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Zack Attack! Mark-Paul Gosselaar Disses ‘Saved By The Bell’

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Between 1988 and 1994, Mark-Paul Gosselaar played cellphone pioneer, bandleader and breaker of the fourth wall Zack Morris on the Saturday morning sitcom ‘Saved by The Bell.’

Although the now 38-year-old has gone on to star on ‘NYPD Blue,’ ‘Raising the Bar’ and now ‘Franklin and Bash,’ he concedes that most fans remember him for his role in the high school comedy. And Gosselaar is not sure why.

“It’s not a great show,” Gosselaar told Yahoo! TV. “The writing is kind of hokey… it’s very much a piece of that time.”

Hokey writing on ‘Saved By The Bell’ . . . No way!

Gosselaar added that the show was always on the brink of cancellation, and that he didn’t really think it became a pop cultural touchstone until it started to play in syndication.

Actually, we can’t really disagree with Gosselaar here. ‘Saved By The Bell’ is cheesy and of its time. That’s why we love it. So don’t be dissing on it, Mark-Paul.

If not for the fans, then keep quiet for your cast-mates like Dustin Diamond and Lark Voorhies. You may have moved on to practice TV bro-law with Breckin Meyer, but ‘Saved By The Bell’ is all they got.

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