Jimmy Pardo (@jimmypardo, Never Not Funny, Conan) returns yet again, and, in front of a live audience at the 2014 Los Angeles Podcast Festival, we watch the one where everyone graduates (although for Zack, it's just barely) and the show ends!
Kurt Braunohler (@kurtbraunohler, Chelsea Lately, Hot Tub, Bob's Burgers) and I watch the one where everyone in the posse tries to write a new school song, and Zack cheats in order to win the contest held to determine which school jam is best.
Chris Hardwick (@nerdist, @midnight, The Talking Dead) and I watch the one where Tori is terrified of earthquakes, only to have to help Zack deliver Mrs. Belding's baby in an elevator after the longest earthquake in recorded human history.
Scott Aukerman (@scottaukerman, Comedy Bang Bang, Between Two Ferns, Mr. Show) and I watch the one where the drama club put on a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but — plot twist! — it's a rap version.
Jerry Ferrara (@jerrycferrara, Entourage, Think Like a Man Too) and I watch the one where Bayside has a square dance for the senior prom, Zack tricks Kelly into being his date, and Jessie and Slater get trapped in the school's boiler room.
Kevin Christy (@kevingchristy, Masters of Sex, Maron, the art world) and I watch the one where Zack wants to date Slater's little sister but Slater isn't having it. Also, the posse form a doo-wop group called the Five Aces.
Aaron Blitzstein (@BlitznBeans, Letterman, Family Guy) and I watch the one where Zack and Slater want to go skiing, so they instigate a full on teachers' strike that also threatens to end the Academic Bowl.
Tony Visconti (@tonuspomus, producer/collaborator T.Rex, David Bowie, and EVERY COOL RECORD EVER) and I watch the one where Bayside is left $10k by an alumnus and there's a Battle of the Sexes to determine who gets the money.
Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins, Comedy Bang Bang, Varietopia, Speakeasy) and I watch the one where Zack alone is put in charge of buying class rings for all the seniors, and is promptly scammed by a man named Gem Diamond.
Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri, The Feed, King Piglet) and I watch the one where the gang throw a toga party and get blind drunk after splitting a six-pack, then Zack wrecks while driving everyone home, and everyone becomes tangled in a web of terrible lies.
Dave Shumka (@daveshumka, Stop Podcasting Yourself, CBC Radio) and I watch the one where Slater gets an immediate wrestling scholarship to the University of Iowa, but he enlists (zing!) Zack to get him out of the military school interview his dad has set up for him.
Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny, Chelsea Lately, Conan) and I watch the one where Zack wins a radio station contest, but has to scheme his way out of detention in order to collect the prize — a trip for two to Hawaii.
Gabe Delahaye (@gabedelahaye, Videogum, Huffington Post) and I watch the one where Zack and Slater bet each other they can kiss Tori, but when Tori finds out, she tricks everyone with a masquerade ball costume-switcheroo scheme, Lisa and Screech included.
Damien Fahey (@damienfahey, Family Guy, Funny or Die) and I watch the one where the gang set up a teen help line, and Zack dates a girl in a wheelchair and becomes condescendingly obsessed with her well-being, while some dude leaves Screech fully in charge of his little brother.
Danielle Radford (@danielleradford, Bridgetown Festival, Bumbershoot) and I watch the one where Lisa has to put on a fashion show for a rep from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and makes out with Zack in the process; they date for about two days, and it's never mentioned again.
Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley, xoJane, GQ, Jezebel) and I watch the one where Tori comes to town (after Kelly and Jessie inexplicably disappear) in her leather jacket and shows Zack there's a new sheriff in town... before falling in love with him in about two days.
Millie De Chirico (@milliedechirico, TCM Underground, my best friend for 20 years) and I watch the one where the gang help Screech start a spaghetti sauce business and use their class project time to create a commercial for him, while he starts dating a teenage gold-digger.
Harris Wittels (@twittels, Parks and Recreation, Comedy Bang Bang) and I watch the one where some students become teachers for a week, and Zack becomes the principal, and Slater can't play football in the championship game until he passes Miss Kapowski's test.
