History YMMV / Baywatch

18th May '17 2:56:00 PM SnowHesher
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** Although in 1994 (during the peak of the show's syndicated popularity), NBC took out an ad in the Hollywood Reporter admitting that they made a mistake when they canceled the show 4 years earlier.
18th May '17 2:45:47 PM SnowHesher
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In spite of its cheesiness (or perhaps because of it) Baywatch was an iconic 1990s television show. Pamela Anderson in her red one-piece swimsuit is one of the most recognized sex symbols of that decade. The show was also widely parodied, from ''{{Series/SaturdayNightLive}}'' to ''{{Series/SonOfTheBeach}}''.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In spite of its cheesiness (or perhaps because of it) Baywatch was an iconic 1990s television show. Pamela Anderson in her red one-piece swimsuit is one of the most recognized sex symbols of that decade. The show was also widely parodied, from ''{{Series/SaturdayNightLive}}'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' to ''{{Series/SonOfTheBeach}}''.''Series/SonOfTheBeach''.
18th May '17 2:25:18 PM SnowHesher
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: In spite of its cheesiness (or perhaps because of it) Baywatch was an iconic 1990s television show. Pamela Anderson in her red one-piece swimsuit is one of the most recognized sex symbols of that decade. The show was also widely parodied, from ''{{Series/SaturdayNightLive}}'' to ''{{Series/SonOfTheBeach}}''.
12th May '17 10:17:52 AM Discar
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!!For the 2016 Film
* EvilIsSexy: The main antagonist, the evil Victoria Leeds, is just as insanely hot as any of the Baywatch girls.
25th Mar '17 5:07:50 AM GothicProphet
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24th Mar '17 6:05:45 PM themisterfree
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* SpiritualSuccessor: USA Network's "Pacific Blue". Except the show starred beach cops instead of lifeguards.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: USA Network's "Pacific Blue".Creator/USANetwork's ''Pacific Blue''. Except the show starred beach cops instead of lifeguards.
24th Mar '17 6:04:11 PM themisterfree
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: The executives, producers and story editors at NBC all thought a show about lifeguards was a dumb idea with a limited premise. NBC cancelled the show after its first season but the David Hasslehoff and the show's creators were able to continue Baywatch through syndication and with a budget that came from excessive ProductPlacement, all at the cost of proper scripts and not being able to do retakes. Although Baywatch would go on to become one of the most successful shows in the world, NBC can't exactly be called wrong for their lack of faith in the show since [[BestKnownForTheFanservice its success clearly didn't come from good stories or interesting characters.]]

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: The executives, producers and story editors at NBC all thought a show about lifeguards was a dumb idea with a limited premise. NBC cancelled the show after its first season but the David Hasslehoff Hasselhoff and the show's creators were able to continue Baywatch ''Baywatch'' through syndication and with a budget that came from excessive ProductPlacement, all at the cost of proper scripts and not being able to do retakes. Although Baywatch ''Baywatch'' would go on to become one of the most successful shows in the world, NBC [[JustifiedTrope can't exactly be called wrong for their lack of faith in the show show]] since [[BestKnownForTheFanservice its its' success clearly didn't come from good stories or interesting characters.]]
3rd Mar '17 11:02:03 AM PrincessGwen
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** Although Baywatch was once the most popular syndicated TV show in the world, it's popularity declined rapidly once home broadband Internet became affordable to the average person. Baywatch served as a [[PoorMansPorn porn substitute]] for people who didn't have access to actual porn.

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** Although Baywatch was once the most popular syndicated TV show in the world, it's its popularity declined rapidly once home broadband Internet became affordable to the average person. Baywatch served as a [[PoorMansPorn porn substitute]] for people who didn't have access to actual porn.
30th Jan '17 12:16:18 PM glickmam
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** Creator/JasonMomoa as rookie lifeguard [[TheDanza Jason]] Ioane during the final two seasons as ''Baywatch Hawaii''
** Nicole Eggert was previously Jamie Powell on ''Series/CharlesInCharge''.
** Brandon Call later went on to play J.T. Lambert on ''Series/StepByStep''.

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** Creator/JasonMomoa as rookie lifeguard [[TheDanza Jason]] Ioane during the final two seasons as ''Baywatch Hawaii''
Hawaii''.
** Nicole Eggert (Summer Quinn) was previously Jamie Powell on ''Series/CharlesInCharge''.
** Kelly Packard (April Griminski) was previously Tiffani Smith on ''Series/CaliforniaDreams''.
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Brandon Call (Hobie Buchanan #1) later went on to play J.T. Lambert on ''Series/StepByStep''.''Series/StepByStep''.
** Billy Warlock (Eddie Kramer) later went on to play A.J. Quartermaine on ''Series/GeneralHospital''.
16th Jan '17 5:37:37 PM glickmam
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** It was also extremely popular in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom]] as well. [[NetworkToTheRescue In fact, when NBC canceled the program due to low ratings, London Weekend Television stepped in to help save it.]] At that time, the show had aided Creator/{{ITV}} (London Weekend had [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the weekend ITV franchise in London and most of the Home Counties]]) to regain the ratings war from Creator/TheBBC in its time slot.

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** It was also extremely popular in the [[UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} United Kingdom]] as well. [[NetworkToTheRescue In fact, when NBC canceled the program due to low ratings, [[NetworkToTheRescue London Weekend Television stepped in to help save it.]] At that time, the show had aided Creator/{{ITV}} (London Weekend had [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the weekend ITV franchise in London and most of the Home Counties]]) to regain the ratings war from Creator/TheBBC in its time slot.
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