Earlier this week, Yahoo! TV released an interview that rocked the nation — nay — the world: Mark-Paul Gosselaar said “Saved By the Bell is “not a great show.”
“The writing is kind of hokey… it’s very much a piece of that time,” Gosselaar, who played Zack “Preppy” Morris on the late ‘80s/early ‘90s TV show, as well as a “College Years” spinoff.
But wait, what’s this? Mark-Paul Gosselaar is on Twitter and said something about this interview on Tuesday?
Let’s turn to the tweet: “Interviews+out of context=sucks! I was referring to the writing of SBTB ‘not being great.’ Nothing but respect for SBTB. Fallon is proof.”
(Indeed, one time the actor pretended to be Zack Morris during a “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” interview and it was awesome.)
But I guess a lot of people don’t read his Twitter (sorry!) because more outlets (ahem) continued to write stories about the Yahoo! interview. So Gosselaar did what anyone would: He went to TMZ to clear the whole thing up.
He told the site, “I wasn’t saying it was a bad show, just that the writing reflected [‘80s cheesiness.].” Gosselaar also said he is “bummed” that his quote was taken out of context.
Now don’t you all feel terrible? You bummed out Mark-Paul Gosselaar!