Jimmy Fallon’s skit wakes up some 90’s nostalgia

Published 7:00 am Friday, February 6, 2015

My husband and I do not subscribe to cable television. One reason is because we are rarely home and secondly, we enjoy the variety of television shows and movies Netflix offers at a minimal cost.

However, this means that we miss out on popular shows like “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

But, thanks to Facebook and YouTube.com, I was able to view a cast reunion of one of my favorite 90s television shows, “Saved by the Bell.” 

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I won’t go into great detail about the segment, but it did feature most of the major actors including Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley and Dennis Haskins. 

If you grew up during the 90s, like I did, the characters attending the fictional Bayside High School were a childhood staple. 

It was a wholesome show that highlighted the highs and lows of life in high school.

In my opinion, the young adult shows broadcast today do not seem to convey strong, positive messages. 

The popular “The Secret Life of an American Teenager,” was about teenage pregnancy. 

I realize teenage pregnancy does occurs, but I’m not sure having a show dedicated to that premise does anything to prevent it from happening.

I remember a couple of “Saved by the Bell” episodes that were about drug use and drunk driving. 

It’s important that this anti-use message got out there, but on the other hand sitting in front of a television set is not the way young adults learn about life. 

I feel that the majority of television shows do not reflect real life. 

However, many young adults seem to view these shows as a guide to managing life’s problems. 

Sometimes, they may include good advice but other times not so much.

Even though, I did enjoy reliving a part of my childhood this morning over my first cup of coffee, it’s important to remember though, that life’s lessons should be taught in the home, not in Hollywood.