Diablo Cody (@diablocody, Juno, Young Adult, Paradise) and I watch the one where Zack and Slater hit on a girl at the same time and then physically fight over her, while Lisa puts her social standing in jeopardy by deigning to ask out a freshman.
Jon Daly (@jondaly, Kroll Show, Comedy Bang Bang) and I watch the one where Lisa wins a radio station contest and takes the posse to a murder mystery house for the weekend, just real standard teenager-y stuff.
Alison Rosen (@alisonrosen, Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend) and I watch the one where Zack awkwardly deals with Laura's (and her father's) homelessness, while the gang put on a production of A Christmas Carol in the middle of the food court.
Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes, Vulture, International Waters) and I watch the one where Zack physically bumps into Laura at the mall during Christmas Break and eagerly pursues her, while the gang work their holiday jobs and a homeless man faints in the food court.
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark (@alieandgeorgia, Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia, Unique Sweets) and I watch the one where Zack turns the task of creating Bayside's video yearbook into a scheme to make money to buy a car -- a scheme that involves actually basically pimping out all of the female students of his high school.
Will Weldon (@oldmanweldon, Just for Laughs, Bridgetown Festival) and I watch the one where Jennifer, Slater's girlfriend from Germany, shows up at Bayside, so apparently he has been cheating on Jessie with her the whole time? Bat Zack comes up with a plan so he can fix this and date his best friend's ex.
Paul Danke (@pauldanke, The Comedy Garage) and I watch the one where everyone is psyched for cut day, but Zack has to sneak around due to too many absences; also, Slater and Kelly get closer while Jessie and Graham make protesting a romantic activity.
Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher, Chelsea Lately, The Champs) and I watch the one where famous Hollywood actor Johnny Dakota comes to Bayside to shoot an anti-drug PSA with the gang, but it turns out he's a poser who totally gets high on the pot like a degenerate!
Ben Gleib (@bengleib, Chelsea Lately, Last Comic Standing) and I watch the one where Kristy Barnes shows up at Bayside and inspires everyone to protest on her behalf so she can be the first female member of the school's wrestling team, and Jessie thinks she is cheating with Slater even though she is dating Zack.
Erin Gibson (@gibblertron, Throwing Shade) and I watch the ones where the posse go to Palm Springs for Jessie's father's wedding (argh), the very wedding Jessie tries to wreck after she meets her father's much younger fiancé, whom Zack tries to bang. Also, Slater goes on some dates with a princess from Europeland.
Melissa Stetten (@melissastetten, xoJane, Vice) and I watch the one where the gang take their SATs and then eagerly compare scores, finding out that Zack got a 1502 while Jessie scored significantly lower; they then devise a plan to try to help her get into the prestigious Stansbury University.
Jimmy Pardo (@jimmypardo, Never Not Funny, Conan) returns, and we watch the one where Screech sleeps at the mall to secure the gang U2 tickets, but after he inevitably screws that up, they find $5,000 in a bag in the food court belonging to a couple of mobsters. And we also find out the president of the U2 Fan Club is an elderly black lady.
James Urbaniak (@jamesurbaniak, The Venture Bros., American Splendor) and I watch the one where the gang decide to hold a date auction to raise money for new cheerleading uniforms; Lisa changes up her whole steez to win over a snobby intellectual and Zack deigns to go out with a fat girl.
Dana Gould (@danajgould, I Know It's Wrong, Mob City, too much awesome stuff) and I watch the one that ties up all the loose ends of the Jessie's stepbrother saga, including a part where a group of teenagers reassemble an entire automobile. Oh, and apparently Jessie has a "mean right cross," giving Eric a full-on black eye.
Chris Fairbanks (@chrisfairbanks, TruTV's World's Dumbest...) and I watch the one where Jessie's new stepbrother moves to town from New York and pretty much blackmails everyone at Bayside within five minutes of meeting them, and his schemes put Lisa in the doomed driver's seat of Mr. Belding's new car.
Justin Warfield (@justinwarfield, She Wants Revenge, AN EXTRA ON SEVERAL EPISODES OF SBTB) and I watch the one where oil is discovered at Bayside, and at first everyone is psyched because they think the money will somehow go to the school and not the oil companies, but once Zack has to bury Becky the duck, it gets really real.
