“Saved by the Bell” may have been one of the biggest teen hits of the 1990s, but how would today’s teenagers react, 25 years later? Based on a video made by the Fine Brothers, confusion, amusement and a surprising amount of acceptance mark the reactions of most teens — including “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams.
Each of the kids watches the opening credits, some clips — including the infamous “I’m so excited” scene — and is told to pick between Zack and Slater. Negative reactions come from things like the hair (so many perms), the plots and the color scheme. More positive reactions are found in reactions to the humor — yes, kids today find this funny — and the more serious tones struck.
Zack and Kelly are still pretty much seen as hot too.
Interestingly, some of these teens are savvy enough to note that the shows of their own recent years are rather similar to “Saved by the Bell.” And they’re right — nothing on the older show is weirder than “Hannah Montana” on a good day.