Aug. 20, 1989
30 min.
NBC TV Network

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Saved by the Bell - 02x13 Running Zack

2x13 Running Zack

3/5 (1 vote)
First Aired: Nov. 24, 1990 on NBC

Summary: When Zack fails a History assignment; he risks missing a big track meet against a rival high school as a result. Upon Miss Wentworth arranges for him to meet up with a tutor to help him learn more about Native American heritage. It is with the help of Chief Henry that Zack is able to ace…
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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Zack Morris played by Mark-Paul Gosselaar
A.C. Slater played by Mario Lopez
Samuel 'Screech' Powers played by Dustin Diamond
Jessie Spano played by Elizabeth Berkley
Miss Wentworth played by Carol Lawrence
Chief Henry played by Dehl Berti

Episode Quotes

Jessie: Zack, what about your ancestors?
Zack: My ancestors? Adam and Eve.
Screech: I didn't know Adam and Eve's last name was Morris.
Slater: [Everyone is talking about their ancestors] My great-grandfather was brave too. He was a bullfighter.
Zack: That's cool.
Jessie: Nah, bullfighting is barbaric.
Slater: No it isn't, bullfighting's a sport.
Jessie: It would only be a sport if the bull has a sword, too.
Zack: [Looking at a picture of an Indian] You know, I bet this Indian could be my ancestor. It's perfect for my family tree presentation. Hey, and you can help me be an Indian.
Screech: How?
Zack: That's a good start!


  • Goof (plot holes): Zack Morris supposedly discovers he is of Native American ancestry, but given his genetics and race that is highly unlikely if not impossible.


  • This is 'Mark-Paul Gosselaar' qv's favorite episode.
  • In November of 2016, Mark-Paul Gosselaar changed his opinion of this episode. Originally his favorite of the series, he later called it insensitive to Native Americans and apologized for it.
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