Reboot Lisa Turtle! Why the New ‘Saved by the Bell’ (And the Rest of Entertainment) Should Embrace Flaws and Bring Back Its Full Cast

Bayside High better brace itself. Its OG con artist, Zack Morris, plans to return to Saved by the Bell for a reboot of the iconic show. It’ll reunite the cast with a new storyline without the addition of Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle. Voorhies blames getting cut from the reboot on the stigma from her bipolar disorder. She also says her feelings are hurt she isn’t being invited to take part in the cast reunion.

Leaving Lisa out isn’t just mean, it sets a bad example for a show that always prided itself on the teachable moment. March 30 is World Bipolar Day, Voorhies struggles with it, owns it, and yet has been excluded from the reboot because of it. The producers on the reboot should rethink their decision to exclude Voorhies from the reboot and bring back the entire cast. Keep reading to find out why.

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How do you feel about the decision to exclude Lisa Turtle from the ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot? Let us know how you think this should have been handled in the comments!

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