Saved by the Bell: The New Class Season 4
S04 E01Sep 7, 1996
Oh, Brother Sep 7, 1996 Ryan and Screech are heartbroken when Lindsay goes to college and Tommy D moves to Florida. However, new students arrive at Bayside: Ryan's new stepbrother Nicky Farina, beautiful Katie Peterson, and a football star named Eric Little. Ryan confesses to Eric that he likes Rachel, but all his attempts of asking her out fail when Nicky suddenly becomes ""Mr. Popular.""
S04 E02Sep 7, 1996
Unequal Opportunity Sep 7, 1996 Nicky applies for a job as usher at the cineplex that Rachel works at. The boss, Mr. Dimmick likes him and hires him. It's obvious, though, that Dimmick prefers guys who can talk sports with him and he thinks that female employees are second-rate. Nicky is soon made assistant manager even though Rachel is a super employee who has worked hard all summer. Ryan agrees with Rachel that Dimmick is unfair, but when he talks to Nicky about it, Nicky doesn't seem to care. While Nicky is in charge the projector breaks and he has a theatre full of unhappy customers on his hands. Rachel saves the day, though, by smoothly handling the situation. When Mr. Dimmick gives Nicky all the credit, he agrees that Dimmick discriminates against females. With the aid of Katie, Ryan and Nicky find a way to prove to the visiting vice-president of the theatre chain that Dimmick has been unfair to Rachel. Dimmick is suspended and Rachel is rehired on the spot. Elsewhere in the mall, Mr. Belding and Screech are ru
S04 E03Sep 14, 1996
Backstage Pass Sep 14, 1996 A radio station is holding a dance contest at the mall with a prize of a pair of backstage passes to the MTV Music Awards. Ryan asks Rachel to be his partner but she's teaming up with Maria. Nicky asks Katie the same thing, but she says she wants to win and is pairing up with Eric. Meanwhile Screech is smitten with a pretty customer at the yogurt shop named Linda. Maria and Rachel show off their moves at the mall's dance club and they look great. Nicky, on the other hand, looks foolish, but while cleaning up at the theatre he comes up with a routine, the ""Crunch."" At the contest, Rachel and Maria back out after two other girls do their exact same dance steps. Eric and Katie do a hip-hop number, but Katie gets tangled up. Ryan messes up his back flip and Screech does a dork dance. Nicky's ""Crunch"" wins the contest and the passes. After the contest, Linda says she's proud of Screech's effort. Nicky meanwhile is buttered up by everyone in hopes of getting one of his backstage passes. He g
S04 E04Sep 14, 1996
Baby Care Sep 14, 1996 For a health class project, Mr. Belding pairs up the boys and girls and gives each one a computer chip-controlled baby to take care of for a week. Ryan is happy to be paired with Rachel. He wants to tell her how much he likes her, but the crying baby keeps ruining his attempts. Nicky and Maria are totally negligent as ""parents."" Nicky wants to hold a New York coffeehouse night at the Max and Maria wants to sing there. Both of them want to pursue their interests while neither wants to bother with the baby. Katie and Eric are parents together. Eric is a good father, having helped raise so many siblings, but when the baby runs a fever while in Katie's care, he thinks she can't take good care of the child. At the ""coffeehouse"" night at the Max, all three couples get in big fights and all the yelling and crying babies ruin Maria's song and they drive away the audience. Mr. Belding tells them if they don't improve as parents in the next three days they will all fail the assignment. Everyone
S04 E05Sep 21, 1996
The Tall and the Short of It Sep 21, 1996 It's time for the girls to ask the boys out to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. Rachel is nervous about it, but Maria goads her into asking out Ryan, who accepts. Eric wants cute and popular Jennifer Wagner to ask him out, but she's not even sure what his name is. Nicky arrogantly acts like he expects Katie to ask him to the dance, but she hasn't done it yet. Maria goes into the business of selling dating advice. Eric makes a play for Jennifer, but it's not working. To make Katie jealous, Nicky says he's got another date; Katie tells him that's good, go with her. Rachel and Ryan have their picture taken by Screech for the paper. Rachel's head is cut off in the picture. Both of them say they are cool with their height difference but in truth it seems to bother them. Screech tries helps Ryan with a pair of platform shoes and a pompadour wig, but he just ends up looking foolish on a date with Rachel. The two decide to back out of their date to the dance, but they both seem reluctant.Maria advise
S04 E06Sep 21, 1996
Little Hero Sep 21, 1996 For a communications class project, the students are assigned to make a video about someone they consider a hero. Eric tries to impress Heather the cheerleader but she' not interested because he's a benchwarmer on the football team. Katie is excited that her old boyfriend will be in town next week, but Nicky is worried about it. At the game that weekend, Mr. Belding accidentally injures himself, a player and a cheerleader on the sidelines. From the locker room Screech watches as Eric is put in the game and scores a last-minute game-winning touchdown. At school Eric is now a hero, and Heather is suddenly interested in him. Maria and Rachel ask Eric to be the subject of their documentary. He agrees, but he blows them off to go out with Heather. Ryan begins to sell T-shirts autographed by Eric. With tryouts for a new cheerleader, Katie is too busy to spend time with Nicky.
