I Saw AC Slater!

If you have no idea who the above mentioned individual is, then this post will not excite you nearly as much as if you grew up in the '80s and '90s watching Saved by the Bell. I can honestly say that I don't remember watching much TV when I was growing up, but I sure do remember a lot of TV shows that I watched, so maybe I spent more time in front of the tube than I remembered. But truly, anyone in my generation should remember Zach and Kelly, Screech, Slater, Jesse, and Lisa. Slater was played by Mario Lopez and thought by many young teen girls of the day to be the "hunk" of the show. He dropped off the face of the earth for awhile and then resurfaced in such shows as "Dancing with the Stars," a show were many has-been actors try to revive their careers. I think in his case it seems to be working.

Last weekend I was in NYC for an OB-GYN resident leadership conference along with my 3 other fellow third year residents. We had Saturday night free and decided to go see a show, and ended up seeing "A Chorus Line," featuring none other than one Mario Lopez. The whole production was phenomenal, actually--a story about 16 dancers auditioning for a role in a Broadway performance. It was my first Broadway show and it was a wonderful experience.

Of note, Pope Benedict XVI was also in NYC this weekend. I saw many evidences of his visit but did not actually see the actual Holy Father. But for the record, if I had see him, he would have trumped AC in the title. :)


Anonymous said...

How could you have grown up in the early 90's and not remember Saved By the Bell. I loved it at the time. :) Mariah

Anonymous said...

eric you saw the pope from inside your mother if you were paying attention