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Recast Saved by the Bell and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

Saved by the Bell was a popular suggestion back when I asked for recast ideas, and I think it's about time we did it. If you could recast this beloved and late '80s-early '90s teen sitcom with new actors, who would you choose to play too-cool Zack, athletic Slater and goofy Screech? What about peppy Kelly, feministic Jessie and the ever-fashionable Lisa Turtle? And, of course, we can't forget about Principal Belding.

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, October 23, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,


Characters to recast:
Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar)
Kelly (Tiffani Amber Thiessen)
A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez)
Jessie (Elizabeth Berkley)
Screech (Dustin Diamond)
Lisa (Lark Voorhies)
Principal Belding (Dennis Haskins)

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moss22 moss22 8 years
The morning radio show (in washington dc) was doing a celebrity report this morning and they did a story saying that there was going to be a saved by the bell remake and read a list of the possible cast and it was the mdeezy's exact list. They must have somehow picked it up as being an actual rumor in hollywood. Too funny!
cleegiants cleegiants 8 years
Zach: Chris Lowell Kelly: Rachel Bilson Jesse: jamie lynn sigler Lisa: America Ferrera Screech: justin long Slater: jesse metcalfe Mr. Belding: Kelsey Grammer
Liz4aker Liz4aker 8 years
Lisa: Solange Knowles Screech: Jacob Zachar (ABC Family's Greek) Kelly: Rachel Bilson Jesse: Liza Weil Zach: Matt Czuchry Slater: Channing Tatum Belding: Steve Carrell
syako syako 8 years
Lol. I just read mine again and I saw a misprint. Here's what it should be!! Zack - Matt Czuchry (most famously known as Logan on Gilmore) AC Slater - Victor Rasuk Screech - Michael Urie (mark from ugly betty) Jesse - Amanda Bynes Kelly - Anna Popplewell (from chronicles of narnia) Lisa - Rihanna Belding - Alec Baldwin
brittemik brittemik 8 years
Zack Morris-- Paul Walker Kelly- Sophia Bush Slater- Adrien Grenier Jessie Spano- Katherine Heigl Lisa Turtle- Rhianna Screech- Seth Rogen Mr.Belding- Larry David
pebby01 pebby01 8 years
didnt read the other posts before i posted, but looks like whiplashgirl & i were on the same wavelength!
pebby01 pebby01 8 years
zack: zac efron kelly: hilary duff jessie: ashley olsen screech: shia labeouf slater: jesse metcalfe lisa: raven simone belding: steve carrell
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
Zack -Ryan Phillippe Kelly - Lauren Conrad A.C. Slater -Milo Ventimiglia Jessie -Keri Russell Screech - Joseph Gordon Levitt Lisa - America Fererra Principal Belding -Will Ferrell
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Zack - Zac Efron Slater - Jesse Metcalfe Screech - Justin Long Kelly - Megan Fox Lisa - Meagan Goode Jesse - Hayden Panettiere Mr. Belding - Steve Carell
Tr1shTh3D1sh Tr1shTh3D1sh 8 years
Zack-Ryan Gosling Slater-Ryan Mckenzie Screech-Andy Samberg Kelly-Rachel McAdams Jesse-Amanda Bynes Lisa-Dana Davis
alynn alynn 8 years
Was just thinking about recasting this show when I was getting ready for work this morning -- great pick, buzz! Zack - Hunter Parrish (Weeds) Kelly - Emma Watson A.C. Slater - Victor Rasuk (Raising Victor Vargas, Lords of Dogtown) Jessie - Sarah Hagan (Freaks and Geeks, Buffy) Screech - Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) Lisa - Zoe Kravitz (The Brave One) Principal Belding - Kevin Nealon
alynn alynn 8 years
