While Zack, Kelly, Slater, Jessie, Lisa, and Screech may have been the true stars of Saved by the Bell, their actors weren’t the only ones who went on to fame. Even some of the smallest roles on the show were played by some current big-name stars, although most weren’t too well-known when the show originally aired. In honor of the Saved by the Bell reboot, which is currently airing on Peacock, we couldn’t think of anything more fitting than a trip down memory lane. Ahead are 13 stars from the original series and TV movies who you might’ve forgotten were on the show. We skipped cameos from Saved by the Bell: The New Class since that deserves a list of its own.
It can be easy to seek out books that tell stories we’re familiar with, but for some readers — particularly in the United States — finding a story that reflects their own can be difficult. To make things a little easier, we rounded up 15 books by Muslim American authors that are just as amazing whether you want to read something that tells your story, want to learn more about Islam, or are just looking for a good romance to curl up with. Representation in all media matters, and searching for stories that expand our worldview is equally important — we hope these books will help you do just that.
The cast of The Crown knows how to make us do a double take when it comes to playing the members of the royal family, but actress and comedian Lisa Beasley’s spot-on impersonation of Margaret Thatcher (portrayed by Gillian Anderson) puts a hilarious spin on one of the show’s most stoic characters. The impression is an admirable replication of Anderson’s voice and cadence on the show, creating a gravelly tone that lands somewhere between a member of high society and Lord Voldemort. In particular, Beasley nails Thatcher’s demeanor when Queen Elizabeth II officially names her prime minister, but the dialogue is where things start to go off script.
“I am Margaret Thatcher,” Beasley says in a raspy voice before poking fun at Thatcher’s time in office, specifically her decision to eliminate the countrywide free milk program for school children over the age of 7 in 1971. As she’s speaking, Beasley is careful to keep her face stiff and unyielding, expertly mimicking Anderson’s performance and giving us all a good laugh. Check out Beasley’s full impression ahead, as well as comedian Kieran Hodgson’s charming impressions of The Crown cast here.