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01/20/2015 04:32 pm ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

Mario Lopez: I Was 'The Only' 'Saved By The Bell' Cast Member Who Was 'Really Cool' With Dustin Diamond

Mario Lopez may disagree with how Dustin Diamond has characterized their time shooting "Saved By The Bell," but in a HuffPost Live conversation on Monday, the "Extra" correspondent recalled how he was Screech's only on-set ally.

"I got along with Dustin," Lopez told host Caitlyn Becker. "I was probably the only one who was really cool with Diamond. He thought I was a little quirky because he was a couple years younger, but yeah, I was all good -- I didn't have any issues."

Diamond, who was called out for being "negative" by former 'Bell' co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar in a HuffPost Live conversation in August, wrote critically of his time starring on the show in his memoir, causing his co-stars to speak out about wanting him excluded from their cast reunion. The actor most recently made headlines in December for an arrest for switchblade possession.

Still, Lopez hopes to set the record straight about the experience of working on the legendary '90s show.

"It was like a cool summer job," he said. "I have nothing but positive things to say about it. It was a great experience."

Watch more from Mario Lopez's conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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