Jimmy Fallon got Bayside High back together.
In what is sure to become one of his more famous skits in recent months (and we don’t say that lightly: Have you seen the lip-synch battle with Will Ferrell?), “The Tonight Show” host inserted himself into the ’90s crew, alongside Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley) and Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins).
True to form, the group reunited in high-tops, canvas Keds and leather ankle boots in an epic mash-up of throwback moments from the show. We don’t want to spoil too much, so check out the clip below:
The clip plays off some fan favorites (Jessie singing “I’m so excited,” Slater prancing in a unitard and Zak’s supersize phone), but it’s the fashion that’s brought on our ’90s nostalgia. Here’s a little game of Remember When:
–Hot Sundaes: The girls form a band and record a music video wearing white high tops and scrunch socks, which leads to one of the show’s most famous scenes, when Zak busts Jessie taking caffeine pills.
–The Sprain: Lisa and Screech star in a color-coordinated dance party at The Max, which sees Lisa hopping around in a black Keds, while Screech holds onto her crutches, while wearing black Nike kicks with red socks — on point.
–Belding’s “cool” brother comes to teach: The gang calls him Rod and instantly bonds with the more laid-back Belding, only to be left disappointed when he bails before a planned class trip.
There are all kinds of shoe moments happening here, from cool Converse and Kelly’s slip-ons to Lisa’s slippers and ankle boots with still more scrunch socks (there appears to be no limit to how high one’s socks could climb).
–The prom: These school dance episodes, which feature more casualwear than kids regularly wear in the classroom these days, are somewhat disorienting to the post-Instagram world.
Surprisingly there are a lot of flats on display (the better to spin in?), but it’s Slater’s black-and-white spats that steal the show.
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