Each morning I usually watch San Francisco’s local news station KRON4 and this morning they showed a video treat of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh on Saved by the Bell. Yes, the same Saved by the Bell that made Zach Morris and Screech household names. Although the show Harbaugh acted in is different from the one most of us grew up watching, he appeared on Saved by the Bell: The New Class, it is still equally as entertaining and features Screech!
In the episode, Harbaugh plays Screech’s uncle who comes to The Max, the awesome café that seems to be featured in every episode, to meet Screech for lunch. As Harbaugh enters The Max, he gets a really loud reaction from the crowd. After Harbaugh sits down he talks with Screech’s friend Eric who is having second thoughts on playing football because did a touchdown dance on the 2-yard line. After talking with Eric, Harbaugh agrees to help him by talking to his class for a school project.
At first Harbaugh does not show up to Mr. Dewey’s class, so Screech comes in with a Harbaugh disguise, which is actually the funniest part of the video clip. After Screech’s antics, Harbaugh arrives and in true Harbaugh fashion he gives an inspiring speech about being a hero. I bet this is how the talk between Harbaugh and Alex Smith went down when he benched him.
Here is the video of Harbaugh on Saved by the Bell: The New Class:
At Wednesday’s press conference, Harbaugh was asked about the video and he said some Niners players and his wife brought up the clip to him this week. He said he did not know how the video became so popular again. From what I have read online the video resurfaced through a user at Reddit.com.
For once, Harbaugh looked happy at a press conference. He was willing to talk about his acting work saying it was a high point of his life to work with Screech and “everything has been downhill since then.” At the press conference he also revealed he appeared on the show The Adventures of Briscoe County Junior along with Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw as cowboys. There is also someone who likes a lot like former Niners linebacker Ken Norton Jr. in the clip. While the video is not as funny as Saved by the Bell, Bradshaw’s acting is pretty hilarious. Thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet and YouTube, Niner Noise found Harbaugh’s clip from the show: