History YMMV / Baywatch

16th Jul '16 6:23:58 PM comicwriter
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* HeReallyCanAct: David Hasslehoff actually gives a pretty powerful performance in the two-part episode "Shattered," but was unfortunately let down by the ludicrous script and the obscene ProductPlacement.
10th Jun '16 10:36:25 AM dungeonmaster11
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Newmie, for some, given that there was an official Newmie fanclub back in the day, and even moreso now thanks to ''Creator/AllisonPregler'' and her Baywatching series.
1st May '16 9:05:11 PM damus2300
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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** [[Film.TheMatrix Carrie-Anne Moss]] is in an episode as a woman with a SplitPersonality.
** Creator/MilaKunis appears in two episodes as two different little girls.
** Creator/DavidSpade appeared as a ''heavy'' of all things.
** Creator/BryanCranston as a yacht driver with a drinking problem.
1st May '16 9:03:47 PM damus2300
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** Creator/DavidSpade appeared as a ''heavy'' of all things.
** Creator/BryanCranston as a yacht driver with a drinking problem.
26th Apr '16 11:16:34 PM tropeminer
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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.
27th Mar '16 12:06:01 PM SnowHesher
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Without a doubt, the thing Baywatch is most-remembered for is slow-motion shots of attractive lifeguards (both male and female) running across the beach on their way to rescue a civilian in need.
21st Feb '16 5:35:26 PM creader
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* RecycledScript: "The Incident" is more or less "Submersion" except with Caroline in Mitch's place, no MortonsFork, and with Caroline undergoing a temporary lifestyle and attitude change due to her guilt of being unaware that there were five people in trouble, not four.
5th Jul '15 1:42:13 PM ANTMuddle
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Plots? Who cares about the plots or subplots? Just show us the slow-motion shots of the lifeguards running with their boards. And the pecs and bouncing jugs.
13th Jun '15 1:16:59 PM Cindylover1969
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** It was also extremely popular in the UnitedKingdom as well. [[NetworkToTheRescue In fact, when NBC canceled the program due to low ratings, London Weekend Television, a British channel, stepped in to help save it.]] At that time, the show had aided Creator/{{ITV}}, a British network which LWT was affiliated with, to regain the ratings war from Creator/TheBBC in its time slot.
* HarsherInHindsight: "The Life You Save" features the Baywatch team facing a 25% budget cut, which would of course mean some of the lifeguards would be reduced to working part-time hours. This was in 1994. Watching the episode again today, in the midst of one of the worst financial crises ever, it's eerie how it's even MORE relevant.

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** It was also extremely popular in the UnitedKingdom as well. [[NetworkToTheRescue In fact, when NBC canceled the program due to low ratings, London Weekend Television, a British channel, Television stepped in to help save it.]] At that time, the show had aided Creator/{{ITV}}, a British network which LWT was affiliated with, 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.
* * HarsherInHindsight: "The Life You Save" features the Baywatch team facing a 25% budget cut, which would of course mean some of the lifeguards would be reduced to working part-time hours. This was in 1994. Watching the episode again today, in the midst of one of the worst financial crises ever, it's eerie how it's even MORE relevant.
22nd Feb '15 10:42:32 AM speedyboris
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* HypeBacklash: While the show was wildly popular across the globe during the '90s, it recently made the #21 spot in TV Guide's Top 50 Worst TV Shows of All Time.
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