Was just thinking about recasting this show when I was getting ready for work this morning -- great pick, buzz! Zack - Hunter Parrish (Weeds) Kelly - Emma Watson A.C. Slater - Victor Rasuk (Raising Victor Vargas, Lords of Dogtown) Jessie - Sarah Hagan (Freaks and Geeks, Buffy) Screech - Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) Lisa - Zoe Kravitz (The Brave One) Principal Belding - Kevin Nealon
nybella nybella 8 years
Zack - Jon Foster Kelly - Megan Fox A.C. Slater - Jesse Metcalfe Jessie - Blake Lively Screech - Lee Norris Lisa - Christina Milian Principal Belding - Rob Lowe
glynislily glynislily 8 years
Zack- Haley Joel Osment will take on this role to revive his career. Screech- Martin Spanjers will play a less annoying and funnier geek. Kelly- Ellen Page will play a slightly more indie chick version of Kelly. Slater- Michael Trevino Jesse- Tania Raymonde Lisa- Tiffany Hines Mr. Belding- Adam West (I think he is creepy enough for the part)
syako syako 8 years
Zack - Matt Czuchry (most famously known as Logan on Gilmore) AC Slater - Victor Rasuk Screech - Michael Urie (mark from ugly betty) Jesse - Amanda Bynes Lisa - Anna Popplewell (from chronicles of narnia) Kelly - Rihanna Belding - Alec Baldwin
mdeezy mdeezy 8 years
Zach- Chad Michael Murrary Kelly- Meagan Fox Slater-Channing Tatum Screech-Christopher Mintz-Plasse (superbad) Jesse- Hailey Duff Lisa- Raven Simone Belding- Steve Carrell
JennaV JennaV 8 years
hahahah...i love rainn wilson as mr belding :rotfl:
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
Zack - Emile Hirsch Kelly - Rachel Bilson Slater - Channing Tatum Screech - Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) Jessie - Jessica Alba Lisa - Alexa Vega (Sleepover, Spykids) Principal Belding - Tim Robbins
bart-simpson bart-simpson 8 years
Zack - Paul Walker Kelly - Sophia Bush (one tree hill) Slater - Jay Hernandez (crazy/beautiful, hostel) Jessie - Hilarie Burton (one tree hill) Screech - Jonah Hill (superbad) Lisa - Christina Milian Belding - Rainn Wilson
laneylaney laneylaney 8 years
zack-zac efron slater-channing tatum screech-devon werkheiser (ned's declassified...) kelly-megan fox jessie-emma roberts lisa-rihanna belding-paul rudd!
rivanny rivanny 8 years
Zack - Matt Czuchry (Logan Huntsberger in Gilmore Girls) Kelly - Amber Tamblyn (Joan in Joan of Arcadia) Slater - Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel in Veronica Mars) Jessie - Andrea Bowen (Julie Mayer in Desperate Housewives) Screech - Cody Kasch (Zach Taylor in Desperate Housewives) Lisa - Dana Davis (Monica in Heroes) Principal Belding - John C. McGinley (Dr Perry Cox in Scrubs)
shopper10024 shopper10024 8 years
Zack - Conrad Hilton Kelly - Blake Lively A.C. Slater - Tequan Richmond (Everybody Hates Chris) Jessie - Whitney from the Hills Screech - Angus T. Jones (2 and half men) Lisa - Vanessa Hudgens Principal Belding - Stephen Colbert
melindasr5 melindasr5 8 years
Zach - Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) Kelly - Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) Slater - Benjamin McKenzie (The OC) Jessie - Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) Screech - Johnny Galecki (Roseanne, Big Bang Theory) Lisa - Zooey Deschanel (Elf, Almost Famous) Mr. Belding - Neil Flynn (Scrubs -janitor)
erinsugar erinsugar 8 years
Zack - Zac Efron Kelly - Vanessa Hudgens Lisa - Ashley Tisdale Screech - Lucas Grabeel Jessie - Monique Colban Slater - Corbin Bleu And it's gonna be a musical!
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 8 years
Zack - Taylor Kitsch Slater - Dave Annable Screech - Topher Grace Kelly - Leighton Meester Lisa - Raven Symone (or is it Simone?) Jesse - Chloe Sevigney (because Jesse always looked oddly older than the other kids) Mr. Belding - Tim DeKay Bonus: Ms. Bliss - Tina Fey
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