It's All Right: 'Saved by the Bell' Goes Back to School

What magic does Mario Lopez have in his genes?

Photo: Photo Illustration by Linzi Silverman;Photos Provided by Getty

Hey, hey, hey, hey – what is going on here? This year marks Saved by the Bell‘s 25th anniversary: The show, which premiered in August 1989, has spent nearly a quarter century in the pop culture matrix.

Thanks to Bayside High’s gang of teen troublemakers, viewers have learned the appropriate way to style high-wasted shorts, the dangers of caffeine pills, hilarious tactics to escape detention and much more. To mark Saved By The Bell‘s big birthday, we brought the cast back together.

Kelly, Zack and the rest of the crew have reunited for PEOPLE in the past, but this time is slightly different. With a little help from Photoshop, the Bell actors met up with their younger selves to reminisce about their high school days.

All illustrations by Tiffany Hagler-Geard and Linzi Silverman for

Mario Lopez

Extra! Extra! We can’t tell which Lopez is younger. This TV host and former Bayside womanizer hasn’t aged a day.

Tiffani Thiessen

Whether it’s fanny packs or statement necklaces, Kelly Kapowski is always on trend.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Same leading man looks – now with less turtleneck.

Dustin Diamond

From dweeb to dude, Screech wins our “Most Changed” award for this 25 year reunion.

Lark Voorhies

Lisa Turtle came out of her shell back when Saved by the Bell first started and has never looked back.

Elizabeth Berkley

Jessie is so excited to meet up with her younger self and Jessie Jr.’s equally epic hair.

Dennis Haskins

Even as the lone man stuck in a sea of raging teenage hormones, Principal Belding has always found a way to keep a smile on his face.

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