Now on "Dancing With the Stars," Elizabeth Berkley used Monday night's jive performance to channel her teenage alter-go. Berkley, with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy standing in for Mark-Paul Gosselaar, reenacted Jesse's pill-fueled freak out almost verbatim before launching into a fevered jive.
"It is one of my favorite episodes," Berkley told Yahoo TV. "And because it's a fan favorite, it has a special place in my heart. It connects us all to our childhood."
I loved knowing how happy it was going to make the fans since they've been asking us to do this," she said. "I know this scene holds a lot of childhood memories for people, so we wanted to make sure we nailed it. It was pretty surreal sitting there with a bow on my head in a letterman's jacket on a bed that was almost identical to the one on set. When Val popped through the window it was almost like I was transported in a time machine!
Berkley's former costars were thrilled about the gesture.
"So proud of @ElizBerkley on DWTS tonight! Pleasure to watch her dance & sit with her family...," Mario Lopez, Berkley's one-time onscreen girlfriend, tweeted.
"Gotta take my NoDoz…gotta stay up tonight…”I’m so excited”…on DWTS…TONIGHT!!! @ElizBerkley possibly bring back “The Sprain”?! …I’m so scared," Gosselar wrote.
You can watch Monday night's "DWTS" performance -- and the "Saved By the Bell" scene that inspired it -- in the videos below:
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