According to a 2009 tell-all book called Behind the Bell by Dustin Diamond (Screech), there was a much darker side to Saved by the Bell behind the scenes. Since that book has been published and turned into a Lifetime movie called The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, it has been revealed that Diamond’s tell-all was far from the truth. In fact, the actor has admitted that he did not even write most of the book himself. But what if some of those insane fake stories about what happened behind the scenes of Saved By the Bell actually had some truth?
For 4 Seasons, from 1989 to 1992, Saved by the Bell aired on Saturday mornings on NBC. However, the squeaky clean show aimed at tweens probably had more behind-the-scenes drama than executive producer Peter Engel dared to air on actual television. While everything looked perfect for Bayside High teens in the Saved by the Bell episodes, the show may have been a nightmare to make.
So, what is fact and what is fiction? Compiled here are some stories that allegedly describe what really happened behind the scenes of Saved By the Bell. While some of these tales are too ridiculous to be true, like Diamond's claim to have slept with 2,000 women, many tales have been corroborated. For example, the cast really did get around. Check out the Saved By the Bell stories for yourself to see if you can discern the grains of truth sprinkled throughout the insane tales.