S04 E07Sep 28, 1996
Student Court Sep 28, 1996 Mr. Belding and Screech are promoting the ""Rainy Day Indoor Sports Festival,"" with the winning team getting a trip to Catalina Island. Eric is plagued by a tough guy, Bull Grabowski. Maria likes Scott Miller, but he already has a girlfriend, Natalie. Screech gives citations to Eric, Maria and Ryan for minor offenses and makes them appear before the Student Court. When the kids protest their sentences, Screech cancels the punishment but makes them into the new judges for the Court. The kids all abuse their positions on the court to help them win the Festival competition: Eric gives Bull a stiff sentence for chewing gum, Maria manipulates a breakup between Scott and Natalie so she can be Scott's partner, and Ryan ""sentences"" Nicky and Katie to detention in the gym so they can practice pool. Katie's a great pool player and Ryan makes a bet with some other guys in a game with her. When Belding catches them, he sends them to Ryan for punishment, and he makes it clear he expects Ryan to do t
S04 E08Sep 28, 1996
Fall Formal Sep 28, 1996 Katie is happy when Nicky asks her to the upcoming Fall Formal dance. Maria's date's father will be a chaperone. He's Paul Wilson, a big record producer, and Ryan has a plan to get him to hear Eric and his brothers sing at the Formal. Maria and Rachel are super-excited about the new dresses they've bought for the dance, but Katie is beginning to feel ashamed because her parents can't afford a new dress for her this year. Mrs. Peterson alters a dress of Katie's sister's, though, which Katie plans to wear. Ryan engineers a breakup of the Bayside Barbershop Quartet (who were supposed to be the Formal's only entertainment!), then has Mr. Belding listen to Eric and his brothers. Belding gives them the job on the spot. Katie is afraid she will embarrass Nicky in an old dress. To raise money, she tells Screech she can fix the broken air conditioner that has been plaguing Mr. Belding. Screech gives her the job. She and Nicky manage to fix it, but it soon blows up. Katie confesses to Screech th
S04 E09Oct 5, 1996
Wrestling with Failure Oct 5, 1996 Ryan tries to lose weight rapidly to make the wrestling team, only to find out he has to wrestle Nicky for the coveted spot.
S04 E10Oct 5, 1996
To Tell the Truth Oct 5, 1996 The kids are in the middle of tough mid-term exams. Screech convinces Mr. B. to throw a post-mid-term party for the students but actually it will be a surprise 10th anniversary celebration for him. Ryan, Nicky and Eric get a rude awakening in home economics class--they have to bake a lemon meringue pie for their mid-term grade. The boys buy a pie at the Max and turn it in. They get an ""A"" on it. Screech tastes it and gives them the job of baking a cake, Belding's favorite food, for the big party. Meanwhile Maria blows off studying with Katie and Rachel when Sean Pierce asks her out. Sean asks Maria to help him with his take-home Spanish mid-term. She agrees, despite her study schedule with the other girls. When Maria does study with them, her mind is still on Sean, who calls her up. She leaves to go out with him again. Rachel and Katie think he's using her.The boys plan to raise $150 for a cake, saying it's a gift for Mr. Belding. The girls contribute money, but they want to buy Mr.
