The following thought came to me tonight as I washed my bedroom walls (yes, I washed my walls; we don't have an exhaust fan in our bathroom so sometimes our walls get marks from condensation. Moving on):
You know the SAT episode of Saved by the Bell, when Zack scores some though-the-roof number and has the Stanford-ish Stansbury ("We're the Harvard of the West!") wooing him at the college fair in the gym? And meanwhile, Jessie, who is the shoe-in for valedictorian (although if I remember correctly the honor ends up going to Screech but he tells Mr. B to give it to Jessie because it means more to her), somehow scores bottom-of-the-trough low and has some community colleges interested in talking to her after Stanford-ish sniffs at her perfect GPA and extracurricular involvement. (Bones to pick here: 1. Seriously, you can't pony up for a meeting room at the Radisson or something, Bayside? 2. Stanford-ish, you're going to this clown car of a high school's college fair in the gym? Arg. 3. According to the grammatically lacking recap I link to above, Jessie scores a 1205. What an idiot, am I right?)
So here's where I'm going with this: If Zack is somehow this amazingly apt, super-intelligent teen wonder, don't you think they would have caught that at any point in the past via the dozen standardized tests kids have to take just for this very purpose? And wouldn't Jessie have been picked out as a bit of a dull crayon?
I expect more from a show of this caliber. And I can't decide if I mean that sarcastically.
Also: some great recapping thanks to TV.com:
"The S.A.T.'s roll around and the gang prepare in their own ways to take the test. What they werent prepared for though is that when the scores are revealed, the word shocking would be an understatement. Zack gets the highest score to everyones shock...All in all i enjoyed this episodes because it really showed that the gang will always look after each other in a time of crisis."