Quotes / Germans Love David Hasselhoff

Fifty million Frenchmen can't be wrong.
—Old joke

According to Viz's most recent Jump poll, this is the third most popular MHA character in America. She barely made Top 20 in Japan.

Things are easy when you're big in Japan
— Alphaville, Big in Japan

I got the moon, I got the cheese, I got the whole damn nation on its knees!
Tom Waits, "Big in Japan" - Mule Variations.

Ted: Who thinks David Hasselhoff is awesome? (German family all raise their hands in excitement) Huh. It's true.

After we played in Chile, some people and part of my band told me: 'This crowd is amazing, they were insane.' And then, I told them: 'No, you're wrong; you haven't seen nothing; because in Buenos Aires will be always better.'
Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

The European occupation with our The Hollywood Squares-grade actors has always puzzled me. I picture French television as a medium populated with dark, moody films starring Donny Most and Bonnie Franklin.
Mike Nelson's Movie Megacheese

The credits roll to the Baywatch closing theme, sung by the Hoff himself, which is called "Current of Love". And I apologize in advance to all the Germans I'm about to offend, but David Hasselhoff really cannot sing. At all.
The Agony Booth, recap of Baywatch, "Mirror Mirror"

The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is this weekend and to commemorate that important event in history, some evil motherfucker thought it would be a really good idea to set up this dark-sided wax siphoner of souls in front of Brandenburg Gate.
Since David Hasselhoff single-handedly brought East Berlin and West Berlin together when he performed at the Berlin Wall in 1989 while wearing a glamorous piano scarf and Lite Brite jacket, he’s expected to burp out some speech (while eating a cheeseburger, I’m sure) at a peace conference in Germany on Saturday. I hope Germany’s adopted golden child likes speaking to a crowd of no one (‘Eh, I never notice' – The Hoff), because everyone’s going to bust out of Germany as soon as they see this waxed monster in person...That thing looks like Bruce Jenner’s clenched asshole.
Michael K., "The Terrifying Wax Figure Of The Hoff In Berlin"

Lúcio: Reinhardt, we need to find you some new tunes.
Reinhardt (who is German): What's wrong with the classics? I love Hasselhoff! Have you heard "Night Rocker"?!

Reinhardt: You kids today with your "techno" music. You should listen to the classics, like Hasselhoff!
Lúcio: I can't even take you seriously right now.