Here’s one way to get your band noticed in indie rock’s increasingly cutthroat struggle for Stereogum clicks: Hire an ex-Saved By The Bell
cast member to star in your music video. But not just any Saved By The Bell
cast member: Get the one whose main claim to fame in the two decades since the show’s conclusion has been making a sex tape and acting like a total ass—and then redeem him. Not only was it a feat for D.C.-founded quartet Deleted Scenes to cast Dustin Diamond in the video for its single “Stutter”; they actually made him a sympathetic character. He gets beaten up, blows an audition, and—spoiler alert—possibly dies at the end. Tough break, Screech.