Analyzing “Saved by the Bell’s” many literary influences and references is a well-known hobby for scholars of the written word; however, confusing the source material is always inevitable when comparing works of equal academic caliber.
In 1990, we spent our Saturday mornings watching “Saved by the Bell,” and our Saturday nights watching “Twin Peaks.” Whether you preferred the Double R Diner to the Max or the Bang Bang Bar to the Attic, chances are, while the rest of America was wondering, “Who killed Laura Palmer?,” you had Mr. Dewey, Johnny Dakota, and/or Kevin the Robot high on your list of suspects.
Saved by the Bell premiered 24 years ago this week, and not surprisingly, the Berlin Wall fell a few months later. Coincidence? Every conspiracy theorist worth his weight in Buddy Bands knows Bayside High was a training camp for some of the Cold War’s greatest military cover-ups.