat
Let’s Get Together
Practical Jokes
Stevie
Clubs and Cliques
The Mentor

9th Grade:

King of the Hill
Fatal Distraction
Screech’s Woman
The Gift
The Lisa Card
The Election
Aloha Slater
Dancing to the Max
The Substitute
Cream for a Day
The Mamas & The Papas
The Babysitters
Pinned to the Mat
Beauty and the Screech
The Zack Tapes
The Friendship Business
Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind
Slater’s Friend
Save That Tiger
Screech’s Birthday

10th Grade:

The Prom
Blind Dates
From Nurse to Worse
Save the Max
1-900-CRUSHED
Driver’s Education
Rent-A-Pop
Miss Bayside
Zack’s War
Model Students
Running Zack
House Party
Jessie’s Song
The Fabulous Belding Boys
The Glee Club
Breaking Up Is Hard to Undo
The Video Yearbook
Snow White and the Seven Dorks

11th Grade:

The Last Dance
The Aftermath
Cut Day
The Wicked Stepbrother (1)
The Wicked Stepbrother (2)
Fake I.D.'s
Date Auction
Hold Me Tight
S.A.T.'s
Operation Zack
Love Machine
Home For Christmas (1)
Home For Christmas (2)
Check Your Mate
Pipe Dreams
Palm Springs Weekend (1)
Palm Springs Weekend (2)
No Hope With Dope
Mystery Weekend
Rockumentary
All in the Mall
Zack’s Birthday Party
The Game
Fourth of July
Boss Lady
My Boyfriend’s Back
The Last Weekend

12th Grade:

The Fight
Best Summer of My Life
The New Girl
Student-Teacher Week
Drinking and Driving
Teen-Line

The Bayside Triangle
Masquerade Ball
Wrestling With The Future
Day of Detention

Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style

Isn’t It Romantic?
The Senior Prom
Earthquake
The Teacher’s Strike
Slater’s Sister
Screech’s Spaghetti Sauce
The Will
Class Rings
School Song

Graduation
The Time Capsule

Then:
Saved by the Bell: The College Years and
Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas (movie)

(Episodes in italics are ‘Tori’ episodes)

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It sounds good so far, man. Looking forward to seeing this progress.

I've got better things to do tonight than die! - Springer, Transformers the Movie

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I'm using the official US DVD's for the most part. I will buy the DVDs for the two TV movies from whatever country they were released in and convert them to NTSC. Is that OK, considering they are not in the same order at all on the official DVD's? Also, the Miss Bliss episodes probably will never be released, so I'm using them from TBS TV recordings I made. I'm trying to put them in the production order and basically an order which makes sense. So far I've made discs 5-11 for myself.
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Not to put a damper on what you're doing, but this project is more of a custom DVD set rather than a fan edit. The GMMB episodes would be considered a preservation, so I don't have any problem with that. Unfortunately, rearranging the order of the old episodes that aired later isn't enough to call this a fan edit, and neither is converting the TV movie DVDs. I like what you're doing, but we're going to have to follow the rules for custom DVDs - which means you may talk about this project, but do not discuss it's distribution.

With that said, good luck on your efforts.

My Projects:
[Holiday Special Hybrid DVD v2]
[X0 Project]
[Backstroke of the West DVD]
[ROTS Theatrical DVD]

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I'd be interested in the unreleased episodes. I catch two episodes every morning except fridays and sometimes they play em. It would be nice to have those.
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Not quite sure how this will be distributed, but most of it would mostly be instructions on how to assemble my custom collection.

Thanks guys! I don’t own the last boxset yet, and I don’t remember how everything exactly went, but I think the order I have chosen for the episodes will work this way. Kelly and Jessie will be there in one and not in the next episode during the last season/ grade. They just Kelly/ Jessie and Tori just had conflicting classes. Let me know the episodes in this order works. Tried to put them in the most logical order based around school activities, outings and holidays.

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I re-arranged the order of the episodes in the first post to make the seasons and holidays fit where they are supposed to. I moved the summer episodes (Malibu Sands) to between grades 10 and 11, so that the Hawaiian Style movie can go between 11 and 12. I also moved the Christmas episodes to shortly after the SAT episode, because the SATs are usually on Saturday in November and December. I moved the Palm Springs episodes so that they are kinda during Spring Break. I also switched around Love Machine and Operation Zack so that the reason Lisa is not there is that she is volunteering at the hospital. I also moved Cut Day up so that it can be in September (which is when Gilligan's Island was cancelled, which Screech says something about that) just for fun.
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You, my dear, have truly made the world a better place.

I decided to watch them in order and when I got to season "2" I was furious when Slater was dancing on the screen. He hadn't been "met" yet! Why wasn't Kelly's creepy lifesize cut out with a volleyball coming down from Zach's ceiling?

You have saved my life..or at least my Sunday afternoon. :-)

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I would like to know how I can order your set of Saved by the Bell

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Has there been any further updates on this project? I’m really intrigued by it.

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I finally moved into my new apartment/ state (Ohio to South Carolina), so I can start working on stuff like this again. I have to get my computer all set up again. I remember I had some discs done, but not all. Does anyone have any Disney Channel and NBC recordings of the Miss Bliss episodes (the first 13 eps listed above)? They were never released for purchase in any format, neither the original, nor Saved by the Bell-ized (NBC) versions. I’d like to preserve both versions. To me, they are the true season 1 of the show. I only have recordings of the NBC versions as aired on TBS, so they may have syndication cuts, and they do sometimes have watermarks and that thing where they squeeze the show to fit credits/ advertisements during the show.

