You can’t have Saved By The Bell without a bit of Screech — even if you wanted to. But, Screech himself really wants you to rethink your opinion on him. Saved By The Bell’s Dustin Diamond apologized to his cast mates for his pretty terrible behavior the last few years, and revealed more about what caused the downfall on today’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show.
If you’ve been stuck at Bayside High since the early ’90s, here’s what happened — In 2009, Diamond released a book about his experience on set, and did not paint Zack and the gang in a positive light.
While he later tried to remove his name from the book, it was still the basis around an unauthorized Lifetime TV movie that came out a few years ago.
Diamond has been in a rough spot since the series (and its spin-offs) went off air, and it seems like he was quick to blame… well, everyone. Recently, he was even arrested on reckless endangerment charges after getting into a bar brawl in Wisconsin. And, well — drug charges just this year didn’t really boost his 2016. But now, he’s trying to make some positive changes in his life.
If you’re unfamiliar with the book, some of the most scathing lines and accusations were revealed while Diamond was on stage.
(Even so, you’d think he’d read it over before it was published — right?)
While we totally believe in the art of forgiveness, and think that Diamond’s apology was totally sincere, we do hope that Diamond can move onto the next chapter of his life — and, keep the calm and serene disposition that he demonstrated on Dr. Oz. No matter what, we’ll always have extreme nostalgia for the show, and he helped make it the success that it was!