Elizabeth Berkley isn’t exactly running from her “Saved by the Bell” past. For Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars,” she recreated one of the most, er, dramatic moments from her old show by downing “Jive Pills” before a performance of the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited.”
Dance pro and extremely good sport Val Chmerkovskiy filled in for Zack Morris as Berkley revisited Jessie Spano’s harrowing addiction to caffeine pills.
“I’m so excited!” Spano sang in a 1990 scene, as Morris tried desperately to stop her spiral. “I’m so excited! I’m so… scared!”
Things ended more happily Monday. Taking “Jive Pills” helped Berkley and Val score a very respectable 26 out of 30.
So remember, kids: Don’t take pills unless it will be funny.
Watch the “Saved by the Bell” scene:
And Monday’s homage: