If you are a shut-in with unlimited time, a student with nothing to do with your summer, or a pop-culture blogger, I’d actually suggest watching the entire half-hour interview below with Mark Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer. They’re promoting the fourth season premiere of Franklin and Bash, and while I’m a Suits guy, I enjoy the hell out of Meyer and Gosselaar’s camaraderie. There’s a very real Faison/Braff thing going on between these two, as they give each other sh*t for real-life eccentricities (Gosselaar shaves his legs, while Meyer paints his nails, and refuses to stop).
But if you talk to these guys for half an hour, Saved by the Bell is bound to come up, and it did so hear when Gosselaar was asked if he knew anything about the unauthorized Saved by the Bell movie that Lifetime is making. He said only that he knows it’s happening, but that no one in the cast was involved.
The movie is allegedly based on Dustin Diamond’s memoir about his time on Saved by the Bell, and that actually prompted Breckin Meyer to speak out against Screech. That part of the conversation comes around the 25-minute mark in the video, but here’s a transcript.
Meyer: That guy is such a dick. I need to say it. I don’t know Dustin at all, but… [Gosselaar] and I have talked endlessly about Saved By The Bell … The Dustin Diamond thing is just so silly. It’s just so negative and it always bums me out.”
Gosselaar: “Everything that I’ve heard about his book is negative and I don’t remember those things. My experience on the show was very positive and that’s why when people say, oh you don’t like talking about it,’ it’s like no, I don’t mind talking about it, I just don’t really remember that time and also everything I do remember was extremely positive. I still have friendships from it.”
Meyer: “I know Elizabeth and Mario and Tiffany. And everyone has nothing but awesome times [sic] to say about that, except for Dustin. That might be you, bro. I think it’s bullshit. I think he’s so full of shit, like his sex tape. You saw it. That’s not him! Come on, Screech is not packing that. Get the hell out of here. He doesn’t have six Beldings beneath him. There’s no fucking way. You’re full of sh*t, Dustin. Suck it.”
Source: HuffPo Live