Even after many long talks in Mr. Belding's office, the resident nerd of
Saved by the Bell, Dustin Diamond, still hadn't learned his lesson. On November 13, 2006, his sex tape
Screeched (also known as
Saved by the Smell was released by Red Light District Video. The not-at-all-safe-for-daytime-TV storyline featured a bride-to-be, her bridesmaid, and a 29-year-old Diamond engaging in many
lewd sexual acts, including a particularly "dirty" one that shall go unnamed. "Basement porn" director Brandon Patten produced the 40-minute movie, which Diamond said was leaked by the "significant other" of a friend with whom he exchanges pornographic videos. Few believed the iconic television dork's claim: Diamond's manager (who is…Brandon Patten) acknowledged that there were plans to raise the washed-up star's profile with a scandalous video. David Hans Schmidt, famous in the sex-tape industry for selling videos starring Paris Hilton, Colin Farrell, and other celebrities, staked a claim to Diamond's tape. "Just when you think you have seen everything in this business," he told the New York Daily News, "mankind has
raised the bar another notch. Or lowered it."