Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Daily One Inch Button - Lisa Turtle

The Lisa Card: Don't Leave Home With It. Do you remember that episode of Saved By The Bell? Lisa had an emergency credit card that she used to buy herself a fabulous new outfit and when she realized how expensive it was, everyone got to work to help pay it off. That's a storyline that has been used on so many teen sitcoms, it's barely even funny anymore but Saved By The Bell was one of the first to use it; this probably had something to do with the fact that most parents wouldn't think of letting their children use a credit card prior to the late 1980's / early '90s.

Even though Lisa rejected Screech from the very beginning until the very end and never really had a serious relationship, she still had a lovable character with whom people could really identify; I know that I did. Believe it or not, the producers originally wanted Lisa to be a white Jewish girl from Long Island but when they auditioned Lark Voorhies they just knew that she was it.

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