Sean O'Connor (@seanoconnz, Conan, The Ben Show, a real cool dude) and I watch the one where Zack meets a college chick and the dudes make fake I.D.s so they can party with her at the Attic, where they inadvertently catch Jeff cheating on Kelly. Then the girls get in on the fake I.D. game, and hijinks ensue.
Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan, Chappelle's Show, The Champs podcast) and I watch the one where the entire school is hyped up on an upcoming chess match between Screech and Valley's Russian exchange student, whom Zack and Slater straight-up kidnap and assault in order to win a bet.
Matt Kirshen (@mattkirshen, Last Comic Standing, Probably Science) and I watch the one where Zack injures his knee horrifically after mildly bumping into Mr. Belding in a doorway, and must undergo the most serious, life-threatening surgery in the history of Western medicine, at the hands of Lisa's mother, Dr. Turtle.
Jon Wiener (@CrayonWayans, Hey Teens podcast), Eric Gosselin (@ErockGasoline, Hey Teens podcast) and I watch the one where the Malibu Sands Beach Club closes up shop for the summer, and to celebrate the end of their summer jobs, the gang construct a physics-defying sand castle and party at a farewell luau.
Andre Hyland (@JesseMiller69, The Jesse Miller Talk Show) and I watch the one where Mr. Carosi goes out of town for one night and puts Stacey in charge, forgetting he double-booked the club's one dining room, forcing the kids to work both a 50th-anniversary and a sweet-16 party simultaneously.
Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest, The Fogelnest Files) and I watch the one where Stacey Carosi's Ivy League frat guy boyfriend appears at Malibu Sands, shocking Zack and everyone else. Then Craig cheats on the charity ATV race, and Stacy finally sends him packin'.
Emily Heller (@mremilyheller, Conan, Surviving Jack) and I watch the one where the Malibu Sands Beach Club has July 4th festivities, including a Miss Liberty beauty pageant, during which Zack must face the task of judging both his ex-girlfriend and current crush.
Jake Weisman (@weismanjake, Women Comedy, Bridgetown Festival) and I watch the one where Zack wants to buy Mr. Carosi's car for cheap, so he lies and says he and the gang can crush the volleyball championship against North Beach Beach Club.
Erin Mallory Long (@erinmallorylong, Cracked, Hello Giggles) and I watch the one where the posse are now working at Malibu Sands, and everyone scrambles to plan Zack's surprise birthday party while he's busy hating Stacey Carosi.
Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins, Comedy Bang Bang, Speakeasy, everything awesome) and I watch the one where the gang expect Zack to be entirely over his breakup with Kelly in roughly 72 hours, and set him up on several dates, all of which he takes to see the same movie.
Erin Gibson (@gibblertron, Throwing Shade, Funny or Die) and I watch the one where Kelly gets a job at the Max and dumps Zack for Jeff the college guy. Also, this ep includes the debut (I believe) performance of the Zack Attack!
Guy Branum (@guybranum, Totally Biased, Talk Show: The Game Show) and I watch the one where the gang join glee club in an attempt to win a trip to Hawaii, and the entire performance rests on the shoulders of Screech's girlfriend, Violet.
David Hornbuckle (@hornbizzle, Hornbuckle Records, my ex-husband) and I watch the one where Zack & Kelly and Slater & Jessie temporarily break up, and while Mr. Belding is also fighting with his wife, he hangs with the dudes to an uncomfortable degree.
Andy Wood (@andytwood, Probably Science, Bridgetown Comedy Festival) and I watch the one where Mr. Belding's younger, cooler brother with the long hair promises to take the kids rafting, only to bail on them for a hot stewardess.
Matt Belknap (@mattbelknap, Never Not Funny, Aspecialthing Records) and I watch the one where Zack puts Kelly on the back burner while attempting to have an affair with a grown adult woman who is also the new school nurse.
Mike Burns (@pizzanachos69; @DadBoner; Power Moves: Livin' the American Dream, USA Style) and I watch the one where everyone does class projects about their ancestry, and Zack's Native American best friend of two days, Chief Henry, meets an early demise.
Justin Willman (@Justin_Willman, Cupcake Wars, renowned magician) and I watch the one where the crew plan to have Screech's surprise birthday party in the principal's office during school hours, as you do.
