Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Mario Lopez's 'Aging Challenge' Is a Dreamy 'Saved by the Bell' Reunion

Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez Saved by the Bell
Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

As if we needed any more reminders that we're getting old AF, here comes a "10-year challenge" -- but with a '90s heartthrob twist we can't help but love. The Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez "aging challenge" is the Saved by the Bell mini reunion our hearts desired and comes with an interesting twist.

  • Mark-Paul, aka "Preppy," took to the 'Gram to reshare a side-by-side collage Extra made.

    It's been close to 26 years since this beloved '90s teen show ended. Saved by the Bell was not only the show (boy did we dream about getting a thick cell phone like Zack had) but helped us get through those awkward school days.


  • Advertisement
  • Unlike the "aging challenge" that has people comparing a present picture to one 10 years ago, Mario and Mark-Paul's take it back 30 years.

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mario Lopez
    Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank

    It's hard to believe 1989 was 30 years ago -- and that we remember this episode!

  • And it's safe to say people are in their complete feels.

    To say we had a huge crush on Zach Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and AC Slater (Mario Lopez) would be an understatement. We remember hanging their Tiger Beat posters on the walls.

    (The good ol' days.)

  • Saved by the Bell fans can't help but flip over this mini reunion.

    Instagram comments

    Technically, these celeb dads are still pretty close, but it's still cool to see them. Mark-Paul made a stop to Extra (Mario is the host) to talk about his new show, The Passage, that's one of the most anticipated new television shows of the year.

  • Instagram comments

    Mark-Paul and Mario were, are, and will always be hunks in our hearts.

  • And has people crossing their fingers there will be a true reunion down the road.

    Instagram comments

    We need Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, and Lisa Turtle back at the Max for a true reunion. Screech can come, too, but seeing as he likely ruffled feathers with his tell-all book, his invitation might get lost in the mail.

  • Zack Morris and AC Slater forever.

    Seriously, this touched our hearts today and kinda makes us want to watch a few episodes of Saved by the Bell.

celebs nostalgia