Today, for not much reason at all, we remember Baywatch
and its bevy of aquaficionadas... and bimbos.
Mostly of the former - let's pretend?
We won't badmouth them too much now: fear not!
Shawn Weatherly (not a guy)
or even Angelica ''Wish-It-Was-Mera'' Bridges, after all...
They were utmost professionals, those three:
always well-tanned, trim, fit, well-hydrated
and that triangle was trimmed and fit
for the bathing suit, too...
This is Shawn - see?
Originally starring a Hardy Boy
and a transplanted Knight Rider,
this NBC-quickly-transplanted-as-first-run-syndication show
remains firmly entrenched into people's minds
as the show about sand, beaches, swimming, surfing
and lifeguards whose definite shapeliness
implies that they posed for Playboy most recently...
Through its lengthy run
(we liken it to a long swim - ending with the bends)
there were many cast changes
leading most to believe there was a revolving door
giving access to the beach...
set by the producers just so that they could easily fire
any cast member who got too hungry...
But we already mentioned all this here - didn't we?
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the show -
without any special reunion episode
or remake for the big screen, thank God!
Let,s just keep this as it is now:
an old TV show that some can still remember
without having to actually watch... or baywatch.
Here is but a sample of what the show was all about, in truth,
- it is a scene starring two of its lesser-known stars...
It is the greatest ACTING one could get to see on that show, for sure;
not involving Pamela, Yasmine, Donna, Traci, Erika, Carmen or Gena Lee,
now that isn't a lie at all...
even welcomed guest-stars of renown, once in a while:
the one we liked to akin to an Aquaman of the squared circle,
'Nature Boy' Ric Flair,
along with the late Macho Man Randy Savage,
the devil himself (former Boston Bruiser Kevin Sullivan)
Big Van Vader and 'Hollywood' Hulk Hogan
all appeared together as ''WCW'' overall
hogged an entire episode up -
what else could they do?
Hogan's own aquatic show,
''Thunder In Paradise''
was a total utter failure
and had been canceled already -
and he didn't have his reality TV show yet...
But that's another story...
Carrie-Anne Moss, pre-Matrix...
Laura Harring, post-daytime and pre-Mulholland Drive...
and Elizabeth Berkley, pre-Showgirls
You can see the level of quality right there...
And you can see why some would believe it
when rumors of sapphic footage from that show
pop up, quite inexplicably, on YouTube...!
There was, at one point, even a spin-off, sort of...
for, once you get off the beach,
you can still strut your stuff, somehow... hmm?
Mercifully, that one lasted
for but a blink of an eye.
(We won't be celebrating its b-day!)
We'd rather be watching toons, actually...
Rest In Peace, Baywatch!
Labels: aqua, Aqua Dots, Aqua Finale, Aquaficionada, Aquafina