Howard Kremer (@howardkremer, Dragon Boy Suede, Who Charted?) is back, and we watch the one where Kelly brings her baby brother Billy (literally a baby) to high school, and her friends toss him around like a hot potato.
Steve Agee (@steveagee, The Sarah Silverman Program, Children's Hospital) and I watch the one where Zack & company conspire to convince a government official that Screech is an alien, all in an attempt to get $10,000.
Ron Babcock (@ronbabcock, Last Comic Standing, Just for Laughs) and I watch the one where Zack starts a 1-900 number in his bedroom and recruits Lisa to give out advice to their fellow teens. Also Kelly's little sister falls in love with Zack in two seconds.
Eliza Skinner (@elizaskinner, Totally Biased, Fashion Police) and I watch the one where Zack secretly takes pictures of the girls on the swim team, and an adult photographer walks right in to Bayside High to recruit teenage models, no questions asked.
Baron Vaughn (@barvonblaq, Fairly Legal, Raised By Cable) and I watch the one where Slater bets Zack he can't make Screech the winner of the Miss Bayside pageant, and Jessie thinks a man becoming a beauty queen is a huge step forward for feminists everywhere.
Aimee Mann (@aimeemann, musical genius) and I watch the one where Zack hires James the Actor to impersonate both his dad and the principal so that he can go on the ski trip, despite his failing grades.
Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff, Mr. Show, writer/head writer on 100 shows) and I watch the one where Screech's parents go to Graceland, and after Violet breaks Mama Screech's Elvis statue, the gang try to come up with ways to raise $250 to buy a new one.
Andre Hyland (@JesseMiller69, The Jesse Miller Talk Show) and I watch the one everyone takes a drivers' ed class, but once Slater gets an impossibly cool car, Zack schemes to make sure he fails and therefore can't take Kelly to the drive-in.
Jeff Wild (@jiffywild, Chelsea Lately, After Lately) and I watch the one where the crew restart the old Bayside radio station and then use the power of the airwaves to save their beloved hangout with the worst business plan, the Max.
Matt Oswalt (@Puddinstrip, Puddin') and I watch the one where Zack is forced to join Bayside's Cadet Corps and completely disrespects the armed forces, while Lisa tries to seduce the much older sergeant? Or lieutenant?
Dan Levy (@DanLevy, Chelsea Lately, Baby Talk) and I watch the one where Slater comes to Bayside for the first time -- it's the first day of school and THE PILOT OF THE SHOW, but for some reason they aired it this late and made it a flashback ep.
Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes, FX, lots of awesome stuff) and I watch the one where Zack puts subliminal messages in both Mr. Belding's and Kelly's cassette tapes, and soon the entire school (!) teams up to teach him a lesson.
Jordan Morris (@Jordan_Morris; Jordan, Jesse, Go!) and I watch the one where the gang has to start a business for economics (?) class, and it soon becomes a Friendship Forever vs. Buddy Bands turf war.
Brandon Vaughn (@brandamonium) and I watch the one where Kelly is failing science, so Screech offers to tutor her, and within two days the whole school thinks they're a couple; Zack & Slater team up to separate them, of course.
Cornell Reid (@corneezy, Comedy Garage) and I watch the one where Slater is embarrassed that he wants a career in wrestling, so he decides to give cooking a spin until Zack schemes to convince him otherwise.
Chip Pope (@chippope, Austin Stories, Beavis & Butthead) and I watch the one where Screech accidentally invents a zit cream that turns everyone's faces maroon, including Kelly's, who is trying to be homecoming queen.
Chris Hardwick (@nerdist, The Talking Dead, Nerdist Industries) and I watch the one where Zack convinces everyone that Slater is dying so that he will move to Hawaii and leave him to rule the school once more.
Paul Danke (@pauldanke, Comedy Garage) and I watch the one where Zack dresses up like a woman in order to be Screech's fake girlfriend so he'll stop being sad and start working on their science project.
Paul Jay (@pauljaycomic, pauljay.tumblr.com, Bridgetown Comedy Festival) and I watch the one where Screech can see the future for a couple of days and Zack attempts to use this to his advantage, natch.