Having guaranteed Dustin Diamond and his management that I would remain “tasteful” in the publication of this interview, I’ll spare you the details of his sordid exposé on time spent as Saved by the Bell’s brainy misfit Samuel “Screech” Powers.
Yes, Diamond did write a book about SBTB (aptly titled Behind the Bell).
He nonetheless assured me during our hour-long tête-à-tête that he had little to do with the final product. Which is a good thing, as no matter how guilty of a pleasure the read might be (check it out immediately), it’s also rife with bafflingly egregious editorial errors, dubious-at-best rumors, racist inferences, and the gratuitous use [...]
Before I begin, let me put a disclaimer here: I love the 90's. In my fantasies, I would have been able to scrap up some level of fame prior to the airing of VH1's I Love The 90's, so that I could be a talking head next to Michael Ian Black, and tell the world how strongly I felt about the decade. However, sometimes re-watching something you once loved can lead to massive disappointment. Even though you may have memorized 70% of the movie's dialogue, you're shocked at the 30% of the dialogue that went over your head. Plus, with the rapid advancement of special effects today, badly executed [...]