* ActorAllusion: In "Nevermore", C.J. tells Cody, "Don't call me babe.", which Creator/PamelaAnderson frequently said in the previous year's ''Film/BarbWire''.
** Listen carefully to the dialog that ends "Rescue Bay". The group starts talking about syndication, and someone mentions ''Series/KnightRider'', another David Hasselhoff production.
** Mitch also mentions ''Series/KnightRider'' in "Sweet Dreams"; he asks a baby that he's babysitting if he wants to watch it.
* CareerResurrection: David Hasselhoff was a big star on ''Series/KnightRider'', but he was in some forgettable roles during the late '80s. Starring on ''Baywatch'' rocketed him back into the spotlight.
* 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.
* ChannelHop: Debuted on NBC and lasted one season, then found a new life in syndication lasting 10 years.
* DawsonCasting: Nicole Eggert and David Charvet were both 20 when they began playing Summer and Matt, who were in high school at the start of syndicated season 2. Not too bad, but it still technically falls into this trope.
** Meanwhile, Billy Warlock was already 28 when he started to play 18-year-old Eddie Kramer in the first season.
* DirectedByCastMember: "Come Fly With Me", directed by Creator/DavidHasselhoff.
** Numerous episodes were directed by Parker Stevenson (who played Craig).
* FanNickname: Babewatch, for the show itself.
* 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".
* NamesTheSame: Two episodes have the title "Homecoming".
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Hobie was first played by Brandon Call on the NBC episodes, then by Jeremy Jackson in syndication.
** The character of Neely Capshaw was played by ''three'' different actresses, believe it or not. The most famous one was Gena Lee Nolin, who portrayed her from syndicated seasons 6 to 8. But she was also played by Heather Campbell in her debut appearance, syndicated season 5's finale, "Wet and Wild". In syndicated season 9, Nolin was replaced by Jennifer Campbell.
* RealSongThemeTune: Season 1 used "Save Me" by [[{{Music/Chicago}} Peter Cetera]], while the rest of the series used the iconic "I'm Always Here" by [[{{Music/Survivor}} Jimi Jameson]], a reorchestrated instrumental of which was used for the first season of Baywatch Hawaii; the second used "Let Me Be the One" by Fiji and Glenn Medeiros.
** The Seasons 2-4 end theme was "Current of Love" by David Hassehoff, who joined Laura Branigan for the Season 5 end theme, "I Believe". Seasons 6-10 used an instrumental of "I'm Always Here", the second Hawaii season using an instrumental of the main theme.
** The DVD's replaced "Save Me" with "Above the Waterline" by Kim Carnes, while "I'm Always Here" was replaced by "Strong Enough" by Evan Olson. Generic music replaced the end themes.
* SleeperHit: According to the executive producers, the pilot movie "Panic at Malibu Pier" was one of the few made-for-TV movies which actually got higher ratings in repeats than it did initially.
* StarMakingRole: For Pamela Anderson.
* 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.
* 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.