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The Best Episodes of Saved by the Bell

Every episode of Saved by the Bell ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Saved by the Bell!

Lovable schemer Zack Morris leads his pals on adventures at California's Bayside High School. The friends navigate relationships, final exams, school dances, breakups and more while frequently frustrating their principal, Mr. Richard Belding, who does his best to keep them in check.

Genres:FamilyComedy
Network:NBC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Saved by the Bell" is "Jessie's Song", rated 8.2/10 from 469 user votes. It was directed by Don Barnhart and written by Peter Engel, Tom Tenowich. "Jessie's Song" aired on 11/3/1990 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Fake I.D.'s".

  • Jessie's Song
    8.2/10 469 votes

    #1 - Jessie's Song

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 1990-11-03

    Jessie turns to caffeine pills to keep up with her studies and her new singing group, Hot Sundae.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Peter Engel, Tom Tenowich

  • Fake I.D.'s
    8.0/10 385 votes

    #2 - Fake I.D.'s

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 1991-10-19

    Zack begins dating a college girl named Danielle, and asks Screech to make fake IDs in order that they can hang out with her at a club. However, things become complicated when the guys see Kelly's boyfriend, Jeff, there with another girl.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Brett Dewey, Ronald B. Solomon

  • Graduation
    8.0/10 362 votes

    #3 - Graduation

    Season 4 Episode 26 - Aired 1993-05-22

    As graduation approaches, Zack learns that he is just one credit short of graduating. Desperate to get extra credit, he joins Bayside's ballet company, and when illness strikes some of the other cast members, he calls on the gang for help.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: N/A

  • Home For Christmas (1)
    7.9/10 395 votes

    #4 - Home For Christmas (1)

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 1991-12-07

    Zack, Slater, Screech, Kelly and Jessie are working at the mall for the holidays, where they befriend a homeless man and his daughter.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Tom Tenowich

  • Mystery Weekend
    7.9/10 392 votes

    #5 - Mystery Weekend

    Season 3 Episode 26 - Aired 1991-12-21

    The gang wins a mystery weekend at a mansion where they are all part of a murder mystery.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Brett Dewey, Ronald B. Solomon

  • The Fabulous Belding Boys
    7.8/10 370 votes

    #6 - The Fabulous Belding Boys

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 1990-12-09

    Mr. Belding's brother, Rod, a substitute teacher, arrives at Bayside to take the gang's History class. Rod proves instantly popular, and soon Mr. Belding is dismayed to find that the kids prefer his brother to him.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Peter Engel, Tom Tenowich

  • All in the Mall
    7.8/10 379 votes

    #7 - All in the Mall

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 1991-11-09

    Zach finds $5000 in the mall, and plans to use the money to buy and then scalp tickets for a U2 concert.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Scott S. Gorden

  • Home for Christmas (2)
    7.8/10 375 votes

    #8 - Home for Christmas (2)

    Season 3 Episode 25 - Aired 1991-12-14

    Zack learns that his new girlfriend is the homeless man's daughter. When she decides to get her dad a new coat and it turns up missing, her boss Mr. Moody accuses her of stealing it.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Bennett Tramer

  • The Prom
    7.7/10 382 votes

    #9 - The Prom

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1990-09-08

    Zack asks Kelly to be his date for the prom and she agrees, but when her father loses his job, she decides family is more important and gives up her chance to go, but cannot bring herself to tell Zack.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: N/A

  • The Wicked Stepbrother (1)
    7.7/10 354 votes

    #10 - The Wicked Stepbrother (1)

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 1991-11-02

    Jessie's new stepbrother moves in from New York where he has tricks of his own, including blackmailing her friends.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Peter Engel, Tom Tenowich

  • The Wicked Stepbrother (2)
    7.7/10 334 votes

    #11 - The Wicked Stepbrother (2)

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 1991-11-02

    After Lisa and Eric crashes Mr. Belding's car, Zack and the boys must find a way to repair the car before Belding returns; meanwhile Jessie still disapproves of Eric hanging out with Lisa.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Peter Engel, Tom Tenowich

  • No Hope With Dope
    7.7/10 373 votes

    #12 - No Hope With Dope

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 1991-11-30

    A famous film star comes to Bayside to shoot an anti-drug public service announcement. The gang are enchanted by him, but when they go to a party at his house, they discover he is a hypocrite.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Scott S. Gorden

