History Series / Baywatch

26th Sep '16 8:00:48 PM comicwriter
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* BackDoorPilot: "Showdown At Malibu Beach High" seemed like it was setting up a high school SpinOff starring Matt and Summer, with C.J. as their coach. What makes it especially blatant is that the episode introduced a whole bunch of new teen characters (including one played by Elizabeth Berkley of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' fame) who were never seen again.

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* BackDoorPilot: "Showdown At at Malibu Beach High" seemed like it was setting up a high school SpinOff starring Matt and Summer, with C.J. as their coach. What makes it especially blatant is that the episode introduced a whole bunch of new teen characters (including one played by Elizabeth Berkley of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' fame) who were never seen again.
26th Sep '16 7:55:47 PM comicwriter
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* StockFootage: The footage of the lifeguards running into the water is sometimes recycled in subsequent episodes.

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The footage of the lifeguards running into the water is sometimes recycled in subsequent episodes.episodes.
** One episode egregiously reused footage of a car falling into the ocean from a previous episode.


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* SuddenNameChange: Eddie's real name is variously given as "Edward" or "Edgar" DependingOnTheWriter.
26th Sep '16 3:05:16 PM comicwriter
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* BackDoorPilot: "Showdown At Malibu Beach High" seemed like it was setting up a high school SpinOff starring Matt and Summer, with C.J. as their coach. What makes it especially blatant is that the episode introduced a whole bunch of new teen characters (including one played by Elizabeth Berkley of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' fame) who were never seen again.
25th Sep '16 8:26:14 PM comicwriter
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* SurferDude: Zach.

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* SurferDude: Zach.Zach and Jimmy.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Matt was created as a blatant {{Expy}} of Eddie, albeit with a backstory closer to Shauni's. Likewise, Summer and C.J. [[DecompositeCharacter were both created to be similar to Shauni]].
29th Aug '16 12:13:42 AM PaulA
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''Baywatch'' was a [[LongRunner long-running (1989-2001)]] American television series about a group of fictional ocean lifeguards [[note]]''Baywatch'' is actually the name of the red and white rescue boat class that have been used by LA County lifeguards for many years. In the show, they were replaced with the yellow Scarab speedboats in the second season. But in real-life, the Baywatch rescue boats are still the primary rescue boats[[/note]]. A {{Rescue}} show with [[SoapOpera soap-operatic elements]], mixed with [[ActionSeries action]], [[RomanceArc romance]], [[DramaTropes domestic drama]], [[DetectiveDrama occasionally crime]], and the [[{{Fanservice}} ever-present PG-rated Fanservice]] into an hour of "wish you were here" [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} beautiful Southern California]] (for the first 9 seasons) and UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} (last 2 seasons) locales. The show was created by Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk and Gregory Bonann, the latter of whom was a real-life [[Usefulnotes/LosAngeles Los Angeles County]] lifeguard: the basic premise and the storylines of many episodes were often based on rescues he and his colleagues had made.

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''Baywatch'' was a [[LongRunner long-running (1989-2001)]] (1989-2001) American television series about a group of fictional ocean lifeguards [[note]]''Baywatch'' is actually the name of the red and white rescue boat class that have been used by LA County lifeguards for many years. In the show, they were replaced with the yellow Scarab speedboats in the second season. But in real-life, the Baywatch rescue boats are still the primary rescue boats[[/note]]. A {{Rescue}} show with [[SoapOpera soap-operatic elements]], mixed with [[ActionSeries action]], [[RomanceArc romance]], [[DramaTropes domestic drama]], [[DetectiveDrama occasionally crime]], and the [[{{Fanservice}} ever-present PG-rated Fanservice]] into an hour of "wish you were here" [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} beautiful Southern California]] (for the first 9 seasons) and UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} (last 2 seasons) locales. The show was created by Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk and Gregory Bonann, the latter of whom was a real-life [[Usefulnotes/LosAngeles Los Angeles County]] lifeguard: the basic premise and the storylines of many episodes were often based on rescues he and his colleagues had made.



* LongRunners: 9/22/89-5/14/01. Eleven seasons and 242 episodes. Not too shabby.
18th Aug '16 8:12:15 AM DrOO7
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* InterclassRomance: Shauni's wealthy father disapproves of her relationship with Eddie.
18th Aug '16 7:26:49 AM Morgenthaler
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And to count the number of [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Playmates of the Month]] it either launched or had cast would take more time than it's worth. The most notable cast alumnus (apart from Hasselhoff) is Creator/PamelaAnderson, who starred as lifeguard C.J. Parker from the start of the third season to the end of the seventh season. In 1995, at the height of its popularity, it got a far less successful spinoff, '''''Baywatch Nights'''''. By the ninth season, as ''Baywatch'' had begun to wane in popularity, the show moved to {{Hawaii}}, much due to lower costs and favorable tax breaks for the production company. The series was also renamed '''''Baywatch: Hawaii'''''. In 2003, a MadeForTVMovie, '''''Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding''''' was released which was essentially a [[ReunionShow Reunion Movie]] with many former cast alumni returning as their characters.

