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It's heartbreaking seeing your best friends fight. And that's kind of how we feel covering this spat between The Wonder Years' Kevin Arnold and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, otherwise known as Zack Morris from Saved By the Bell. This precious video clip from 1988—unearthed, rediscovered on YouTube, and circulated around the Web today—depicts a wide-eyed Kevin trying to court junior high bombshell Lisa Berlini. But before he can ask her to the Spring Dance, a dashing Brad Gaines (played by Gosselaar) beats him to the punch:



Cheer up, Kev. Winnie was always the one for you anyway.

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