Missing a clip — Chross? Anyone?
I never saw a single episode of “Saved By the Bell.”
And now you’re probably thinking I’ve finally lost my mind, wondering what the hell that has to do with anything. Follow my train of thought. All roads lead to spanking.
On Monday, I read about the unfortunate passing of Dustin Diamond (cancer, not Covid) at 44 — he played “Screech” on SBTB. And in the write-ups about him, he was often mentioned alongside co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar.
MPG played the preppy, bleached blond high-schooler Zack Morris in SBTB. These days, he’s virtually unrecognizable, playing the derpy New Age dad on “Mixed-ish.” But somewhere between the two roles, MPG was quite the hunk of sexy beast.
And it was during that period that he guest-starred in a 2010 episode of “Weeds,” and participated in possibly the hottest scene in that show’s history. When most people think of “Weeds” and spanking, they recall the OTK scene between Mary-Louise Parker and Demian Bichir in the back of a limo. IMO, the scene between MPG and MLP made the limo spanking look like child’s play.
The actual spanking portion of the scene is brief; actually a bare-bottom belting. But the whole thing is so freaking hot, with the most perfect buildup ever, the most perfect dialogue. The chemistry between the two of them sizzles the screen. I think I blogged about it way back when. Used to be you could find the entire scene online, including on Chross’s Movies and TV Database. I watched it many times.
So, the other day I had a hankering to watch it once again. Went to Chross’s database, found it, clicked View. “This video has been flagged.” Whaaaat??
Okay. Maybe it was somewhere else. I remembered the name of the episode was “Gentle Puppies.” I Googled everything I could think of. “Weeds Gentle Puppies bar scene Mark-Paul Gosselaar.” I found articles about that scene; apparently a lot of people agreed that it was steamy. I found a few pictures and a couple of gifs. But I could not find the clip at all, not even part of it, not anywhere.
What happened?? Have we gotten so damned puritanical that the clip was deemed too pornographic or something to leave online? Ugh!
For those who don’t recall the scene, I’ll do the next best thing — I’ll describe it. Perhaps it will jog some pleasant memories. To the best of my recollection (remember, I watched this a hell of a lot of times), Nancy (Parker’s character) winds up in an empty dive bar in the middle of the day. She makes herself at home, walking behind the counter and helping herself to a beer. The owner (MPG) then comes out and doesn’t look too pleased. She proceeds to sit at the bar, helping herself to peanuts and being thoroughly obnoxious to him. Another man comes in, sits down and starts watching the game on the overhead TV.
Nancy then pulls out a cigarette and starts to light it. MPG tells her there’s no smoking in this bar. She protests that there’s no one there, and he insists she can’t smoke. She then gestures at the sole customer sitting at the bar, “You mind?” He shakes his head. So she lights up anyway. MPG looks pissed. Then, abruptly, he turns off the TV and tells the other guy “We’re closed.” The man leaves, and MPG locks the door after him. Meanwhile, Nancy still sits at the bar, looking a bit apprehensive.
MPG slowly walks over to her, comes up right next to her. With one hand, he takes her cigarette and stubs it out, and with the other he roughly fists her hair. Oh. My. God.
Look at her face. She knows she’s in trouble.
And then the following dialogue happens:
MPG: I said no smoking. You don’t listen.
Nancy: No… no, I don’t.
MPG: Do you need someone to make you?
Holy crap. Not since “You’re going to grow up, all the way, right now” has a bit of spanko dialogue made me so weak in the knees. Then the scene jumps to Nancy’s bare bottom bent over the bar, and MPG is thrashing it with his belt.
Aaaaand then the next thing we know, they’re both naked and he’s going at her like a wild stallion. Glasses are crashing and smashing and no one cares.
The scene ends with him clinging to her from behind, and Nancy, ever the grifter and opportunist, is slipping an expensive-looking watch from his wrist onto hers.
Ring any bells, kids? Any ideas where this scene could be found? Hell, I’ll purchase the entire episode if I have to. This one is a keeper. Weeds, Gentle Puppies, 2010. Anyone?