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And to count the number of [[Magazine/{{Playboy}} Playboy Playmates of the Month]] it either launched or had cast would take more time than it's worth. The most notable cast alumnus (apart from Hasselhoff) is Creator/PamelaAnderson, who starred as lifeguard C.J. Parker from the start of the third season to the end of the seventh season. In 1995, at the height of its popularity, it got a far less successful spinoff, '''''Baywatch Nights'''''. By the ninth season, as ''Baywatch'' had begun to wane in popularity, the show moved to {{Hawaii}}, UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}, much due to lower costs and favorable tax breaks for the production company. The series was also renamed '''''Baywatch: Hawaii'''''. In 2003, a MadeForTVMovie, '''''Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding''''' was released which was essentially a [[ReunionShow Reunion Movie]] with many former cast alumni returning as their characters.
25th Jun '16 11:41:29 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Baywatch''''' was a [[LongRunner long-running (1989-2001)]] American television series about a group of fictional ocean lifeguards [[note]]''Baywatch'' is actually the name of the red and white rescue boat class that have been used by LA County lifeguards for many years. In the show, they were replaced with the yellow Scarab speedboats in the second season. But in real-life, the Baywatch rescue boats are still the primary rescue boats[[/note]]. A {{Rescue}} show with [[SoapOpera soap-operatic elements]], mixed with [[ActionSeries action]], [[RomanceArc romance]], [[DramaTropes domestic drama]], [[DetectiveDrama occasionally crime]], and the [[{{Fanservice}} ever-present PG-rated Fanservice]] into an hour of "wish you were here" [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} beautiful Southern California]] (for the first 9 seasons) and UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} (last 2 seasons) locales. The show was created by Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk and Gregory Bonann, the latter of whom was a real-life [[Usefulnotes/LosAngeles Los Angeles County]] lifeguard: the basic premise and the storylines of many episodes were often based on rescues he and his colleagues had made.

On 23 April 1989, the PilotMovie '''''Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier''''' aired on Creator/{{NBC}}. However, ''Baywatch'' was cancelled by NBC after its initial season (1989-90) on network television. The co-creators and lead actor Creator/DavidHasselhoff bought back the rights to make more episodes for a mere $100. Hasselhoff’s stardom in Germany at the time (due to ''Series/KnightRider'', as well as his [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff singing career]]) brought the producers $300,000 in advance for every episode. The show's setting also provided ample opportunity for ProductPlacement of swimwear, sportswear and motor vehicles. Independently financed, the show went into its second season (1991-92) in first-run UsefulNotes/{{syndication}} and proved to be insanely popular, particularly overseas: and as America's top television export in the [=1990s=], ''Baywatch'' was seen in 140 countries by over one billion viewers each week, as estimated by [[Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords Guinness Book of World Records]]. The show's amazing international popularity led Entertainment Weekly to proclaim ''Baywatch'' as "The Most Popular Television Series in the History of the Planet" in an October 1993 cover story.

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'''''Baywatch''''' ''Baywatch'' was a [[LongRunner long-running (1989-2001)]] American television series about a group of fictional ocean lifeguards [[note]]''Baywatch'' is actually the name of the red and white rescue boat class that have been used by LA County lifeguards for many years. In the show, they were replaced with the yellow Scarab speedboats in the second season. But in real-life, the Baywatch rescue boats are still the primary rescue boats[[/note]]. A {{Rescue}} show with [[SoapOpera soap-operatic elements]], mixed with [[ActionSeries action]], [[RomanceArc romance]], [[DramaTropes domestic drama]], [[DetectiveDrama occasionally crime]], and the [[{{Fanservice}} ever-present PG-rated Fanservice]] into an hour of "wish you were here" [[UsefulNotes/{{California}} beautiful Southern California]] (for the first 9 seasons) and UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}} (last 2 seasons) locales. The show was created by Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk and Gregory Bonann, the latter of whom was a real-life [[Usefulnotes/LosAngeles Los Angeles County]] lifeguard: the basic premise and the storylines of many episodes were often based on rescues he and his colleagues had made.

On 23 April 1989, the PilotMovie '''''Baywatch: ''Baywatch: Panic at Malibu Pier''''' Pier'' aired on Creator/{{NBC}}. However, ''Baywatch'' was cancelled by NBC after its initial season (1989-90) on network television. The co-creators and lead actor Creator/DavidHasselhoff bought back the rights to make more episodes for a mere $100. Hasselhoff’s stardom in Germany at the time (due to ''Series/KnightRider'', as well as his [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff singing career]]) brought the producers $300,000 in advance for every episode. The show's setting also provided ample opportunity for ProductPlacement of swimwear, sportswear and motor vehicles. Independently financed, the show went into its second season (1991-92) in first-run UsefulNotes/{{syndication}} and proved to be insanely popular, particularly overseas: and as America's top television export in the [=1990s=], ''Baywatch'' was seen in 140 countries by over one billion viewers each week, as estimated by [[Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords Guinness Book of World Records]]. The show's amazing international popularity led Entertainment Weekly to proclaim ''Baywatch'' as "The Most Popular Television Series in the History of the Planet" in an October 1993 cover story.
21st Jun '16 2:57:41 AM SnowHesher
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An [[Film/{{Baywatch}} upcoming new action-comedy movie adaptation]] is slated to be released in 2017 starring Wrestling/DwayneJohnson as Mitch Buchannon, Creator/AlexandraDaddario as Summer Quinn and Creator/ZacEfron as Matt Brody. Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson are said to have {{Remake Cameo}}s.

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An [[Film/{{Baywatch}} upcoming new action-comedy movie adaptation]] is slated to be released in 2017 starring Wrestling/DwayneJohnson as Mitch Buchannon, Creator/AlexandraDaddario as Summer Quinn Quinn, Kelly Rohrbach as C.J. Parker, and Creator/ZacEfron as Matt Brody. Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson are said to have {{Remake Cameo}}s.
24th May '16 10:59:42 PM Chubzhac
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* OscarBait: Baywatch has the distinction of being the longest running show to never win an Emmy and, despite what Pamela Anderson says, this isn't from a lack of trying. The series is littered with two-parters and {{Very Special Episode}}s about characters getting cancer, getting crippled or something that makes for dramatic storytelling. These episodes failed because they were often clumsily written, had awkward product placement, and they usually featured a cheesy subplot such as fighting jewel thieves or mafia gangsters.
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