History Series / Baywatch

28th Dec '16 4:44:52 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Subverted. ''Baywatch'' was mostly set on LA County beaches, where most of if was actually filmed.



* OutOfOrder: A particularly bad one: Stephanie's latest boyfriend, Dr. Tom Morella, discovered Stephanie had skin cancer in "Bash at the Beach", but in the very next aired episode, "Free Fall", which was a holdover from season 5, Stephanie and Dr. Morella first meet.
** "Forbidden Paradise", originally written for season 5 and debuting on VHS in 1995, later debuted on TV as a two-parter in 1996. This is awkward if you're watching in airdate order on DVD, since the episode still featured Matt as a regular character, despite that David Charvet had left the show by that point.
20th Dec '16 12:11:01 PM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: In "The Incident", during the lifeguard qualifying event, Mitch assures the newbies that the event is not a race, but merely a way to make sure one is up to snuff to be a lifeguard. Stephanie adds that, for those who have done this before, it pretty much ''is'' a race.



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* NoExceptYes: In "The Incident", during the lifeguard qualifying event, Mitch assures the newbies that the event is not a race, but merely a way to make sure one is up to snuff to be a lifeguard. Stephanie adds that, for those who have done this before, it pretty much ''is'' a race.
17th Dec '16 6:18:37 AM comicwriter
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* 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]].

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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]]. Matt and Summer even end up living in the same houseboat that Eddie and Shauni did.
** The first time Jimmy Slade was temporarily written out of the show, Summer was given a new one-shot love interest named Steve Thorn. Like Jimmy, Steve was a blond athlete who lived out of his car, had an abusive father, and was trying to win tournaments so he could go pro. The only real difference was that he was a kick boxer instead of a surfer.
10th Dec '16 6:52:32 PM comicwriter
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* RealityEnsues: In an early episode, a trainee lifeguard (Matt?) is asked what he should do when he and a victim are being swept toward rocks or a pier. He heroically says he would place himself between the victim and the rocks. Stephanie chews him out for this, pointing out that now he has a broken arm or more serious injuries, and there are now ''two'' people in the water who need rescuing. The correct procedure is to position the ''victim'' to take the impact, because even if they sustain more injuries, the lifeguard is still able to get them to safety. It sounds like a harsh thing to do, but it's what rescuers have to do in that kind of situation to save both lives.
** This technique gets a callback in the abovementioned episode "Fatal Exchange". When faced with a situation like this, Mitch couldn't bring himself to allow the woman to take the impact, and as such, put himself between her and the piling. Sure enough, he was knocked out, and though his loss of consciousness was brief, by the time he came to, the woman had drowned.

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In an early episode, a trainee lifeguard (Matt?) is asked what he should do when he and a victim are being swept toward rocks or a pier. He heroically says he would place himself between the victim and the rocks. Stephanie chews him out for this, pointing out that now he has a broken arm or more serious injuries, and there are now ''two'' people in the water who need rescuing. The correct procedure is to position the ''victim'' to take the impact, because even if they sustain more injuries, the lifeguard is still able to get them to safety. It sounds like a harsh thing to do, but it's what rescuers have to do in that kind of situation to save both lives.
** *** This technique gets a callback in the abovementioned episode "Fatal Exchange". When faced with a situation like this, Mitch couldn't bring himself to allow the woman to take the impact, and as such, put himself between her and the piling. Sure enough, he was knocked out, and though his loss of consciousness was brief, by the time he came to, the woman had drowned.drowned.
** In the first season, Eddie ends up homeless for a brief period because his lifeguard salary isn't enough to pay for a house or apartment. Averted in the second season when he suddenly has enough money to buy a houseboat without any explanation as to where it came from.
13th Nov '16 7:24:22 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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''[[caption-width-right:350:[-One of these is [[TheBeautifulPeople not like the others]]\\

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19th Oct '16 1:27:50 PM Berrenta
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* CompressedVice: Extremely common due to the "[[TheyJustDidntCare quality]]" of the show's writing. Characters will have traits or backstories that will show up once without any foreshadowing, and then never be mentioned again. A [[RecycledScript common]] example is a character suddenly having severe PTSD from a previously-unmentioned past trauma.

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* CompressedVice: Extremely common due to the "[[TheyJustDidntCare quality]]" of the show's writing. Characters will have traits or backstories that will show up once without any foreshadowing, and then never be mentioned again. A [[RecycledScript common]] example is a character suddenly having severe PTSD from a previously-unmentioned past trauma.
6th Oct '16 3:51:41 PM comicwriter
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** Due to the show's infamously high cast turnover, this happens a lot. For instance, Trevor was a main character in Season 1, but he completely disappeared without any explanation, and was never mentioned again.

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** Due to the show's infamously high cast turnover, this happens a lot. For instance, Trevor was a main character in Season 1, characters like Trevor, Harvey and Guido had sizable roles, but he completely disappeared all ended up disappearing without any explanation, and was never mentioned again.mention of what happened to them.
6th Oct '16 3:49:39 PM comicwriter
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* AbortedArc: "Stakeout at Surfrider Beach" ends with Guido's mom moving to California to live with him, presumably setting her up as a recurring character. This never went anywhere, as the episode ended up being the last one to feature Guido.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Skylar Bergman (played by Marliece Andrada), despite being featured in the opening credits, was only featured in the first four episodes of season 8 and was never featured again, without any in-universe explanation.

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Skylar Bergman (played by Marliece Andrada), despite being featured in the opening credits, was only featured in the first four episodes of season 8 and was never featured again, without any in-universe explanation.explanation.
** Due to the show's infamously high cast turnover, this happens a lot. For instance, Trevor was a main character in Season 1, but he completely disappeared without any explanation, and was never mentioned again.
2nd Oct '16 4:29:29 PM comicwriter
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* RecycledScript: There are several different episodes where a character has prophetic dreams about a coming catastrophe. Said precognitive abilities are almost never mentioned again.



* SequelEpisode: "Trial By Fire", which followed up on the events from "The Incident"; specifically, Caroline getting sued by the mother of the boy who drowned.

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"Trial By Fire", which followed up on the events from "The Incident"; specifically, Caroline getting sued by the mother of the boy who drowned.drowned.
** "Point Doom" revolves around Matt's flirtations with a female motorcyclist. Said female motorcyclist returns in the episode "Second Time Around," where Matt has to protect her from an obsessed stalker who is working on the video she's in.
2nd Oct '16 4:23:48 PM comicwriter
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* AbusiveParents: Summer's father.

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* AbusiveParents: Summer's father.Summer and Jimmy's fathers.


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* CompressedVice: Extremely common due to the "[[TheyJustDidntCare quality]]" of the show's writing. Characters will have traits or backstories that will show up once without any foreshadowing, and then never be mentioned again. A [[RecycledScript common]] example is a character suddenly having severe PTSD from a previously-unmentioned past trauma.


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* RecycledScript: There are several different episodes where a character has prophetic dreams about a coming catastrophe. Said precognitive abilities are almost never mentioned again.


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* SeriesContinuityError: The writers constantly forgot things from past episodes, such as ages, backstories, significant events, and even ''character names''.
** One example is Eddie's age. He's stated to be 18 in the first season, but in a later episode, he says he never even saw the ocean until he was ''19''. Then, in a different episode, it's established that he was 15 in 1985, which would make him around ''20'' in the first season.
** Hobie's age also varies DependingOnTheWriter.
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