The Time Zack Morris Forced A Teachers Strike To Go Skiing


♫ Zack Morris Is Trash ♫ Lisa and Screech are studying for the Academic Bowl. Zack interrupts to
announce his brilliant plan to skip school Friday and
go skiing with Slater. Screech wants to come. Zack says he can carry his skis. But when Lisa asks how
Zack plans to skip school, this blonde mastermind
has no damn clue. Screech says teacher contract
negotiations are happening. And a speed bump could lead to a strike. Zack calls him a big
dork, and steals his idea. Mr. Belding’s wrapping up
negotiations with Mr. Tuttle, and Zack asks if he can
do a quick interview about the Academic Bowl
for the school paper. Then reveals his rouse out loud. “Then we’ll turn those comments
into a teacher strike.” In front of the one person on Earth who shouldn’t hear it. Zack gives loaded questions
about Bayside’s opponents, designed to evoke nasty
fighting words from Belding. The gang’s Bowl prepping, Zack barges in to put an
end to their learning. He asks Mr. Tuttle for a quote to use in an article about the negotiations. But first they need to queue
the tape past Belding’s quote. Then “accidentally” play
a heavily doctored edit of Zack asking about the teachers, spliced with Belding’s
now re-contextualized disparaging remarks. Zack’s audio fraud works. And the teachers go on strike. Now his peers are missing
a day of education. And the teachers are losing a paycheck. Zack pats himself on the back. Jessie asks how skiing was. Zack says it looked fun, but
he didn’t even go outside. Because who could have
predicted snow would be so cold. They ask where Screech is. Zack says he’s where
supposed to be, carrying the heavy shit he didn’t use. Screech collapses, hits his head and everyone but Zack
gets up to help. Screech got sick on the trip, but isn’t about to let that stop him from practicing for the Bowl. Zack hears the teachers
are close to resolving their non-existent issues, and decides to intervene
before they can resume educating kids for
barely enough pay to survive. Mr. Tuttle leaves Belding’s office, once again on good terms. And Zack stops him to
say even though they got improved pay and hours, they
should be asking for respect. He says until they get a break room and better parking spots, it’s clear as day no one respects them. Mr. Tuttle marches back and says he’ll see Belding on the picket line. Zack gloats about his strike. Belding says the strike
means no class, and no Academic Bowl. Zack’s friends who’ve sacrificed
to train for the Bowl, reprimand him for his careless actions. And Screech who has
so little to live for, breaks down in tears. Zack crashes a tense
meeting about the strike he manufactured and
announces he’ll read the solutions Belding
asked him to type up. Wink, Wink. Belding agrees to let the teachers use his office as a lounge. Belding will give up his parking spot, so the teachers are all
one space closer. Belding will use his annual bonus to pay for the faculty Christmas party. The teachers accept Zack’s terms that do nothing to significantly
improve their lives, and all come at a great
expense to principle Belding, he never agreed to. Meanwhile, the cold
Screech got on the ski trip took a turn for the worse
and hospitalizes him. The gang considers forfeiting, a notion Zack rejects as he canceled a perfectly good strike
for this dumb Bowl. The Valley team shows up and Zack, unable to handle being
taunted by nerds, says he’s going to join the team, just so he can kick their nerdy asses. Zack disturbs his friend in the hospital, while he’s trying to recover
from the illness he caused, and demands he teaches
him everything he knows. Screech is drifting in
and out of consciousness, desperately clinging to life. But manages to eek out one
single piece of knowledge. An acronym for remembering
the order of the planets. “MVEMJSUNP.” – Lisa says if Screech, in his delirious state
was coaching Valley, they’d be so confused, they’d lose. Zack ignores his dying
friend, and gets a great idea. Zack sends Slater to meet
with Valley to say he’s bitter his friends picked Zack
over him for the team. And he has damaging
intel he wants to share. It’s your classic reverse double agent, revenge misinformation
scheme to cheat at competitive learning. Slater says Screech taught
Zack everything he knows, and on top of that, Zack’s
specialty is football, so study up on only that one sport. The Bowl is not going great,
but Bayside’s hanging in there, no thanks to Zack, who
only answered one question, and got it wrong. Bayside picks the final category, and Zack chooses basketball. And because the nerds were lied to about only studying
football, they blow it. Zack even showboats, preventing his teammates
from buzzing in, so these manipulated nerds can publicly humiliate themselves. It’s all tied up and the final question is to list the planets in order. The only thing Screech taught Zack. And Zack squeezes it out of
his tiny brain, just barely. Then tells Belding he’s
having the after party in his office and he’s
going to wreck the place. Let’s review. Zack Morris used fraudulent
audio to anger teachers into striking without pay, just so he could go skiing, then didn’t even go skiing. But still made his best friend
carry all his heavy gear, causing him to get sick. Then preyed on teacher
insecurities to keep school closed. And when faced with losing
his few remaining allies, lied again to the
teachers at someone else’s physical and financial expense. And after sending his
friend to the hospital, only visited him to
harass him for knowledge to defeat some nerds, then used elaborate
subterfuge to cheat at competitive learning, and still only won
because of a hospital room information shake down. Zack Morris is trash. ♫ Zack Morris Is Trash ♫

100 Replies to “The Time Zack Morris Forced A Teachers Strike To Go Skiing”

  1. Why do we never address the damages he does to the space time continuum?! He routinely freezes time for his little snarky comments who knows what terror he has caused in the future…or the past

  2. How about the time Zack got all of his friends in trouble just so he could go to The Max and try to win a trip to Hawaii. And he ended up not getting the question correct anyway. Zack Morris is trash….

