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Jim Harbaugh once made cameo on 'Saved by the Bell'


"Saved by the Bell: The New Class" was a regrettable moment in television history. Any time Screech gets top billing in the opening credits, something has gone horribly wrong.

If nothing else, at least the show gave Jim Harbaugh a chance to show off his acting chops. This actually happened. And he played Screech's cousin.

There are so many wondrous things about the video above, with Harbaugh (then a member of the Indianapolis Colts) entering at 15:20.

1. The live studio audience greets Harbaugh's arrival like Michael Jackson just showed up to The Max.

2. Harbaugh's hair.

3. Harbaugh's emphatic hand gestures to prove a point.

4. "Cheerleading sure has changed since I was in school."

5. "Being famous does not make you a hero. Being a hero isn't about what you do out there on the field. It's about who you are in here. It's about helping your friends, your school and your community."

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