Remember a few days ago I tweeted about Baywatch Day? Well we decided to do a feature on the 10 most memorable characters from the show, my faves were Eddie and Shauni, once they left I stopped watching, even though the red swimsuit sporting life guards ran on, and on. *Lol*
I grew up in Southern California and whenever friends and family would visit they’d want to go straight to the beach. After a while you’d see the disappointment on the faces of all the boys when they didn’t see any lifeguards who looked like Pamela Anderson running around in red swimsuits on the beach. This was all thanks to one of the biggest television shows of the 90s – Baywatch, which at it’s peak raked in 1.1 billion viewers. This past Monday (also known as Baywatch day) marks 23 years since the show premiered!
For all you Baywatch lovers here’s a look at some of your favorite characters.
David Hasselhoff as Mitch Buchannon
Mitch was the lieutenant lifeguard and the only character who was there throughout the series making it impossible to talk about Baywatch and not think about Mitch.
C.J. Parker in a red swimsuit jogging slowly on the beaches of Los Angeles = all the men in the world going into a tizzy.
Shauni was a newbie lifeguard who was scared of saving people but it didn’t matter because she had seasoned lifeguard Jil Riley mentoring her.
Eddie had a tough life and put that energy towards being a good lifeguard, he moved to Australia after marrying his lady love Shauni.
The sensible Stephanie was an experienced lifeguard who also got into a serious relationship with Mitch which didn’t end well.
Matt was most well-known for his relationships with C.J & Summer.
C.J Parker’s best friend Caroline moved in with her sister Stepanie and became a lifeguard after having a rocky relationship with her ex-husband. Caroline later fell in love with the very dreamy Australian Logan Fowler.
Cody wanted to be an Olympic swimmer but due to a health issue he couldn’t pursue the dream, the next best thing? Become a lifeguard and date C.J Parker and Lani McKenzie.
As Mitch’s son Hobie grew up around the sun, sand and drama that took place at the beach.
Michael was the only cast member who was actually a lifeguard in real life, he started off as a consultant to the show and later become an actor.