The actor began a podcast with Saved by the Bell reboot author Dashiell Driscoll the place they rewatch previous episodes of the teenager sitcom. During an episode of Zack to the Future, Gosselaar stated a few of the episodes from the present have been troublesome to observe.
While making an look on Pod Meets World with Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong and Will Friedle, Gosselaar opened up in regards to the episodes that he discovered problematic wanting again at them.
“In phrases of storylines, there was just a few,” he stated on the podcast. “There was one the place I used to be principally whoring out Lisa Turtle. I charged individuals to kiss her with out her consent, that was a tricky one.”
He continued, “We needed to preface the [podcast] episode by saying, ‘We don’t condone this, we’re simply right here to debate it.’”
The different episode that irked Gosselaar was when his character Zack Morris appeared carrying a conventional Native American outfit.
“The different one was the place Zack Morris claimed that he was Native American,” he added. “Seeing Zack Morris in a full headdress… That was one we needed to be a bit delicate on, there’s issues that you just simply wouldn’t movie nowadays.”
Over on his podcast in 2020, Gosselaar acknowledged the issues the episodes have saying (through Buzzfeed News), “We’re not going to say that we don’t see a few of the morally abhorrent or dated conditions and responses to sure issues. But we’re additionally right here to offer you a enjoyable podcast, it’s a celebration of Saved By The Bell.”
As an skilled actor within the business, if Gosselaar can be confronted with an analogous storyline now he stated that he would “defend” himself in addition to the character he’s taking part in.
“This can be a kind of occasions the place I’d have a dialogue with a author, producer and have a dialogue and say: ‘I believe we must always take a look at this a bit deeper, is that this going to mirror nicely for me, for the character, for the way forward for the present?’” he added.