Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dustin Diamond Makes A Great Impression

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Dustin Diamond has been in and out of trouble the last few years, but before his sex tape days, Diamond made a great impression on the creator of Saved By The Bell.

Peter Engel, the show’s powerhouse producer, is currently working on an ABC reality show, The Next Best Thing: Who Is The Greatest Celebrity Impersonator? that will premiere May 30.

Engel expects to see a lot of interesting celeb impersonators on his new show, but says there will never be an impersonator quite like his former employee, Dustin Diamond.

Back when he worked on Saved By The Bell, Diamond did impressions of Engel on the set that “had everyone cracking up.”

Says Engel: “Dustin imitated me to a T. He’d talk exactly like me and ask ‘Hey, can I have some radishes?’ and we’d all die laughing. He was great.”

Since its been years since Diamond’s impression, Engel would love to see someone else try to impersonate him on his new show and isn’t opposed to inviting Diamond on to help with the judging.

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