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if Anybody Knows where i can get ALL of the Episodes of Saved by the Bell that is UnCUT’ Please Let me Know? Because im Tired of Paying for DVD sets That does NOT have ALL of the Episode on DVD 😦 This Video will Show you ALL What im Talking About.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNrGby4VzCo

Just Call me OGGY.

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Oh wow. I had no idea parts were cut out! I wonder if any other regions are uncut? Is there a list anywhere of all the syndication cuts? I can’t seem to find one.

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I’ve got original Disney airings of Miss Bliss including the original opening and ending credits.

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Oh really, that’s awesome! Any way to get them from you?

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In your run how does the Malibu beach episodes work? Zack and Kelly seem to be apart - but that doesn’t happen until the last dance?

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Sorry I didn’t respond sooner, but I’ll have to go back and look at those episodes. I don’t remember off the top of my head.

Also, KRW, you have a PM.

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I know this post is really old. But I have been trying to find the correct order for saved by the bell and in 2020 it still doesnt exist anywhere because the production order with Tori doesn’t make sense. But in the order you have posted here, which is the closest I could find still has “The Last Dance” and “After math” after the summer which included zack’s birthday which was after Zack and Kelly broke up. Do you have a more updated list somewhere? I saw someone mentioned it in the comments above, but it was never corrected.

I just saw the part about moving the Malibu sands to the summer between grades 10 and 11 because of Hawaiian summer being between 11 and 12… this is just something thats always going to not make sense. Unless you say Hawaii happened after graduation and forget the going back to high school and just have it go to college years…

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Not sure why someone put “released”, in the title, as I never finished this project. I will update the chronology eventually, as well (kind of) start over using the newer Shout Factory set. When I envisioned this project, I had no idea about the syndication edits.

Does anyone have any of the foreign released sets? Do they have the full broadcast episodes on them? The newer Shout set still uses the syndicated episodes, but it does have Miss Bliss and more bonus features.

If no DVDs are uncut, what about VHS? I can’t seem to find a list of the released VHS episodes. Does anyone still have all of the episodes recorded from their original NBC airing?

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MrStubbs said:

In your run how does the Malibu beach episodes work? Zack and Kelly seem to be apart - but that doesn’t happen until the last dance?

zmw1211 said:

I know this post is really old. But I have been trying to find the correct order for saved by the bell and in 2020 it still doesnt exist anywhere because the production order with Tori doesn’t make sense. But in the order you have posted here, which is the closest I could find still has “The Last Dance” and “After math” after the summer which included zack’s birthday which was after Zack and Kelly broke up. Do you have a more updated list somewhere? I saw someone mentioned it in the comments above, but it was never corrected.

I just saw the part about moving the Malibu sands to the summer between grades 10 and 11 because of Hawaiian summer being between 11 and 12… this is just something thats always going to not make sense. Unless you say Hawaii happened after graduation and forget the going back to high school and just have it go to college years…

OK, I moved Malibu Sands back where it belongs between grades 11 and 12, and made Hawaiian Style a Christmas vacation, with Day of Detention setting it up. Moved some other episodes around to match up with holidays, school dances and the like. Here are some examples:

10th Grade:
Put The Prom before Blind Dates because Kelly hasn’t yet chosen Zack or Slater in Prom, but are closer in Dates.

11th Grade:
Cut Day is in September, because Screech mentions it being the anniversary of when Gilligan’s Island was cancelled.

Moved Operation Zack to before Love Machine to account for Lisa’s absence (She was still volunteering at the hospital from Operation).

Moved the two Christmas episodes here (directly after S.A.T.'s, Operation Zack and Love Machine) since the SATs take place shortly before Christmas.

And lastly finish out the season with the six summertime ‘Malibu Sands’ episodes (Zack’s Birthday Party thru The Last Weekend).

12th Grade:
The Fight This episode has to be first, as Zack mentions it’s the first day of school.

Best Summer of My Life (a retrospective of the aforementioned ‘Malibu Sands’ episodes. Kelly and Jessie only “appear” via a phone call to Zack. Zack mentions that it’s the first day of school. Zack talks to Jessie on the phone and says that he will see her tomorrow. Even though I have the next episode as a Tori episode, we can assume he sees her off screen.

I tried to alternate Tori and Kelly/ Jessie episodes when possible. I put Student-Teacher Week and Drinking and Driving together because a big football game is mentioned in the former and the homecoming dance in the latter. These may be the same event. Also, homecoming is usually near the beginning of the year. Then I have Bayside Triangle and Masquerade Ball together, because it seems the latter is referencing the former.

In Day of Detention, it’s probably close to Christmas by now. Zack (supposedly) wins a trip to Hawaii for him and his friends (we can pretend that it’s only because Mr. Belding was going anyway for his principal convention and he had extra tickets. I guess Tori couldn’t make it). Perfect set up for the Hawaiian Style movie (kinda).

Isn’t it Romantic (Valentine’s Day) and The Senior Prom events are near each other.

And then of course the series has to end with Graduation followed by The Time Capsule. To be continued in The College Years (and The New Class)!