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?
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:
Put The Prom before Blind Dates because Kelly hasn’t yet chosen Zack or Slater in Prom, but are closer in Dates.
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).
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)!