  3. I’ve seen most of these now and they’re all funny and great but some don’t have me as convinced as others but this video was definitely the most convincing for me

  4. Lisa in the Academic Bowl? Still not sure why she's portrayed as smart sometimes, and kinda airhead-ish other times.

  5. The script writers made his character like that so that the viewers can learn from the show’s plot. So I guess the script writers made the character trash 😂

  6. slater should have been with kelly with how this guy dissecting zack him and kelly are gonna get a divorce some happy ending

  7. Principals have nothing to do with negotiations with the teachers union and in fact, are part of the teachers union that negotiates with the state over pay and benefits. The teachers and principal are on the same side! I know it’s a stupid thing to point out but it’s ridiculous to portray the principal as like the boss of the teachers like he can control their pay.

  8. Did anyone who watched this growing up actually think Zack was an aspirational figure? If so, even if they turned out ok, a few therapy sessions wouldn't hurt.

  9. I've never gotten over just how callously Zack screwed over Mr. Belding in this episode. Downright evil, and not in a fun way.

  10. SBTB was my guilty pleasure when it was first on. Always thought that Zack could be full of himself sometimes but as I got older I realized he was a total asshole. I read somewhere recently that mark Paul hated playing that side of Zack.

  11. Two things one is Zack Morris really trash + 2 I wonder if the actor who played Zack Morris watches the videos

  12. Zack was manipulating everyone, including the audience. I used to watch this was a kid and I did not realize how bad he was.

  13. Slater was totally in on this too. Ive seen every episode of SBTB and never looked at this way, this series is hilarious.

  14. You should do the episode where Zack gives Mr. Belding chocolate covered grasshoppers, so he can ditch school

  15. I'm okay with this one, Zack conned teachers to get a day off; he didn't help Screech, but Dustin Diamond is gross and Screech is annoying.

  16. The hell kind of high school quiz bowl has "list the planets" as its hardest question? I knew them in second grade!

  17. Question: Why was Zach Morris so popular?
    Answer: … because if you look closely, the school is made up of 98% stereotypical nerds…1.99% popular/cool kids and 0.01% trash 😭😂😭

  18. And in the end, nobody heard from the Valley students who lost the game because they probably fucking killed themselves.

    Zack Morris is traaaaash!

  19. Am I the only one that thinks Zach Morris is the only character that actor plays? Almost all the stuff I’ve seen him in he’s scheming charming conniving prig who pats himself on the back for being a “good person”.

  20. To be fair, this was not a Zack orchestrated all of this situation. As you clearly saw AC was just as into the scheme.

  21. This was one of the worse ones… JESUS… poor Screech! Why didn't I realize Zack Morris was trash until my adulthood???? Was I really THAT NAIVE as a kid… I feel like a fool. I still love these videos tho lol

  22. Actually let down by this first one..first season was pure grime and diabolical hope the rest of this season is Zack At his best

  23. "List the planets in order"? THAT was an actual challenge?

    I swear this show was just a live-action cartoon.

  24. Teachers always take their negotiation cues from the blond kid who never does well in school. Seems legit.

  25. I am seeing these SBTB episodes in a new light because of this vid series. Zack Morris is one of the most selfish and conniving characters ever on TV; however, he does still have heart. I will give him that.

  26. @ 0:23 – Zack Morris's brain is a speed hump – it does the opposite of what others would usually do

  27. Humor : when Zack Morris character got a cruise ship – all the other passengers left without even getting a refund because Zack Morris is trash.

  28. Humor : Zack Morris's mother lied to him telling who his father was – the bloke they featured was just his step dad – his real dad was Zachary smith off the episodes of the show, lost in space

  29. Wait a minute. Slater was more than happy to assist Zack in causing and prolonging the strike. Also, everyone was on board with Zack's shenanigans until they affected them personally. This time all of them were trash… Well, except for Screech, as always.

  30. I love your recap of Zacks behavior. I grew up watching this show and didn't notice his sociopathic behavior (probably because I was a child and had a sociopath father) but it's clear as day now. Behavior that is supposed to be funny in a sitcom is truly harmful and traumatic in real life.

  31. Zack Morris will ALWAYS be trash…just like SBTB was…and much more than Showgirls, which is actually the good kind of trash😂🤣

  32. its why we love to hate him, but hate that we love him. He's like Bobby Lee, except blond, tall, popular..well I guess its just the love/hate thing

  33. This episode seemed like they had two semi good ideas but not good enough for a whole episode so they slapped them both together to make one episode

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