Series / Son of the Beach
2000-02 comedy series that aired on FX, which was more or less a satire of Baywatch. It focused on world-renowned lifeguard Notch Johnson (played by Timothy Stack), who was to this show what David Hasselhoff was to the original. Howard Stern was the show's executive producer.

The show poked fun at the genre in general, particularly the non-stop T&A and sexual content, by cranking it Up to Eleven.

This show provides examples of:

  • Informed Attractiveness: In a deliberate parody everyone on the show apart from Kimberlee regards Notch as the hottest guy on earth. Meanwhile the viewers can plainly see that he is out-of-shape, pasty white, middle-aged and balding.
    • Even Kimberlee and Massengil are pining for him.
  • Naked People Are Funny
  • Only Sane Woman: Kimberlee, who was the only one that seemed to realize how goofy everyone else on the show acted.
  • Parody Sue: Everybody is contstantly shilling Notch's beauty and superhero-like abilities.
  • Punny Name: B.J. Cummings (parodying C.J. Parker from Baywatch). Supposedly got the nickname from her "high school football team".
  • Raging Stiffie: Chip gains one while the gang went through a nude beach. Of course, we don't see it, but Notch tells Chip to stop bumping into him even though he's only a feet away.
    • In the episode where an elderly Japanese man (played by George Takei) reads the events of the episode, his grandson gains one then it shrinks down.
  • Sorry, I'm Gay: Chip tries this to get rid of the major.