The rebirth “saved by the bell”: where is the cry? – Dustin Diamond


Lisa Turtle breaks away from her lovers (plural) just long enough to honor us with her presence in Peacock’s Saved by the Bell the comeback. The same cannot be said of his admirer from time to time Samuel “Screech” Powers, whose glaring absence is addressed in the big Homecoming episode.Screech was last seen at Bayside over 20 years ago, around the same time as Saved by the bell: the new class was put out of his misery. He’s away for his alma mater’s annual fundraising gala, which brings Zack, Kelly, Slater and Jessie together just long enough to save their friendships and unearth their high school time capsule (the content of which includes Jessie’s caffeine pills). , Slater’s Swan Lake Kelly costume and lei from the 1992 TV movie Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style).

The quartet also reconnects with the aforementioned Parisian fashionista, who is on FaceTime just long enough to make her selfish friends feel bad for forgetting that they all attended Bayside with principal “Ron Ron” Toddman (who is screened in green in several flashbacks from the original series, including scenes from the Season 3 classic “No Hope with Dope”).

As for Screech, his distant whereabouts are revealed during a conversation between Slater and Jessie. At one point, Slater mentions that Screech and his robot Kevin (remember Kevin?) Currently reside on the International Space Station, which currently revolves 248 miles above Earth. So yes, he couldn’t do it.

You had to expect to ditch Screech from the franchise. In 2009, portrait painter Dustin Diamond published a book titled Behind the bell, which included sordid details about her co-stars taking drugs and using drugs while filming the NBC sitcom. It would ultimately serve as the source material for Lifetime’s 2014 made-for-television film, The unauthorized saved by Bell history. (In 2016, Diamond appeared on Dr Oz and apologized for Behind the Bell, alleging that a ghostwriter wrote the tell-all on his behalf.)

There’s also the fact that in 2015, Diamond was sentenced to four months in prison for stabbing a man in a Wisconsin bar. He served a three-month sentence, walked out in good behavior, then broke his parole and served two more days in prison.

And who can forget that in 2006 Diamond released the infamous sex tape Screeched: saved by the smell? («Zoinks!»)


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