Everything I've Learned I Learned from Kelly Kapowski

I can guarantee that the worst sound in the world to my parents while I was growing up was that alarm bell that began blaring to announce an hour of Saved by the Bell. Back in my day, we didn't have this newfangled Netflix with no commercials. You had to watch whatever crap was on TV for hours until it was time for the show you really wanted, which, for me, was SBTB. I wanted to be Kelly (confession: I made my mom call me Kelly as a kid. I wish I were joking), and I wanted Zack Morris. That bleached-blond pompadour coupled with pleated acid wash jeans really did it for me.

Kelly was popular, gorgeous, sweet, and ditzy. Everything every girl wanted to be. If you don't know who Kelly is, get off of this blog. This show shaped my childhood. This is serious business. Kelly was my idol and with good reason.

I have no doubt that it thrilled my parents to no end that their 9-year-old daughter wanted to wear skin-tight acid wash jeans with a bedazzled bustier. But if we learned anything from Kelly's style it's that it is always appropriate, day or night, to let our bras hang out. As long as they were covered in rhinestones. 

And then, the floral dresses & pants. Feminine and cute. Irony: these are back. My sister's current profile picture is in a skin-tight floral dress. Crazy how this stuff comes back around. Kelly knew.

No hope with dope.
My parents may have believed this was a stupid, worthless show, but we learned crucial life lessons thanks to these kids.

Friends forever.
If you're down,
I'll pick you up,
I'll never let you fall.
If you ever need someone,
I'm waiting for your call.

We'll be friends forever,
We'll be friends,
Talkin' 'bout friends..
Always will be there,
Will be there. Will be there.


I remember the night Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas premiered. I plopped myself in my parent's room & smiled from ear to ear. It was the moment we had been waiting for for 10 years. High school sweehearts, Zack & Kelly, were finally getting married. I laughed, I cried. It was epic. She married her best friend. All was right in the world.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. This post made me laugh! I'm new to the "mommy" blogging world. It was nice to see your blog.

  3. You and I could be soul sisters. Hands down, SBTB is my most favorite show ever. And, who didn't want to be Kelly?


© andrea lebeau. Design by Fearne.