"I've heard lots of Hollywood hearsay in my day, but I can only vouch for what I saw... here is one of the most fucked up things I saw behind the scenes of 'SBTB'. Draw your own conclusions because I still don't know what to make of it.So, yeah. At least through Diamond's eyes, the entire "SBTB" era was pretty much one giant orgy and everyone was invited. (Except Mr. Belding. Dennis Haskins, who Diamond refers to as a close friend, escapes this book with very few mentions and virtually nothing controversial. Either Diamond left him out of the stories, or Rod Belding swooped in and took his spot in all the orgies.)
"[Gosselaar] started getting called to [Engel]'s office for long meetings... and closed the door behind him. Which was weird... because typically Peter kept his office door open.
"[Thiessen] also began to be summoned upstairs for long, cloosed-door meetings... then, both [Gosselaar] and [Thiessen] (!) were called together into [Engel]'s inner sanctuary for another mystery marathon behind closed doors.
"[Gosselaar] and I were selected to go on a Paris [publicity] trip together... lo and behond, [Thiessen] pitched a bitch. She went up to [Engel]'s office for another hours-long, closed-door meeting, and when she re-energed it was suddenly her and [Gosselaar] now making the trip.
"[Thiessen] wasn't even supposed to be around for 'The College Years'... all of a sudden, [Thiessen]'s locked again in those troubling closed-door meetings in [Engel]'s office and, voila, she's off to college with the guys. From then on the show's writing became all about Zack and Kelly."
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