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  • Saved by the Bell Reunites on Tonight Show

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    This week, on a Wednesday night, a Saturday morning favorite from the 1990s made its triumphant return to NBC when the cast of teen sitcom Saved by the Bell reprised their roles on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show. Since taking over for Conan O’ Brien’s Late Night, Fallon has made a name for himself in a number of ways, including making viral videos for the Internet and indulging in 90s nostalgia. Those ideas came to a head on a Tonight Show sketch he performed with five of the seven original Saved by the Bell stars.

    A detailed replica of Bayside High’s famous hallway was built on the Tonight Show’s soundstage with Fallon decked out in quintessential 90s garb. He was soon joined by actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Elizabeth Berkely, Mario Lopez, Tiffany-Amber Thiessen and Dennis Haskins with their hair and wardrobe mocked up to their famous TV characters Zack Morris, Jesse Spano, A.C. Slater, Kelly Kapowski and Mr. Belding, respectively. Surprisingly, the actors have aged well, with Lopez and Berkely in particular looking exactly like their characters from over two decades ago.

    Missing from the fun were Lark Voorhies, who played Lisa Turtle, and Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech Powers, who has been busy with unfortunate legal troubles of late. The rest of the cast seemed game for the reunion and had a lot of fun with Fallon, much to the delight of the audience and the thousands who’ve watched it online since last night.

    This isn’t the first nostalgic stunt Fallon’s pulled. He’s had Gosselaar on his show before in character, and last year hosted a similar Full House reunion. Which 90s show from his and our past will he resurrect next? Doogie Howser? Perfect Strangers? Let us know whom you’d like to see in the comments!

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    February 5, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 4341

  • SNL Uses Super Bowl to Share Super 40th Anniversary Lineup

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    Kanye West & Paul McCartney are part of SNL’s 40th Anniversary Lineup

    Saturday Night Live’s 40th birthday is fast approaching—its Anniversary Special is set to air on February 15. If the celebration is anything like it’s star-studded 25th Anniversary, expect a mix of best-of clips, new material from a mix of former & current stars, and some touching tributes to cast members who’ve since passed. Considering that three out of the four new Ghostbusters came from SNL, expect at least a couple proton pack jokes, maybe even with the two former Ghostbusters who also got their start in studio 8H.

    While some of the lineup was already public, including Eddie Murphy’s surprise announcement that he’d be returning to the show for the first time in thirty years, a more extensive list was given out during the Super Bowl’s premium ad time.

    Confirmed for the big night are Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Robert De Niro, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Jon Hamm, Derek Jeter, Norm Macdonald, Peyton Manning, Steve Martin, Melissa McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Seth Meyers, Garrett Morris, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, Laraine Newman, Jack Nicholson, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Molly Shannon, Martin Short, Paul Simon, David Spade, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Christopher Walken, Kerry Washington, Kanye West, Betty White, and Kristen Wiig. Tom Hanks will also take a break from his new project at HBO to join the festivities.

    If you’re so excited you can’t wait two weeks, you can check out VH1 Classic’s current marathon of the entire series.

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    February 3, 2015 • Entertainment News • Views: 2957