Who knew Jimmy Fallon went to Bayside High?
"The Tonight Show" host has been filming his New York City-based late-night show in L.A. all week, and on Wednesday, he aired a "Saved by the Bell" sketch featuring several of its cast members.
A teenage Fallon joined his pals Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) and Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) and talked about his dreams of starring on "Saturday Night Live" and going on a date with Nicole Kidman (which actually did kind of happen).
U.S. & World
Spano asked Fallon who he planned to take to the dance, and that's when he confessed he wasn't going because was leaving Bayside High to become a comedian
"I love it here, but I want to be on Saturday Night Live," he explained. "Host my own talk show. Who knows, maybe one day, date Nicole Kidman."
"Dating Nicole Kidman?" Slater asked. "Man, you are a comedian!"
"Jimmy going on a date with Nicole Kidman is like Jessie becoming a stripper," Morris joked.
(In case you forgot, Berkley starred in the 1995 erotic thriller Showgirls.)
The school's principal, Mr. Richard Belding (Dennis Haskins), showed up next. "What is going on here?" he asked. After hearing Jimmy's plans, he quickly left the students to find something to "cheer them up."
That's when Kapowski showed up in her cheerleading outfit, of course.
"Listen, you and I have to talk," she told Morris. "I'm pregnant!"
She then showed him her baby bump as proof. (Tiffani is indeed expecting her second child.)
Then, the finale: a Morris Attack "Friends Forever" musical moment!
So, where were Samuel "Screech" Powers (Dustin Diamond) and Lisa Turtle (Lark Voohries)? Dustin recently pleaded not guilty to stabbing a man in December. However, the reason for Lark's absence wasn't clear.
This isn't the first time Fallon has paid homage to the hit TV series, which ran from 1989 to 1994 and spawned two spinoff shows. In 2009, when he was the host of NBC's "Late Night," Mark-Paul appeared in character.
Last year, Fallon staged a "Full House" reunion with Dave Coulier, Bob Saget and John Stamos.
(E! and NBC are both members of the NBCUniversal family.)