Jeff from “Saved by the Bell” records 6,102nd Consecutive Day of Hate Mail for Breaking-Up Zack and Kelly

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By • Oct 1st, 2008 • Section: Beagle Hall of Fame, Television

Hollywood, CA – In a showing of just how well the American public can hold grudges, Patrick Muldoon, the actor who played Jeff on “Saved by the Bell”, received a piece of hate mail for the 6,102nd consecutive day. The hate mail, which is a result of his three-episode arc on “Saved by the Bell” in which he portrayed Jeff Hunter, a manager at The Maxx who steals Kelly Kapowski away from her boyfriend [Zack Morris], has been steady since the episodes aired in September of 1991.

Today’s piece of mail was postmarked in Trenton, NJ and contained a handwritten note with the disparaging remarks, “Dear Son of a Bitch, I don’t know how you can sleep at night knowing you ended one of the greatest romances of the 20th Century. You stole Kelly away from Zack and then had the nerve to cheat on her with some whore at The Attic. I can never forgive you for that, and if I ever see you on the street, you’d better believe I’m going to kick you square in the balls. Sincerely, Jenny Mapleton.” The note also had a drawing of a man (presumably Jeffrey) being kicked in the groin by a little girl(presumably Jenny Mapleton).

Muldoon tries to let the threats roll off his back, but admits it can be tough when most Americans between the ages of 11 and 35 hate your guts. “I thought it would subside after a while, but syndication on TBS has opened S.B.T.B. up to a whole ‘nother generation of viewers that all grow very hateful after they see me on the show.” Not only does Muldoon receive hateful letters, he is also frequently berated in public. “Literally any time I leave the house I get some woman yelling at me or some guy trying to kick my ass for what I did to Zack Morris. I try telling them it wasn’t real, and that I was an actor playing a role, but that usually just escalates matters.”

Muldoon also believes his role as Jeff hurt has career as casting agents often choose to cast him in vile roles since the American public already hates him. “I went to five auditions last week, and at four of them they only brought me and the guy that played Boggs in Shawshank Redemption in. Can you believe that?”

While most of the letters are simply tersely worded, there have been a few over the years that have been threatening enough to merit police investigation. While Muldoon won’t go into details about those letters, he will say that they were full of “some pretty sick shit.”

Though the constant barrage of negativity drags him down, Muldoon tries to remain optimistic saying, “Who knows maybe tomorrow there’ll be some fan mail from someone who loved me in Starship Troopers.”

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11 Responses »

  1. Poor Jeff, some of this blame does need to fall on Kelly’s shoulders – sure she got dumped on at The Attic, but she had nerve to flaunt her new found romance at Lisa Turtle’s birthday – like, what? A minute after she and Zack broke up – where’s TAT’s hate mail?? Man, I’ll never forget how sad I was while Jessie Spano and AC Slater covered Michael Bolton’s heartbreaking lyrics and Kelly said goodbye to Zack – thank goodness love prevailed in the end.

  2. Serves him right. Moving in on Zack’s woman is bad enough, but dancing with Kelly at the Max to “A-12″ on the jukebox (Zack and Kelly’s song) was just low.

  3. lol! thats just pathetic, anybody that gets that emotional about a tv show is not playing with a full deck and is apparently stuck in the past. they’ve got medication for that. if memory serves me correctly, Zack chased every girl associated with that show.

  4. I can’t believe he broke them up. I was and still am devastated. You better believe that I sent him my share of hate mail. He will spend all of eternity burning in Dante’s hell. Men are all cheaters and he just proves my point. Kelly <3 Zach forever!!!!!!!!!!

  5. [...] relationship. on a side note that brings us back to reality, the actor who plays jeff has received hate mail for years for his role in the zack/kelly [...]

  6. Geez. Get your facts straight Scott. It wasn’t Kelly dancing to A12, it was Zack on his date with Screech’s hot blonde cousin.

    Some may say that A12 is sacred. But the truth is A12 WAS sacred, until Kelly broke Zack’s heart and dumped him for that jerk Jeff.

  7. [...] to my iPhone looking for the strength to get out of bed. Instead, I opened up a very troubling email from Pandito. Patrick Muldoon, the guy who played Jeff Hunter on Saved By the Bell is still getting [...]

  8. ARE YOU ALL FUCKING RETARDED?!?? SERIOUSLY WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!!!

  9. Patrick is so sexy! What an amazing handsome man! Patrick baby come get sum of this young sultry lovin! XOXO lol And by the way.. you hoes stay off his nuts & get a life dammit!

  10. Omg!!! Yall r stupid its Just a damn show… smh so immature

  11. I can’t believe the stupidity of people who sent the hate mail. Seriously? And people wonder

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