S04 E11Oct 12, 1996
Renaissance Faire Oct 12, 1996 Mr. Belding and Screech, dressed as a king and his joker, announce that Bayside will hold a Renaissance Faire as a fundraiser. But Ryan gets jealous as Rachel prepares for the Faire by rehearsing with a guy named Tim, who will play Romeo to her Juliet. Before the play can be presented, Ryan locks Tim in a janitor's closet and dresses as Romeo himself. Maria and Katie are running a Punch and Judy puppet show, but end up fighting among themselves. Nicky and Eric dress in period costumes and present themselves as the Men Who Sing Dreadful. Mr. Belding tries on a suit of armor in his office, then can't get it off. The play is scheduled to begin, and Rachel waits for Tim, her Romeo. Ryan shows up instead. There's no time to lose, so Ryan and Rachel play the scene themselves. But just when things seem to be going right, the singing duo of Nicky and Eric arrive onstage to announce Tim has been freed from the closet! Rachel is disgusted with Ryan and stalks off. Elsewhere nothing else is going
S04 E12Oct 12, 1996
The Last to Know Oct 12, 1996 Katie and Nicky try to help out Maria's radio show by having them host with her. Unexpectedly, Nicky and Maria develop feelings for each other, which angers his girlfriend, Katie, and results in her breakup with Nicky.
S04 E13Oct 19, 1996
The Final Curtain Oct 19, 1996 Eric befriends an old comedian at the hospital. The comedian dies the night before Eric is set to sing for the hospital's patients.
S04 E14Oct 19, 1996
Hospital Blues Oct 19, 1996 The gang intern at a local hospital. Eric pretends to be a patient to gain the attention of a female intern. Mr. Belding signs on for a sleep program and Screech constantly prevents him from gaining any sleep.
S04 E15Oct 26, 1996
Trash TV Oct 26, 1996 A reality show is doing a project on the gang to show their responsibilty. They are excited to be on TV until they see their show which portrays them as selfish and irresponsible people.
S04 E16Oct 26, 1996
Karate Kids Oct 26, 1996 The girls sign up for karate classes at the school. While defending Nicky while on their date, Maria protects him from a bully, jeopardizing his manhood.
S04 E17Nov 2, 1996
Vote Screech Nov 2, 1996 Screech organizes a ""Get Out the Vote' drive at the mall and Ryan has to tell Rachel that she can't sing to save his band.
S04 E18Nov 2, 1996
Campaign Fever Nov 2, 1996 Rachel needs some extra-curricular credits on her record, so she decides to run for student council president. The Drama Club is rehearsing a production of Bye Bye Birdie, but Mr. Belding informs them it must be cancelled since the budget committee has cut the club's funding. Eric nominates Katie to run for student council president to fight for the Drama Club. Katie's serious campaign is being outdone by Rachel's flashy but trivial campaign, so Nicky and Eric help Katie to liven things up. But when Katie tries to talk about the Drama Club issue, Nicky cuts her off. Screech's poll has the candidates neck-and-neck. Maria has the candidates on her Bayside TV show. They take questions from the audience, during which Rachel's campaign manager Ryan manages to turn the other clubs in school against the Drama Club. Katie loses the Drama Club support when it isn't mentioned in her campaign video. Afterward, Katie thanks Nicky for handling her campaign--then immediately fires him. She goes back
S04 E19Nov 9, 1996
The Wrong Stuff Nov 9, 1996 The Bayside gang goes to Space Camp for two weeks and fighting ensues over who will be named team leader.
S04 E20Nov 9, 1996
Science Fair Nov 9, 1996 The annual Bayside Science Fair is coming up and Screech desperately wants to win. Eric may be the school's only hope for winning with his robot duster invention, but Screech insists on enhancing his creation which could get Eric disqualified from the competition.
S04 E21Nov 16, 1996
The Fifth Wheel Nov 16, 1996 Katie is the odd person out as everyone pairs up during Space Camp.
S04 E22Nov 16, 1996
The Kiss Nov 16, 1996 As the Space Camp program comes to a close, the gang encounter students from Deering High School. Ryan accidently kisses Mary Beth and has to find a way to explain it to Rachel.
S04 E23Nov 23, 1996
Balancing Act Nov 23, 1996 Maria gets a promotion at the Teen Machine, but along with writing a term paper and cheerleader practice, it leaves her little time for her friends. Meanwhile Ryan and Eric plan a surprise party for Mr. Belding. Screech finds out about it and mistakenly thinks the party is for him.
S04 E24Nov 23, 1996
Stealing Screech Nov 23, 1996 Screech must decide whether he can leave break his attachment to Bayside with all its memories and people he loves for a better paying job offered to him by Valley High's Mr. Huffington.
S04 E25Dec 14, 1996
Fire at the Max (1) Dec 14, 1996 Ryan accidentally burns down the Max after forgetting to turn off the Christmas tree lights.
S04 E26Dec 14, 1996
Fire at the Max (2) Dec 14, 1996 Former Bayside High pupil A.C. Slater visits the gang at what's left of the Max after the fire and they all share fond memories of how the Max has been a special part of their lives.