Elizabeth Berkley’s most recent performance on Dancing With the Stars was a blast from the past. The performance was based on a special episode of Saved by the Bell.
In the 80s sitcom, Berkley’s character Jessie Spano struggled with an addiction to caffeine pills. Jessie eventually broke down during an exercise routine, while singing “I’m So Excited.”
The episode was created to warn teens about the dangers of using caffeine pills. However, it eventually became somewhat of a joke. Berkley and her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy used the episode’s popularity to their advantage.
The Dancing With the Stars routine began with Berkley dressed as an 80s teen — complete with leg warmers and big hair. As Val enters the bedroom set, he realizes Berkley is holding a large bottle of “jive pills.”
When he questions her about the pills, she says she needs them to jive. She then repeats her infamous line, exclaiming that she is “so excited… so excited… ”
With the sound of a school bell, Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy performed their dance routine to the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited.” The audience and the judges reacted favorably to the dancing and the nod to Saved by the Bell.
The duo scored 26 out of 30 possible points.
Berkley starred in the 80s sitcom throughout four seasons, beginning in 1989 and ending in 1993. Following the sitcom’s cancellation, the young actress starred in the controversial film Showgirls.
In 1995, she signed a contract with United Talent Agency. As reported by IMDB, she appeared in numerous films, including First Wives Club, Any Given Sunday, and Last Call. Berkley made her Broadway debut in 2004, appearing in Sly Fox.
Elizabeth Berkley is known as a diverse actress who works hard and is willing to take chances. She obviously has a great sense of humor, as she eloquently reprised her 80s role on Dancing With the Stars.