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Ok I was flipping through the channels and a question I've always wondered came to mind. In 1992 Elizabeth Berkley & Tiffani Thiessen (Jessie & Kelly) disappeared from the show for a year and that girl Leanna (can't remember her last name but Tory) was on the show.

Anyone know why this happened with no explanation?

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problem came when Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Kelly) and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie) decided that they wanted to move on and leave the show half-way through the Grade 12 season.

The "Tori/Kelly-Jessie" Paradox:

SbtB producer Peter Engel seems to have come up with several solutions. He appears to have decided to produce another partial season of SbtB proper in Grade 12 at Bayside, using a new female character in the place of Kelly and Jessie. This would allow them to finish the Grade 12 season of SbtB, tOS. This, in turn, would give the producers time to develop two new series for production: Saved by the Bell: The College Years, the continuation of the adventures of Zack and Screech (and Slater), and Saved by the Bell: The New Class, the continuation of the adventures of Mr. Belding and the students of Bayside High.

So, a new character was created for this "half" incarnation of "Saved by the Bell". The character's name was Tori (Leanna Creel). This introduces another continuity question: it is still Grade 12 at Bayside, so where are Kelly and Jessie? It is obvious that the "Tori" Grade 12 episodes are supposed to take place in the same time-frame as the "Kelly and Jessie" Grade 12 episodes; we know this beacuse the "Tori" Grade 12 episodes were aired concurrently (i.e. on the very same days) that "Kelly & Jessie" Grade 12 episodes were in the '92-'93 Grade 12 season on NBC. So what's going on? The way to explain away this apparent discontinuity is to say that the "Tori" episodes are taking place at the same time as the "Kelly and Jessie" episodes, but that Kelly and Jessie are "off screen". Thus, Kelly and Jessie, and Tori, must be "in different classes", and we, the viewer, are seeing Tori on different days and different nights or in different locations than when or where we saw Kelly and Jessie in their Grade 12 episodes. So why are Kelly and Jessie almost never mentioned in Tori episodes, and vice versa? And why is Lisa's hair style different in some of the "Tori" episodes from the hair style she had through the entire "Kelly & Jessie" Grade 12 year? Well, you got me! and this explanation only goes so far.

Though filmed before the "Tori" episodes, the Grade 12 Graduation episode was shown after the Tori episodes (as apparently was the Hawaii TV movie), in primetime on NBC on May 22, 1993, along with the pilot to Saved by the Bell: The College Years (see below). It was rerun, again with The College Years pilot, in the regular timeslot for the premiering Saved by the Bell-The College Years on Tuesday, September 7, 1993 at 8:00 pm EST

Short forms:

tOS = The original Series

SBTB = Saved By the Bell

Doesn't explain that much just that they wanted to move on

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Ok I was flipping through the channels and a question I've always wondered came to mind. In 1992 Elizabeth Berkley & Tiffani Thiessen (Jessie & Kelly) disappeared from the show for a year and that girl Leanna (can't remember her last name but Tory) was on the show.

I thought it was meant to be like this. Jessie tried entering college and dropped out by '95. She then assumed a new identity (Nomi) and moved to Las Vegas where she became a stripper. Thus begins the cinematic classic known only as SHOWGIRLS!

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Seriously, I've seen those episodes about 4 or 5 times each since they first aired, and I know they never said their names. I thought I had missed an episode somewhere where they both left, but the explanation given is about as plausible as half the stuff that goes on in the show. :D

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The same is true for every show. They only have a few places that they ever show anything at.

Boy Meets World: School, Corey's home, and Chubby's. In later years when in college, it was college classes, dorm rooms, and the student union, as well as still at Corey's house on occassion. Rarely Shawn's house was thrown around, Mr. Turner's apartment was seen, and Topenga's room I think was shown all of once.

That's the nature of TV. They have a few frequent places, and other places make "cameos" as it were.

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Seriously, I've seen those episodes about 4 or 5 times each since they first aired, and I know they never said their names. I thought I had missed an episode somewhere where they both left, but the explanation given is about as plausible as half the stuff that goes on in the show. :D

No, I know you were being serious lol. I was talking about ROC...he made reference to "Jessie's" softcore porn movie lol. He wasn't being serious about the fact that was mentioned in the show.

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No, I know you were being serious lol. I was talking about ROC...he made reference to "Jessie's" softcore porn movie lol. He wasn't being serious about the fact that was mentioned in the show.

Come to think of it, she learned a little bit about stripping on the show.

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OK my question is this. They had some episodes where it would be a Flash Back to elementary school. In every one of these episodes they had Zack introduce it, at current age (in 1995 or whenever). Then the Show would start, and It would be the same person playing Zack now, but he was much younger. And Screech was the same person too.

These were the ones with the British teacher, and that Mikey kid (who was not Slater).

So did they film these before and just started airing them in 1995 (or whenever) after the series was done?

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OK my question is this. They had some episodes where it would be a Flash Back to elementary school. In every one of these episodes they had Zack introduce it, at current age (in 1995 or whenever). Then the Show would start, and It would be the same person playing Zack now, but he was much younger. And Screech was the same person too.

These were the ones with the British teacher, and that Mikey kid (who was not Slater).

So did they film these before and just started airing them in 1995 (or whenever) after the series was done?

I think that when they do the flashbacks from that far back they were originally filmed for the series Good Morning Miss Bliss which was a pre-cursor to Saved By The Bell and had Zack, Screech, Lisa and two others called Nikki and Mikey. Their principal was Mr. Belding, but of course, that school was in Indiana. :shifty:

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