Uh-oh, is it time for teacher contract negotiation AND the annual Bayside-Valley Academic Bowl again? What do these two things have to do with each other? Pretty much nothing! So basically this episode is split in half - the first part dealing with a labor dispute between Mr B and Mr Tuttle where Zack and Slatzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and the other part where there are Valley nerds. Valley. Nerds.
Also in this episode, Zack and Slater are wearing women's ski outfits but don't seem to know it, beaucoup de Tuttle, Lisa is on the Academic Bowl team for some reason despite her SAT score, and um did I mention the VALLEY FREAKIN' NERDS??? Also, for some reason, Kelly is not in this episode, and the audience is left to speculate why. Well, I mean, if they cared, which they don't so on with the show!
Screech: All right, astrophysics. First, think of Astro, the Jetson's dog. Jetson's means "jet propulsion", with properties A, B, C ... C ... see ya real soon!
Jessie: Oh no, he died!
Saved by the Bell Quote of the Day Hall of Fame
Screech: Can you remember the word "mvemjsnup"? ... It's the name of the planets according to their distance from the sun - "M" for Mercury, "V" for Venus, "E" ... e? ... ee-i-ee-i-oh!
Zack: Screech! What's the rest of it?
Screech: Old McDonald had a farm!
Hahaha, I love how Zack can't figure the rest out for himself. Good God, this show is stupid.
Most Implausible Moment
Ok so Zack and Slater spend the whole first half of this episode scamming to get the teachers to strike, and they do, but then Mr B tells them that the Academic Bowl will be cancelled, Lisa and Jessie pout for like a second, and then, poof, next scene, Zack and Slater end the strike. I mean, seriously, it's like they weren't even trying with this one. Maybe that's why Kelly walked out? I wanted to.
Also, why does Bayside have its teacher contract negotiations in the middle of the school year? That, uh, that seems dumb.
Hey Abbott! Watch
Slater: "He just got the sniffles from skiing in his underwear."
Jessie: "Why were you skiing in your underwear?"
Screech: "Because I forgot my pajamas."
Lisa: "You go skiing in your pajamas?!"
Screech: "Now why would I do that? Then I'd have nothing to sleep in at night!"
Hahahahaha! Third base!
Come And Knock On Our Door Watch
Slater: "No doofus, we're going skiing at Big Bear Mountain. It's winter break and the slopes'll be packed with ski bunnies."
But then how will you convince Mr Furley that Jack is still gay after he sees you two with Gretchen and Inga at the ski lodge, Larry??
Remember the 90's?! Watch
Screech: "What's the zip code of Northern Zimbabwe?
Screech: "Errrrnnn - wrong answers. That would be Zimbabwe Hills."
You know, I think I hate that joke...
Mervin (Valley nerd!): "Save your breath, Earl - you're dealing with people who think 'quantum physics' is a TV show."
...but I'm certain I love that one.
Zack: "I believe it's Michael 'Air' Jordan."
Wow, Zack really does know a lot about basketball - he's heard of Michael Jordan!!!
The Nerd-Sports-Switcheroo Compendium
1. Kareem Abdul Montana
2. Air McMahon
3. OJ Chamberlain
Guys, give me a second, I think a pattern might be forming...
How'd This Get Past Standards? Watch
Mr Tuttle: "Girls, are you ready to bone up for the bowl?"