Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the always-bowling-for-a-strike host tried a new stunt: an online petition for a Saved By The Bell 20-year cast reunion on his show. He brought out a clammily enthusiastic Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins), and together they implored Tifanni Thiesson, Dustin Diamond, and the rest of the cast of that lousy but nostalgia-beloved sitcom to get back together.
Me, I thought this was Fallon at his lamest. He was trying to do something new, but it felt like a bit Conan O’Brien would have done ten years ago, only funnier. On the other hand, I wouldn’t be surprised if the reunion comes off; if he gets Elizabeth Berkley to agree, the rest will probably fall into line.
What do you think? Will you sign the petition? Or just switch over to Craig Ferguson?