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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/28/2006

Comment Box: Insider Insight and a Screech Update

By Liz Kelly

Lee Majors, totally not kicking your a** for me. (Reuters)

Comment of the Week:
Do you remember around age 7 or 8 when you're mercilessly make fun of the kids in your class who didn't realize that Fonzi[e] wasn't real? They'd be angry and saying that they'd get the Six Million Dollar Man to beat you up and you'd just laugh at them because you'd just seen Lee Majors on the "Battle of the Network Stars?" I'm not saying kids don't confuse reality and television, but you know what? Those that did, got their butts kicked on the playground for being fools. -- Don comments on Tom & Jerry, Bad Influences?


I've sat next to Jeff Probst at film premieres, and even I think this is a dumb idea. Heck, it's the 21st century -- my family alone has more multi-racial members and can check 20 boxes on the census forms when we get together at Christmas. -- Will in Seattle on 'Survivor's' Dis-Integration

Will, thanks for taking the time to share your "insider" scoop. Who else have you sat next to and in the case of Jeff Probst, fake n' bake or real?

Seriously, though, I hear ya. I once stood awkwardly next to a wax replica of Elton John in Amsterdam after visiting a local, errr, establishment and, let me tell you, even I can see that releasing a hip-hop album would be a terrible mistake.


The lives of you and your families are at stake because the world is in turmoil and you go and waste your time talking about Britney Spears ,who doesn't pay your bills, doesn't know you and your problems, and probably would do nothing to help you if she knew! She's got her own if you haven't noticed! Wake up people! It's sad that intelligent and articulate people such as yourselves talk about someone who is not a part of reality, let alone rip each other's comments apart. What a waste of time!!! -- sfpresidio comments on A Message From You, Britney

Thank you, sfpresidio, for the much-needed intervention. Once again I've risked my family's well-being to indulge my sick celebrity addiction. Psych! Heading out now to pay the electric bill (since Britney apparently can't be bothered with it) so I don't miss "Celebrity Duets" tomorrow evening.


I've never sat next to Dustin Diamond, but even I know scamming fans for money is a bad idea. (AP)

Shine on You Crazy Diamond
A quick update on Dustin Diamond (aka "Screech"): A few weeks ago, I vowed to try to get in touch with Double D to find out if he saved his house from foreclosure. My e-mails and calls have not been returned, but ManiaTV ("The world's first Internet-based television network" and current home of Tom Green (remember him?)) committed to hosting a five-hour Diamond "telethon" to raise money for the effort. Smelling "publicity stunt" and doubting that Diamond's house was at all in jeopardy, the telethon was canceled just 90 minutes before it was set to air. Also, his Web site seems to have disappeared.


Finally, a big thank you to Proxl for updating us on the whereabouts of the "Brady Bunch's" adorable Cousin Oliver, aka Robbie Rist. At least as of July 2005, he seemed to be very busy with several bands and his own voice-over school. I'm trying to get in touch with Robbie for more recent news. Stay tuned.

By Liz Kelly  | August 28, 2006; 10:42 AM ET
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The site selling the Screech shirts is still up. It links from that article you posted (it's getdshirts dot com).

That said, it does all sound a bit fishy.

Posted by: fyi | August 28, 2006 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Random comment on local celebrity: the snippetted picture on the Wa.P.o's main page makes it look like mayoral candidate Cropp is doing the "Bend and Snap" from "Legally Blonde"....

; )

Posted by: Maritza | August 28, 2006 3:10 PM | Report abuse

I loved that "Comment of the Week." Taks me back to grade school and the dreaded recess time. Yes, right on! If you were not "au courant" you were shunned or beat up. One was as bad as the other, although at least your existence was recognized if you were beat up. :)

And I had not reflected on "The Six Million Dollar Man" until you brought it up. Dangit! That the Bionic Woman were really good shows with great acting.

"Hawaii Five-Oh" shows daily here in my TV market. Fantastic. Makes the now-old cars to us and the dial telephones even more endearing. It all fit. And wowser we are transported back into a time when GOOD SCRIPTWRITING RULED.

Just yesterday, the ubiquitous plain old black telephone played a key prop role in the drug-stealing drama. An open reel recorder hooked up to the phone took down evidence.

Then add Mort Stevens score and underscore.

Keep running "Five-Oh"

Posted by: ShowBiz | September 8, 2006 8:14 AM | Report abuse

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