Biting the hand that made him, actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar — still best known as scampy preppy Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell — recently made some less than flattering remarks about the much-loved late-80's, early-90's sitcom.

"It's not a great show," Gosselaar told Yahoo! TV during an interview to promote the second season of his TNT courtroom dramedy Franklin & Bash. "The writing is kind of hokey… it's very much a piece of that time."

Though he might not be the Bell's biggest fan, he does credit the show with helping him develop a strong work ethic. "Even though we had fun, the one thing the producers instilled in us is that this is a business," Gosselaar said. "You can still have all your fun, but you have to do your job, and then you can reap all the benefits at the end."

[H/T: Warming Glow, screengrab via LNwJF]