Parents' Guide to

Saved by the Bell

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Classic teen sitcom still entertains. Tweens OK.

TV TBS Comedy 1989
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 9+
For kids in current times, this would be absolutely phenomenal. Positive messages and so much other stuff that is contained in this. Rewatched the series throughout the past couple weeks and it is great. Love it as a whole. Series contains some kissing and romantic relations, which some younger audiences wouldn’t really like. But overall the series is great, I really love the episodes where they’re just classic and solving things that children can understand. Hard to find that in modern cartoons and such. Anyway, the series is great. 1000% recommend it. Now the remake… yeah we’ll leave that alone LOL

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 7+

The Show is awesome!

It’s awesome on episode is strange because Johnny does Drugs like Pot.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (19 ):

It's all pretty cheesy, but it's also well-intentioned. At the end of each show, lessons are learned -- lessons that are often guided by Principal Belding or, when dealing with more major issues, a parent. The show's adults, while often presented more as caricatures than real people, are respected and are received as mentors by the kids. But as is the case with most average teens, sexual innuendos (albeit innocent ones) and mild profanity are an integral part of the Bayside teens' lingo. While the significance of these words clearly goes over the head of most young children, they're clear enough for preteens to understand. Saved by the Bell offers an opportunity for viewers to watch relatively good kids learn from their mistakes and grow from the process.

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