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Lark Voorhies Comments on Not Being Included in 'Saved By The Bell' Reboot

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By Ben Robinson III

When it comes to classic 90's sitcoms there are only a few that sit at the top of the list. Of course, there were Prime Time options that fuel our nostalgia like The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Martin, Friends and the show that birthed Friends the all black cast lead Living Single, which was a huge success for Fox. However, those shows aside, one of the most successful 90's sitcoms didn't come on during Prime Time at all. As a matter of fact, it debuted during a time especially designated for its target audience.

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Saved by the Bell could easily be remembered as the quintessential drama of choice among pre-teens and teenagers alike, because it remained wholesome enough to air during Saturday Morning Cartoons, yet was relevant enough to keep its target audience captivated for years. And it never disappointed when it came to touching upon important coming-of-age issues. Wikipedia reports;

Primarily focusing on lighthearted comedic situations, it occasionally touches on serious social issues, such as drug use, driving under the influence, homelessness, remarriage, death, women's rights, and environmental issues.

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The show was a breeding ground for up and coming talent like Elizabeth Berkley, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Dustin Diamond, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez and Lark Voorhies. Of the six aforementioned actors one of the most controversial has been Lark Voorhies, who has been publicly encountering many issues, all without the alleged support of her fellow former cast mates. It was a fact exhibited when the entire cast, aside from ostracized cast member Dustin Diamond who played Screech, appeared without her during a reunion of sorts on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Now years later, after a public battle with mental health issues, Voorhies is speaking out as a Saved by the Bell reboot is in the works. And she's finally breaking her silence about how not being asked to be a part of the new production makes her feel.

“I have to admit I did feel a bit slighted and hurt when I was not invited to be part of the Saved by the Bell reunion, as well as other cast members events,” she read from a statement.

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“Yet, of course, I also realized that having this puzzling disorder may have played a major part in that factual decision. With that in mind, I am truly thankful for having had the chance to work on a show that has been so successful.”

Voorhies was originally misdiagnosed as having bipolar disorder, but she recently revealed that the condition she was suffering from was something completely different. Check out her interview, and her feelings towards being snubbed from the reunion, below.

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