Saturday, September 28, 2013

SBTB 01.01 - Dancing to the Max

Okay, now forget that the first season encapsulated in "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" ever happened. We are no longer in Indiana. Mikey and Nikki are gone. We are now in California. The new kids are Jessie, Slater, and Kelly. Yet, somehow Mr. Belding is still the principal...

This episode is crazy. I mean, what new teens show pops out of nowhere and has fourth walls being broken alongside crazy instances of public dancing? Surely, this new high school experience will be fantastic. Check out new guy A.C. Slater.
Try to avoid looking at his crotch. Those sweat pants are way too tight and way too thin for those moves.

This episode also contains another dance from another new cast member. Check out how awkward Jessie gets when a shorter Danny tries to dance with her in the middle of their class.
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Sorry about the demo stuff, but you can still see it in all its epicness. Fortunately Elizabeth Berkley's "Dancing with the Stars" partner was a more appropriate fit than Danny Boy. That Danny rejection is awkward.

And, if you can believe it, Mr. Belding does a pretty mean "Twist" in front of Casey Kasem. I'll spare your eyes.

There is much dancing. Too much from Zack, who is terrible. Too much from Slater's nethers. Too much of it all, so let's move on to the music class, which is, as you saw above, amazing in nearly every way.

The music teacher is called Mr. Margolies (from the credits) and he is played by Hamilton Camp. I can't recognize any other actual roles this man has played, but I sure know his voice work. His voiceover credits include work on the Smurfs, The Pirates of Dark Water, Darkwing Duck, Ducktales, and my favorite, The Tick. Listen to his voice. I guarantee you've heard it in a cartoon or video game somewhere along the way. One huge gripe:
How dare you, Mr. Margolies, make Kelly Kapowski look like an idiot playing the cello? (Then again, how dare Kelly Kapowski wear that to school?) Just awkward. There is an extender on the bottom that raises the cello a bit higher so that the bow doesn't bang into the player's knee. Sorry, Kelly. You look dumb.

Finally, Casey Kasem makes an appearance in this episode. I won't do his little bio now; I'll save it for later. But he conducts a dance competition (that just happens to have the main characters as the finalists) and let's this guy in.
Hair? Suit? What? The 90s were awesome.

Feel free to share what stood out to you in the comments below.