Here's an outrageous SAVED BY THE BELL story you probably never heard. As you know, the very popular Saturday morning kid's show continues to live on in syndication as a big hit. And sometimes the kids who played the students of the fictional Bayside high school got into some real life mischief.
One day during a break while filming an episode of SAVED BY THE BELL, actresses Elizabeth Berkley who was 15 at the time and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen who was just 13, got caught by the production crew smoking some cigarettes. The producers notified their parents, resulting in punishment for both girls. Tiffani-Amber Thiessen only received a grounding, however since Elizabeth Berkley was older and considered more to blame, her parents decided that she deserved a more severe punishment. Her parents decided to paddle her. The punishment must have worked, because it became her only spanking during her teenage years.
Mr. Belding never paddled any students of the fictional Bayside High School. But, that sure didn't prevent some parents from doing it at home it seems.
Apparently, there was no real lasting damage to Elizabeth Berkley, who showed off everything for the cameras after SAVED BY THE BELL in SHOWGIRLS.