Amid the announcement that Saved by the Bell is being rebooted by NBCUniversal for its new Peacock streaming service fans may want to revisit an epic Rocky IV mash-up fight scene on Twitter. The clip was shared by comedy writer Mike Camerlengo, who joked that the classic fight between Zack and Slater in the halls of Bayside High School mashes up perfectly with the bout between Rocky and Ivan Drago. Camerlago later joked, "If anyone wants to nominate this for a Sports Emmy or a Webby or whatever people get these days I accept."
if you play Rocky IV at the right time it lines up with Zack and Slater fighting in Saved by the Bell pic.twitter.com/9tpj87DAjl— Mike Camerlengo (@MCamerlengo) August 20, 2019
Fans have been going crazy for the clip, with one tweeting back, "Good use of underhooks by Zach to get up after that takedown."
"[Is] this the 90's version of Dark Side of the Moon and Wizard of Oz??? I think so," someone else joked, to which Camerlengo replied, "I think you’re right."
I wanted Slater to beat that preppy's tail so bad when I was little. But I felt that way every episode, even the ones when they were cool.— YourMom (@NieceyBoBC) September 17, 2019
Camerlengo also dissected the fight in a follow-up video, taking it step-by-step to break down each moment individually.
"Thought Zack had a chance but upon further film review it looks like Slater had it from the jump," he later added.
I broke down the game film of the Zack/Slater fight of 92 pic.twitter.com/sIuMcUh7Vm— Mike Camerlengo (@MCamerlengo) August 21, 2019
"Slater still a tool...aaaaallll these years later," someone quipped at the clip.
"Those lockers have some bounce to them," another fan said.
Principal Belding in the background like pic.twitter.com/WYWBEz50nc— Sebastian - Amazon FC Ambassador (@HeelsRoll) August 20, 2019
The clips that were shared in August have re-emerged in the wake of the news that Saved by the Bell is being rebooted.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show was ordered straight-to-series, and will star original SBTB stars Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley.
Other stars are said to be in talks to appear as well, as the premise of the reboot revolves around California Gov. Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) getting "into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools." He decides to move the affected student to high-performing schools, including his alma mater Bayside, and this leads to some interesting class clashes, in more than one way.
The series will presumably debut in 2020 with the launch of Peacock.
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