Saved By the Bell Turns 25: Tara Reid and 14 Other Forgotten Guest Stars

Saved By The Bell Anniversary

With Lifetime’s hot-mess biopic on the way, much negativity is being shone upon the late, great Saved By The Bell. So on this, the 25th anniversary of the franchise, TVLine is choosing to remember the good times.

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Specifically, we’re freaking out over how many now-familiar faces we didn’t realize were part of the Bell universe. Sure, everybody remembers Mark-Paul Gosselaar as lovable d-bag Zack Morris, but does anyone remember Scott Wolf in the pivotal role of unnamed glee club member? Or a pre-Sharknado Tara Reid as Sandy, the confused cheerleader?

TVLine remembers, and we’ve put together a gallery of our favorite Bayside celebrity guests to prove it.

(Full disclosure: At the risk of alienating Bell purists, we also included familiar guest spots from Saved By the Bell: The College Years as well as from The New Class. This was partly because there were too many good names to pass up, but it was mostly because literally zero people will celebrate either of those shows on their anniversaries.)

So click through our gallery of no-longer-forgotten guest stars, then drop a comment with your favorite Bayside memories (along with any celebs we might have missed).

Scott Wolf and two-thirds of Hot Sundae invite you in…

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19 Comments
  1. Sam says:

    Sarah Lancaster was a regular for all five seasons of Chuck just an FYI!

  2. DreamRose311 says:

    I actually liked the College Years…

    Patrick Fabian seems like too good of one to have left off. Then there’s the Thanksgiving episode, with Brian Austin Green and Jonathan Brandis, both of whom were in the original pilot for Good Morning, Miss Bliss aka Saved by the Bell the middle school years. Yup, there’s your random trivia for the day.

  3. a says:

    Rena Sofer! She played Zack’s love interest in the Hawaiian Style TV movie. And I am actually a little ashamed of myself for knowing that off the top of my head.

  4. I.R.E. says:

    They can celebrate if they want to, but they are not going to make more like a reunion type since that previous had a bad incident.

    I have a feeling they were too in a hurry to make the original class too difficult and include both Dustin Diamond and his Screech role
    at the same time, which is dangerous!

    The new class wasn’t that great as the original, but all normal students of the new class show better respect than difficulty on both Dustin and his Screech role.

  5. Aha says:

    So Bianca Lawson has been playing a high school for nearly 20 years? I thought she started with Buffy but just wow. When was she written out of Pretty Little Liars? 2012 or 2011?

    • bellnl says:

      She was on a ton of TV shows as a teenager, like they mentioned. Even the show “Smart Guy” which has started reruns too. She was written out in, I think, 2012 of PLL. So hard to keep the plotlines in that show straight!

    • Meg says:

      She’s currently playing a full fledged adult on Witches of East End.

  6. Eric Dane. Eric Dane? ERIC DANE??!!? I need a moment please.

  7. Amelia says:

    What about Patrick Muldoon of Starship Troppers as Jeff aka The Guy who broke up Zack and Kelly?

    Another Rena Sofer mention!

    Patrick Fabian from SBTB: The College Years and how could you forget….

    John Moschitta, Jr. one of the Fastest talking guys in the world as the gangs teacher….

    George Testaverde?

    • Amelia says:

      Also what about Natalia Cigliuti/Lindsay Warner from SBTB: The New Class and

      Jonathan Jackson/General Hospital and Nashville’s OLDER BROTHER Richard Lee Jackson as Ryan Parker?

    • Amelia says:

      What about Gloria Loring aka Robin Thicke’s MOTHER on Saved By The Bell: The College Years?

  8. Kendall says:

    Carla Gugino was in one of the Good Morning Miss Bliss episodes.

  9. torimelching says:

    I am currently watching Saved by the Bell. Just finished the Miss Bliss Years which were never my favorite. I always like the College Years the most, wish there could have been more seasons.

  10. Wire Dream says:

    The worst show in the history of television (surpassing “My Mother The Car,” “Hello Larry,” and “Baywaych” – but not worse than “Pink Lady & Jeff”) gets WAY too much write up these days.

  11. AT says:

    25 years for Saved By the Bell AND the new Mickey Mouse Club. I think it’d be great to see something about the Mickey Mouse Club turning 25 as well. :)

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