Apparently “Saved by the Bell” prophesized the Gulf oil disaster nineteen years ago with an episode called “Pipe Dreams.”
In this stunning bit of presaging, oil is discovered beneath Bayside High, a reckless and greedy company disregards the environmental consequences, a body of water is threatened, wild life is killed, and Slater attempts a complicated top kill procedure with the assistance of robot submersibles. Maybe not that last one.
If you dare, you can watch the entire episode on a sketchy file sharing service. For brevity’s sake, here are the highlights mashed up with the trailer for “There Will Be Blood.”