For weeks now we’ve been waiting for “Dancing with the Stars” (DWTS) to capitalize on two iconic dance moments of Elizabeth Berkley’s career. One of them is her work in “Showgirls”, but I don’t think the DWTS audience could handle recreating the notorious pool scene. The other memorable moment is of course from “Saved by the Bell”. After the show had exhausted almost every plot possible the writers decided to make an all girl singing group with Kelly, Lisa, and Jesse played by Elizabeth Berkley. Here’s the music video they produced for the episode.
Jesse and the girls had a groove, but there was a dark side to all the fame. Jesse, in order to keep her academic career and her performance career, starts taking caffeine pills to stay with it. That plan ends badly in maybe the most famous scene in “Saved by the Bell” when Zack confronts Jesse about her pill taking. It resulted in this classic moment.
Now why is all of this important again? Well according to a report put out by E! Online, Elizabeth Berkley is preparing to honor that TV moment by dancing to “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters. Here’s the entire list of dances for tonight according to E!.
Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy (Jive): “I’m So Excited,” The Pointer Sisters
Amber Riley and Derek Hough (Foxtrot): “Try A Little Tenderness” (Glee version), Glee Cast
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber (Jazz): “Work Bitch,” Britney Spears
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd (Contemporary): “Your Song,” Elton John
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani (Contemporary): “Roar,” Katy Perry
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff (Foxtrot): “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
Christina Milian and Mark Ballas (Cha Cha): “Forget You,” Cee Lo Green
Bill Engval and Emma Slater (V. Waltz): “She’s Always a Woman,” Billy Joel
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke (Waltz): “I’m Kissing You,” Des’ree
Tonight on ABC at 8pm might be the closest thing we get to a full fledged network “Saved by the Bell” reunion. I’d bet that Mario Lopez will make an appearance clapping for Berkley in the audience. So all you children of the early 90s prepare you DVRs tonight for a blast from the dancing past. Right now Lark Vorhees is wondering how she can get on the show and perform her hit dance, “The Sprain”.