I paid $15 to save Screech's house

Screech is in danger of losing his house, but you can help, with just $15.

Yesterday, Dustin Diamond, formerly of Saved By the Bell, told Howard Stern’s listeners that he needs about 30,000 of you to help him raise $250,000 over the next 30 days in order to save his Wisconsin home from foreclosure. But you might ask: "What do I get in return for this generous $15 contribution to the Save Screech’s House fund — besides the piece of mind of knowing that I am supporting a fine, young artist? A ticket to a Zach Attack benefit show? Perhaps a charity lunch hosted by Screech’s robot roommate Kevin?

No, you get a T-shirt — pardon me, a "D-shirt" — that says "I paid $15 to help Screech save his house."

A $20 donation gets you a D-shirt signed with an obscene remark directed toward a New York Capital Exchange employee that Screech initially relied on to help him save his house. (Snap! Sock it to him, Screech. You give it to him like you gave it to Horshack in the second round of your Celebrity Boxing 2 match.)

But seriously, PopWatch readers: Give and give generously to Dustin Diamond. He did unto others when he let Jesse Spano be valedictorian just because he knew how much it meant to her. Now it’s time for us to do unto Screech.

(A single tear.)

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  • Ed

    I’m sorry but I think the regular talent on these boards are on vacation. Some of the blog headlines are WAY WAY out there, like this one.
    Where is Michael?

  • Stephanie

    I agree. Dustin, buy a small condo and get your Masters Degree. Your acting career is over.

  • Travis

    I agree, Ed.

  • johnathan

    Hey. Hey. Scott Brown rules. Leave him alone.

  • johnathan

    oh crap, I mean kate sullivan. kate sullivan rules. cmon, that video was funny.

  • sara

    Um, well I listened to this on Stern yesterday, so I think it’s timely and topical.
    Diamond also made some hilarious claims about his anatomy. Stern went from feeling really bad for him about the whole house thing, to kind of being like “Yeah right.”

  • Bob

    This is insane and kind of highlarious.

  • Mark

    He can’t afford to keep his house? Funny, apparently he can afford to hit the theme park circuit, though–I saw him at least 3 times at Disneyland over Memorial Day weekend.

  • GoddessLu

    OK, rocket scientists, 30,000 people times $15 is $450,000. Why help someone that could have been rich for the rest of his life on what he made! The show’s in syndiciated–if he had any brains, he would have a cut of that. Anywhoo, for a donation with tangible results, send the $15 you would have sent to the has-been to me, GoddessLu, who is in danger of being evicted from her 2 BR NH apt. within the next month or so. Right now, $10,000 would pay the back rent and pay off my 9 year old Toyota Corolla that fortunately has been running well for the most part. All I need is 677 people to send that same $15 to my family if you really want to help and have the extra money. If you have PayPal, the GoddessLu@msn.com has an account–other POB 1381, Concord, NH 03302. What will you get for your investment? Knowing that (1) a gifted and talented child will continue in the best public schools in the state, (2) knowing that you are helping the survivor of abuse at the hands of an alcoholic ex-husband (currently incarcerated so no support) FINALLY get back on her feet; and (3) if you provide your e-mail address, an update for the next year on how we’re doing and how you’ve helped us (if you don’t want to hear from us, don’t leave your e-mail). That extra $155 will be accounted for too–no fuzzy Screechy math. Shame on you Screech!!!

  • Chuck U. Farley

    You know, here’s the thing. Not to be uppity of anything, but there are a lot of hungry, homeless people in this country who don’t go around begging for $15 from 30,000 people to bail them out. Screech got himself into this mess – he ought to get himself out of it.
    Besides, if what he said on Stern about his “manhood” is true, then I’m sure there’s tons of work available for him in the adult entertainment industry.

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    Ok. First off if anyone knows their television history comedian and children’s host Soupy Sales got busted for pulling this stunt on television, except in Sale’s case his swared that it was supposed to be a joke. Sales told children to take the “little green paper” out of their parents wallet and send it to him. He even gave the mailing address to the studio he filmed the show. He figured that a seven year old would not remember an address or how to address an envelope. What he learned was that he should not underestimate kids. Once the money(the real green slips of paper) came through the mail, his show was pulled. Goddess is correct that Dustin’s show is in syndicate but he only gets 15 percent of the cut. Chris Knight can tell you that. Most of the money goes to the producers of the show. Why do you think people like Nichelle Nicols do conventions? If she actually got a serious cut from the Star Trek syndication then she’s be raking in the dough. Anyway Dustin, take the money that you have and start a new job. Take some graphics arts courses or something.

  • NotAFan

    Actually, Kate, the T-shirt says “I paid $15 to help Screeech save his house.” That extra E alone is worth $15, no?

  • Maurine

    Get a job. That’s what I do to pay my mortgage. Charity starts at home and I’m starting at my home.
    Anyone who contributes has more money than sense.

  • Maurine

    Who’s paying for that Web site?

  • Rebecca

    Sorry he can’t afford his house. Learn to adjust. There are people that don’t have a home at all or living in what they can afford. Live alittle less extravagant. There are people who can’t even afford health insurance or get the medical help they need because rule changes from one disability period to another and he is worried about his stupid house. I can’t even afford to get sick nor can my husband because we can’t afford insurance. Set your priorities Screech and get a life.

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