Series / Thunder in Paradise

Hulk Hogan and comic relief sidekick (played by Chris Lemmon, son of Jack Lemmon) use a super-powered transforming powerboat (the CG was just about cool enough for them to use it on the opening titles) to fight crime at sea, Knight Rider style. It worked surprisingly well, really, possibly due to the catchy theme tune.

''Thunder, in par-a-dise!
Messin' with him is like rollin' the dice.
Thunder, in par-a-dise!
Mess with him an' you're playing with your life..."

If you've seen Knight Boat on The Simpsons, you know the concept already.

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Troping! In par-a-dise!

  • Bigger on the Inside: The 'Thunder' itself.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Why recurring villain Hammerhead behaves the way they do. One of the final episodes implies he gets better.
  • Buried Treasure: The MacGuffin of the pilot.
  • The Cameo: Several wrestler friends of Hogan appear as background characters, including Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, Brutus Beefcake, and Jimmy Hart. The latter two are even 2nd & 3rd Best Men for his wedding in the pilot.
  • Casual Danger Dialog: In "Deadly Lessons", Spencer calls his daughter to wish her luck on her first school day - while he's in a firefight in the middle of South America. He tries to convince her that the gunfight is a fiesta.
  • Cool Boat: The "Thunder".
  • Damsel in Distress: Kelly and Jessica both get captured a lot.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Spencer, Bru, Kelly, and Uncle Edward.
  • Dropped After the Pilot: Spencer's new wife Megan was completely forgotten after the pilot movie, while her daughter Jessica was retconned to be Spencer's biological daughter instead of his step-daughter.
  • Femme Fatale: Shannon Daring, the main villainess of the episode "Queen of Hearts" (which guest-starred Terry Funk).
  • I'm Going to Disney World: Said word for word in the episode "Blast Off", in response to a reporter who asks Spencer what he's going to do now that he's saved a Senator from assassination. It seems like a throwaway line at first, but a few scenes later Spencer gets a call from Disney, and he actually DOES go there, complete with a montage of Spencer and Jessica on various Magic Kingdom rides. (An easy scene to film, considering most of the series filmed in Disney World anyway.)
  • Marriage of Convenience: see On One Condition.
  • Military Salute: In a flashback, the protagonists are shown sharing a goofy salute with their commanding officer.
  • On One Condition: In the Pilot, Megan Whittaker, who has been pining for Spencer, talks him into marrying her, because he needs money to pay off a bank loan and she needs to get married in order to fulfill her father's will's demand.
  • Pool Scene: Repeatedly.
  • Spy Satellites: In the pilot episode, Bru looks for a spy satellite nearby to hack into from his Cool Boat, finds one, and acts as a Mission Control for Spencer.