Season 1 (Grade 9)

9.2: "Dancing to the Max" - Airdate: 8/20/89

Casey Kasem hosts a dance contest at the Max. Kelly can't decide who to go with, so she has a dance-off between Zack and Slater. Zack has Jessie teach him how to dance, so when Kelly picks Slater, Zack convinces Jessie to be his partner. Lisa sprains her ankle and gets dumped by her date so Screech comes to the rescue.

Guest starring: Casey Kasem as himself and Hamilton Camp as Mr. Margulies


9.3: "The Lisa Card" - Airdate: 8/28/89

Lisa's dad offers to let her use his credit card as a reward for her good report card, but when she spends too much she realizes she's in trouble. Zack sells her clothes to help her earn money to pay off the bill.

Guest starring: Henry Brown as Dr. Turtle and Carol Lawrence as Miss Wentworth


9.4: "The Gift" - Airdate: 9/8/89

Mr. Testaverde's history test is around the corner and everyone panics because he talks so fast they can't even take notes. Screech gets hit by lightning and is able to see into the future, as well as the answers to the test. Zack and Slater take a series of bets.

Guest starring: John Moschitta as Mr. George Testaverde


9.5: "Fatal Distraction" - Airdate: 9/9/89

Zack wants to know if Kelly is interested in him so he puts a bug in her bedroom when she has a slumber party. The girls decide to get back at him. [Scenes from this episode are used for the opening credits for Dustin Diamond (the Michael Jackson scene) and for Elizabeth Berkley and Lark Voorhies (the first scene for each).]

Guest starring: Kirsten Holmquist as Rhonda Robestelli


9.6: "Screech's Woman" - Airdate: 9/16/89

Screech is upset because he can't get a date, so Zack tries to set one up for him. He ends up having to pose as a girl and go on a date with Screech, but then he has to figure out a way to get out of being Screech's "girlfriend."


9.7: "Aloha Slater" - Airdate: 9/23/89

Slater's army dad wants to move to Hawaii but when Slater objects, Major Slater leaves it up to him to decide. Zack starts scheming to get rid of Slater by telling the girls that Slater's dying and has to go to Hawaii for medical treatment. (Note: First instance of Zack using a "time out." The scene in the Max is used in the opening credits for Mario Lopez and Dustin Diamond.)

Guest starring: Gerald Castillo as Major Martin Slater


9.8: "The Substitute" - Airdate: 9/30/89

When substitute teacher Tony Crane comes to Bayside, all the girls have a crush on him, which bothers Zack and Slater.

Guest starring: Pamela Kosh as Miss Simpson, Hank Stratton as Mr. Tony Crane and Bess Meyer as Vicki


9.9: "Cream for a Day" - Airdate: 10/7/89

Kelly is nominated for Homecoming Queen but doesn't even want to leave her room when she gets a zit on the end of her nose. Zack and Screech accidentally invent a cream in chemistry class that they realizes clears up acne and they start selling it at school. There's only one problem, it turns everyone's face maroon. Bayside plays Valley in the Homecoming football game. (There is news footage at the end provided by KNBC, and the #3 that scores the touchdown has "A.C. Slater" on his jersey.)

Guest starring: Scott Fults as Charles 'Crater Face' Coburn


9.10: "Pinned to the Mat" - Airdate: 10/14/89

Zack bets on Slater to win an important wrestling match, at the same time that Slater quits wrestling because he doesn't see a future in it. Screech stands in for Slater, who decides to wrestle again when he sees that Screech has no chance against Nedick. (Zack's voice is changing by this episode. Zack uses two "time outs.")

Guest starring: Gino DeMauro as Marvin Nedick, Bunny Summers as Mrs. Cummings


9.11: "Beauty and the Screech" - Airdate: 10/21/89

Kelly has to pass her science test in order to be able to go to the George Michael concert. Zack gets Screech to tutor her so that he can go along, but Kelly and Screech end up getting closer than he expected.

