Saved by the Bell means a lot to many. And as you might imagine, it means a lot to the stars of the show. Two of the show's original stars recently mused about the series and their children's respective reactions to it. Tiffani Thiessen and Mario Lopez were chatting up a storm when Lopez revealed his kids' reaction to watching it, and their response may surprise you. Lopez said:
My kids have given it a shot. Not feeling it. Not feeling it. They're all like, 'Daddy, why is your hair like that?'
Maybe their feelings will change with age? Mario Lopez has two children -- a daughter who is 8-years-old, and a son who is 5-years-old. So, there is still time for the show to grow on them more than his report on The Ellen DeGeneres Show indicates that it has so far. Hopefully, Lopez will update fans with how his kids feel about it when they are a little older.
Now that we know that Mario Lopez's kids did not rush to be "saved by the bell," it stands to reason that you may be curious about how Tiffani Thiessen's kids reacted. Thiessen has two children, aged 8-years-old and 3-years-old. The mother of two shared how her eldest child responded to the show. And while Mario Lopez's kids were not into it, Tiffani Thiessen's daughter had a different reaction to watching it. Thiessen said:
So, Harper started watching it a tiny, tiny bit. And I was okay with Season 1. But then after that, when kissing started happening, I was like, 'No, no, no. We're done.' I was just like, a few more years. I mean, she's eight, you know? . . . Harper was into it. She wanted to keep going. She was so into [Mario] and Mark-Paul. She's so boy-crazy already. Oh, I have trouble.
While Tiffani Thiessen shared her daughter' enthusiastic response to the series, she did not reveal if her daughter shipped Kelly with Zack or Slater. The epic love triangle ultimately ended up with Zack and Kelly getting married. Of course, Saved by the Bell's producer Peter Engel revealed that he did not believe the couple would still be together. And they would be married to other people by now. Say it isn't so! Well, he said it so, we have to work with what we know.
As hard as it is to believe, Saved by the Bell will celebrate the 30 year anniversary of its premiere next year. Yes, you read that correctly. Before you start freaking out, take heart. You have one more year left before the beloved series officially tallies three decades under its belt. It is nice to know that some of the cast members are still close after all these years. That is not an every-show occurrence. Despite it having started 30 years ago, Tiffani Thiessen shared that she still remembers the first day of filming Saved by the Bell. Mario Lopez, on the other hand, said that he did not.
You can catch Saved by the Bell on Hulu. For a limited time only, you can also watch the show on NBC's website. Don't be late for the bell! Wondering what else you can watch? Well, summer is still running hot! Check out the new shows set to arrive with CinemaBlend's summer premiere guide. For new television premiering this fall, check out CinemaBlend's guide to TV's fall premieres.