As we noted just the other day (in discussing Britney Spears’ navel piercing), blasts from the past are totally hot right now. Makes sense from a marketing standpoint; as we all learned in that Mad Men episode in which Don Draper does his pitch for the slide projector carousel, nostalgia is a “delicate but potent” tool. What better way to get clicks and shares than by bringing back something Millennials were into at a time when they were less jaded and apathetic (i.e. pre Internet)?
The latest in this never-ending stroll down memory lane came courtesy of Jimmy Fallon, who staged a Saved by the Bell reunion on his show last night. The gang was all there, clad in their Bayside attire (Though Kelly Kapowski’s cheerleading uniform had to be let out a little bit to accommodate her growing baby bump).
Kelly, Zack, A.C. and Jessie all look like they’ve barely aged a day. Notably missing were Screech (Dustin Diamond) and Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) – it appears as though Mr. Belding may have eaten them.