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Poor Screech Cropped and Photoshopped Out of Existence by Mean-spirited People Photo Department

If the teacher pops a test, I know I'm a mess / And the dog ate all my homework last night.

When your friendly Vulture editors first saw that the cast of Saved by the Bell had been reunited by the deep-pocketed idea thieves over at People magazine, our first thought was "How is Jimmy Fallon going to sleep tonight?" However, after that passed, our hearts immediately went out to one Dustin "Screech" Diamond, who has spent the last few years suffering through career indignities such as Celebrity Fit Club, Celebrity Boxing, and the revelation that he shouts "Moo Goo Gai Pan!" while making love. We'll admit, he hasn't exactly been a paragon of good behavior in the post-SBTB years, but did he really deserve to be cropped and Photoshopped out of existence like a minor member of the McFly family before Marty busted that killer guitar solo at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance? As you can see, your friendly Vulture editors put on their detective hats and dug up the original photo that made the inset of the new People cover and, as our evidence points out, Screech's afro has clearly been digitally erased. The horror!

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