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The Fabulous Belding Boys'
Season 2, Episode 15
2.16 - The Fabulous Belding Boys
Air date December 8, 1990
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The Fabulous Belding Boys is the fifteenth episode of season two of Saved by the Bell.

Summary

The gang find themselves in trouble when an obnoxious teacher bans them from the class field trip unless they pass a test. On the day of the test the teacher does not show, so Mr. Belding's brother, Rod, takes over and offers to take the class on a special field trip. He happens to sweet-talk the kids, tells them what a free-spirited life he lives. He even just gives them an "A" just so there will be a field trip. He acts as their friend and it makes him very popular with the kids. However when Zack accuses Mr. Belding of harboring jealousy towards his brother, he later regrets it when he sees Rod for who he is.

Plot

The students are in a panic over an upcoming history test. Even worse, the teacher, Mr. Dickerson, clearly relishes the idea of them all failing.

During several students are called to Mr. Belding's office to discuss the upcoming trip. They try to come up with a destination, but no one can agree, so Mr. Belding says that he will decide and let everyone know when he does.

Later, the gang studies for the test, knowing that if they fail there will be no trip. Unfortunately, thoughts of the sadistic Mr. Dickerson plague them even as they try to study. The day of the test finally comes, and to everyone's surprise Mr. Dickerson doesn't show up. Instead, Mr. Belding announces that Mr. Dickerson has basically had a breakdown, failing all of the other teachers and threatening them with detention. After hearing them complain, Mr. Belding has decided he needed some rest(presumably fired from the school). In his place is a substitute teacher: Mr. Belding's own brother, Rod. Rod has the students tear up their history tests and allows them to choose their own grades. Everyone thinks he's a great teacher because of it. Mr. Belding comes into and announces that the trip will be at Yosemite National Park, and everyone is very excited by the decision, although Rod makes some disparaging remarks about his brother not being much of an outdoorsman.

Later, Rod, Zack, and Screech hang out in Mr. Belding's office. Rod puts it in their heads that they'd have a better time white water rafting, and that he'd be happy to take them. Zack brings the idea to the others, and they all agree. Then they tell Mr. Belding that they'd rather go white water rafting with Rod than to Yosemite with him. Mr. Belding is obviously disappointed, but he agrees.

Rod decides to use some time to prepare the students for the upcoming trip. Mr. Belding sees this and insists that Rod bring his students back to the room at once. Zack is angry for his actions and accuses Mr Belding of being jealous of his own brother

At last, it's time for everyone to leave for the class trip. But Rod is nowhere to be found. Zack goes looking for him and overhears Mr. Belding and Rod arguing. Turns out that Rod has decided to spend the weekend with a stewardess named Inga and wants his brother to just come up with an excuse for him. Mr. Belding refuses and throws him out. Before he leaves, Richard reveals his disappointment in Rod with the belief he hoped he'd become a better person and instead is still the same Rod. Rod leaves, but Zack turns away so he can't see him. Still Zack doesn't know how he can face his friends after seeing Rod for the selfish person he is. Returning to his class, Slater and Kelly are concerned for him. Zack tells them that he doesn't want to talk about it, apparently disappointed in Rod. Mr. Belding then announces to the class that Rod couldn't be there. Everyone's disappointed, but he convinces them that he'd still like to take them on the trip and everyone's happy again. As the rest of the class is prepared to leave, Zack asks for a few moments alone with Mr. Belding. Alone, he questioned Mr. Belding for not telling them the truth about Rod's plans to abandon the trip for his date with stewardess, Inga. He admits he overheard his conversation with Rod when he came to the office and learned his true nature. Mr. Belding understands how angry Zack is with Rod, but he didn't want to cancel the trip and let his fellow students down. In turn, Zack apologizes for his behavior and admits that the school has the better "Belding".

Cast

Guest Cast

  • Edward Blatchford as Rod Belding
  • Raf Mauro as Mr. Dickerson
  • Dan Eisenstein as Nerd


Quotes

Mr. Belding: I Cannot Belive Your Doing This The Class Trip Leaves In Five Minutes These Kids Are Depending On You

Rod: Come On Richie They'll Get Over It

Mr. Belding: They Look Up To You What Is So Important That You Would Dissapoint Thirty Kids

Rod:Richie If You Met This Stewardess You'll Know

Mr. Belding: Your Doing This To Spend Time With Some Stewardess?

Rod: It's Not Just Some Stewardess This Is Inga And She's Only In Town For The Weekend

Mr. Belding: See I Knew I Knew It Was A Mistake To Let You Come To My School You Promised Me You Had Changed But No You Are The Same Rod You Get Peoples Hopes Up And Then You Let Then Down

Rod: Richie Shes Gorgeous You Should See Her Shes A Ten

Mr. Belding: Is That What Your Gonna Tell The Kids That You Dumped Them For Some Weekend Fling?

Rod: Of Corse Not Tell Them I'm Sick Tell Them Anything Cover For Me

Mr. Belding: I'm Tired Of Covering For You

RodCome On Richie Don't Be Mad Were Brothers

Mr. Belding:Get Out Of My School Rod

[In Mr. Beldings Office With Rod Belding Just Before The Class Trip]
[After Zack asks Mr. Belding to talk to him alone.]
Zack: Mr. Belding, why didn't you tell them the truth?
Mr. Belding: About what?
Zack: About the stewardess. I heard everything.
Mr. Belding: Oh you did.
Zack: Everything.
Mr. Belding: I'm sorry you had to hear that! I know how much Rod meant to you.
Zack: I acted like a jerk, I'm sorry for the things I said.
Mr. Belding: I understand that Zack. Heck Rod always was the more exciting Belding.
Zack: Maybe, but we've got the better Belding!

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