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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmauMVxHSds That theme song]](the piano solo is pretty awesome).
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3zhMDw_nI and the one on the spin-off]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbS_hYXmbeM "Current of Love"?]]
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Why else do you think the series got a complete DVD release (and "Baywatch Nights" too) in {{Germany}} and not the U.S.?
** 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.
* HilariousInHindsight: "A Little Help" has CJ training for a dancing competition, which doesn't end too well for her. (See WardrobeMalfunction on the main page.) 17 years later, Pamela Anderson competed in the Fall 2012 season of ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''...and was the first one eliminated.
* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: Pamela Anderson famously stated (paraphrasing) that the show wasn't high art, and wasn't trying to be, so you should just enjoy it for what it is.
--> '''Pamela''': Everyone loved Baywatch. [[SelfDeprecation If the sound was off.]]
* MemeticMutation: Oh, those red lifeguard swimsuits and trunks. And that orange thing they always carry.
* 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.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** [[Film.TheMatrix Carrie-Anne Moss]] is in an episode as a woman with a SplitPersonality.
** MilaKunis appears in two episodes as two different little girls.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Its sexuality actually looks rather quaint and conservative these days.
* SpiritualSuccessor: USA Network's "Pacific Blue". Except the show starred beach cops instead of lifeguards.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: When Garner rides his horse in "Sky Rider", the music that accompanies it is suspiciously similar to "William Tell Overture".
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Joey from "Silent Night, Baywatch Night". Doesn't help that Joey is a gender neutral name.
* WhatAnIdiot: How Mitch didn't catch onto Gwen and Mattie being the same person (until it was too late) in "Mirror, Mirror" is beyond belief.
* WheelchairWoobie: Jason in "Shattered".
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