One of my favorite parts about the tiny slice of the Internet I occupy is that whenever something “Saved by the Bell”-related happens, people rush to inform me. So when this video popped up yesterday, I got absolutely bombarded. A dozen emails, a ton of tweets and DMs, messages on my Tumblr, all of it. I wouldn’t have it any other way. You can’t imagine how happy it makes me that y’all see a “Saved by the Bell” clip on the Internet and immediately think of me. If nothing else, it validates the hours I spent watching that nonsensefest growing up, and the thousands and thousands of words I’ve devoted to the show on the Internet over the past few years. (NOTE: It most certainly does not.)
The video itself is pretty straightforward. It takes dramatic or awkward moments from the show, and lays the “WOO!” audience sound effect that played when characters would kiss over top of them. The result is hilariously inappropriate. It’s a simple premise executed well, and I really enjHOLY CRAP WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THIS VIDEO FIRST. IT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE THE WHOLE TIME. I blame all of you. Sure, you can tell me when the clip’s already been made, but you can’t email me the idea beforehand so I can scoop up all the traffic? I’m a busy guy! I’ve got, uh, GIFs to look at. Lots of them! I can’t do this by myself, people. I expect more out of you. You can do better.
I’m glad we had this talk.