A Tribute to Zack Morris’s Oversize Cell Phone (and Lesbian Girlfriend)

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Still pissed after Apple’s big reveal of the non-existent iPhone 5? Take some deep breaths in downward dog and watch this tribute to Zack Morris’s brick cell phone from Saved by the Bell. Could he text message on that thing? Listen to music? Peruse Autostraddle’s sexy mobile site? I don’t think so, my friend.

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Bonus points at the end for the appearance of Tori played by Leanna Creel, the character who set off my gaydar way back when I was a wee 12 year old watching this show. According to our good friends at Wikipedia, Leanna married her wife Rinat Greenberg on June 18, 2008, when California first legalized gay marriages and Rinat gave birth to a son Levi just two days later!

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Jess is a pop culture junkie living in New York City. She enjoys endless debates about The L Word, Howard Stern, new techy gadgets, DVR, exploring the labyrinth of the Lesbian Internet, memoirs, working out, sushi, making lists, artsy things, anything Lady Gaga touches, traveling, puppies, and nyc in the fall. Find her on Twitter @jessxnyc or via email.

Jess has written 240 articles for us.


  1. every chick on tv I had a crush on as a kid I have later found out is gay. Parent trap 3 anyone?

  2. I KNEW IT!!! Such a crush on her, I had no idea why at the time but ya know.

    hahaha I KNEW IT, I will be happy all day!

  3. Parent Trap 3…yes. I had such a crush on them. That’s right ladies, Leanna Creel is a triplet! Yowza times 3!!!

  4. they always seem so excited to be on the phone. it’s too funny, even at that dramatic moment, it’s too funny, he’s like dad, is this giant piece of plastic the only way? He could probably knock his dad out with that thing.

    I want Zack’s hairstyle I feel like it’s a cute dykey look especially with the buzzed sides.

  5. I KNEW IT. Even as a kid, I thought, “Why would she be interested in Zack? She doesn’t like him.” Although, ultimately, I was way more into Jessie, so the Tori Parallel Universe they created was a bit of a downer for me.

  6. I remember Leanna Creel (and the triplet sister who acted on General Hospital)…

    I would be the first to admit I had NO idea she was a lesbian…And yet, I am more shocked that her hair is not naturally curly.

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