"Saved by the Bell" is one of the more renowned television shows from the 1990s, and the Brooklyn Cyclones are looking to pounce upon that reverence. The Cyclones have announced that a June 24 home game against the Tri-City ValleyCats will double as "Saved by the Bell" night.
The Cyclones, who are the single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, have already released photos of signature "Saved by the Bell" themed jerseys for the event, and there is a strong program full of TV-themed events.
The complete lineup of events:
- Pre-game “Sprain” Dancing Competition
- A.C. Slater’s Sitting Backwards Musical Chairs
- I’m So Excited Fan Cam
- Mr. Tuttle’s Learner’s Permit On-Field Obstacle Course
- Screech Powers Chess Tournament on the Concourse Level
- Kiss Cam complete with the usual “WOOOOOOOOOOOW” sounds since our game will also be taped in front of a live studio audience
- Anyone named Johnny Dakota is banned from the ballpark because we “Say Nope to Dope”
- Oldest Cell Phone in the Ballpark Competition
- Friendship bracelet station on the concourse...singing “Friends Forever” will be optional.
- Zack Morris TIMEOUT Race Around the Bases – kids will race around the bases, but most stop in their tracks every time they hear TIMEOUT.
- After the game, fans with perms or wearing stonewashed jeans will be allowed to run the bases.
This is an ideal time for a Bayside-driven event, as Jimmy Fallon and NBC teamed up to bring a portion of the cast back for an acclaimed spot on a recent episode of The Tonight Show.
Minor League Baseball is perhaps the best sports example of attempting to push any sort of gimmick to elicit fan turnout, and this is simply the most recent example. Still, the Brooklyn Cyclones will almost assuredly reach a demographic that would not normally attend their games, and that is a victory for any marketing guru.
- Brad Rowland