It's Saved by the Bell's 25th anniversary this week, and what better way to celebrate than with an homage to the single greatest moment of the Saturday morning sitcom's life. Watch as the raunchy folk duo Garfunkel & Oates channel their inner Hot Sundae to sing about sports, on tonight's episode of their IFC comedy.
The original Saved by the Bell moment itself comes from the infamous episode, "Jessie's Song." Most people note that episode for the iconic "I'm so excited, I'm so scared" line, but that's honestly not even the most ridiculous part of the episode. Nor is the fact that Lisa and Kelly must be off one some sort of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead adventure while their good friend and band mate is spiraling into the worst drug addiction this side of the Palisades. No, the craziest (and best) part of the episode (and entire series) is the two-minute masturbatory music video smack dab in the middle of a barely 20-minute episode of television.
Garfunkel & Oates' "Sports Go Sports" is as close to a shot-for-shot remake of the music video gold of Hot Sundae's "Go For It" as you can get, right down to the extraneous fades and African-American woman. (Sorry, Lisa. You and Zack deserved to end up together in the end.) Watching the two videos back to back, as the television gods clearly intended, is basically like watching the Breaking Bad series finale all over again.
This is what the Saved by the Bell TV movie should aspire to be. This is what every comedic folk duo (that is not Flight of the Conchords) should aspire to be. This is what we should all aspire to be.
[ Images and videos via IFC]