Thursday, August 12, 2010

It’s All Right ‘Cause I’m Saved by the Bell

Thus far in my parenting career, I have remained unscathed when it comes to kids and pop culture. Abby doesn’t have the foggiest idea who Justin Bieber is. She has no desire to “Party in the USA”. She’s still perfectly content watching Nick Jr. and Playhouse Disney, with a side of Phineas and Ferb thrown in. Spongebob is not even allowed in our house.

And frankly, I like it that way. She’s only six, for heaven’s sake. I feel like I should have a few more years before she’s obsessed with that other side of Disney, you know The Suite Life of Waverly Place, iCarly Montana, etc. To be honest, I’m not sure how fond I am of those shows. Why do Zach and Cody live in a suite? Do they have parents? Are the Waverly Place wizards good wizards or bad wizards? Is there such a thing as good wizards? And don’t get me started on Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus… All these shows may very well be harmless, but in order for me to be absolutely sure of this, I would have to watch them and I am not ready to take that step yet. Or maybe ever. Not that I would have to look far for an opportunity. These shows are on. All. The. Time.

I may just have to invest in DVDs of all the seasons of Saved by the Bell. Now there’s some quality tween programming.

Who didn’t love the antics of Zach, Slater, Kelly, Lisa, Jesse and Screech? And who could forget the coolness that was Zach Morris’s humongous cell phone?

There was no questionable content in Saved by the Bell, unless you count that episode where Jesse got hyped up on the speed the night before her big test. Alas, she saw the error in her ways before the thirty minutes were up, so that negates any questionable content. At least in my mind.

Then there was the young, innocent love between Zach and Kelly Kapowski, that culminated in…

A Vegas wedding! It just doesn’t get any more home-spun than that, right? I think it would be awesome to be able to share that nugget of my adolescence with Abby one day. As long as she doesn’t ask me what the gang from Bayside High has been up to since they graduated. I certainly have no plans to explain how Screech has been earning a living these days…


  1. It wasn't even speed! It was caffeine pills.

  2. That's even more perfect! It's even less questionable. :)

  3. What about the one time that Zack hooked up Lisa??? why did they have to do that???



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