National Lampoon Presents Bayside! The Musical!
September 12, 2013 – ongoing
80 St. Marks Pl. (at First Ave.)
Manhattan, NY 10003
This unauthorized send-up of hit ’90s sitcom Saved by the Bell gives the squeaky-clean Saturday morning television show a campy, hilarious makeover. After learning that their favorite after-school hangout, The Max, will shut down unless they can raise the “unreasonable” sum of $500, the entire gang—Zack, Kelly, Jessie, Slater, Lisa and Screech —join forces to save it. Co-writers and cousins Bob and Tobly McSmith’s outrageous spoof is decidedly more risqué than the wholesome original, touching upon abortion, homoeroticism, caffeine pill addiction and more.