80s Awesomeness! is an original concoction of my
insanity need to live in the 80s. The flashback started here and posts weekly on Saturdays, highlighting the best of 80s fashion, music, movies and whatever else the coked up, yuppie Rubik’s Cube decade can throw at you.
Look vaguely familiar? Did a particular song pop into your head and now won’t leave you until at least Friday? It should. This is the original Baywatch cast from 1989. I know The Hoff is kind of unrecognizable with his shirt on but the bathing suits on the women should be a dead giveaway. Baywatch originally ran from 1989 to 1990 and was cancelled because no one was watching. Surely you jest. The Hoff, being the repository of genius that he is, kept pushing and brought the show back in 1991 with a cast that’ll be more familiar to many, including myself.
Yes, I was an avid Baywatch fan back in my youth, mainly for Hobie. I loved Hobie. Remember when he got all wrapped up in the jellyfish tentacles and almost drowned? I was traumatized. I also didn’t understand the slow motion running scenes that plagued every episode. Oh what innocent eyes I had.
Here’s the pilot intro. It may throw your senses into a state of confusion –