Friday, December 29, 2006

Save Screech's house!


Apologies for not making a post for a while, I'm blaming it on Christmas and all that jazz and definitely not on laziness from my part! Anyway, whilst being caught up in the 'christmas rush' I was watching Hollwood TV (for academic purposes only of course...) and came across a feature on Screech from Saved by the Bell. Talk about a blast from the past! Screech Powers, played by Dustin Diamond (what a name, surely with a name that like you're destined to be famous?) was in Saved by the Bell which when I was growing up was one of THE greatest shows. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of Saved by the Bell, it was about a group of school kids in America. There was the jock, the cheerleader, the cool and mischievious kid, the clever one, the fashionable yet slightly bitchy one and the geeky one. Screech was the geeky one. Anyway, back to my main point... On this TV programme, Screech or rather Dustin was explaining how he got himself into a bit of a pickle (I'm keeping it short and sweet so as not to bore you) and had to pay $250,000 for his house within 30 days. He came up with the idea of selling T-Shirts but he called them D-Shirts (see what he did there?)to save his house. People bought the $15 shirts in their thousands and sure enough his house was saved. To be honest, if I was not a poor student, I would probably have bought one too just to say that I helped save Screech's house! Am I sounding sad?! Hmmm anyway let me know if anyone is richer than me and decides to buy one! The whole concept of buying t-shirts from a guy who we used to watch, and love on tv just made me laugh and I thought I should share it! The site is quite amusing and as I said, if only I was not a poor student!!

It also got me thinking though about child prodigies and how they often go off the rails or get themselves into a bit of a mess. Britney who sprung to fame at 15 got hitched in Vegas and then divorced within hours and is now going through divorce number 2. Drew Barrymore was a child star (ET) who discovered drink and drugs in her teens although luckily seems now to be on track. Did Dustin not have anyone older or wiser guiding him on how to spend or rather save his pennies? It made me laugh that on this site for saving Screech's house, he refers to himself as a "famous celebrity"... yes so famous that he can't afford to save his house.... no further comment. I also found out a little more about Dustin Diamond - he has made a sex tape (not one that I watched I might add or ever have any intention of watching. He scares me a little with clothes on so off would be a nightmare for me!) But, then again hasn't everyone in the celeb world made a sex tape? One night in Paris springs to mind, Britney's in on the game and even Imogen from BB7 (Does she count as a celebrity?!) Do these people really think that when they break up with their partners from that time that they won't decide to cash in on their fun and frolics? You'd have thought that each would have learnt from one another but apparently not! It does make you wonder if they do it because they want the attention. My aim of this posting was, funnily enough, NOT to talk about sex tapes and so I think this is a fine time to bid you farewell and hope that I have not tarnished my name in anyway or associated myself with a sex tape... oh what have I done?!

*** Please note there are no links to any of the tapes!!!

As usual let me know your thoughts! :)

2 Comments:

At 3:41 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking of saving grace, how about the resurgence of bitchy house mate Grace on that circus show? The light of fame that the modern celebrity has now burns so breifly it needs to be re-ignited every 12 months or so! The modern celebrities time is short and all must indeed learn to be frugle if they are to turn fame into a means of supporting themselves through life. Fame itself does not necesserally bring wealth, and if it does it is best not to piss it up the wall!! But as Screech's case proves even if your light has been extinguished then with the diverse and all accessing internet, you can have enough of a spark to at least remember how your flame once burned!!

 
At 9:34 am, Blogger thephonebook said...

Didn't screech make a porno or something. Wasn't that to save his career or house or dignity (maybe not) Saved by the Bell - brilliant

 

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