  • The Fight
    7.7/10 357 votes

    #13 - The Fight

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 1992-09-12

    The gang begin their senior year, but rather than it being a positive time, things turn sour when Zack and Slater clash over the new girl at school.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Scott S. Gorden

  • Drinking and Driving
    7.7/10 362 votes

    #14 - Drinking and Driving

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 1992-10-10

    The gang learn about the dangers of drinking and driving when, after getting drunk at a party, they get into an accident in Lisa's mother's car and try to cover it up.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Brett Dewey, Ronald B. Solomon

  • Love Machine
    7.7/10 335 votes

    #15 - Love Machine

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 1992-10-17

    Slater is horrified when his girlfriend from Germany arrives at Bayside as a new student. Zack helps hide the relationship from Jessie, but it is only a matter of time before she finds out, and Slater must figure out where his heart lies.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Scott S. Gorden

  • Pipe Dreams
    7.6/10 354 votes

    #16 - Pipe Dreams

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 1991-10-26

    While putting up the new field goal post, oil is discovered. Soon the entire school is interested in the oil drilling, but Jessie doesn't like the idea.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Peter Engel, Tom Tenowich

  • Date Auction
    7.6/10 357 votes

    #17 - Date Auction

    Season 3 Episode 15 - Aired 1991-11-09

    The school holds a dance-date auction to pay for new cheerleading uniforms, where Zach, Slater and Screech are up for auction. Jessie is appalled at the whole idea. Lisa becomes an intellectual to impress a smart boy.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Jeffrey J. Sachs

  • The Senior Prom
    7.6/10 326 votes

    #18 - The Senior Prom

    Season 4 Episode 17 - Aired 1992-11-07

    As the senior prom approaches, Zack discovers he still has feelings for Kelly. However, she already has a date, and Zack resorts to skulduggery to win her hand, while romance brews elsewhere.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Bennett Tramer

  • From Nurse to Worse
    7.5/10 383 votes

    #19 - From Nurse to Worse

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 1990-12-15

    Zack and Kelly's relationship is going from strength to strength, but is soon jeopardized when Zack falls for the new school nurse.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Bennett Tramer

  • The Last Dance
    7.5/10 370 votes

    #20 - The Last Dance

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 1991-09-14

    Kelly gets a job working at The Max but may have to tell Zack it's over between them when she falls for her boss.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Jeffrey J. Sachs

  • The Last Weekend
    7.5/10 358 votes

    #21 - The Last Weekend

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 1991-10-26

    It's the last day at the beach resort. Zack and Stacey are hoping to have one last time together, but Mr. Carosi doesn't approve of their romance. Meanwhile, a secret admirer is sending Slater some love letters.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Brett Dewey, Ronald B. Solomon

  • S.A.T.'s
    7.5/10 368 votes

    #22 - S.A.T.'s

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 1991-11-16

    Jessie's self-esteem takes a dive when she gets 1200 on the SAT's, while Zach gets 1502, and her chances to get into "Stansbury" College are hurt, so Zach hires James to help.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Bennett Tramer

  • Cut Day
    7.5/10 343 votes

    #23 - Cut Day

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 1991-12-07

    It is Cut Day at Bayside, a day on which students traditionally skip class. Zack wants to join in, but because one more absence will mean suspension for him, Mr. Belding is determined to keep an eye on him the entire day.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Bennett Tramer

  • Screech's Spaghetti Sauce
    7.5/10 368 votes

    #24 - Screech's Spaghetti Sauce

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 1992-09-19

    During a project for TV ads, Screech comes up with a new flavor of sauce, but the gang might go out of business when Screech becomes the target of a snobbish girl.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: N/A

  • The Video Yearbook
    7.5/10 330 votes

    #25 - The Video Yearbook

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 1992-11-07

    The gang decide to make a video version of the annual yearbook, but Zack has other ideas and decides to use it to sell a dating video made from the video clips. However, he regrets his decision after Screech mistakenly puts Kelly on the video and she starts getting calls from other guys.

    Director: Don Barnhart

    Writer: Brett Dewey, Ronald B. Solomon