What isn't normal, however, is Bayside's definition of "alphabetically." The couples are supposedly made up by last name, as Mr. Belding explains to Lisa that her pairing with Screech was all done alphabetically. Well, I guess that Slater and Spano are kind of alphabetical in the sense that their names start with an "S." A true alphabetical pairing, however, would have looked like this:
- Zack Morris
- Screech Powers
- A.C. Slater
- Kelly Kapowski
- Jessie Spano
- Lisa Turtle
So, the first couple was done by everyone-else-in-the-world's alphabetical standard, but the majority of the couples in the show were done by Bayside-specific alphabetics. By this logic, Lisa's name change to Ziggowitz would avail her nothing.
Now, I realize that some people reading this may be from a younger generation and may not have understood this scene:
And, with no guest star to malign, allow me to say again - Shut up, Dustin Diamond! You got lady love, man!
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