‘Zack Morris is Trash’ is the Greatest Thing on the Internet.
I am forever grateful to my brother-in-law, Mike, for introducing me to the web series Zack Morris is Trash by Funny Or Die and I would like to pay-it-forward.
What we thought we were watching
The early 90s were all about TGIF, Slap Bracelets and Saved By The Bell.
Back then, Saved By The Bell always seemed like good, clean fun. For us old millennials, it played a pivotal role in our coming of age.
This light comedy focuses on the lives, crushes and pranks of six Bayside High School students. Headed by cutie leader Zach, the six are reminiscent of modern day “Archie” characters, complete with Jughead-like character Screech. Bayside principal Richard Belding tries to keep the gang in check. — IMDB
We thought we were learning important life-lessons.
We thought we were learning there was, ‘No hope with dope’, friends were forever, and, of course, to be cautious of NoDoz.
What we didn’t learn, until now, was that Zack Morris, hidden in plain sight, was one of the worst humans to ever walk the earth.
Through the benefit of hindsight and woke-ness, Zack Morris Is Trash exposes this seemingly innocent teen sitcom for what it is, the profile of a maniacal narcissist who vindictively manipulates his friends and family for personal gain.
It revisits Saved By The Bell with the care and analysis that a 90s pop culture phenomenon deserves.
Watching these 3–5 minute clips makes you feel like you took the red pill in the matrix and nothing will ever be the same.
Namely, that Zack Morris was a monster.
Just a taste of the pure gold that is on this youtube channel:
- That time Zack Morris Fat Shamed A Girl Who Won Him In A Charity Auction
- That time Zack Morris Made A Girl In A Wheelchair Feel Terrible
- That time Zack Morris got Jessie Hooked on Caffeine Pills
- The Time Zack Morris Orchestrated A Car Accident That Almost Killed His Girlfriend
And my two favorites:
‘That time Zack Morris narc’d on a friendly movie star for smoking weed’
That time Zack Morris gifted himself a homeless girl for Christmas
Growing up, we weren’t allowed to watch The Simpsons or Married With Children but it was all good to have our minds polluted every Saturday morning by a raving lunatic.
Zack Morris is Trash is a genius premise. I’m so jealous of everyone discovering this for the first time.
Cherish the final moments of your childhood before you see it through the prism of Zack Morris being absolute trash.