I also googled it, using “Gentle Puppies” Weeds episode. A few links came up for it, usually leading to YouTube. Then each actual video end result said “Video has been removed due to copyright laws”. So I, too, hit a dead-end to get to a viable video clip for it. I even went back to your blog that referenced it years ago, and you had included a link for that scene, which was also blocked out now.
Pam — (sigh) Yup. It’s gone everywhere, I’m afraid. I wonder why. I mean, come on. Copyright? Then how come there are other “Weeds” clips out there? Also, there’s stuff online that’s wayyyy more graphic than that scene. I don’t get it.
Dammit, I want to watch that.
👀 I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never seen this clip…I guess that isn’t too surprising since I’ve never seen an episode of Weeds before either. 😅
Jay — I looooooooved Weeds. I didn’t see it when it ran originally (I don’t get Showtime) but I Netflixed the entire series. Hated to see it end. It was a bizarre show — couldn’t decide if it was a comedy or a drama — but it was addicting, if you’ll pardon the expression.
I have to wonder why this is the first time I’ve heard about this episode, and I try to keep up with such things. But is this it, on YouTube? I googled, “weeds gentle puppies bar scene.” It says, “This full-length episode is available for purchase.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI4z4lH4KEM
Bob — thanks! I had seen that. If that’s my last resort, I’m going for it. Can’t be more than a few bucks.
I clicked the link — $2.99 high definition, $1.99 standard definition. That fits the definition of a few bucks. Didn’t buy it, though. If I started watching Weeds I might not be able to stop. I’ve always thought MLP is extremely hot. She might be addictive.
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$2.99 for the episode (#8). $9.99 for the season (#6). $59.99 for the complete series.
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I’m quite certain I can get that added to plex and have the whole series ready to enjoy by the weekend if you’d like 😀
Zack — YOU ARE AWESOME! You don’t have to do the whole series, honest. That one episode would be a huge treat. And you’ll love it too (just make sure the kids aren’t anywhere around when you watch it!). ♥
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Yep looks like season 6 episode 8. I have the series downloading now should be ready tomorrow 😀 thanks for pointing it out!!
I have that clip if you don’t find it elsewhere.
Do you have Netflix? I’m watching it right now on Netflix. (Thanks for the tip, BTW.)
Andy — thanks! It looks like my buddy has me covered.
Audrey — hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but because my TV is so old, I don’t have any streaming services. I have the old-time DVD Netflix.
I found it enthralling, Erica. And I must say, with all her brattiness and general appearance, MLP reminded me quite a lot of you. 😜. I am sorry about the lack of streaming – are you sure you can’t stream Netflix on your laptop? Good luck!
Audrey — I take that as a great compliment, thank you!
I could if I changed my membership to streaming. But TBH, I like watching TV and movies on my TV, sprawled in my favorite chair. It’s funny to me that we started out with teeny tiny TV screens, they got bigger and bigger and BIGGER… and now people are watching stuff on their phones.
I’m sorry but I have no idea where to find this but having read your description I know that I have to see it too now. Very genuinely wishing you the best of luck with your search
Prefectdt — a friend is downloading the entire series and then will be sharing with me! I still wish I had a way of showing it to all of you, though. It’s such a delicious scene.
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Not to worry. Now that I know about it and can keep a weather eye out, it is bound to pop up somewhere sooner or later. Something to look forward to 🙂
From my memory of this episode, when the belt was applied to Ms Parker’s bare buttocks it left a definite, visible welt. (Did not appear to be photo-shopped, as you
could see the mark appear organically). Thanks Erica for reminding us of this
Anonymous — wow! I don’t remember that. It had to happen so fast; as I recall, the belt striking wasn’t much more than a flash.
One of my all-time favorite scenes because the lead up is so good! I had the same urge to re-watch the clip around a month ago and the link on Chross’s website was still working so it must have been flagged just recently. Hopefully it will be uploaded again one of these days! You captured it perfectly, though. I love her expression when he kicks out the other customer. His take charge attitude to her bratty defiance is the very definition of HOT!
Anonymous — one of the best build-ups ever, right? Could he have been any hotter? No, I think not.
Sorry about the watermarking, but: https://www.xvideos.com/video4668245/mary_louise_parker_belt_spanking_and_doggy_in_weeds_s06e08
Alec — thank you!