It was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 107, 108 & 109 – A Case of Spring Fever, Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style & 1-900 Numbers

This week Greg and Chico bring you the Bayside gang, a weird creature who likes to party and ….. springs?!?! 

First, ss chosen by our listeners on our Facebook page we present possibly the craziest subject on our podcast yet. Featured in the 10th season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, A Case of Spring Fever is a 1940 educational short subject about a man who has a problem with springs and wishes to never see another spring again. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about what happens next. NO SPRINGS! TEEHEEHEEHEEHEE! 

Next, in honor of the upcoming reboot on Peacock, we look at the time the Bayside gang spent their summer vacation for a nice relaxing trip to Hawaii at Kelly’s grandfather’s hotel. Over the course of the trip they encounter Hawaiian natives, greedy hotel owners, shady lawyers and yes Mr. Belding. Also, Zack Morris being trash tries to hook up with a lady who works at the rival hotel. You won’t believe what happens. 

Finally, 1-900 numbers were a staple of television advertising back in the 1980’s and 1990’s. It seems you couldn’t go one half-hour back in the day without seeing a commercial for a 1-900 number. Chico and Greg go through some of the best(?) of these ads for you in this episode. 

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