History Trivia / Baywatch

6th Apr '16 1:07:32 PM SnowHesher
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* StarMakingRole: For Pamela Anderson. Before she joined the show, she was somewhat well-known as a Playboy Playmate, but her role on ''Baywatch'' turned her into a household name and one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1990s.

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* StarMakingRole: For Pamela Anderson. Before she joined the show, she was somewhat well-known as a Playboy Playmate, Playmate and as the Tool Time Girl from ''Series/HomeImprovement'', but her role on ''Baywatch'' turned her into a household name and one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1990s.
3rd Apr '16 6:04:20 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Numerous instances.
** [[Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm Jeff Garlin]], for example, appears as a radio host in the episode "K-GAS". You may also recognize someone from ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' and ''Film/{{Showgirls}}'' amongst the cast during the start of syndicated Season 2 as well.
** John O'Hurley, perhaps best known as J. Peterman on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' and the host of ''Series/FamilyFeud'' from 2006-2010, plays a mentally disturbed man who is convinced his daughter is drowning in "Red Wind". In the same episode, famous talk show and news personality Geraldo Rivera guest stars as a guy who keeps picking a fight with Mitch because he thinks Mitch is trying to steal his wife.
** Creator/CharismaCarpenter [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0QvxQavBSw frolicks with Hobie]].
** Trevor Goddard, best known as Mic Brumby on ''Series/{{JAG}}'', plays an Aussie lifeguard on an exchange program who's out for revenge on Mitch in "Fatal Exchange".
** Kristina Wayborn, best known as Magda in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', plays a South African diamond smuggler in "Strangers Among Us".
** Creator/PatMorita plays Kekoa's stubborn father in season 11.
** Tom Arnold plays a dad trying to impress his son in a season 11 episode.
** Creator/DavidSpade appears in the season 1 episode "The Second Wave".
27th Mar '16 12:41:03 PM SnowHesher
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* TheCameo: Hasselhoff will appear in TheMovie.

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* TheCameo: Hasselhoff will appear in TheMovie. Pamela Anderson has also revealed that she was offered a role in the film, but is undecided whether or not to accept.
27th Mar '16 12:22:14 PM SnowHesher
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* OldShame: For Erika Eleniak (and other cast members).

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** In early 2016, Donna D'Erico became a born-again Christian. She now regrets her role on ''Baywatch'' and has said that she'll never again appear in roles that require her to wear a swimsuit or other revealing attire.
27th Mar '16 12:08:33 PM SnowHesher
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* StarMakingRole: For Pamela Anderson.

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* StarMakingRole: For Pamela Anderson. Before she joined the show, she was somewhat well-known as a Playboy Playmate, but her role on ''Baywatch'' turned her into a household name and one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1990s.
19th Mar '16 3:05:57 AM Cindylover1969
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* CastTheExpert: Michael "Newmie" Newman, the only real lifeguard on the show (and likely one of the few actors who could actually swim like a pro.

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* TheCameo: Hasselhoff will appear in TheMovie.
* CastTheExpert: Michael "Newmie" Newman, the only real lifeguard on the show (and likely one of the few actors who could actually swim like a pro.pro).



* WriteWhatYouKnow: A couple of the people working on the show, most notably co-creator and co-executive producer Gregory Bonann, were lifeguards in real life and used their experiences as plotlines on the show.

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* ThoseTwoActors: For the movie, Creator/AlexandraDaddario played Creator/DwayneJohnson's daughter in ''Film/SanAndreas''; meanwhile, she and Creator/PriyankaChopra respectively voiced the Wasp and Ms. Marvel in ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy''.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: A couple of the people working on the show, most notably co-creator and co-executive producer Gregory Bonann, were lifeguards in real life and used their experiences as plotlines on the show.
16th Oct '15 11:46:03 PM DrOO7
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* FakeAmerican: Pamela Anderson is Canadian, David Charvet is French.
18th Aug '15 12:20:39 PM Cindylover1969
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* OldShame: For Erika Eleniak (and other cast members).
16th May '15 3:22:18 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* YouLookFamiliar:
** Richard Jaeckel played Mitch's old mentor who dies in the PilotMovie; and starting in the 2nd season, Lieutenant (later Captain) Ben Edwards.
** Nancy Valen had a small part in the PilotMovie, many years before getting cast as Captain Samantha Thomas in the 7th season.
** Jeff Altman first appears as Fred Rachins, a guy who wants to be a lifeguard, in "The Drowning Pool", then as a man on his honeymoon in "Lifeguards Can't Jump", but later appears as a completely different character, a Hollywood movie producer, in "Rescue Bay". He later appears in "Scorcher", playing secret service agent Dudley Dawson, and AGAIN in three 1998 episodes, playing medical supply salesman Ed Symes. Sure are a lot of guys running around L.A. that look exactly like the same man, aren't there?
** Similarly, Jennifer Campbell first appeared as a biker named Jessie Majors in "Point Doom", before later being the third actress to portray Neely.
** And Kelly Packard played two different girls on two separate two-parters (in 1991 and 1995) before landing the role of April in 1997.
** Alexandra Paul returned in "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding", but not as Stephanie (for obvious reasons).
** John O'Hurley played Fred Adler the dockmaster in "Masquerade", and later played Bill Cooper in "Red Wind". He also appeared as a villain in the ''Baywatch Nights'' episode "Bad Blades".
** Heather Campbell, who played Neely for one episode, later appeared in ''Baywatch Nights'' as a phone sex operator.
** Carmen Electra played a character named Candy in an episode of ''Baywatch Nights'' before playing Lani in ''Baywatch'' proper.
21st Mar '15 8:13:16 AM speedyboris
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** Creator/DavidSpade appears in the season 1 episode "The Second Wave".
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