Day 12: An episode you have never grown tired of...
Okay. The first time I watched this episode I really did watch it with the full seriousness and adoration of the female character. I appreciated what they were doing with the show, but now. Now it's just. I love it. In a completely different way.
It's Saved By the Bell. And it's... the Hot Sundae episode.
You know the one with the caffeine pills.
I loved SBtB so much growing up I had a complete dance that I did to the theme song in our family room downstairs. It involved jumping on two couches and a lot of miming. Jessie Spano was my favorite character, she was the smart overachiever and I related to her because I was smart as well.
While I watch it now finding it ridiculous I know what finals week was like in college and the extremes that teenagers and young adolescents (or any high demand/hour job) put themselves through. Energy drinks and shots of red bull and five-hours energy push the body to stay awake longer and get more done.
I went through something like what Jessie did in high school, but without the pills. Just the pressure to be the perfect child, girlfriend, friend, student, employee and had a little breakdown. While it wasn't at the point of needing an intervention I wouldn't have minded Zack Morris giving me a hug.
So while it's cheesy, message received and thanks for the laughs in retrospect.
PS. Oh My Lord... look what I found.