"Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams was invited to participate in the latest Teens React video from the Fine Brothers, and she and other teenagers were presented with the mother of all kid-friendly TV shows: "Saved by the Bell."
Unfortunately for Zack, Kelly, Screech, Slater, Jessie, and Lisa, today's teens were less than impressed with the 25-year-old series, which the kids made fun of for its bad permed hair, cheesy graphics and color scheme, terrible plot points, and even worse acting. While the boys were still charmed by the adorable Tiffani Amber Thiessen, and the girls thought Mark-Paul Gosselaar was quite dreamy (beating out Mario Lopez in a cute competition -- sorry, A.C.), they didn't connect with any of the storylines, and were downright harsh with some of their criticisms.
"I'm sorry, Kelly, but your dreams are crushed in the real world," Williams declared after watching a clip of Thiessen's character winning homecoming queen despite her face turning maroon.
And the iconic "I'm so excited, I'm so scared" scene, featuring Elizabeth Berkley's character freaking out over caffeine pills, was received with giggles and snarky dismissal, though Williams did say that the very fact that people were still talking about the moment today proved that it made an impact. Overall, though, Williams and her fellow teens believed that "SBTB" would never reach the same heights of popularity if it were released today.
Watch the clip for yourself, and see if you agree with the kids. And just try to get that theme song out of your head afterward. Even these teens agree that the tune was pretty darn catchy.
[via: Fine Brothers, h/t Uproxx]