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Hey, hey, hey. What is going on here?
What’s going on here is that Dennis Haskins, who you may remember as uptight Principal Belding on Saved by the Bell, is continuing to do whatever the fuck he wants.
Haskins, a Kappa Sigma from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has made headlines the past couple years by shedding his former television persona and partying anytime and anywhere he can. Whether he’s declaring himself a pro wrestler or exposing himself to a crowd at the finale of “Don’t Stop Believing,” Haskins has proven that back at UTC he was most likely that one brother who gets blackout drunk and punches holes in walls when you tell him to calm down.
So, in the interest of remaining in the spotlight in a way that doesn’t require him to take his clothes off, Haskins has become the lead promoter of a reunion. Although Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez (Zach Morris and A.C. Slater, respectively) have both expressed an interest in an official reunion, Tiffani Thiessen has been avoiding a reunion for quite some time.
Thiessen, who played the ridiculously hot volleyball/cheerleader Kelly Kapowski, has repeatedly claimed to be too busy with her show White Collar in order to go through with the reunion.
Honestly, I can see where she’s coming from by trying to avoid her former cast-mates. While Zach and Slater have managed to become legitimate actors, Dustin “Screech” Diamond and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano) have both appeared naked on video, with Screech’s appearance being in a sex tape. That’s just not something you want to have to make smalltalk about.
But when Thiessen joined Today for a game of trivia, she was surprised by an appearance from her former TV principal. And by “surprised” I also mean “fucking terrified,” because she was clearly uncomfortable seeing Haskins.
Poor Kelly Kapowski. This was one time where she wouldn’t be saved by the bell.
[via Hollywood Life]