Guest starring: Kirsten Holmquist as Rhonda Robestelli, Avery Schreiber as Dr. Mertz and Michael LaVelle as Kevin


9.12: "The Friendship Business" - Airdate: 11/4/89

For a class project, everyone has to make and market a project. The gang decides to sell friendship bracelets, but when they find themselves overworked and underpaid by Zack, Kelly, Jessie and Slater decide to branch out into their own business selling Buddy Bands. Lisa and Screech eventually leave the group too and Zack is forced to give in.

Guest starring: Jack Angeles as Mr. Tuttle and William Joseph Barker as Edgar Poindexter


9.13: "The Mamas & The Papas" - Airdate: 11/11/89

As a class project, Kelly and Zack, Slater and Jessie and Lisa and Screech all have mock weddings and act out what life would be like as married couples. This causes problems for all the couples, plus Lisa is allergic to Screech.


9.14: "The Election" - Airdate: 11/18/89

Jessie is running for class president, but after Zack overhears that the winner gets a trip to Washington D.C. he decides that he wants to run against her.

Guest starring: Patrick O'Brien as Mr. Dewey


9.15: "The Zack Tapes" - Airdate: 12/2/89

Mrs. Wentworth is teaching a class on subliminal advertising and she uses a hidden message in a song to get her students to bring her candy and flowers. Zack thinks this is a great idea and uses it to try to get Kelly to go to the Sweetheart Dance with him, but when everyone catches on they decide to play a joke on Zack.

Guest starring: Carol Lawrence as Miss Wentworth, Nick Reed as Derrick and WIlliam Joseph Barker as Edgar


9.1: "King of the Hill" - Airdate: 12/9/89

Zack starts high school hoping to finally win his longtime crush Kelly Kapowski. Transfer student A.C. Slater also makes a play for her. Zack, Screech and Lisa return to the cast along with new-comers Albert Clifford (A.C.) Slater, Kelly Kapowski and Jessica "Jessie" Spano. They attend Bayside High School in Palisades, CA.

Guest starring: Pamela Kosh as Miss Simpson


9.16: "Save That Tiger" - Airdate: 1989

Zack and Slater are involved in the annual prank war against Valley. A big cheerleading competition is coming up and Screech (the mascot) has an important part in Bayside's routine. After Zack and Slater kidnap Valley's mascot, two students from Valley kidnap Screech, but their plan is ruined when the fake mascot ends up winning the competition for Bayside.

Guest starring: Ronnie Schell as Valley Principal Elliott Stingwell, Mark Clayman as Stan Clegg and C.W. Hemingway as Dan Clegg


9.17: "Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind" - Airdate: 11/23/90

The gang is filming "Alien Invasion At Bayside," when Zack breaks the school's new video camera. In order to raise money fast, they try to sell a story to tabloid "The Babbler," with Screech posing as an alien.

Guest starring: Sean Masterson as Mr./Lt. Thompson


9.18: "The Babysitters" - Airdate: 12/1/90

Kelly has to babysit her baby brother on class picture day, and she leaves him with Zack during the cheerleading pictures, but she ends up breaking her arm and Zack has to take care of him all day.

Guest starring: Tom Williams as Billy Kapowski, Mary Pat Gleason as Madam Oeuf and Patrika Darbo as Mrs. Hatcher


9.19: "Screech's Birthday" - Airdate: 11/14/92 (originally scheduled for 12/8/90)

The gang forgets Screech's birthday and they try to make up for it. Meanwhile, Neil, the hall monitor, is causing problems for everyone caught in the hall when they shouldn't be, so they get him fired and Screech takes over the job. However, Screech is mad at everyone for forgetting his birthday and ends up being meaner than Neil which makes it hard for the gang to plan his belated surprise party.

Guest starring: Patrick O'Brien as Mr. Dewey, Jesse Wilson as Neil, Michael LaVelle as Kevin


9.20: "Slater's Friend" - Airdate: 11/28/92 (originally scheduled for 12/29/90)

In speech class, everyone has to give a speech about his or her best friend. Slater's is his pet lizard, Artie. When he goes out of town, he leaves it with Screech, but Screech has Zack take care of it and it dies. When Slater comes back the gang tries to keep Artie's death a secret but when he finds out, he has to cope with Artie's death. (song: "Oh, Artie Boy")

Guest starring: Frank Como as Coach Rizzo



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