Saved by the Bell -- Zack Insults All of Native American Culture in Just 22 Minutes
Saved by the Bell was basically an unending gauntlet of wildly sociopathic schemes perpetrated by Zack Morris which somehow didn't torpedo his path to becoming the goddamn Governor of California. One episode that is especially uncomfortable today is "Running Zack" in which the Bayside gange are tasked with doing a class presentation about their ancestors. Zack finds an old photo of a Native American man in his parents' belongings and randomly concludes that he must be part Indigenous. So he does a half-assed presentation about this wild assumption.
NBC Universal TelevisionScreech, an incel before society had a word for it.
The teacher calls out for his lack of thoroughness, but instead of simply failing Zack and teaching him a valuable lesson about consequences, she sends him to hang out with her surfer buddy who happens to be Native American -- because back in the '90s, sending students to hang out with random adults in their filthy junk-filled apartments was totally cool apparently.
NBC Universal Television"You're the most popular kid in school but you've never been to second base? What the hell are they teaching you these days?"
Zack realizes the error of his ways and re-does his presentation, this time in full headdress and face-paint. Again, this is supposed to be the good, more acceptable version of the report.
NBC Universal Television"Ah, now I see why you've never been to second base."