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    16 Clues "Saved By The Bell's" Bayside High Was The Training Ground For A Top-Secret Military Operation

    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.

    1. Bayside has an extensive collection of obstacle course equipment.

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    Rubber tires, monkey bars, ropes courses, jousting equipment... they even have their own ROTC program. But that's what you'll need to train an elite squadron of picture-puzzle solving, pineapple upside-down cake baking super soldiers.

    2. Bayside has an unusually high population of nerds

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    Pocket-protector protectors don't invent themselves... and neither do high-tech military weapons.

    3. Slater's father is a high-ranking officer in the military

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    Ever wonder why Bayside was the first school Slater stayed in for more than 6 months?

    4. Kelly's father is a defense contractor

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    ...that is, until world peace broke out.

    5. Screech owns a robot

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    I mean, did you *see* Short Circuit??

    6. The gang competes to be the most American

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    The 4th of July means 50%-off sales at all major department stores? Go back to Russia, Lisa. This is Miss Liberty.

    7. Bayside teaches courses on brainwashing your friends...

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    Didn't they use a Bo Revere tape in The Manchurian Candidate?

    8. ...and provides hands-on experience in wire-tapping

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    The missing 18 minutes of the Watergate tapes is really just Kelly debating who to take to the Girls' Choice Dance.

    9. Bayside trains you how to go undercover...

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    Screech's many costumes (Sinead O'Connor, Barbara Bush, a giant hot dog, etc.) were ideal for any stealth operation behind enemy lines.

    10. ...and how to operate under high-stress situations

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    We all know where *this* is going.

    11. Bayside sits on top of a large oil reserve

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    Nothing says military-industrial complex like a school board-approved, no-bid contract with CalStar Oil, am I right?

    12. Bayside owns a conveyor belt

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    Because how else can you mass produce spaghetti sauce, Buddy Bands, and semi-automatic assault rifles?

    13. Bayside kidnaps brilliant ex-Soviet chess players

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    Spassky Bishop Block, or some kind of post-Cold War, Soviet Operation Paperclip?

    14. It doesn't take much to convince NASA that aliens are at Bayside

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    Lt. Thompson already knows Area 51 is somewhere between The Max, The Attic, and the Malibu Sands Beach Club.

    15. This happened:

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    Time out!

    16. The Tori Paradox

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    Admit it: deep down you always sort of suspected the government was involved in Kelly and Jessie's sudden, unexplained disappearance, and that Tori's presence reeked of military cover-up. How else can you explain it?

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